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Mars Bar Slice Recipe

Mars Bar Slice Easy Recipe
Mars Bar Slice is an old favourite which is always a winner at parties or anytime you need a sweet treat. Often one of the first things that go on the sweets table at parties. For us, it’s the most requested treat for birthdays or any get together with friends. It’s […]

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Easy Homemade Sausage Rolls (with hidden veggies) | Recipe

Easy Homemade Sausage Rolls (with hidden veggies) 
This recipe has been requested countless times by both kids and adults over the years – they are easy, homemade and delicious!  Perfect for parties, after school snacks or weekend gatherings with family and friends.  Variations are possible too with substitutions depending on age and taste.  For example, I […]

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Apple Recipes for Kids | Apple Donuts

   
Apple Recipes for Kids: Apple Donuts
Finding healthy sweet snacks that don’t contain a tonne of sugar isn’t easy. This apple donut recipe is a fun and tasty snack alternative the kids will love.
Swapping out regular after-school snacks like 2-minute noodles or sugary cookies for something healthier doesn’t have to be difficult. Healthy alternatives […]

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Fussy Eaters

Healthy Snack Ideas for Fussy Eaters
Does your toddler like to throw more food on the floor than in their mouths? These healthy and creative snack ideas are so clever they’ll win over even the most difficult of fussy eaters!
This article is written in collaboration with Babysits – Australia’s babysitting community. If you’re looking for babysitters […]

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Maltesers Birthday Cake | Triple Chocolate Treat | Recipe

Maltesers Birthday Cake – Quick & Simple Instructions
You won’t find a recipe idea easier to assemble yet with the wow factor this Maltesers cake brings to the table.
Using just three ingredients, our clever Play & Go friend Heidi shared her simple birthday cake idea with us.
Using a store bought mud cake (from Coles),  Kit Kats […]

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Bluey ‘The Beach’ Birthday Cake | Recipe & Instructions

How to Make Your Own Bluey ‘The Beach’ Birthday Cake
by Katrina Gogel
Like many young kids these days, our youngest is obsessed with the popular Aussie children’s TV show Bluey. For his recent fourth birthday he ummed and ahhhed between the Women’s Weekly train cake (he’s also obsessed with trains) or a Bluey themed birthday cake. […]

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Deep Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Deep Fried Ice Cream Recipe | Dessert Treat

How to make Deep Fried Ice Cream Dessert
Deep Fried Ice Cream is an old Chinese restaurant favourite. However this is not a dish that you will find in China – it’s more a western Asian cuisine dessert. Basically, Deep Fried Ice Cream is a scoop of ice cream, crumbed and deep fried so it’s deliciously […]

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Sprout at Home – Online Cooking Classes | Launched April 2020

Be a mini MasterChef with Sprout’s popular cooking classes at home
Run out of ‘isolation’ dinner ideas? SA cooking school Sprout Cooking School & Health Studio (run by MasterChef All-Star Callum Hann and mate Themis Chryssidis) has launched online cooking classes, Sprout at Home.
It’s like having the friendly Sprout demonstrators in your own kitchen, walking you […]

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Easter at Home | Ideas for Families for the Easter Long Weekend 2020

Easter at Home
The message is clear for Easter in 2020 – we must stay home.
The Easter Bunny is still allowed to visit, so there is no excuse not to organise the annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday 12 April!  However, there will be no visiting friends and family, camping trips, day trips, or picnics at […]

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Maggie Beer Home Cooking Videos on Facebook & Instagram | 2020

Maggie Beer shares her home cooking with followers on Facebook and Instagram during COVID-19 pandemic.
The delightful Maggie Beer is sharing her home cooking with followers of her Instagram and Facebook pages to help inspire them to cook.
Followers can tune in and watch Maggie as she prepares meals in her own Barossa Valley kitchen. Maggie will […]

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Fun & Easy Activity Ideas for Kids To Do at Home | Baking & Cooking

Activities Kids Can Do at Home – Fun, Affordable Easy Ideas & Inspiration
Help the kids have fun at home with these easy indoor and outdoor activities using simple household items, pantry staples, recycled materials and a little bit of imagination!
As families stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, with the cancellation of countless upcoming events […]

