Cooking with Kids

Cheesecake recipe for cooking with kids

Are you looking for an easy and delicious treat to make for this Australia Day or just a delicious dessert to whip up with your kids? Well this No-bake Milo cheesecake is easy, so yummy and very Aussie! We’ve created a... Read More


Three-ingredient Mini Christmas Cake Recipe

These three-ingredient mini Christmas cakes are so easy and delicious you will make them again and again, even when it’s not Christmas! It’s a really easy and fun recipe for cooking with kids, and the cakes are great as end-of-term gifts for teachers and classmates or as tasty treats for Christmas get-togethers. What’s more, they’re …

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Three-ingredient Christmas Shortbread Recipe

The lead-up to Christmas is an extremely busy time for families, so when we’re faced with the prospect of having to make something for an end-of-year school party, bring a plate for a street Christmas do, or create something homemade and yummy as gifts for teachers or friends, we want something quick, easy and delish. …

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Gluten Free Pumpkin and Feta Muffins

This recipe makes 6 jumbo gluten free pumpkin and feta muffins. Enjoy them with gluten free garlic aioli or mayonnaise. Gluten Free Pumpkin and Feta Muffin Ingredients: 300g diced pumpkin 2 tbsp oil 50g diced feta 40g baby spinach 1/4 cup chopped parsley 30g sunflower seeds 20g grated parmesan cheese 3 tsp wholegrain mustard 2 …

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Easy Passionfruit Pudding

If you have a passion fruit vine that is fruiting, we’ve got a delicious pudding recipe that will have you scraping the bottom of the bowl for every last bite! Ingredients 4 eggs, separated zest 1 lemon 200 g caster sugar 130 g butter 60g plain flour pulp of two passion fruit 260 g milk …

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4 Quick and Easy Picnic Recipe Ideas

Unlike many cities around the world, winter is the perfect time for a picnic in Brisbane. The daytime weather is stunning! Brisbane winters are well known for a gorgeous bright blue sky and a gentle warming sun that has lost its bite. What better way to enjoy this glorious weather than with a picnic? Family …

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Family meals for babies to enjoy too

Three easy-peasy grown up recipes that also double as baby food Tired of peeling, chopping, steaming, boiling, mashing, pureeing or otherwise making edible an entire range of different vegetables, fruit, cereals, pulses, meat, chicken and fish? I know I am. That’s why I’ve started coming up with family meals for babies to enjoy too – …

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Best Cob Loaf Ideas

Cob loaf is the perfect accompaniment to any meal, or great as an entree or party appetiser. The best thing of all is how many options there are for creating the perfect cob loaf every time, with flavours to suit any tastes or occasion. With the help of our Brisbane Kids readers, we have compiled …

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Healthy Movie Night Snacks

Finding movie night snacks is almost as important as choosing the movie, so we decided to come up with a list of healthy snacks that are consumed across the Brisbane Kids Team on family movie nights. The only criteria we had for the selection was that they needed to be relatively healthy, tasty and something …

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10 After School Snack Ideas (with no added sugar!)

Sugar: it contains no essential nutrients and contributes only kilojoules to our diet. So why are we feeding it to our kids on a daily basis? Most parents would agree that limiting our children’s sugar intake is important for their health and well-being, so here’s a list of 10 delicious snacks that are low-sugar or …

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17 Sweet Australia Day Food Ideas

On 26 January, we celebrate Australia Day — a time for reflecting on our history, embracing our diverse society and celebrating our nation. A major part of this is getting together with family and friends to share food, and these sweet treats are bound to be a big hit at any Australia Day celebration! 1. …

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16 Savoury Australia Day Foods

Our official national day is swiftly approaching (celebrated on 26 January), and what better way to embrace and celebrate our unique Australian culture than by sharing great food with friends and family? And with so many iconic Aussie dishes to choose from, there will definitely be something for everyone to enjoy! 1. Snags It wouldn’t …

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Homemade Two-Ingredient Egg Noodles

We all know that feeling — you’re running low on food supplies, you don’t have time to nip to the shops, the kids need a healthy meal that you know they’ll enjoy, and you don’t have long to make anything. Well, this recipe is sure to become a firm family favourite! It’s healthy, it’s tasty, …

