Mini Pavlovas are the individual version of traditional Pavlova. A delicate crisp meringue shell with fluffy marshmallow-y insides, they're adorable, easier to make, and a lot less ... Get the Recipe
Top picks: make-ahead Christmas
In my last post where I shared my (secret!) tips for how I make Christmas cooking easier, I promised to share my list of go-to recipes that are either entirely make-ahead, reheat ... Get the Recipe
My secret tips to make Christmas...
Here are my six very best tips to make Christmas cooking easier so you can avoid being stuck in the kitchen at festive gatherings! How many of these do you already ... Get the Recipe
How to make glazed ham the...
For years, I've been making my glazed ham the day before serving then just reheating it on the day of. It comes out 100% perfectly. The glaze is just as good as freshly made and ... Get the Recipe
Chicken sandwiches – gatherings, picnics, lunches!
Never underestimate the power of great chicken sandwiches! Excellent platter for gatherings, picnics and work lunches. My secrets? Fresh dill, a handful of walnuts and shred the ... Get the Recipe
Giveaway! Signed book + handcrafted Japanese...
It's giveaway time! TWO winners will receive a signed copy of my cookbook and handcrafted Japanese knife valued at $500. Open to everyone in the whole wide world! UPDATE: ... Get the Recipe
Honey Soy Wings
Everybody loves a good sticky wing! These baked Honey Soy wings are a copycat of the popular pre-marinated chicken wings sold at the shops. All you need is honey, soy, vinegar and ... Get the Recipe
How to cut chicken wings
Here in Australia, chicken wings are usually sold whole rather than cut into drumettes and wingettes. While this recipe can be used for whole chicken wings, I prefer to cut them to ... Get the Recipe
Not even the finest patisseries around town can compete with homemade éclairs! Unlike shop-bought éclairs, the light-as-air choux is at its absolute, delicately-crisp best. Filled ... Get the Recipe
Chantilly cream (French whipped cream)
Chantilly cream might sound fancy but it's just whipped cream that's lightly sweetened and flavoured with vanilla. It's basically the better whipped cream! BONUS: Learn the easy ... Get the Recipe
Make-ahead Mashed Potato Casserole
Mashed Potato Casserole is an outrageously delicious yet highly practical way to make mashed potato ahead of time! A layer of cheese and bacon prevents the mash from drying out as ... Get the Recipe
My Perfect Apple Pie
The one trick with this apple pie recipe that makes all the difference? Baking the apple slices first. It's the magic key to a crispy base, superior flavour and ... Get the Recipe
FREE gift for “Dinner” preorders! (US...
When I announced Dinner pre-orders were available in North America, I hinted there was a surprise coming .... and here it is! All US and Canadian Dinner cookbook pre-order ... Get the Recipe
Chicken in Creamy Mustard Sauce
Everybody will love this Chicken in Creamy Mustard Sauce. It's just 4 base ingredients – chicken breast or thighs, cream, Dijon mustard and wholegrain mustard. Optionally bump the ... Get the Recipe
Spicy Firecracker Beef
This is a thrifty yet excellent dinner for all those times you need to scratch your Spicy Asian Food itch, fast! Seared beef mince gets tossed through a fiery Firecracker Sauce, ... Get the Recipe
These adorable mini cheesecakes are made in a muffin tin! Easier to make than one large cheesecake, they're pretty as a picture and a lot less messy to serve. Are you already ... Get the Recipe
“Why are all these people here??”
The last few weeks since Dinner hit the stores in Australia has been a whirlwind. Here's what's been happening! (And here's my ongoing full Australian book-tour schedule ... Get the Recipe
Creamy Feta Dip – quick, easy,...
This Creamy Feta Dip will save you on all those days you need something fast but fabulous to take to gatherings! I love that it's also low budget and can be made in advance. The ... Get the Recipe
Pasta Primavera is a beautiful spring vegetable pasta made famous by Le Cirque, a swanky French restaurant in New York. I visited Le Cirque many years ago as a youngster and the ... Get the Recipe
Cinnamon Apple Bread
There are three big apples packed in this apple bread! Loaded with warm cinnamon flavours, you'll love how moist it is without being too sweet. This is a quick bread recipe which ... Get the Recipe