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Pavlova dessert that has cream and mixed berries on top, sitting on a plate with a serving knife on the left.

A no-fail recipe for Pavlova. A staple at Aussie and Kiwi Christmas lunches since it was created nearly 100 years ago. It was named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who was a megastar when she toured Australia and New Zealand in the 1920's! 

Anzac biscuits with vintage typewritten recipe

Anzac biscuits are a humble and homely antipodean snack with a long and honoured history. They pay tribute to our fallen and returned servicemen and women. They also honour those who stayed behind, keeping the home fires burning. And as the story goes, supporting those on the front line with care packs of these long life, high energy snacks.

A caramel coloured slice with two layers and crumbled pistachio in the icing.

With a rather odd colour, this one surprises me that children like it - they reach for it thinking it's caramel, but are surprised by the spice-sweet ginger. It's an easy slice to make, and be sure to cut it into small portions as this is full of sugar and butter. Shoutout to IDEAS Helen who loves this slice.

A range of healthy snacks. Banana, apple, youghurt, blueberries, honey, nuts, crackers, veggie sticks, hummus, rice cakes

Back to school means back to those after-school hunger pangs! Lunchable and bento-box ideas aside, you might need a little extra inspiration in the after-school snacks department.


shortbread stars tied with red and white string

This is Kim's Nanna's shortbread recipe. She makes several batches before Christmas and bottles them up in glass jars to give as gifts.

A display of cut slices of rocky road made from white chocolate. It has marshmallows and cherries and nuts.

Christmas is a time for sharing traditions. This is a simple recipe for Rocky Road with a festive twist.

An ice-cream Christmas Pudding, on a plate with chocolate drizzles over the top. Christmas decorations are in the background.

Rather than spending hot summer days with the oven on for 4 hours while the Christmas Cake cooks, my family tradition is an easy Ice-cream Pudding.

A glass with yellow toned trifle in an individual serve.

Christmas can be a difficult time for people with sensory issues and Autism. Sharing food with family and friends can be problematic and painful when presented with challenging textures, flavours and colours. 

rosemary cake with sprigs of romsemary and slices of lemon

Rosemary is a symbol of remembrance, so what better way to commemorate Remembrance Day than a Rosemary Cake? Try baking this cake on 11th November to remember those who passed away or suffered for Australia in all wars and armed conflicts. 

A slice of coffee cake rest on a board, a fork is cutting into the cake. A white cup is in the background.

This coffee cake is a no-fuss recipe to bake. Simple to mix all ingredients in one bowl, and easy to clean up.