Weetpix Rum Balls

While I’ve had variations of Rum Balls, my favourite is using Weetpix as the main ingredients. Our family prefers this recipe. Somehow, it tastes more wholesome, probably because Weetpix as a cereal would fill us up at breakfast before heading off to school. It is an easy recipe and one that I used to use…

Pumpkin Fruit Cake

I’m not a fruit cake lover, but Mum’s Pumpkin Fruit Cake is an exception. It’s a light cake, easy on the palate and one that I go back for seconds and thirds. Also, I’m not a fan of sultanas by themselves, but in this cake it adds a light sweetness which adds to the cake’s…

Quinoa, Kale & Mince Sausage Rolls

Having donned my thinking cap on ‘How to make a healthier sausage roll’ — I started experimenting. I was introduced to quinoa (Keenwa) and kale by my Sports Nutritionist Scientist son in February. I’d heard of quinoa’s nutritional value, but I didn’t know how to use it in my cooking. This recipe has been tested on the most…

Choccy Rocks or Choc Chip Cornflakes Biscuits

The Choccy Rocks or Choc Chip Cornflakes Biscuits are one of a zillion delicious, buonissimo, scrummy, yummy recipes from Mum’s cookbook collection. Mum, 76, or Nonna to her 20+ grandchildren — aged 30 to 7, has the honorary title of ‘World’s Best Cook’. Why? Because, you’ll often hear, as the grand-kids tuck into their second or third biscuit,…

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…