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One of the things I love about school holidays is getting the kids in the kitchen. Whether they are making a simple snack, dinner or a sweet treat, giving them the experience and confidence in the kitchen will go a long way. Donna Baked Pumpkin And...

Senaka Ranadheera gives some helpful tips on how you can keep your fruit, veggies and herbs fresh longer We all know fresh produce is good for us, but fruit, vegetables and herbs have a tendency to perish quickly if left uneaten. This is because even after harvesting,...

Looking for an easy family meal? Using chicken mince, Donna Hay's  Chicken Bolognese with Crispy Oregano will have them asking for more, please! Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 cup oregano leaves 1 brown onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon chopped...

Ravioli with balsamic vinegar and brown butter is my go-to when I’m really busy but want something delicious (and slightly indulgent) for dinner. It doesn’t get much simpler than three ingredients, but that means they have to be the very best; there’s nowhere for second-rate...

  Elise Waghorn looks at how to get the balance right on extracurricular activities for your child. It’s a weeknight, parents rush through the door from work, grab a snack, and then speed off in various directions to children’s extracurricular activities. As they do, they are...

Anything that looks unusual can attract hungry family members to try something different, and this Paperbag Spaghetti with Herb Crusted Salmon from Donna Hay is no exception! INGREDIENTS 400g dried spaghetti 2 cups (500ml) single (pouring) cream ½ Cup (125ml) lemon juice Sea salt and cracked...

These pull-aparts are simply scone dough rolled up with a savoury filling, so the trick is not to handle the dough any more than necessary. You can use any filling you fancy, such as chopped herbs, nduja, cheese, anchovies, or tapenade, and serve them as a...

Many Australians are struggling to pay for everyday essentials. Researcher Dr Ana Gamarra Rondinel reports but some of us are feeling the pinch more than others As we head into the Easter period, many Australians are facing a long-term cost-of-living crisis. Thanks to inflation and incremental interest...

In this classic hot cross bun recipe, you can vary the spices and fruit to suit what you like or have on hand, writes Roberta Muir. Use only mixed spice or cinnamon if that’s what you have, and add currants or raisins instead of (or as...

This American classic is one of the easiest sweet treats to make. The recipe could be written in one sentence: melt butter and chocolate, whisk eggs and sugar, combine, fold in flour and bake. Scottish food writer Sue Lawrence made the most delicious brownies I’ve ever...