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the ultimate Australia day pavlova

The Ultimate Australia Day Pavlova

the ultimate Australia day pavlova

Pavlova is the ultimate Aussie dessert and I love finding new ways to use it! I’ve come up with the perfect Australia day pavlova that every dessert lover won’t be able to get enough of. Here’s my very favourite Pavlova recipe, first found in the back of an old Family Circle magazine, that I’ve tweaked over the past 20 years.

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Christmas lunch for under $150

Christmas Lunch for under $150

Christmas lunch for under $150

Christmas lunch for under $150… can it be done? Christmas is such an exciting time of year, but it’s also expensive and it can lead to a lot of waste. One of the things most wasted at Christmas time is food. We expect such an abundance of food every year, but there is such thing as too much. With this in mind, I set out to create a delicious and affordable lunch for ten people, while not spending any more than $150.

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Styling a christmas dessert platter

How to style the perfect Christmas dessert platter

 

Styling a christmas dessert platterCatering for all the relatives at Christmas can be a demanding job. There are always people that don’t like what’s being served, fussy kids that want one particular type of food, and so much food left over! This year we are skipping multiple desserts and going for this one Christmas dessert platter. The dessert platter looks amazing and there’s is bound to be something that everyone loves!

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Christmas Pavlova - three ways

Style your Christmas Pavlova three ways

Christmas Pavlova - three ways

Pavlova is Australia’s Christmas dessert of choice. It is light and fluffy, and it can be combined with a range of toppings, depending on what you prefer. Whether its berries, summer mangoes, chocolate or anything else, we love our pavlovas, especially over the festive season! To help you with your Christmas dessert planning, here are three very different, and very delicious ways to style your pavlova!

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6 Kids Christmas Food Ideas

6 Kids Christmas Food Ideas

6 Kids Christmas Food Ideas

Coming into Christmas, there are so many times when you need Christmas food. Whether it be for class Christmas parties, end of year celebrations or your own Christmas events, you always need something quick and easy in your repertoire for this time of year. So here are our 5 Kids Christmas Food Ideas that can be whipped up in a jiffy. Four out of five are no bake as well!

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Five Classic Christmas Recipes

Classic Christmas Recipes

For most of us, Christmas is about family tradition. Granny’s pudding, mum’s cakes, and your aunt’s amazing ham. Recipes passed down through families take on legendary reputation. They are what you look forward to eating when the family gets together because they are full of nostalgia and childhood. These days there are so many amazing Christmas recipes available, but some people just want the traditional, simple dishes from their childhood. So, I have five recipes passed down through my family, or my friends’, to share with you. What’s better is that a lot of the ingredients I use for these dishes are basics you can buy for an affordable price at Woolworths, which will be sure to keep your Christmas budget in check! You can reminisce over the old favourites and start your own family traditions. I hope you love them as much as I do.

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reduce your grocery bills

12 ways to reduce your grocery bill

reduce your grocery bill

As a family of five, I’m always looking for ways to reduce the cost of our weekly shop, without resorting to living off beans and rice. Over 20 years of parenting I’ve picked up some tips and tricks, so I thought I’d share them with you! Our weekly shopping bill for two adults, two teenagers, a kid, and a cat is usually around $200 a week.

Here are my 12 ways to reduce your grocery bill and how I get my Woolies worth

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Review: Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker (plus a pulled pork recipe!)

This post is in collaboration with Crock-Pot

So, I have a confession to make. I am a slow cooker virgin. Yep, that’s right! I know there are whole Facebook groups dedicated to slow cooking and the devotees of the slow cooker, but I’ve never, ever tried them. I don’t even cook quick, let alone slowly. So, when Crock-Pot invited me to try their brand-new Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker, I was hesitantly interested. I mean, what do these things actually do?

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Easter leftovers

How to use your Easter leftovers

Easter leftovers

After the Easter weekend, you can guarantee that you’ll have a whole lot of food left over. There will be hot cross buns, chocolate, probably some cheese and crackers, some lunch leftovers and so on. So, what do you do with all these Easter leftovers? I’ve taken some inspiration from Woolworths Savers to come up with some ways to use them!

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