Roasted Potato Stack

In a search to find new and interesting ways to cook the potato, I stumbled upon a picture of a perfectly made potato stack, it looked amazing and made me want to try it! After showing the picture to my husband, he decided to give it a go and did a …  [Continue Reading…]

Time Saving Hints – Making the most of your freezer

I love my freezer!!  It saves me so much time in the kitchen! I am sure a lot of this you have heard before or already do a lot of these... but if there is one or two out there that may find a new tip, then it was all worth it!  :-) There are also …  [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Enchilada’s

A failsafe recipe for my non-thermomix owners. Yes, I actually did this the traditional way!  This is the main meal I served for dinner to go with the Honeycomb Cheesecake. Even though we had guests, I broke all the rules and cooked 2 meals I had …  [Continue Reading…]

Honeycomb Cheesecake

I am not a big cheesecake fan, but my dad is! So since they were coming over for dinner, I thought I would have a go at making my first cheesecake, especially when I had a bag of failsafe honeycomb that I thought would be lovely crushed through it, …  [Continue Reading…]

“Lemon” Tempura Chicken – Failsafe

Domestic Diva: Lemon Tempura Chicken

This is my "claytons" lemon chicken, the lemon chicken you are having when you are not having lemon. I wanted to re-create the lovely thick rich Chinese style lemon sauce and make it failsafe.  This gluten free Thermomix tempura batter is just lovely …  [Continue Reading…]

Caramel Mud Cake – Birthday Cake ideas

Since I am on a roll with cakes and parties... I thought I had better post my absolute favourite failsafe cake recipe, a Caramel Mud Cake! I even prefer this one over the White Chocolate Mud cake recipe. I have used this one for the majority of all …  [Continue Reading…]

White Chocolate Mud Cake with Dairy Free “Butter-cream” Icing

It's the 1st day of school holidays, and my kids put in a special request for these cup cakes! How could I refuse? So I had 3 willing helpers in the kitchen this morning. Since posting the Mermaid party , I have had lots of people asking me for …  [Continue Reading…]

Mermaid Under the Sea Party

With 3 kids, the deal is, they take it in turns to have a party (so they will have one every 3 years), or they can choose to do something special like a family trip to Movie World, Sea World or something special on their party year instead. …  [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Koftas with Cashew Cream

I love middle eastern food, and I like to try to find ways to bring food from other cultures into our failsafe home and make the variations I need to get even a slight hint of what the original is. I know this is nothing compared to a real Kofta with …  [Continue Reading…]

Custard Mountain Slice

I am indulging my sweet tooth again. Layered slice using mountain bread, custard and carob icing. Simply divine! Easy to put together, and looks classy (well I still need practice at making it look that way... but you can get an idea of how classy it …  [Continue Reading…]