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This wonderful idea from the Donna Hay kitchen will look beautiful as a decoration as well as yummy to eat! [caption id="attachment_69107" align="aligncenter" width="816"] Photograph: William Meppem[/caption] Ingredients Plain Gingerbread Dough 125g unsalted butter, softened ½ Cup (90g) light brown sugar ⅔ cup (230g) golden syrup 2½ Cups (375g) plain (all-purpose) flour,...

Do you have family who love the same food every Christmas? Why not surprise them with these little Christmas Ice-cream sandwiches from Donna Hay! Ingredients 125g unsalted butter, chopped and softened 1/2 cup (110g) caster (superfine) sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1½ cups (225g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted Pudding ice-cream 4...

I’m an expert in diplomatic gift giving, writes Samantha Happé. Here are my suggestions for the best gift-giving experience this Christmas. As we get closer to Christmas, your family will probably have some kind of gathering. You will reunite with people who you might not see...

Every year like clockwork, we get books with stories about Christmas and the festive season. Usually, these books show Christmas as a wintry, snowy wonderland, but two of the books below are for Aussie kids experiencing the festive season during summer! If you are not...

Looking for a fun Australian gift for your kids this Christmas? Nearly all of the books reviewed here are by Australian-born and based authors and illustrators - perfect to put under the tree for young readers! For the littlies: Roobee Roo Series by Nico and Candy Robertson, pub...

Bring a plate!  Lauren Ball, Amy Kirkegaard, Breanna Lepre and Emily Burch look at what to take to Christmas lunch that looks impressive (but won’t break the bank) Christmas lunch is at your friend’s house this year, and they’ve asked you to bring a plate. Money...

Annie's ice cream pudding Prep time: 15 minutes plus four hours freezing Cook time: nil Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 4 cups (1 litre] good quality vanilla ice cream 1 cup (125g) frozen raspberries 1 Cup (140g) Vienna (toffee) almonds roughly chopped 1 cup (80g) roughly chopped chocolate coated honeycomb Mixed berries and apricot coulis to...

The Claus come out as Morgan and Sheree Gleeson set aside peace and goodwill to debate their divided Christmas convictions… SHE SAYS… The magical dust of Christmas glitters on the cheeks of childhood so briefly… (Max Lucado) When I was little, the night sky was deeply mysterious. I...

Feeling pressured to buy Christmas presents?  Read this (and think twice before buying candles) write Gary Mortimer and Jana Bowden. Christmas marks a peak in consumerism across the West. Despite the COVID downturn, this Christmas the spending frenzy is unlikely to be dampened. One consumer sentiment survey...