Easy cooking ideas with kids

You probably heard this somewhere, but part of getting your kids to appreciate food, and possibly try a few flavours that they wouldn’t otherwise, is to get them involved in the kitchen in prepping, especially the cooking part.  I usually like to involve my little guy not only for that – but as a welcome…

Spicy White Bean Stew With Broccoli

This is an extremely flexible stew can use up much of what you’ve got on hand. It’s vegetarian by nature, but feel free to start the pot with sausage if you’re feeling more carnivorous.  Has a great range of consistencies and flavours that will keep most people guessing but in a good way. Time: 40…

Apple Carrot Cake

I realised I didn’t have many cupcake recipes, I always prefer cakes with the perception that it’s a weightier dessert that feeds more people, I find with cake there is less weight and it’s easier to decorate one cake instead of many little cupcakes.  But this one is an exceptionally simple recipe it would be…

Apple Coffee Cake

A slight variation and twist on the classic apple pie, this Apple Coffee Cake has all the deliciousness of the apple with a more understated taste.  Did you know what none of the “Coffee Cakes” have coffee in them, the name implies they can be eaten with a nice mug of coffee, can of like…

Peanut Butter Silk Cake

If you are like me and bless the person who figured out the chocolate/peanut butter combo into heaven, you’ll love this cake.  It’s a great option for birthdays and other major occasions with a pre-made sponge and where the creamy filling makes it the special cake everyone will talk about.  Just make sure you consider…

Cheery Lemon Tart

In the dark dreary winter months how about trying some bright citrus flavour with an equally bright yellow look.  This will put a smile for both the freshness it brings and the taste it has.  Less tart and more sweet this will satisfy any sweet tooth.  Easy to make and impressive all year round and…

Baked Garlic Tomato Chicken

For those days where you need a warm hug, whether its in the winter or if you’re feeling particularly down – this is the go to dish.  Simple, classic, and more importantly delicious. With easy to find ingredients and simple cooking this is a basic dish that will impress and, despite the cliché, will truly…

Artichoke and Spinach Dip Duo

One of those instant classics in restaurants this Artichoke and Spinach dip is an easy way to create an impressive appetiser or for a casual late night movie snack.  It’s great as an alternative dip to those plastic cheese and ranch processed ones you pay for and you get a good serving of some greens…