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Fruit picking in Brisbane for making a delicious Mulberry Crumble

If you’ve got access to a mulberry tree in Brisbane that is dripping with fruit this spring, don’t let it all go to the birds. Get your Brisbane Kids fruit picking and whip up a mulberry crumble by following our delicious recipe below. If you don’t have a mulberry tree in your garden, don’t worry, …

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Lego Head Lollipops

It turns out I am one of ‘those’ mums. You know, the ones that randomly stick their hand up when the school newsletter asks for volunteers to help make lollies for the school carnival. The truth is though, I know NOTHING about making lollies, I’ve never made fudge or toffee in my life and my …

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Two Ingredient Gluten-free Nutella Cake

I don’t know what’s best about this cake — how delicious it is or how super easy it is to make! Even non-bakers will love this recipe. It’s just beaten eggs and melted Nutella! You will Need: 240 grams Nutella 4 eggs How to Make Gluten Free Nutella Cake Step 1 Preheat oven to 175°C. …

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Cacao, Raspberry & Coconut Mini Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3tbs Water 2tbs Ground Golden Flax Seed Meal 2 cups Flour (I use Red Mill gluten free) 2tsp Baking Powder 7 tbs Raw Cacao Powder 1/2 tsp Salt 2 cups Date Syrup (recipe below) 6tbs Coconut Oil, melted 1tsp Vanilla 1 punnet Organic Fresh Raspberries Method: Step 1: Preheat oven to moderate, 180 degrees. …

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five:am Organic Strawberry Yoghurt Icypoles

As the summer heat beats down relentlessly and Brisbane kids all over start to melt before our eyes this recipe for cool, refreshing and tasty icypoles will be like a small gift from heaven for little sweaty hands and bodies.  Indeed, what child doesn’t love the idea of sitting in the shade after a morning …

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Delicious Homemade Damper

Who doesn’t love a hunk of warm homemade damper, served with a generous lashing of golden syrup and a warming cup of tea? This iconic Australian bread is easy to prepare with the help of your Brisbane Kids and makes the perfect afternoon tea or side dish for any meal. Oven Baked Homemade Damper There …

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Home Iceblock Ideas | Make Your Own Summer Treats

We’ve come up with some fun food ideas for cooling down at home when the temperatures rise. Try making one of these cold and frozen treats next time your Brisbane Kids ask for an ice-cream—they’re guaranteed to please, won’t break the bank and are not full of added sugar like their store-bought counterparts. Frozen Blueberry …

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Fun Healthy Christmas Edible Grinch Hats

Christmas is such a time of indulgence that sometimes its nice to find fun Christmas themed food that is healthy and yum too! The best thing about this recipe is that the kids can help to make them! What you will need to make the Grinch hats Toothpicks Green Seedless Grapes Strawberry’s Bananas Its so …

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Orange Biscuits

Makes approx. 32 Ingredients: ¾ cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 2 cups plain flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp bicarb soda The zest of one orange 1 tbsp orange juice Extra sugar for rolling Method: In a bowl mix the flour, bicarb and baking soda. In another bowl, beat …

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

These delicious cookies are like a single serve of cake in every mouthful – yum! Makes approx. 40 Ingredients: 110 gms unsalted butter, softened 1 cup soft brown sugar 2 eggs 1 cup mashed banana (approx. 2 large bananas) ¼ tsp bicarb soda 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp cinnamon 2 cups plain flour. 1/3 …

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Fairy Bread Christmas Tree | Festive Fun

Fun food to bring to your get-togethers for the kids this Christmas We just LOVE this idea for a simple and guaranteed to be popular treat to take to those ‘bring-a-plate’ Christmas catch-ups this year! Simpy arrange your fairy bread triangles on a festive platter, cut a star-shaped sandwich for the top and a square …

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Macadamia Cookies

Makes approx. 22 cookies Ingredients: 90 gm unsalted butter, softened ½ cup caster sugar 1 egg ½ tsp vanilla essence 1 cup SR flour ½ cup plain flour ¾ cup unsalted macadamia nuts, roughly chopped Method: Preheat oven to 180°C  and line 2 baking trays. Mix flours together in a small bowl and set aside. In …

