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Cooking up a stress free Christmas
Cooking up a stress free Christmas Nothing beats a Christmas feast! It is the calling card that brings family and loved ones together to celebrate a mouth-watering meal. But for the person in charge of preparing…
An idea for slow cooking
An idea for slow cooking Create your own winter wonderland and celebrate the season with a delicious slow cooked curry. When slow cooking always use the cheaper cuts of meat, not only are these great…
Discover new Korean favourites
Discover new Korean favourites In 2010, our family got the chance to welcome a young couple from Korea into our home during a student home-stay program. Lok and Inqoo were aged 20 and 26…
My family eggplant recipe
My family eggplant recipe My family heirloom isn’t a priceless jewel or an antique (sadly), but my grandfather’s favourite recipe, prepared with my favourite vegetable, the very regal looking eggplant. My grandfather was a…
4 Ways: Chilli Con Carne
4 Ways: Chilli Con Carne One meal, four different taste sensations Wouldn't it be great to cook only once but get four different meals from it? I know that there is a secret society of…
7 Essential Tips For Entertaining
7 Essential Tips For Entertaining At my place, any excuse for a bash will do. Whether it's a special occasion or a Sunday BBQ, hosting can be a lot of fun. Tip one: Presentation counts.…
A good soup moment
A good soup moment Legendary food moments can be a great meal out, a celebration with the family or just a magical memory of great times with great food. I find that some of…
Cooking Tips for the Dinner Rush
Cooking Tips for the Dinner Rush Dinner panic time happens in my house around 5.30pm.  It’s that time of day when you’re most tired, your toddler is at their most grotty and everyone is HUNGRY! It’s…
Managing after school time
Managing after school time Looking at our life and talking with friends, I know that most families cram so much into their days. What I used to think was hard – school and work…
Meals for toddlers
Meals for toddlers Eating together as a family is really important to me.  My husband works late, and often comes home just for dinner with our toddler - so it's a window in…
Our Family Christmas
Our Family Christmas I come from a family of five children. Although we’re not children anymore, we sure like to “play our old tapes” when we get together and behave the way we…
Simple entertaining tips
Simple entertaining tips Sharing food with the ones we love is right up there with the best things in life, so if you want to have as much fun as your guests, here…
Table Manners
Table Manners From an early age, I was taught the importance of good table manners. And I still think good manners should apply to a certain degree, as I’ve seen how they…
When is a pancake a crepe?
When is a pancake a crepe? The simple answer is a pancake is a crepe, only thicker. The batter to make both is almost the same, just add a little more milk or water for a…
Easy Fruit Crepes
Easy Fruit Crepes Richard from the MAGGI Kitchen shares a fresh idea for Easy Fruit Crepes.  Perfect for school holidays. A simple recipe to prepare and will be ready in 20 minutes! INGREDIENTS…
The right food for kids
The right food for kids Being a busy mum means there’s never a dull moment, so eating the right food is really important for me – and especially for my growing kids. After all, they…
Pantry Staples
Pantry Staples None of us like that moment when – shock, horror,  you peak in the pantry to find there doesn’t seem to be anything to eat! This can often result in…
What to do with leftovers
What to do with leftovers It’s that time of year again when the shelves of the fridge are bowing under the weight of all the excess food that didn’t get eaten on the big day.…