Lamb Meat Pies

Domestic Diva: Lamb Meat Pies

It's Australia Day tomorrow! Amongst the madly preparing for school going back in two days time, baking and covering books, I asked my family what they would like to eat on Australia Day. I loved their first choice... MEAT PIES! Yes! I even had some …  [Continue Reading…]

Mussels and Calamari with Black Bean Spaghetti

Domestic Diva: Mussels & Calamari with Black Bean Spaghetti

  A couple of months ago I posted this pic below on my instagram of some Organic Black Bean Spaghetti that I found in a local health food store. It was been sitting in the pantry staring at me every time I open up the door screaming out to be …  [Continue Reading…]

Lego Friends Ice-Cream Themed Birthday Cake & Cup Cakes

Domestic Diva - Lego Friends Cake - Ice-cream Theme

Lego Friends Ice-Cream Themed Cake A Lego Friends cake was the brief from my daughter for her 8th birthday. Dreading the thought of attempting fondant figures, I took the cheats option and purchased a Lego set to go on the top of the cake. …  [Continue Reading…]

Basketball Birthday Cake

Domestic Diva - Basketball cake with net

Another birthday celebrated in our house, my keen basket-baller son turned 12! His birthday was actually last month, I am just really slow in sharing his cake as I have been otherwise occupied, life is full and head down in my cookbook. He …  [Continue Reading…]

Update on my Cookbook & App

Domestic Diva: Food photography Shoot 1

Most of you will be aware by now that the reason I have been so quiet on my blog and facebook page lately is because I have been madly working on my first cookbook and app. Very exciting!! It has been a huge learning curve for me and oh so much …  [Continue Reading…]

A Ballerina Cake and Marshmallow Treats

Domestic Diva: Fairy Ballerina Cake

My youngest princess recently turned 6. The request was for a cake with a beautiful ballerina on top. Knowing full well that she doesn't actually eat cake (strange child I know... lol), I asked her what she wanted. She said "two layers of carob …  [Continue Reading…]

Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

Domestic Diva: Sticky Chicken Drumsticks with Fried Rice -Failsafe

  I love this recipe for it's simplicity and especially due to the fact that all 3 of kids loved it and gobbled it up with gusto, including my fussy plain Jane youngest! Simple; as it is using 2 ingredients... my new BBQ sauce recipe …  [Continue Reading…]

BBQ Sauce – Failsafe

Domestic: Diva: Failsafe BBQ Sauce

We actually had a huge catastrophe recently! We had run out of Pear Ketchup!! Gasp! I had actually let our sacred supply slip. Then to make matters worse, half way through cooking I went to get the brown sugar only to discover that had run dry too! …  [Continue Reading…]

Irish Mocha Cheesecake – Failsafe and no-bake

Domestic Diva - Irish Mocha Cheesecake

  It was my husbands birthday a few weeks ago and the day before was an absolutely stinking hot day, so there was no way I was going to turn the oven on! I had to come up with an alternative to a cake that was baked in the oven. He loves …  [Continue Reading…]

Wombok Salad with Chicken

Domestic Diva: Wombok Salad with Chicken

  My mum makes a mean wombok salad, one of the things I have missed since going Failsafe. We managed to find some dried noodles* at a local Chinese supermarket that listed all the ingredients as Failsafe. Since I had the noodles, the main …  [Continue Reading…]