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Jelly Oranges

Ingredients: Oranges Packets of Jelly Crystals Water Method: Step 1- Cut oranges in half and remove inside of orange. Step 2- Make jelly as per instructions on jelly packet. Step 3- Pour jelly into empty orange peel and refrigerate. Step 4- Once jelly has set cut into pieces and enjoy! TIP: To keep oranges upright …

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Apricot Oat Cookies

Makes approx.  24 Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup soft brown sugar, lightly packed 1 cup diced dried apricots 150g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Method: Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 large baking trays. Combine flour, oats, sugar, dried apricots and sultanas in …

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Peanut Butter Biscuits

Makes approx. 26 Ingredients: 125 gm unsalted butter, softened ½ cup peanut butter ½ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 ½ cups SR flour Method: Preheat oven to 190°C and line 2 baking trays. In a bowl, cream the butter, sugars and peanut butter until smooth. Add egg and beat well. …

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Snickerdoodles

Makes approx. 28 Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2  1/2 cups flour 1 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp bicarb soda 2 tbsp white sugar, extra 1 tsp cinnamon Method: In a bowl combine flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. In …

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Strawberry Cinnamon Palmiers

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp White sugar ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 1 sheet puff pastry Strawberry jam Method: 1. Preheat oven to 220°C fan forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2. Lay out the puff pastry. Spread the pastry lightly with jam. 3. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle over the jam topped …

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Coconut & Honey Cookies

Makes approx. 28 Ingredients: 120gms unsalted butter, softened ½ cup white sugar 1 egg, beaten 2 tbsp. honey 3 tbsp. shredded coconut, plus extra for rolling 2 cups SR flour Method: Preheat oven to 180* C and line 2 baking trays. Cream the butter and sugar. Add egg and beat well. Add honey and coconut, …

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Jam Drops to warm the heart

Jam Drops Makes approx. 20 Ingredients: 125g butter, softened ½ cup caster sugar 1 ¾ cups self-raising flour 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp vanilla Jam Method: Preheat oven to 190*C. Line 2 baking trays. Beat the butter and sugar to a cream. Add beaten egg and vanilla and mix well. Gradually add flour till a …

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Easy Iced Biccies

Sugar warning.. but all things in moderation. I began this activity one rainy Sunday afternoon after several days of rain. I was not in the mood for the mess of baking but at the same time wanted to enjoy the fun of the toddler WOW you get from a good batch of cookies. How we …

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Homemade Gingernut Biscuits

Makes approx. 28 Ingredients: 2 cups plain flour 1 cup white sugar, plus extra for dipping ½ bicarb soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp ground ginger 125g butter, chopped into small cubes 1 egg 2 tsp golden syrup   Method: Preheat oven to 180*C Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Rub in …

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Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies perfect for an afternoon treat Makes approx. 32 Ingredients: 150g unsalted butter, softened 1 egg, at room temperature, beaten 1 ¼ cups brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 cups plain flour 2 tsp baking powder Method: Preheat oven to 190* C. Line 2 baking trays. In …

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Classic Gingerbread

Classic Gingerbread Recipe Makes approx. 20 large Gingerbread People or 60 small shapes. Ingredients: 125g unsalted butter, softened ½ cup white sugar 1 egg, beaten 3 tblsp golden syrup 2 1/3 cups plain flour 1 tsp bicarb soda 3 tsp ground ginger Method: Preheat oven to 180* C. Line 2 baking trays. Put golden syrup …

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Crunchy Lemon Cookies

These lovely fresh lemon cookies are the perfect accompaniment to a lovely hot afternoon cup of tea. Perfect snacks for the kids too if you feel like you need to share them Ingredients Makes approx. 25 Ingredients: ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup white sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 egg, beaten The zest …

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Caribbean Dreams | Lime and Coconut Cookies

Makes approx. 35 cookies Ingredients: ½ cup unsalted butter, softened ½ white sugar ½ cup soft brown sugar 1 egg, beaten ¾ desiccated coconut, toasted Zest and juice of 1 lime 2 cups of plain flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp bicarb soda Method: Preheat oven to 180* C Toast coconut by cooking it …

