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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Zucchini Frittata

Another healthy but tasty meal was on the menu last night – Lauren’s Zucchini frittata. Thanks Lauren! This scrumptious slice might not photograph very well (could have something to do with the photographer, sorry!) but it sure does taste good. It’s quick and easy, low calorie and low carb. The first and very important step…

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Party Pies

There aren’t many people who don’t like a good party pie. You could call them the Aussie party essential. You can imagine then that these were the first request for Will’s recent Birthday party. I’ve never actually made pies before but these were pretty easy and went down very well. I forgot to take photos…

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Green Chicken Curry

Who knew making a Thai curry from scratch could be so simple?! In the past I’ve always used a paste out of a jar. If I’d known about this recipe I could have saved myself a lot. I found this on ninemsn a little while ago in a ‘get a flat stomach in two weeks’…

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Garlic Bugs on the Barbeque

My dad does excellent Moreton Bay Bugs on the barbeque and on Saturday night I had to have them. Unfortunately dad wasn’t around so we couldn’t con him into having us over. It was all up to me. It was tricky tracking down raw bugs but we eventually found them at Sammie’s Girl Seafood in…

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Chocolate Eclairs

Chocolate eclairs are yet another thing I hadn’t tried until recently. I thought they were filled with whipped cream (of which I’m not a huge fan) until I requested a taste of Will’s a few weeks ago. Boy did my view change of these little morsels of deliciousness. No whipped cream in sight just soft,…

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Vine Restaurant – New Farm, Brisbane

Last night we dined at another of my Italian favourites in Brisbane – Vine Restaurant at New Farm. This trendy restaurant serves deliciously authentic Italian in a chic modern setting. On arrival, the four of us were warmly welcomed by one of the lovely waitstaff and given our choice of table. They have an extensive…

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Apple and Cinnamon Low calorie Breakfast

This is one of my favourite breakfasts. It’s simple, very inexpensive, delicious, low in calories and after a bit of research I’ve also discovered it has some serious health benefits. It doesn’t get much better than that! Yes, on their own oats can be rather bland but with a little flavour from my favourite spice,…

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