Budget Friendly Family Dinners

25 Budget Friendly Family meals... to help keep your food budget in check

I am often asked about our food budget, and how much we spend to feed a family of six. The last time I wrote about our food budget was back in 2012. Back then I was able to stretch our budget a long way, but in the last year or two our food budget has […]

Pancake Pockets

Pancake Pockets - a fun and easy recipes the kids can make!

“Muuuum… will you make pancakes for breakfast in the morning??” There was so much hope in their little twinkly eyes, that I wavered for a moment, and then I crushed it. “Nope.” On a school morning I get four kids up, cleaned, dressed, fed, packed and to school by 8:45. On many weekend mornings I […]

20 Family Friendly Muffin Recipes.

20 Family Friendly Muffin Recipes - including sweet and savoury as well as gluten free, dairy free, egg free and sugar free options.

“What’s the difference between a muffin and a cupcake?” As I stammered and stalled for time my seven year old piped up; “I know! muffins are more muffiney and cupcakes are more cakey!” “Um yes” I replied as his sister’s eyes just about rolled out of her head. “But Mum, what is the real difference?” […]

Apple and Berry Crumble with Sweet Lemon Yoghurt

Apple and Berry Crumble with Sweet Lemon Yoghurt, a quick and easy dessert recipe.

You can hear the buzzing before you even get close to the berry bushes. The vines are covered in flowers and the flowers are covered in bees! I hope this bodes well for our berry harvest this year, and for years to come, as we’ve just spent the last few weeks digging dirt, carting mulch […]

Lemon Meringue Slice

Eeasy Lemon Meringue Slice recipe

Lemons are like gold at our house. We have managed to kill three lemon trees since we moved here. They are something we just can’t grow. But everyone in our house loves lemon, some of us to the point of insanity! If Zoe gets the chance she will peel and eat a lemon like you […]

Crazy Lump Cookies

Crazy Lump Cookies

It’s become a bit of a school holiday tradition – when Dad is on night shift, we hire some DVDs, make some crazy over the top, snack and settle in for a night of movie watching together. The last few movie nights we’ve made crazy gooey cookie bars, but these holidays we made something new. […]

Eat What You Grow – Spinach and Potato Slice

Spinach and Potatoe slice - an easy crustl-ess quiche recipe

We’ve got a lot of ‘green stuff’ growing in our garden at the moment. ‘Green stuff’ is the generic term used by my children to describe any green leafy vegetable. It could be spinach, kale, silverbeet (chard), pak choy – if it’s has lots of green leaves and it’s edible, it is ‘green stuff’. Despite […]

Kid-made Chilli

Easy kid-made chilli recipe - and 4 easy meal ideas using the chilli sauce.

This year my big kids and I have been working on expanding their cooking repertoire. They are fabulous at helping me in the kitchen, and we are beginning to build up a list of recipes they can make pretty much on their own. We are slowly adding more and more dinner recipes to the list […]