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Cup Cakes!

  • Posted on April 30, 2010 at 1:28 PM

As mentioned on another post, cup cakes are not difficult to make.  The Sensible Sisters find it quite easy to whip up a batch. Julia probably does this more often as she has children. Cup cakes are sent to school on children’s birthdays and cake days at school. Cup cakes are always popular and there are many shops now that specialise in selling only cup cakes. There are different fancy stands you can buy to display them on, including single-use disposable ones that are handy for a function.

Sensible Sisters' Beef Stroganoff Recipe

  • Posted on April 28, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Like most things, the Sensible Sisters like to make Beef Stroganoff a bit differently…

Julia tends to use a packet mix whilst Rowena tends to make hers from scratch. It is a really cheap and delicious meal.

Here is Rowena’s recipe for Beef Stroganoff with 2 methods for cooking.

Alice's Breakfast Cakes Recipe – by request…

  • Posted on April 28, 2010 at 8:32 AM

Denise: - “Here’s the recipe for Alice’s Breakfast Cakes as requested by Julia.

I have written it up here complete with all the tips for cooking with toddlers.

They love the process of making them as much as eating them.”

Mega Cup Cake!

  • Posted on April 26, 2010 at 1:26 PM

The Sensible Sisters have noticed Cup Cakes are are all the rage at the moment. They are not sure if it is because people have realised they are actually really easy to make and decorate or if it is simply that the icing to cake ratio is just right.

Visiting Friends and the elusive Tupperware…

  • Posted on April 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM

The Sensible Sisters both love their Tupperware. They both have way too much new and vintage. What type of plastic (if any) you choose to use in your kitchen is entirely up to you. It is a personal choice. The Sisters agree that if you have Tupperware you certainly don’t want to leave it anywhere when you are required to ’take a plate’.  Read on for some strategies and alternatives re: the fantastic plastic !

ANZAC Biscuits

  • Posted on April 22, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Just in time for most schools having their ANZAC assembly tomorrow…

The Sensible Sisters really like ANZAC biscuits. Here is their favourite recipe. Like many recipes preferred by the Sensible Sisters, it is straightforward and is measured in cups. Comprising of equal quantities of oats, flour, sugar and coconut with half a quantity of butter and a bit of golden syrup, it can easily be doubled or tripled to make a big batch for keeping on hand for snacks and lunch box fillers.

Social Events and Occasions

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 12:53 PM

The Sensible Sisters enjoy going out and having a bit of a laugh…


  • Posted on April 17, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Julia: – “Having 3 girls with long hair I now have the treatment of headlice down to a fine art. Past experience indicates that you will discover a nit just as you are ready to walk out the door and already in the process of running late for school. There are many headlice/nit shampoos that you can purchase at the chemist and they tend to be quite expensive. I think over the years we have probably tried them all in my household with little success.”

Moving House: A bit about “bunge” and the story of the stinky fridge…

  • Posted on April 15, 2010 at 8:00 PM

The Sensible Sisters moved house a few times when growing up and as a result have a bit of a dislike for the whole moving process.

Throughout the moving house posts you will see the Sensible Sisters use the word “bunge”. This refers to any item in your house that does not have a specific place or purpose. Such items may be the broken plastic toy waiting for Mum or Dad to super glue it back together, out of date magazines sitting in the corner, piles of kiddy craft, a pile of paperwork waiting to be filed,  excess plastic ice cream and take away containers with no matching lids etc. You get the idea.

Every house has “bunge” in some form or another…

Sponge Cake with Passionfruit Icing and Jam and Cream

  • Posted on April 14, 2010 at 6:42 PM

When growing up the Sensible Sisters’ mother used to make a large catering size double decker sponge cake with passionfruit icing and jam and cream. This was her standard plate for ‘bring a plate’ functions. It was always very well received and the size alone made it quite impressive.

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