Boys Can Cook, Family, Recipes

Easy Pikelets

When Master B turned 14 in 2014 he started showing an interest in learning to cook.  So I have been teaching him some simple recipes and he is now able to produce a couple of tasty dishes. I think being able to cook, along with a variety of other household tasks - such as washing and… Continue reading Easy Pikelets

Cooking from the Cupboard, Recipes

Easy Quiche Recipe

One of my mission's for this year has been to reduce the amount of money I spend on food each week.  My pantry cupboard is quite full and dis-organised at the moment, although it doesn't seem to be that long since I gave it a good clean out.  So over the next couple of weeks,… Continue reading Easy Quiche Recipe

Budgeting Tips, Cooking from the Cupboard, Home Organisation, Recipes

How to Save Money on Work Meals

As I have mentioned previously Mr B is a truck driver and works a rotating roster - 5 days on, 5 days off, 4 days on, 4 days off. For the time that he is 'on', he doesn't come home.  He lives in his truck.  For people who might not know, trucks are pretty well… Continue reading How to Save Money on Work Meals

Home Organisation, Recipes

How To Prepare For A Busy Week

I normally only work 18 hours a week made up of two half days and one full day.  Over the coming weeks I am taking on some extra hours and for the next two weeks at least I will be working 38 hours.  After that I know I will have extra hours but I'm not… Continue reading How To Prepare For A Busy Week


Zucchini Slice

We were having a discussion at work today about how hard it is to keep coming up with ideas for dinner that will please all the family.  We also agreed that we were sick of cooking the same old things all the time.  So I decided to get my trusty old recipe folder out and… Continue reading Zucchini Slice

Cooking from the Cupboard, Recipes

Lamington Swirl Cake

It being Australia Day here today I thought I would make something yummy for afternoon tea. Following my very successful pantry cupboard clean out the other week I discovered a couple of packet butter cake mixes, a tin of cocoa and shredded coconut.  So I decided that I would put all these ingredients together and… Continue reading Lamington Swirl Cake

Cooking from the Cupboard, Recipes

Cooking from the Cupboard – Banana Bread

So far my Pantry Cupboard Cleanout has been a success.  With the cupboard sorted out and everything put away neatly it has already made a difference being able to see clearly what is in there.  I was also able to make a shopping list of essentials that I was missing.  I have done the grocery shopping… Continue reading Cooking from the Cupboard – Banana Bread