Barilla pizza kit

On Monday I wrote about the fantastic Barilla prize pack I won from Not Quite Nigella. One item in the pack was a pizza kit. This is the most simple-to-follow, all-inclusive kit I have ever seen before. It even came with this little pouch to use to measure the water. How cute is that?! This…

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Low fat Banana and Raspberry Bread

This low-fat little treat was pretty easy to make and quite tasty. No it doesn’t beat the cafe-style calorie and fat loaded original but if you’re after a sweet treat minus the fat and calories it’s a pretty good substitute. It’s a mix-it-all-in-one-bowl recipe too, so it’s nice and quick. I like to measure everything…

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Low calorie Fried Rice

This recipe was requested by my little sis so here you go – low calorie fried rice. It’s quick and easy to make, low in calories and another great one to use up any bits and pieces you have left over. These are the veges I used for mine but you can use anything you…

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Thanks Barilla and Not Quite Nigella!

I don’t win things very often. It’s not for lack of trying. I am a firm believer in ‘you have to be in it to win it’ but I think there are a lot of people out there who subscribe to this belief. Luck was on my side this time though. Not Quite Nigella, one…

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Chicken Parmigiana – low calorie version

Chicken Parm

The credit for this one has to go to Will. This was the first meal he ever made for me and he invented it himself. Since then it’s become a regular in our dinner repertoire. It’s quick, easy and very yummy. Fist, lay out a chicken breast per person on a baking paper lined oven…

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Peanut Brittle

It’s become a tradition in our family that every Birthday, Father’s Day and Christmas, someone gives dad peanut brittle. He loves it. Usually, said peanut brittle comes from the home of dad delights – Darrel Lea. This year, being the kitchen explorer I am, I thought I would have a go at making it myself.…

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Caramelised Onion Risotto Cakes

In my very humble opinion, these were scrumptious. I recently made 140 of them for a party. While it did take a while to make so many, it was well worth it as they turned out beautifully. It helped that I discovered a trick about half way through which I shall share. It saves time…

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Beef and Bacon Rissoles

I’m still experimenting with mince recipes to use the four kilograms I got on sale for $3.99/kg at Super Butcher a few weeks ago. It was such a fantastic bargain I had to buy as much as I could fit in my freezer. I’ve already made mince wellington, speedy stir-fry and party pies which all…

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Cheat’s Carrot Cakes

I love a good carrot cake. The smell of the spices cooking are amazing. It’s nice to pretend you’re being healthy too because after all, they are named after a vegetable! There are some wonderful carrot cake recipes out there (my mum’s is pretty delicious and I’ll post about it one day) but I’ve discovered…

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Hole-in-one Golf Cake

Aside from the decapitated head cake that was requested of me for a certain someone’s Birthday party, I also needed a cake for him to have on the actual day. Golf seems to be quite high on the priority list at the moment so a golf cake was the obvious choice. This cake was very…

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Russian Caramels

Sweet gift

These bite-sized pieces of heaven are not only delicious but they’re quick and easy to make and a great one to whip up as a gift. I found this recipe on my favourite savings website Simple Savings. If you haven’t checked it out  you must. It has the world’s best savings tips. Even the free…

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Bread Maker Bread

Is there really anything better than the smell of fresh bread? Ok I could probably name quite a few but it’s very high on the list. I was craving that smell (and the resulting bread) but didn’t have much time for prep work so to the trusty Breville break maker I went. I say ‘trusty’…

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