Savoury and snacks

Christmas Charcuterie Board

Christmas Charcuterie Board

Celebrate the festive season with this Christmas Charcuterie Board. It's perfect as an appetiser or a light meal to share with your nearest and dearest.What is a Charcuterie Board?Charcuterie, strictly speaking, refers to the the preparation of meat products like ham,...

Pumpkin Croquettes

Pumpkin Croquettes

Croquettes are a popular finger food around the world. And this Pumpkin Croquettes Recipe demonstrates just why they are always such a firm favourite.Pumpkin Croquettes: a recipe from way backCroquettes are on so many modern menus and our love of tapas-style dining...

Potato Cakes

Potato Cakes

These Potato Cakes are simple, tasty and versatile. Potato Cakes for breakfast, lunch and dinnerPotato Cakes are sometimes called Onion Cakes or Potato Pancakes. Whatever you call them, the best thing about them is you can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner! They...

Salmon Bread Cases

Salmon Bread Cases

Salmon Bread cases may just be the best thing since sliced bread! Rescue your day old sliced bread and enjoy this retro canape today. Whether it's a party or quick lunch, Salmon Bread Cases always disappear fast.Savoury bread casesMy mum has always made savoury bread...

Corn Relish Dip

Corn Relish Dip

Updated: 7 December 2020 This corn relish dip recipe is so easy, it may just be the most basic recipe in my jam-packed family recipe collection. The dip, on the other hand, reaches dizzy heights of tastiness. It's so good that I've never tired of it in 30+ years. It's...

Faye’s Parsley Fritters

Faye’s Parsley Fritters

 My mother-in-law, Faye, was a fabulous cook, and would often land on our doorstep with a plate of something. Often, that plate was filled with these delicious little parsley fritters – still warm. Faye lived all her life in Australia and had a broad Australian...

Keen’s Chicken Curry

Keen’s Chicken Curry

Keens chicken curry is a retro favourite, made famous by Aussie mums. If your mum didn't make a version of this growing up, well you really missed out!But you no longer have to miss out, because I've recreated my own Mum's version of this Aussie classic, with a few...

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice is traditionally a side dish in Mexican cuisine.  Its simple ingredient list, full flavour and versatility, though, makes it more widely appealing. A search of Australia's digitised newspapers on the Trove website shows that Spanish Rice was quite popular...

Scotch Pancakes

Scotch Pancakes

We're big fans of pancakes in our house, however we hadn't come across a recipe for Scotch Pancakes before. Hubby thought there may have been a drop of Scotch whisky in them, but – no – they're completely kid-friendly. Scotch Pancakes Also known as drop scones, these...

Mock Chicken

Mock Chicken

This old fashioned Mock Chicken recipe is a firm family favourite. All of my aunts and cousins will think of just one person when this recipe is mentioned: our Nan MacDonald, Nana Ling's daughter. Nan Mac, as we all called her, would turn up at our family gatherings...