Milko Chews Vanilla Fudge

Milko Chews Vanilla Fudge

Do you remember a sweet from Allens called Milko Chews, or Milko sticks? They were always kept on the corner store counter near the redskins. I've just made a Vanilla fudge that tastes almost exactly like a milko! This fudge has the same milky, sweet vanilla flavour, and is deliciously Continue reading

Vegan Indian Dahl – Tasty Comfort Food

Vegan Indian Dahl – Tasty Comfort Food

Did you know I was a vegetarian for ten years? I've mention this from time to time on the blog. During this period I enjoyed many bowls of the vegetarian classic, Indian Dahl. Dahl is one of my favourite healthy Indian dishes. It's a really simple dish to make, and it's packed full of vitamins, Continue reading

Rustic Melted Brie Cobb with Fig Jam

Rustic Melted Brie Cobb with Fig Jam

Today's recipe is definitely not a delicate affair! My rustic melted Brie Cobb is a no holds barred, dig in type of dish.  The idea for this dish came from a few different sources. I have previously made a pastry encrusted Baked Camembert, a Cheese Fondue and a Deep Fried Camembert but my love of Continue reading

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I love to make homemade ricotta cheese. Not only is homemade so much nicer than store bought ricotta, I also feel a great sense of satisfaction from turning milk into cheese. It feels like kitchen magic, when the milk congeals to form a raft of beautiful fluffy ricotta curds. Believe it or not, Continue reading

Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

During the colder months I tend to crave something sweet of an evening. Typically though, by the time I've put the kids to bed I'm all out of energy. This's where a quick, individual serve, dessert recipe like this Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake comes in very handy. Do you remember my Continue reading

Smokey Pulled Mexican Chicken

Smokey Pulled Mexican Chicken

I think I may have mentioned previously that I'm a lazy cook. I like maximum flavour and versatility in a dish, with the minimum effort. That's where this Smokey Pulled Mexican Chicken dish comes in very handy. It takes no effort at all to make.  It can be cooked in the slow cooker, or in the Continue reading

Pasta Making Workshop Coffs Harbour

Pasta Making Workshop Coffs Harbour

Every year I watch Masterchef and promise myself I'm going to learn pasta making.  This year it seems like every one of the contestants has made pasta in one form or another. I felt like they were taunting me! I've tried to make pasta before and whilst it wasn't a disaster, I knew I needed Continue reading

Authentic Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Authentic Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

I know I have shared my love of pork with you before, but today the dish of my affections is slow cooker pork carnitas. When we were travelling through Mexico this dish was one of my favourite to buy from the street markets. Typically there would be a large pot of pork carnitas meat next to a grill. Continue reading

Salted Caramel Donuts – You know you want one!

Salted Caramel Donuts – You know you want one!

Sometimes it seems like my best recipes are born out of a desire not to waste leftovers. These salted caramel donuts definitely fall into this category. Regular readers will remember my Salted Caramel and Pecan Monkey Bread.  It was a big hit in our house, but now I have a jar of homemade salted Continue reading

Chia Spiced Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Chia Spiced Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Is the weather cool in your part of the world? It's blowing an icy gale here! Thankfully the smell of chai spiced slow cooker rice pudding is warming the house. This dish is the epitome of comfort food. It's warm, and nourishing and just sweet enough to satisfy a dessert craving. This is a Continue reading

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