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Apple Sponge Pudding

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

Vanilla Ice Cream

Possibly the smoothest, creamiest homemade ice cream in historyvanilla_ice_cream 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

Perfect Pancakes

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

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

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

Baseless Quiche

I don’t care if real men don’t eat quiche. I do and I love it. This one has no pastry base.baseless_quiche 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

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