Category Archives: Family Dinner

Butternut Pumpkin Soup

The leaves are slowly, slowly changing colour and there is an ever so slight chill in the air now that Fall has officially started.  But if you missed those signs of the new season then every shop seems to have … Continue reading

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Italian Bread Pizza

We are heading into late Summer here and thoroughly enjoying all the good produce that is now in season.  Peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries and tomatoes.  The tomatoes I have seen around the shops and markets are so varied. I don’t … Continue reading

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Camping

We have been enjoying our very first summer here in California with a couple of camping trips.  We left our camping gear back in Australia – neither of us can figure out exactly why we did that but everything was … Continue reading

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Tilly’s Chilli

When it comes to planning for a week of dinners I sometimes find it a good move to ask the kids for suggestions.  That way there is a small guarantee that the meals will be eaten.  I usually pull out … Continue reading

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Lemon And Herb Spaghetti

My kids have always been hit or miss when it comes to serving pasta and it has been a long time since I served it for dinner.  In the last couple of weeks we have had it twice and most … Continue reading

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Spicy BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Our BBQ has been getting a good workout now the weather is warming up.  This is a very easy spice mix that I use for chicken drumsticks and the kids all love it.  The ‘spicy’ bit isn’t so much heat … Continue reading

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Roast Vegetable Tarte Tatin

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that this is yet another recipe inspired from watching My Kitchen Rules, but doesn’t it look so delicious? ‘Tarte Tatin’ sounds so technical and fiddly but it isn’t.  The basic idea is to roast … Continue reading

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Baharat BBQ Steaks With Sweet Potato Mash And Mint Yoghurt Sauce

My goodness it has been a long time since I had a steak on the BBQ.  We bought some sirloin steaks on the weekend and I couldn’t wait to get home and fire up our new Weber.  I knew exactly … Continue reading

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Carrot Soup

There are so many variations of carrot soup – creamy, spicy, curried, caramelised etc.  I would say this is a creamy carrot soup which is more appealing to my kids but it wouldn’t be my favourite version.  I knew that … Continue reading

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The Better Flour Tortillas

A couple of years ago I posted up a Donna Hay recipe for Flour Tortillas.  It takes a bit of time to work the butter into the flour but the water measurements were way off. I would add half the … Continue reading

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