Garlic-Tabasco BBQ Sauce

My husband makes a speciality sauce for steaks. Every time we’ve had family and friends over, they absolutely adore and find this sauce moorishly delicious. Some friends even say, ‘If you’re having a BBQ, can you make that sauce of yours?’ It is an old recipe, which has been handed down through his family.  It’s a favourite…

How to Sizzle Steaks

When using an electric frypan, I cook steaks differently to when on the BBQ. In my big electric pan, I heat to high, then cook on a medium heat (7) and I turn the steak twice at certain stages of the cooking process. I like my steak medium rare, whereas some may like it rare…

Perfect Pumpkin Scones

“Perfect pumpkin scones!” according to my nieces. As far as kids go, they are the best judge of good quality food. If it tastes good, they’ll be back for seconds. As was the case with these deliciously light pumpkin scones. They sent pictures via mms; the sms version with pics. How technology has advanced from…

Mum’s Easy Pumpkin & Chicken Soup

Homegrown pumpkins were used for this Pumpkin & Chicken Soup recipe. It is a combination of the numerous recipe books mum has used over the years. She likes it because it has four ingredients, is nutritious and is easy when you’re busy.   Ingredients 2 extra large onions 1.5 kg pumpkin 6 chicken legs 1.5…

Promite Hearty Beef & Veggies

My Crock Pot sits on the bench during winter. It is at the ready for when I create another of my masterpieces. I call them masterpieces because they are edible, nutritious and delicious dishes. This week I made a Hearty Beef & Vegetable Soup using Promite to help create the Stock. I enjoy Promite because…

Timeless Anzac Biscuits

  Anzac Biscuits are one of those timeless biscuits which go down well on any occasion. It was known as a traditional Australia biscuit, which was sent overseas to serving ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) in World War I, because they lasted well. On the weekend, a friend dropped in for a cuppa and…

Puff Pastry Pizza

I love easy recipes to convert into my convection oven! Saw this on a site on  Instagram. Kimberley kindly allowed me to share. Looks like pizza making on the weekend. I love a hot piping pizza, but you can eat it cold. Ingredients Puff pastry 2 tble spns tomato puree or paste sundried tomatoes (in…

Chicken Maryland & Veggies

I love easy, throw altogether veggies and meat meals where you simply chop and pop into convection oven. I only recently learned how to use the convection oven, and now you can’t stop me. Also baking paper is the best as there is less mess. During Cooking Time Go and have a shower, a cuppa,…

How to crackle the Crackling.

This is from one of my friends from work, who proudly christened their new home with a cracking roast pork.  Most impressive. 1. Score the pork rind and rub olive oil all over it. 2. Lightly smear salt on top – not a tonne of salt. 3. Cook pork for 1hr on 180C. 4. Turn…