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Easy Berry & Oat Muffin Recipe

Easy Berry & Oat Muffins Recipe

I think muffins must be one of the best things to cook with kids, they are great as morning and afternoon tea snacks, perfect for lunch boxes, freeze for later, and involve lots of mixing - which has to be my preschooler's favourite part of helping to cook! These Berry & Oat Muffins include two … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids: Easy Beetroot Dip Recipe

Cooking with kids: Easy Beetroot Dip Recipe

What now seems like many years ago I worked in a fabulous child care centre and whenever one of the children celebrated a birthday we would all share together in a special morning or afternoon tea. Dip, crackers and vegetable sticks inevitably formed part of this snacktime ritual, and it is here … [Read more...]

Easy Slow Cooker Mini Meatballs Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Mini Meatballs Recipe

This easy meatball recipe has three things going for it (well, probably more but three that I am going to talk about!). #1 has to be the meatballs: they are just the ultimate in comfort food and these bite sized mini meatballs are perfect for kids. #2 they cook in the slow cooker...and you know how … [Read more...]

6 Reasons to Cook with Kids + 12 Recipes to Try

12 Things to Cook With Preschoolers and 6 Reasons Why You Should Make the Time to Cook Together

There’s no doubt about it, kids + cooking = fun! Making cookies, cakes, pinwheels, muffins and ice blocks are firm favourites in our house. But have you ever stopped to consider what you child is learning while they’re helping you in the kitchen? It’s probably more than you think. Many teachers are … [Read more...]

One Bowl, Slow Cooker Carrot Cake

One bowl slow cooker carrot cake

I am becoming a little addicted to experimenting baking cakes made in the slow cooker! They are so deliciously moist and so easy to make. This carrot cake is a hit with the whole family and makes a delicious addition to any morning or afternoon tea table...who am I kidding, it's also great with … [Read more...]

Tostadas! A Self-Serve, Fast Family Friendly Dinner Idea

Fast Family Food Ideas: Healthy Oven Baked Tostadas

Does your family love Mexican food?  We do. It is such a family friendly option with many dishes being self-serve and easy to personalise the flavours.  Tacos and nachos are our staple dishes but every now and then we like to add in something different.  We have even made our own homemade flour … [Read more...]

Choc Orange {Nut Free} Energy Balls

Choc Orange {Nut Free, Sugar Free} Energy Balls

The flavour of choc orange is one firmly cemented in childhood thanks to one of my favourite cinema snacks - Jaffas! (Popcorn was my other #1)  These Choc Orange Energy Balls are delicious, and being nut and processed sugar free, they make a great addition to the school lunch box or after school … [Read more...]

9 Reasons Research Shows That Family Mealtimes Matter

9 Reasons Research Shows That Family Mealtimes Matter

Long work hours, dancing classes, sporting events, school or community meetings - there are many potential interruptions to the act of gathering the family together around the dining table in today's busy family schedule but the research shows that making a regular commitment is worth the effort, … [Read more...]