Hasselback Baked French Toast

Hasselback French Toast - made with french stick bread that creates perfect crevices to pour maple syrup into!A baked french toast with plenty of crunchy brown bits that is soft and custardy on the inside (not soggy!). Made with baguettes (french stick), it fans out like hasselback potatoes, creating perfect crevices to pour the maple syrup into!

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7 Course Stress Free Christmas Menu - 3 mains and 4 sides that take just 1.5 hrs to prep and can be prepared ahead.

Christmas Special: Stress Free 7 Course Christmas Feast

Have you left the planning for your Christmas menu as late as I’ve left this post?? Well here’s a stress free Christmas menu for you! 7 dishes for a Christmas Feast that takes just 1… 

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Easy Maple Sticky Glazed Ham - easy to make and looks impressive. The surface is really sticky and glossy.

Easy Maple Sticky Glazed Ham

Glazed Hams are super easy to make. No basting, no turning, just slather the glaze on and bake until warmed through and the exterior is golden and sticky. It can be made ahead and… 

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Pork Sausage Apple Stuffing in Pancetta Cups (Muffin Tin) - made with pork sausages and with extra brown crunchy bits by making them in muffin tins lined with pancetta (sub with prosciutto).

Pork Sausage Apple Stuffing in Pancetta Cups

This is a stuffing from one of my favourite blogs, Hapa Nom Nom. It’s an absolute ripper. I knew if I made one big dish of it for a Christmas Party with my friends, then 20… 

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Festive Duck with Apple Cider Drizzle - minutes to prepare, no basting while roasting. Much tastier and easier than roast chicken - far lower risk of dry breast meat.

Festive Duck with Apple Cider Drizzle (Easy)

A fabulously easy festive duck. Crispy skin rubbed with Christmas inspired spices, accompanied with an Apple Cider Drizzle. Easy to make, easy on the wallet, and a gorgeous centrepiece to add to your festive gathering!

Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast - 5 minutes prep for the juiciest turkey breast you will ever have with a rich gravy.

Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

I’ve tried a handful of recipes for turkey breast and have always been disappointed by the dry meat and mediocre gravy. So I tossed out everything I’d read and decided to come up with… 

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Red, Green and White Christmas Salad - perfect for making ahead.

Red, Green and White Christmas Salad

I don’t really know what a “Christmas” salad is. But I do know that a festive looking salad when I see one – anything that’s red, green and white! This is a great salad for making… 

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Julia Child's Potato Gratin Dauphinois - so easy to make, incredibly indulgent and creamy. Reheats extremely well.

Julia Child’s Potato Dauphinois Gratin (Potato Bake)

I love to make this when I’m cooking for a crowd because it reheats so incredibly well. Pop it into the microwave to get it started, then finish it off in the oven to… 

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Purple Cabbage Spinach with Garlic Herb Butter - minutes to make, adds a great splash of colour to any table!

Warm Red Cabbage and Spinach with Garlic Herb Butter

Purple cabbage adds a splash of colour to any table. This warm salad is tossed in a garlic and herb butter with a touch of balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with nuts. It takes minutes to… 

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One Pot Mexican Chicken Rice - a flavour explosion in one bowl! Crispy chicken with Fajita seasoning & Mexican spiced rice, made from scratch.

One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice

I’m dedicating this One Pot Meal to all the other people out there who a) love Mexican food b) love flavour explosions; and c) hate washing up The idea to make this came about… 

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Arabian Feast

An Arabian Feast – 7 dishes prepared in just 1 hour. Stress free, crowd pleasing, exotic, super cost efficient and make ahead. Oh, and incidentally gluten free. I can’t think of a single reason why you… 

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Chargrilled Vegetable Platter - a simple starter or vegetarian meal that is just as great warm, at room temperature, made fresh or the day before.

Chargrilled Vegetable Platter

This is a great, colourful starter that can even be made ahead the day before. It’s like your own homemade vegetable antipasto – but it costs a fraction of what you pay at delis, tastes… 

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Hash Brown Quiche Lorraine

Hash Brown Crust Quiche Lorraine

A classic quiche lorraine with a hash brown crust! I bet your local brunch bistro doesn’t have this on their menu…..so how about having brunch at home this weekend? You can stay in your PJ’s… 

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Aloo Paratha Indian Potato Stuffed Flatbread

Aloo Paratha (Indian Potato Stuffed Flatbread)

Here’s something different you can make with leftover potato that is really easy to make! Aloo Paratha is a potato stuffed flatbread that is a popular dish in India. This recipe is so flexible and I’ve provided… 

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Chicken Sharwarma - a handful of common spices to make this incredibly aromatic chicken. 5 minutes to prepare, whether for 4 or 40 people.

Chicken Shawarma (Middle Eastern)

This chicken is off the charts for effort vs output. Just a handful of everyday spices, a splash of olive oil and squeeze of lemon transform into the most incredible flavour.  It’s a sure-fire… 

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Maple Bacon Pumpkin Tart - double layer of puff pastry topped with mashed pumpkin and bacon, brushed with maple syrup. Just 10 min prep.

Maple, Bacon and Pumpkin Tart

Maple, bacon and pumpkin is a stellar flavour combination. This tart is a brunch house favourite from a bistro called Pinbone in Woollahra, Sydney. Using store bought puff pastry, this takes just 10 minutes… 

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{15 minute meal - from scratch} Crunchy Chicken With Mashed Potatoes & Cucumber Tomato Ribbon Salad - packed full of clever shortcuts, an entire meal on the table in 15 minutes.

4 Ingredient Crunchy Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Salad {15 Minute Meal}

{15 Minute Meal} This chicken only requires 4 ingredients: chicken breast + panko + mayonnaise + parmesan. And it only takes 8 minutes to grill/broil. The flavour is fantastic and it comes out golden brown with… 

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