Mums best 20-minute dinner recipes and ideas

There are always days when we just do not stop and dinner time suddenly lands out of the blue giving us a big old smack in the chops.  Argh!  What to do for dinner? Here are some favourite super quick dinner recipes and ideas from our awesome community of MamaBakers who have been there done that. […]

Beef Ragu : Big Batch Recipe

  This thick and rich ragu is really flavoursome and can be used as a pasta sauce, eaten as a main meal with mashed potatoes and salad, or used as a pie filling. A ragu of this size should be able to make two pies of 20cm diameter and 4-5cm depth, or be sufficient for […]

Once a Week Cooking Plan: Slow Cooker Meat & Veg Meals–Menu 6

Continuing our series of slow cooker chop-bag-and-freeze meals, we have another menu full of delicious, satisfying and incredibly simple to prepare dinners that you can make all in one day and be ready for the week. As always, please read through the recipes prior to doing the prepping and cooking so you know what you’re going to […]

Sticky Asian Slow Cooked Pork

This is a real family favourite, and despite being Asian in flavour, it goes just as well on mashed potatoes as it does with steamed rice or noodles. Children love this dish and it fills the house with a warm, salty sweet fragrance that has everyone at the table early. Ingredients 1.2-1.5kg pork shoulder or […]

“Pot Sticker” Dumplings

Dumplings are a family favourite and one of the special food-related ways that I show my boys how much I love them. Even when the toddler is trying to climb my leg like a (very short and stumpy) tree, and my school boy is asking me about scientific concepts that make my brain fall to […]

Broad Bean, Pea, Mint & Lemon Smash!

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20 Ways to Snazzy up Your Sozzies!

  Snags, sozzies, bangers, sausage.  Whatever you call them, they are a staple in most of our homes and the solution to many a night when “What’s for dinner?” sends you into a tailspin. Aside from the Sunday BBQ and getting bunged on a plate with a salad and some potatoes, what else can we […]

Quick Pasta Dinners

Rich Tomato and Basil Sauce Ingredients Whatever pasta you have in the larder Can of diced tomatoes Basil leaves 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 tbspn olive oil 1 tspn sugar Grated cheese and fresh herbs from garden. Other posts you might like:Curiosity Without Judgement Essays: Gen Y expectations of Motherhood. Why Mamabake is the […]

Zawjah’s MIL’s Chicken Tagine Recipe

    Serves 4   Ingredients 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 red onion, sliced 3 clovesgarlic, crushed salt and pepper 3/4 tsp ginger, ground 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground Large pinch of saffron threads (lightly toasted and crushed) 1 large organic chicken 3 cups home made chicken stock 1/2 cup kalamata olives 1 large bunch […]