Cooking- does it ever end?!!! It’s one of these everyday household chores that can’t be avoided and it’ such a time drain! Especially when it is combined with tired kids, bath time and homework. To help you make through the evening we have pulled together our favourite meal prep hacks, including how to manage your shopping lists.
Freezing nights call for bowls of warm, comforting food like these delicious Slow cooked Lamb Shanks simmered with chilli, garlic and tomatoes.
A simple recipe, these lamb shanks only need time to get tender, juicy and fall-off-the-bone. So slow cook it on your stovetop or braise in the oven, or perhaps put it all into your slow cooker just before heading out for work. And when you return, you will have the most delicious, indulgent lamb shanks that can be served with couscous and a simple green salad. Feeds a crowd!
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Last week we were invited to a surprise event at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant – it was labeled as the World’s Biggest Degustation and the invite said that it would be 210 dishes served over 12 hours. However, this was all we knew!
Soups are a great way to get your children to eat vegetables, especially those which they are not too fond of. And one of our favourites at home is this Cream of Tomato Soup recipe. It’s not just easy to prepare but super delicious when served with grilled breadsticks. A mild hit of spice from the red chilli which is used after removing the pith and seeds so that only the flavour is imparted, without much of the heat.
If you ask most mothers what they want for Mother’s Day, they will probably answer, “sleep!”, so, while you’re having your amazing sleep in and the husband wrangles the kids you can give them this breakfast recipe for when you wake up!
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Family movie nights are one of our most popular family bonding activities. We are all massive movie lovers and we love nothing better than watching movies and then discussing them (sometimes very passionately!). While my husband and the teenagers do a weekly family movie night we also try and include Tully as well. There has been a great range of family movies released recently on DVD and Blu-Ray and one of our favourites is SING!
It’s almost Easter!!! Easter is one of our favourite times of the year (who doesn’t love a holiday that involves a four day weekend and chocolate?) and the Easter desserts are some of our favourite. You can do a lot with Easter eggs and today we want to share this amazing ice cream cake, with a chocolate nest.
You might not have a lot of time to make Valentine’s Day romantic but it’s always fun to do a few Valentine’s Day themed activities with the kids. To help you out we have three super easy afternoon tea or dessert ideas that your kids will love.
Baking is one of my favourite parts of Christmas. I love making things with the kids and making old favourites together. However, it’s important to be age appropriate with the baking so your little one doesn’t get too bored. These Christmas Brownies are so easy to make.