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5 tricks for dealing with fussy little eaters

Mother's Hand Feeding Food to a Young Girl (13-14) Who Is Making a Face

We have been blessed with a usually angelic child who just happens to turn into the son of the devil when meal time rolls around.  Unless it’s made of potato, dripping in tomato sauce or contains the words “chicken” and “nugget” there’s No.Way.In.Hell it’s passing those lips. I’ve had to come up with some very [ Read More ]

Great edible gift idea :: BBQ Rub


Barbeque (BBQ) Rub I saw this in a magazine at Christmas and whipped up a bunch of jars of it for gifts for the family. I got some little tea serving spoons from Tea Too (the orange plastic ones) and tied them to the side of the jars with the decorative ribbon. To use the [ Read More ]

5 Nifty Lunchbox Ideas


Have you ever had a note sent home in the lunchbox for putting ‘sometimes’ food in there? Once, when my little guy was at kinder, the entire kinder group had ‘nutritious lunch box ideas’ flyers put into their lockers because I was caught including a choc chip muesli bar in his lunch. Bad mother! Another [ Read More ]

Create 16 Mini pizzas in under 5 minutes

mini pizzas mixed cheese pre oven

This is a super quick lunch, dinner, snack or party food – how versatile! One of the kids recently had to provide a plate of food for a class function and we took these in…. the tray was empty when I picked it up! Needless to say, the kids absolutely love getting involved in this [ Read More ]

5 awesome slowcooker dishes


By FiveHiver Billy Joe Bob 5. Osso Buco This one’s a staple of many people’s reportoires, and has a million different variations. (It means simply “bone with a hole” in Italian) At its most basic, it’s beef or veal shin, slow cooked in red wine and tomatoes. A few simple tricks can make it sensational: [ Read More ]

5 Things to Cook when there’s “Nothing in the fridge”

Nothing in Fridge? 5 Things to Cook

5 Things to Cook when there’s “Nothing in the fridge” A guest post from FiveHiver BillyJoeBob We all fall, too often, into the trap of takeaway. The downfalls are well known; it’s not very good for you, it’s incredibly expensive and it leaves you feeling unsatisfied and guilt ridden as a parent. I know that, [ Read More ]

Pikelets – 5 ways

Pikelets - 5 Ways

Pikelets – 5 ways A guest post by Melissa from MJS_Virtual Basic Recipe: You’ll Need: 1 cup self-raising flour ½ teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 cup milk 2 eggs butter – for greasing pan Method: Sift self raising flour, Bicarbonate Soda and caster sugar together and make a well in the centre. [ Read More ]

5 quick Alkaline Diet recipes


You might be saying Alka-what? what is Alkaline eating? I think Wikipedia has the best most basic description… The Alkaline diet (also known as the alkaline ash diet, alkaline acid diet and the acid alkaline diet) is a diet based on the theory that certain foods, when consumed, leave an alkaline residue, or ash. Minerals [ Read More ]

5 Step Smartie Biscuits

Guest Post by Melissa

Five Step Smartie Biscuits guest post by Melissa Williscroft :: MJS Virtual These snazzy biscuits are a firm favourite in our household – for parents and children alike. They are super easy to make and have simple steps so that your children can get involved too. You will need: 125g butter – at room temperature [ Read More ]

Super cute party food :: Tiny Teddy Racing Cars

Tiny Teddy Racing Cars

These guys, in addition to the Edible Cup and Saucers are the most ‘wow-factor’ kids party food I’ve created. I saw them at a party a few years ago. They are both so quick and easy at the same time as being super effective.. You will need: Fun sized Milky Ways A box of Tiny [ Read More ]

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