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1 Minute Choc Chip Cookies

Possibly the quickest, easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe in the world. Makes approx. 40 cookies Ingredients: 125g unsalted butter, melted 1 tin sweetened condensed milk 2 cups self raising flour ½ cup dark chocolate chips Method. Preheat oven to 180*C. Line 2 baking trays. Empty the tin of sweetened condensed milk into a large mixing …

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Carrot Cake Cookies with Lemon Butter Icing

Ingredients: 115g butter, melted ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 cup finely grated carrot 1 ½ cups Self Raising Flour Lemon Butter Icing: 10g melted butter 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ cup icing sugar   Method: Preheat oven to 180*C. Beat melted …

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Vanilla Shortbread

Ingredients for Vanilla Shortbread: 100g Pure Icing Sugar 100g Cornflour 200g Plain Flour 200g Unsalted Butter, softened 2 tsp. good quality Vanilla Essence or the seeds of 1 Vanilla Pod Caster Sugar for sprinkling Method of making this delicious treat: Preheat oven to 160* C and line a lamington tray with baking paper. In a …

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Traditional ANZAC biscuits

Makes approx 20 large biscuits Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 cup rolled oats 3/4 desiccated coconut 3/4 cup sugar 140g butter 3 tsp golden syrup 3 tblsp hot water 1 tsp bicarb soda Method Heat oven to 170* C. Mix flour, oats, coconut and sugar in a large bowl. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add …

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Bliss Balls | Nut free, gluten free, cane sugar free, dairy free

Ingredients for the Bliss Balls ½ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup pepitas ½ cup goji berries ½ cup sultanas (preservative free) 1/3 cup raw honey (or ½ cup dates, pitted, blended) 1 cup tahini 2 heaped tablespoons raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup dried apricots (preservative free) ½ cup desiccated coconut (preservative free) …

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Carrot Cup Cakes

Guest post by The One-Handed Cooks Do you want a sweet treat that’s not too sweet? Carrot cup cakes are the answer. They are really easy to make and your kids will love pulling up a step-a-stool to give you a hand. Creating food with your kids is a lovely way to bond while they …

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Fluffy blueberry ricotta pancakes

guest post by onehandedcooks.com.au There’s something about pancakes that kids just love. Pancakes bring instant joy to a Sunday breakfast and brighten up an ordinary Tuesday afternoon tea. The beauty of pancakes is that they are simple to make, can be very healthy, and easily mixed and matched to suit everyone’s tastes. Blueberry pancakes with …

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Chocolate Greek Doughnuts (Loukoumades)

Chocolate Greek Doughnuts (Loukoumades) Recipe from the ebook “A Greekalicious Feast” by Maria Benardis. Loukoumades are Greek-style doughnuts. They are the oldest recorded pastry of any kind in European literature. Loukoumades or “honey tokens” as they were called in Ancient Greece were offered to the victorious athletes as a prize in a highly ritualized ceremony …

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Fried Crumbed Tomatoes

Fried crumbed tomatoes (tiganites tomates) Recipe from the ebook “A Greekalicious Feast” by Maria Benardis. Tomatoes are extremely versatile and there are hundreds of varieties; green, yellow, orange, tiny to huge, spherical to irregular, juicy or not, acid or sweet or balanced, strongly flavoured or not, and the list goes on. Many types of tomato …

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Nutella Self Saucing Cake in A Cup

Nutella Self Saucing Cake in A Cup Just a pre-warning this is probably going to change your life. It is good, very very good. YES – you NEED cream. This is quick- took me a couple of minutes to make- I found you need a BIG mug or make sure you have atleast 1-2 cm …

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Nicole’s, husbands Nan’s 1,1,2,3 cupcake recipe

This is probably the easiest cupcake recipe in the world told to us by Nicole (a Brisbane Mum). It is her husbands Nan’s 1,1,2,3 recipe. We tried it and our Brisbane Kids gave it a thumbs up so we thought we would share it with you! Ingredients 1 cup of sugar 1 cup of cream …

