Recipes

Check out these recipes that are great for the whole family! They range from the simple (No Yeast Pizza) to the complicated (Cronuts). Also, be sure to check out my Allergy Friendly page for recipes for those with specific dietary requirements.

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Santa Hat Blini’s

These Santa Hat Blini’s are the type of treats kids dream of. Serve them for afternoon tea, or for dessert! Thanks to Marcel’s for letting

Baking
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3 Ingredient Nutella Cookies

3 ingredient Nutella cookies?! GET IN MY BELLY!! Easy to make this gluten free because Nutella is already gluten free (THANK GOODNESS), and you simply

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Boiling An Egg

Now boiling an egg, to eat, might not seem like rocket science but to some it is hard; and for me personally, I can never

Dinner
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Lemony Asparagus Pasta

I recently got sent some Meadow Fresh Sour Cream, and all the ingredients I need to make this Lemony Asparagus Pasta. We loved it SO

Baking
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Puff Pastry Jam Tarts

I’m all about making yummy delicious food whilst putting in minimum effort. So here’s a really basic Puff Pastry Jam Tart recipe in which you

Dinner
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Sweet & Sour Pickled Beetroot

This is a family recipe that came from Tipperary, Ireland when our relatives came to New Zealand in 1864. The recipe gives the beetroot a

Dinner
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Slow Cooker Bolognaise

The best thing about having a slow cooker, is throwing everything in, turning it on and forgetting about it for HOURS. Then before you know

Baking
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Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

It’s a classic, but with a kick and well worth it. You can also make this gluten free by substituting out the gluten-filled ingredients, for

Baking
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Melting Moments

These are the classic Edmond’s Melting Moments but with a bit of a twist. You can choose to make these on your own or get

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Easy Meatballs

Whether you have lamb mince, beef mince, or even pork mince; this meatball recipe is easy to make, and easy to tailor to your own

Gluten Free
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Apricot Balls

This recipe was taken from my Grandmother’s hand-written recipe book which was INCREDIBLY faded. It took me a few goes to perfect this but here

Baking
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Cinnamon Pinwheels

I’m all about easy, and for me, this recipe was SUPER simple.  Took me about 5 mins to throw together, 15 mins to cook, and

Dinner
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Slow Cooker Beef & Potato Stew

This is an amazing recipe that I’ve tailored to suit our needs. It’s basic, and you can simply throw everything in the slow cooker –

Dinner
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Easy Crispy Chicken

We have chicken two ways in our house – with a honey and soy marinade, and with a special coating which makes a crispy chicken.

Baking
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Apricot Balls: Biscuit Version

These apricot balls are a variation on my ORIGINAL Apricot Balls recipe. At the time I was trying to perfect my Grandmother’s recipe, but didn’t

Dinner
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Easy Fried Rice

My husband and his family have been making fried rice for a long time, so when I first met him I was introduced to it

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