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Apple Sponge Pudding

Warm and comforting apple sponge pudding. Apple-sponge Continue reading

White Sandwich Bread

An easy soft white recipe that gives a good result. I like to make it in the breadmaker but bake in the oven. Halve the recipe if you are going to bake in the breadmaker.white_sandwich_bread Continue reading

Swallows Nests – Nidi di Rondine

Think fresh sheets of pasta spiraled like a cinnamon bun, but layered with bechamel sauce, cheese, and ham (and a pinch of nutmeg). Then the whole shebang is baked on a bed of more bechamel sauce, under a sprinkling of Parmesan, for an ultra creamy casserole.swallows_nest Continue reading

Stuffed Cheesy Bread

This is Cheesy-Melty-Onion-Garlic-Love weekend. Stuffed Italian Bread is like onion-garlic bread on crack. Highly snackable, highly addictive, you find yourself unable to stop pulling those cheesy bread pieces and licking your fingers good after devouring each piece.cheesy_stuffed_bread Continue reading

Shortbread Cookies

Deliciously short cookies that melt in your mouth.shortbread_cookies Continue reading

Perfect Pancakes

Mmm pancakes. A great weekend breakfast for the kids (and big kids).perfect_pancakes Continue reading

Peach Cobbler

This recipe for peach and berry cobbler was devised a while ago and everyone seems to like it – it’s fluffy, slightly eggy with a nice firm crust.peach_cobbler Continue reading

Oakhill Potatoes

Comfort food that is easy and cheap to prepare. You can make a double batch and freeze some if you like.oakhill_potatoes Continue reading

Miniature Baked Cheesecakes

I almost loathe to give away just how simple these are as they really do look as though you’ve toiled away n the kitchen when truth be told you can wow your guests with around 15 mins work!miniature_baked_cheesecakes Continue reading

Meatloaf with BBQ Sauce

This is the yummiest meatloaf around, so moist and full of flavour. My mum use to make it when we were kids, she still does and my kids love it just as much as I do. Great hot or cold (if you can leave it long enough to go cold) The only meatloaf recipe very kiwi should have.Meatloaf_bbq_sauce Continue reading

Hearty Mince Pasta

This dish is easy to prepare in one pot in the microwave ovenhearty_mince_pasta Continue reading

Cinnamon Rolls

I love, love, LOVE cinnamon rolls. They are absolutely one of my favourite things to make at home. Name one thing that smells and tastes better than a warm cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven, slathered with melty gooey cream cheese frosting. I don’t think there’s anything in existence that sounds better than that!cinnamon_rolls Continue reading

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

This comforting, creamy chicken pie uses ready-made pastry for a quick and easy mid-week meal.chicken_mushroom_pie Continue reading

Banana Cake

A great way to use up old bananas. I sometimes freeze them whole once they get past their best fro eating then when I have enough make a big banana cake. Yummbanana_cake Continue reading

Easy Double Choc Chip Cookies

An easy never fail chocolate chip cookie. You can add other things instead of chocolate if you like. But who would want to.easy_double_choc_chip_cookies Continue reading

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