MUM’S WORLD FAMOUS SAUSAGE ROLLS

I don’t care who you are, everyone loves a sausage roll!!!  Doesn’t matter the brand or if your mum makes the best ones in the world, everyone loves a sausage roll.  They are in all Australian’s blood just like the good old faithful meat pie. I have asked permission and here is my mum’s famous…

MY GO TO ROAST CHICKEN RECIPE

Originally posted on Adventures of the Whisk:
This morning we headed to the Riddells Creek Farmer’s Market, in the Macedon Ranges to have a browse around and to pick up a pasture raised chicken and a tray of eggs that I had ordered from Hand to Ground during the week. Not only did I come home with…

SETTING THE TABLE FOR A FAMILY DINNER

There is something about a perfectly laid dining table that makes me happy.  It brings back memories of eating Sunday lunch at my Nanna’s and having dinner at home when I was growing up. My parents would have regular dinner parties with their friends and all the good crystal glasses, wedding cutlery and fresh linens…

POTATO AND ONION LATKES WITH SMOKED SALMON

It’s two weeks before Christmas and I know that I have been madly, sometimes obsessively thinking of  what wonderful morsels to make for our family celebration, and I have no doubt all you foodies have been doing the same thing.  I love this time of year, with all the Christmas cooking shows on the TV,…

PORK, CHIVE AND SHIITAKE MUSHROOM DUMPLINGS

One of the most loved foods in our house is a really good dumpling.  We first tried these at a restaurant in Maloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.  I make them regularly and keep them in the freezer for when that niggling craving arrives.  My son absolutely loves them and no matter where we are he…

ROASTED TOMATO AND CHILLI RELISH

2 kg roma tomatoes, halved 2 onions, chopped 2 red chillies chopped (i kept the seeds in but you can remove if too hot) 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika 350ml red wine vinegar 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice zest of one lemon 2 teaspoons salt STEP ONE Preheat your oven to 150C….

MY FAIL SAFE VERSION OF MAC & CHEESE

This recipe is the most requested dinner I make for my boys. I make it at least once a week and as I am typing this, its on the tonight’s dinner menu. It is such a quick and easy recipe you can make it with just about anything.  You can make it with chicken, salmon, tuna,…

SPICY LEFTOVER HASH AND A FRIED EGG

There is something about leftovers that always makes me happy.  It may also be that I love food and cannot bear to throw anything out.  During the week there is always extra vegetables that have been used in a lunch or dinner dish that pile up in little containers in the fridge. This recipe works…