Cook Club :: starts Feb 14

OMG I Can Eat That?

What is Five Hive Cook Club? Just like a book club, only tasty!  The idea is that we all work from the same cookbook for a week, cooking any 5 recipes from a list of 10 that I’ll list here. As we go, we’ll record our results… whether the kids ate it, what we changed, how [ Read More ]

Top 5 things that parents want kids to do without complaining

Kid Happy to brush Teeth

I recently put the question out on Twitter and the top 5 responses were: Unload the dishwasher Go to bed Brush their teeth Eat dinner Live Very clever, that last one, because it is pretty much saying ‘all of the above and everything else’!

Super cute party food :: Edible Cup and Saucer

Baby Cino Tea Cup biscuits

These are super quick to whip up – we did a whole pack of biscuits within 10 minutes. You need 5 things: Tic Toc biscuits A pack of marshmallows – not the domed ones..just the traditional shape. A pack of lifesavers – musk is good. Some white chocolate buttons for melting (this will be your [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Back Up Your Computer

5 Ways to Back Up Your Computer USB Stick – depending on the volume, plug it in, Use My Computer and drag and drop Create an account at and store up to 20GB of data – including all your precious happy snaps for FREE Open an account at and drag and drop files [ Read More ]

5 Hot Tips to get what you want from Google

Get Google to work

When searching for an exact match ie Banana Bread Recipe ask Google to search for a exactly what you want by typing it in quotation marks like this :: “banana bread recipe” Refine your search further if you specifically want a Banana Bread Recipe with NO sultanas like this :: “banana bread recipe” -sultanas If you want [ Read More ]

Whip up a batch of scones in under 5 minutes

Whip up scones in under 5 minutes - yep!

Janey’s Friday Morning Scones For the Girls Makes: 12 Prep time: under 4 minutes Cooking time: around 10 minutes Eating time: about 2 minutes! Or 10 minutes if you are behaving nicely. Recipe 2 cups SR Flour 600 ml reduced cream Guess what? Nothing else goes here!! Hard to believe there is no egg or [ Read More ]

Great party food :: Fruit Kebabs / Kebobs / Skewers


These kebabs are one of the most impressive looking treats you can create for a party. Not just for kids either! I was given the ‘fruit platter’ roster for the big family Christmas get togetehr and I presented these instead of a traditional fruit platter…. there were many oooohs and ahhhhs! I have done them [ Read More ]

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