Special occasions

4 yummy ways to use your leftover veggies

Published on April 22, 2024

To ensure your bounty of veggies goes the extra mile (before they go limp!), try pickling them. This not only helps the veggies to keep their crunch, but also imparts so much flavour and the uses are endless! Try them in salads, sandwiches or enjoyed as is on your favourite cheeseboard or snack platter.  Broccoli […]

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Enjoy these Easter brunch favourites this weekend

Published on March 27, 2024

Lazy Saturdays, Sundays and long weekends are perfect for fuss-free brunches with the family. Our Editor whips together some of his favourites for you to dig into this Easter.   Mushroom, tomato and Brie baked eggs  Serves 4  A twist on the classic shakshuka breakfast. Cut the cost by swapping out Brie for Cheddar or crumbled […]

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Tasty padkos nibbles for your next road trip

Published on March 22, 2024

Planning a family road trip over the long weekend and not sure what to pack? Whether you’re the driver, passenger princess or strapped in the back, our cheap and cheerful padkos nibbles are here to keep everyone going!   Travel Nibbles – Fuel-packed snacks    Choc-coconut peanut clusters  Makes 24 Turn up the crunch by swapping […]

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Delicious desserts perfect for Easter 

Published on March 13, 2024

Celebrate Easter with a bounty of delicious, sweet treats! These delicious desserts will be the perfect ending to your festive feast.   Chocolate-egg truffles  Makes 12 // Cooking time 55 minutes    Ingredients  ¾ cup double-thick cream 500 g dark chocolate, chopped 1 tsp vanilla essence 250 g milk chocolate, melted 1 cup desiccated coconut  Method  […]

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3 yummy ways to use up day-old hot cross buns

Published on January 25, 2024

Don’t let day-old hot cross buns go to waste! Make the most of your leftovers with these yummy recipes. Hot cross bun rusks  Makes 24 // Cooking time 2-3 hours 20 minutes  Ingredients  ⅓ cup sugar 8 hot cross buns 100 g butter, melted   Method  Place the oven rack in the middle of the oven […]

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No-churn salted caramel ice-cream sandwiches 

Published on January 12, 2024

Don’t Janu-worry about a thing! Beat the budget blues with this quick, easy and budget-friendly recipe for  no-churn salted caramel ice-cream sandwiches. No-churn salted caramel ice-cream sandwiches  Makes 10-12  You can also sandwich the ice cream between store-bought cookies. If sandwiches are too ambitious, this works just as well served in cones. Ingredients  500ml cream  3 […]

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How to enjoy summer’s bounty all year round

Published on December 22, 2023

Become a fruit freezing pro with these tips below and enjoy summer fruits all year round.  From bananas and tropical fruit to berries and more, prep your fruit for the freezer so you can enjoy summer’s bounty all year round.  Freezing 101  1. Wash, dry & slice  Wash and dry fruit thoroughly before cutting it […]

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A showstopping spread to celebrate special moments 

Published on December 16, 2023

Gather your loved to ones and serve a sophisticated, showstopping spread to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.  Mediterranean lamb with roast peppers  Cooking time: 1 hour // Serves: 8–10  Ingredients   1.5kg rolled deboned leg of lamb  Salt and black pepper  Oil, for searing  4 red peppers, quartered and seeds removed  120g […]

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7 must-have recipes on MK’s festive table

Published on December 8, 2023

The team gathers to express gratitude for making it through 2023 with copious amounts of decadent food and drinks in true MK style!  Creamy crab dip   Makes 3 cups  Swap out crab for smoked haddock or flaked cooked white fish, such as hake or kingklip.  Ingredients 1 packet (500g) crab meat, defrosted 1 cup sour […]

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Go-to holiday desserts with a yummy twist

Published on December 7, 2023

We give Christmas classics a makeover with these fabulous desserts, all layered with decadence and class.  Brownie and salted caramel trifle  Serves 8-10  The only trifle you’ll ever need! We’ve skipped out on the fruit and jelly, and delivered on decadence.   Ingredients  2 boxes (550g each) chocolate brownie premix    For the brandy snap discs 1/3 cup […]

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