WINNER BEST PARENTING BLOG 2009 & 2011

Posts from the category: Food

10 Things to Cook With Toddlers

10 things to cook with toddlers recipes

As cooking engages all of the senses – seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and (most fabulously) tasting - cooking with toddlers provides them with fabulous sensory input that is really important for brain development. As a teacher and a mum I have cooked with toddlers many, many times and I find … [Read more...]

12 Budget Busting Hacks for Your Home

12 Budget Busting Hacks for Frugal Living

1. Simplify your collection of cleaning products. I use vinegar as a general purpose spray, to clean floors, as a window cleaner, as rinse aid in the dishwasher, and in combination with bicarb to clean the oven, shower and drains. Visit The Organised Housewife for a fabulous list of 20 uses for … [Read more...]

Don’t We All Share Responsibility For Keeping Our Kids Safe?

Keeping Our Kids Safe: Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness

This is an Alphapharm sponsored post. Recently AJ and I were visiting a quiet, local playground with friends. Before too long another mum with two small children arrived. One of the children was eating a sandwich as he walked along; he started playing on the playground equipment, still carrying his … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids: Cheese Puffs

Cooking With Kids: Cheese Puff Recipe

My girls both love helping in the kitchen and these Cheese Puffs are simple enough for my toddler to make! They make a great afternoon tea snack or lunch box treat. Cheese Puffs Recipe You will need: Puff pastry (we used two sheets) 1 egg 1 tablespoon water Cheese, grated (you can use … [Read more...]

3 Budget Meats + 30 Family Meal Ideas

3 Budget Meats, 30 Family Meal Ideas: Your monthly meal plan sorted!

This post is sponsored by Coles. Modern family life can be expensive and one of the realities of working for myself is that at times (especially depending upon what else is going on in our family life) income flow can be a little on the inconsistent side. We are so blessed that I can work from home … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids: Chicken Pot Pies Recipe

Cooking with Kids Chicken Pot Pies a family friendly recipe

Today I welcome Maree of threefootcooks with a fabulous, family friendly recipe for cooking with kids - Chicken Pot Pies! Pies are one food that are usually well accepted by all members of a family, and as pies can take so many forms, it's easy to include them as a regular feature of your … [Read more...]

Easy Family Meal: Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Easy Chicken Meatballs

This post is by regular contributor Kyrstie Barcak of A Fresh Legacy. The recipe below is one of the meals that I have been making regularly this Winter for my family. The vegetable garden has been providing a continuous supply of carrots and kale and as a result these two ingredients have been … [Read more...]

Kids Party Food Ideas: A ‘Healthier’ Recipe for Chocolate Crackles

Kids Party Food: Chocolate Crackles -Gluten, Dairy, Nut and Egg Free, Reduced Sugar

Chocolate Crackles are pretty much the figurehead of traditional party foods in Australia. The traditional recipe was first published by the Australian Women's Weekly back in the 1930s and I have vivid memories of eating them as a party food when I was a child in the 70s. Truly, a birthday party is … [Read more...]