Having an Easter meal with relatives is an essential tradition, and here we’ve got just the perfect side dish for the event – creamy, cheesy, delicately flavoured potato bake!
Whatever seasoned meat you’ll have as a main dish, this potato bake is a perfect accompaniment. It looks fancy but is actually easy to make, not to mention a nice change from the usual mashed potatoes.
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Chocolate is one of the most traded commodities on earth. No surprise there, as chocolate in all its forms is not only a worldwide favourite, it has become a staple in many people’s lives, because not only does chocolate taste good, it actually makes us feel good.
The health benefits of chocolate have constantly been promoted. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that the type of chocolate that’s good for us is the rich, high quality kind with minimal sugar content and over 85% cocoa content. In short, much as we would like to believe it, commercially-produced chocolate is not actually very beneficial for us. And much as most of us would want to, high-end chocolate which is healthier is much more expensive.
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Who doesn’t love adorable animal cookies? They’re easy to make, fun to decorate and are delightful snacks. In addition, cookie-making is an excellent opportunity for parents to bond with their kids and provides an outlet for imagination and creativity when it comes to frosting and decorating. Here’s a simple recipe for animal cookies, guaranteed to produce tasty results that will put huge smiles on your kids’ (and their friends’) faces!
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Hot cross buns coming your way!
With a rich history as a food offering to the Saxon goddess and a symbol for crucifixion, hot cross buns are a favourite food for the Easter Holidays. Such is their popularity that, this year, supermarket chains have been selling them as early as January.
These spiced, fruited buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday, the day in which they wouldn’t go mouldy, according to superstitions. They’re also hung as good luck charms or, as some would have it, enjoyed served with lashings of butter and complimented with tea.
This recipe makes light and fluffy hot cross buns. They also freeze well, good for when you want to reserve them for later.
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Since our 3 Pancake Recipes post seems to be a hit, we’re giving you another pancake recipe that’s also a crowd favourite.
These blueberry pancakes have a fluffy texture and nice consistency – ideal for breakfast and dessert, served with ice cream. Enjoy these guilt free, as blueberries are known as superfoods that offer lots of health benefits.
The blueberry pancakes recipe below also subs well for other fruits such as bananas, peaches or apples.
Tip: If using frozen blueberries, defrost them first to ensure evenly cooked pancakes.
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In Italy, meatballs and tomato sauce is often paired with rice or polenta or, in some regions, a vegetable side dish. In America, it comes in a plate of spaghetti. Needless to say, everybody has their own way of enjoying this excellent duo.
Here’s a meatballs and sauce recipe for you to try. This can easily be doubled and is a special treat to garlic lovers.
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Craving for a delicious beef stir fry? Give this popular Chinese favourite a go. It’s sweet, spiced, and perfect over steamed rice.
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Now’s the time to dust off your bread maker and make these delicious American cinnamon rolls. These cinnamon rolls are as quick and easy as cinnamon rolls go. Enjoy them freshly baked with cream cheese icing running off the sides – yum!
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This Asian chicken stir-fry recipe is simple and healthy, but definitely not lacking in the taste department. Marinated chicken strips are stir-fried with red and green capsicums, which add colour and sweetness to the dish.
The instructions are easy to follow; even those with minimal cooking experience can make this! This Asian chicken stir-fry is best served over fried rice.
Tip: For a tastier chicken, marinate the chicken overnight.
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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re pretty sure a lot of you out there are clicking through websites in a panic, searching for ideas on what best to give your loved ones. We’ve rounded up 14 of the best food gift ideas to help you out. These are incredibly easy to make, need only minimal ingredients and most of all, are cute, creative ways to let people know how you feel about them.
Simply click on each photo or follow the links to go directly to the recipe you want and voilà! Bonne Saint-Valentin!
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