Homemade Hot Raspberry Jam Donuts

My hubby and I both love to cook, so menu planning and food prep is fun for us and something we enjoy doing together. For the most part we eat a healthy and unprocessed diet, but every now and then we feel the need to whip up something a little more decadent. Sooo… over the Easter break while … [Read more...]

Easiest Homemade Raspberry Jam

I’m preparing today for our Easter celebrations by making some of our family favourites. For one of the dishes I require raspberry jam and I’ve made my own using this super quick and easy recipe. It only required 3 ingredients and is made in the microwave, which makes cleaning up a … [Read more...]

Fifty and Fabulous – Peppermint Cooling Spray

Today I’m sharing something a little more personal. I’m joining with a fun and supportive group of ‘over 50’ bloggers to bring you a collection of posts for ‘fabulous’ women. Make sure you check out the other posts at the bottom of the page. Even though I’ve never had a hang up about age or … [Read more...]

DIY: Scented Shower Steamers

You know that I love making a handmade home. Not only is it fun to make your own products, but it is also reassuring these days to know exactly what ingredients have been used. Sooo…. following on from my tips for ‘self care’ that I shared last week, I thought today I’d share a recipe for the … [Read more...]

Free Printable Menu Planner

I first started using a menu planner when I became a stay at home mum 22 years ago. As a new mum, I needed less supermarket visits and more control over our weekly food budget, so at that time the weekly menu planner became essential. And let’s be honest, it also appealed to my list making … [Read more...]

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

When my girls and I went to Hawaii last year, we got to try our first Cinnabon Rolls… For my Aussie friends, these are a yummy warm cinnamon bun topped with the yummiest cream cheese frosting. We were addicted from the first bite!!     When we arrived home, Aimee and I started our … [Read more...]

Easter Chocolate Bark

With just a week until my family arrives for the Easter break, I’ve started preparing a few eats for the festivities. Whenever our family get together food becomes a focal point. We love cooking and inevitably end up hanging out in the kitchen… which is a tad cozy in our current small kitchen… … [Read more...]

‘Cheats’ Mini Cheesecakes

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know that I’m an old fashioned, apron wearing kind of girl… who cooks from scratch… most of the time. But doesn’t every good cook have a few surprise ‘Go-To’ cheat meals!   [pin for later]   Today I’m sharing my fabulous 3 ingredient … [Read more...]

Sweet Christmas offerings…

Christmas is a season full of wonder and magic… And well known for excesses of culinary delights.     The week before Christmas is traditionally baking week in our family. Shortbreads, cookies, White Christmas, Cherry Brandy balls and so on… it’s been a busy day of baking. Another … [Read more...]

Coming soon… Simply Christmas 2015

It’s that time of the year again… Can you believe this is the 6th year of Simply Christmas? [Please PIN and help spread the word]   If like me, you dream of an old fashioned Christmas, simply filled with homemade and home-baked, then you’ll love the line up I’ve got planned for November … [Read more...]