The Ultimate Lunchbox Planner

It’s a new year, and with that comes the aspirations to pack your kids a fabulous, mostly balanced lunchbox that you hope will get eaten and not chucked in the bin or left stagnating in the bottom of said kid’s backpack for days. Much like our dinner routine at home, I wind up making the…

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Banana & Strawberry Yoghurt Muffins

The ultimate quick bake – perfect for a breakfast, afternoon tea treat or a brilliant lunchbox filler! With this summer heat I find the bananas are ripening faster than we can eat them so this is the perfect excuse to bake and use up those blackend, almost-squidgy bananas you’re about to chuck. I’ve been making…

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Our Instant Pot Heritage Day meal

Right, so, if anyone is in two minds about whether or not to add yet another kitchen appliance to their hoard, think no more. It’s a resounding YES. Aside from my airfryer, this is an absolute game changer, friends! When the Instant Pot team challenged Rebecca (In these Stilettos) and I to come up with…

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Yummy Chocolate Coconut Slices

The simplest of bakes, this delicious recipe was passed onto our family by a dear friend, Janet, years and years ago – I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to bake it for my own children. The perfect tea-time treat or lunch box filler, these bars keep well, although they’ll disappear faster than you…

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Father’s Day M&M’s Fudge!

If you haven’t already seen it, here’s the Father’s Day Gift Guide I put out last week, but if you’d rather make something homemade with the kids, I have just the thing for you. The simplest microwave fudge pimped out with half a cup of my husband’s favourite candy – M&M’s. Cut into squares and…

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Baking with Soph – Pillsbury Red Velvet Mug Cakes

Mother’s Day is literally a few days away, Dads, so why not surprise the Momma in your life with a showstopping Red Velvet Mug Cake in bed, made all the easier by Pillsbury!? With just over 2 minutes in the microwave, how simple is that – add some Ready-to-Spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top and…

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Baking with Soph – Pillsbury Rainbow Birthday Cupcakes

Last month we got to celebrate our little baker’s birthday! We decided to make some colourful Rainbow Cupcakes from a Pillsbury Moist French Vanilla Cake Mix by simply adding in some colour-popping gel for her school birthday ring! Naturally, given the choice, Sophie chose pink, purple and turquoise to form the three coloured cake batters,…

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The best Christmas Shortbread!

If there’s one bake I have to make to get me in the Christmas spirit, it’s homemade Shortbread. It reminds me of my childhood, and my Mom and both grandmother’s baking it. Dredged in Caster Sugar, this crisp and buttery Shortbread is delicious with a cup of coffee or mug of steaming tea, or to…

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