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Cauliflower: an under-rated winter vegetable…

  • Posted on June 13, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Cauliflower is in season now and excellent value. Delicious made into that old favourite Cauliflower Cheese and smothered with cheese sauce, read on for this recipe and Julia’s delicious Cauliflower Mash which is a lighter alternative to mashed potato…

Winter is Soup Season…

  • Posted on May 28, 2011 at 7:37 AM

As we approach the end of Autumn and come into Winter, soup has been making an appearance on the menu for Julia and her family.

Yes, even the children like it! Served with a toasted cheese sandwich, it is one of their favourite dinners at the moment. They then take it to school for lunch in a stainless steel food flask…

Book Review: The Thrifty Kitchen – By Suzanne Gibbs & Kate Gibbs

  • Posted on May 6, 2011 at 2:54 PM

‘Being thrifty is about more than just saving money. It’s about avoiding waste, looking after your health, appreciating each ingredient and having the desire and skills to cook for the people you love. And that is what this book is about…’

No Bake Sticky Date Slice

  • Posted on April 20, 2011 at 5:43 PM

This is an easy, yummy sweet treat that does not contain chocolate!

Caramel Sauce

  • Posted on April 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Now that it is school holidays, some more treats can make it onto the menu. Caramel sauce is a delicious addition to dessert. Julia’s DD’s enjoy caramel sauce over ice cream… Try it and you will not buy caramel topping or sauce again!

Sunday Night Baked Beans

  • Posted on April 1, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Baked beans can actually be quite delicious. The trick is to make them yourself with 4 bean mix rather than buying the ready to eat ones…

Rowena’s Profiterole Birthday Cake

  • Posted on March 28, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Rowena: “When the first season of Master Chef was on TV I was a big fan. I really wanted to try and make the infamous ‘croquembouche’. I was given the official cookbook for Christmas and once I saw the recipe I thought twice about making it…

Happy Birthday to Sensible Sisters!

  • Posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM

As we approach the end of March, it is time to celebrate Sensible Sisters’ first birthday! It was March 2010 that we went live…

Thank you to all our loyal readers and followers.

Stay tuned for more recipes, home hints and sage advice!

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Rowena’s Easy Mushroom Tarts

  • Posted on March 17, 2011 at 6:55 AM

One of the best basic pieces of kitchen equipment is a pyrex pie dish. The Sisters each have two of these dishes and when they make a pie or quiche they usually make two. This way you get two dinners made for not much more effort and the leftovers are also good for work lunch.

This is a really easy tart to make mid week.

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

  • Posted on March 14, 2011 at 1:55 PM

This is a really good alterative to a baked cake.

Miss 10 was turning 11 so I decided to make a cake. Miss 10 said ‘Aunty Row I don’t really like cake’ and I said ‘I bet you will like this one’!

This is really easy to make and looks very impressive.

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