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Lunch box tips for these hot days…

  • Posted on February 5, 2011 at 4:11 PM

What a long hot start to the school year!

Always a challenge to come up with some fresh ideas for the lunch box, here is a yummy recipe for Lunch Box Honey Soy Chicken and some tips for keeping things cool…

Vegie Filo Scrolls

  • Posted on January 27, 2011 at 10:04 AM

A scrummy combo of vegetables in filo, these scrolls make an ideal vegetarian meal…

A camping dinner winner: Tuna Risotto

  • Posted on January 15, 2011 at 9:10 AM

The Sensible Sisters have recently returned from a week of R&R in a coastal national park. They enjoyed such activities as swimming, fishing and horse riding all while trying to stay dry in between as it did rain for a few of the days that they were camping. A favourite dinner was Julia’s Tuna Risotto which was served to the weary horse riders after a trail ride…

Chocolate Cherry Trifle

  • Posted on December 24, 2010 at 7:07 AM

Trifle is an old fashioned Christmas favourite. Here is Julia’s version which is along the lines of Black Forest cake in a dessert bowl. Here is her recipe for Chocolate Cherry Trifle…

Best Basic Biscuit Recipe

  • Posted on December 1, 2010 at 6:52 AM

Using similar quantities to 1,2,3,4 Cake, this is a fabulous basic biscuit recipe. Just in time to think about making some biscuits to decorate for Christmas…

Julia’s Picnic Hamper Frittatas

  • Posted on November 28, 2010 at 6:37 AM

Made in mini muffin pans, there are a few small tricks with these frittatas. If you get the basics right you will get a really easy party snack. Made without pastry they are lower in fat than some other party snacks as well.

Giant Cous Cous Salad

  • Posted on November 27, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Rowena: “Recently I was on holidays in Noosa and my fiance ordered a Giant Couscous salad.

This is my version…”

Punch Without The Punch

  • Posted on November 17, 2010 at 6:31 AM

Recently it was Julia’s birthday and Miss 10 organised a party on a Friday afternoon, even handing out invites to the other mums.

Rowena made lovely punch in a large old fashioned punch bowl. Really easy to make, it was a hit and turned out to be a bit of a talking point…

3 Egg Omelette

  • Posted on November 8, 2010 at 6:54 AM

Everyone should be able to cook a good omelette…

Rowena: “Recently my fiance came home with a dozen fresh eggs. A colleague from work has chickens and sent these home with him. I decided to make omelettes for dinner…

Very Easy Cheat’s Tiramisu

  • Posted on October 30, 2010 at 5:26 PM

The Sensible Sisters really like the dessert tiramisu.

However, like a lot of things, they begrudge paying cafe prices for this treat. Julia’s version is an economical crowd pleaser that uses lite cream cheese in place of the traditional mascarpone which is a very expensive ingredient.

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