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Anzac Slice

Anzac Slice 1 cup plain flour 1.5 cup rolled oats 2/3 cup raw caster sugar 2/3 cup coconut 125g butter 2 tblspn golden syrur 1/2 tspn bicarb soda 2 tblspn cold water 160C fan forced greased and paper lined base 18×28 slice pan combine flour oat sugar coconut melt butter syrup water. i use microwave …

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Anzac Pikelets

Anzac Pikelets Thanks to the wonderful blogger Anne from Domeblissity – visit for more similar yumminess today ANZAC biscuits are one of those things that I bake regularly for the biscuit barrel but I thought I’d make a bit of change and try to get a similar taste but in a pikelet. These pikelets are super …

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Easter Treats | Bunny Milk Arrowroots

Bunny Milk Arrowroots Bunny Milk Arrowroots By guest blogger Anne from Domesblissity http://domesblissity.blogspot.com/ I love the humble Milk Arrowroot biscuit at Easter time. The egg shape of the biscuit is wonderful. Just iced and decorated with sprinkles is a great activity for kids but you can decorate them as Bunnies with marshmallows, sprinkles and choc chips. …

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Caramel Sultana Slice

Caramel Sultana Slice Guest blogger Anne from Domesblissity This has to be one of my all time favourite slices that can be whipped up in no time. I love baking and, traditionally, like nothing better than beating butter and sugar etc etc but who has the time? I love a melt and mix slice that’s …

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Milo LCM Bars

Milo LCM Bars Milo LCM Bars Thanks to one of our resident bloggers and cooks- Anne from Domesblissity  http://www.domesblissity.blogspot.com.au/ With both of my children now in school, it’s twice as much to get ready for school lunches and twice the expense. I’ve never resorted to buying packaged cereal bars and other packaged goods.  My kids wouldn’t …

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creative food ideas for fussy kids

Tucker Time By Guest Blogger: Home Made Mumma By way of brief introduction I am a North Brisbane mum of one, 18 month old ‘Geekling’.  I work full time and try to cram as much fun and learning into evenings and weekends as possible.  Many of our activities are inspired by the Montessori method and …

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chocolate and beetroot brownies

Beetroot inspired Chocolate Brownies Beetroot, packed full of vitamin C and iron and great for your liver but don’t tell the kids that Guest post from Shar and Kody from Inspiration at Home With this easy chocolate and beetroot brownies 250g good chocolate 250g unsalted butter 250g caster sugar 250g beetroot, Boiled until tender, peeled and …

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30 Second homemade Mint Sauce

Homemade Mint Sauce This was sent in by a Brisbane Mum Sharr- perfect for roast lamb on a windy cool day- once your make it yourself- you will never go back! 30 second mint sauce In a pestle & mortar add 1 hand full of common mint 2 tbs caster sugar A pinch of salt …

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Friday Night Fritatta

Friday Night Fritatta! with chicken, spinach & fetta – thanks to Amanda 8 Eggs lightly beaten 1 1/2 cups spiral pasta 1 cup of chopped BBQ chook (skin off) 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup of semi-dried tomatoes, chopped 1 handful of washed baby spinach leaves 1/2 cup finely grated tasty cheese Handful of crumbled fetta …

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Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies- Thanks to Olga Simple and easy to make. Kiddies love to help with this one and they don’t last long in the household either. Ingredients 1 cup Sugar 1 395g tin Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence 250 grams Butter 2 Eggs 3 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour 1 large packet Smarties …

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Honey Almond Ginger Snaps

Honey Almond Ginger Snaps  By Guest Blogger Kate of Puddles and Gumboots      With school holidays fast approaching having fun doing some baking with their parents will be on many kids’ wish lists for holiday activities. These Honey Almond Ginger snaps are a perfect recipe for some baking fun with kids. • 125 grams …

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies (Thanks to Louise) A Yummy treat for the afternoon after a long play in the gorgeous Brisbane Sunshine with your Brisbane Kids. “Everyone who had tasted these cookies have become instant fans of the easiest, softest, chocolatiest delicacies around. Best served warm straight out of the oven or heated up in …

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Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate Think I Just Died and Went To Heaven If your a Nutella lover this is the perfect recipe for you. Here are the ingredients: -1 good sized cup of milk (any kind of milk will work) -2 yummy spoonfuls of Nutella (this is my preference, but feel free to add as much …

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