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Campfire Dessert Cones | Easy Dessert Recipe for Camping

Campfire Dessert Cones Recipe
by Katrina Gogel
Campfire season is well and truly upon us. Why not try making these delicious dessert cones over the fire on your next camping trip.
They’re easy to do. The kids will love making them. Only a few ingredients are needed, and you can use your favourite fillings.
Here’s what you’ll need:

1 packet […]

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Cheesy Bread (Sizzler Cheese Bread) Recipe

 
Cheesy Bread or Cheesy Toast Recipe
One of our favourite things about going to Sizzler in the 90s was of course THAT cheesy bread. It’s so easy to make and is a favourite with my kids and perfect to go with soup, pasta, a casserole, as an after school snack, or breakfast!
We’ve seen the recipe online […]

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Julie Goodwin’s Fresh Ideas for Back to School Lunches | Recipes

Julie Goodwin’s fresh ideas for back to school lunches
If the thought of preparing back to school lunches for the coming term fills you with dread, then relax! One of Australia’s most celebrated and best-loved family cooks, Julie Goodwin, knows how you feel.
Weet-Bix™ and inaugural MasterChef winner, Julie Goodwin, have joined forces to create a fantastic […]

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Easy to make shape biscuits recipe | Party Recipe

Easy to make shape biscuits recipe
If you are looking for a biscuit recipe that you can cut into all kinds of weird and wonderful shapes with a biscuit cutter, then this is the recipe that will help you achieve that. This has to be one of the simplest, easiest recipes that turns out brilliantly every […]

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Easy French Toast & Berry Coulis | Recipe

French toast is a breakfast favourite in our house on most weekends, but it’s also a fabulous treat to enjoy any time of day!
This recipe is very easy to make and there are a variety of options for fussy eaters who may like it quite plain, or prefer different fruit toppings.  You can also use […]

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Apple & Cinnamon ANZAC Muffins | Recipe

Apple & Cinnamon ANZAC Muffins
With a scrumptious ingredient list including rolled oats and coconut, these ANZAC inspired muffins are the perfect snack that kids love!  Just like ANZAC biscuits, these delicious muffins are irresistible served warm straight from the oven.  They can also be served cold or re-heated in the microwave.  Great for picnics, lunch boxes […]

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Christmas Tree Brownies & Reindeer Chocolate Cake

Christmas Tree Brownies
Our Play & Go friend, eleven year old Miss Sophie, made these wonderful Christmas Tree Brownies recently for a school cake stall. We thought they were amazing so asked if she would share the recipe.
We have a couple of recipes you can use to make the brownies. See them here and here.
Then the […]

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Cinnamon Donut Recipe

Cinnamon Donut Recipe
As a child, Cinnamon Donuts were always a special treat. We would watch them being made at the local shopping centre, mesmerised as the dough plopped into the boiling oil, waiting in anticipation as the donuts got carried along the conveyor belt where they would fall into a bowl of cinnamon sugar.
This simple […]

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Chocolate Brownies | Recipe

Chocolate Brownies Recipe
I have a word of advice about these brownies. Make sure you have someone to share them with!! Kids and adults alike will gobble up these tasty morsels of deliciousness very quickly.
I think most people would agree that brownies should have a little bit of crunch on the outside but should glisten and […]

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Perfect Popcorn Recipe

The Perfect Popcorn | How to make it
You’ve heard how microwave popcorn has so many additives which are not good for you. Well, we’ve recently discovered this fool-proof way of making popcorn that we just had to share so you can make it from corn kernels, and it really doesn’t take much longer than the […]

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Watermelon Shake | Ice Slushie Treat

Watermelon Shake Ice Slushie Treat
Take yourself to a tropical island holiday with two ingredients. Watermelon and ice.
This is the easiest icy slushie drink you can make in Summer which is totally refreshing, healthy and delicious. Plus it will take you back to that tropical island holiday in Thailand or make you feel like you are […]

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Magical Elves Christmas Jellies | Recipe

It’s the same idea as a ‘Frog in a Pond jelly’ (Freddo Frog in jelly) but this is a Christmas version Miss 9 created.
What You Need
These ingredients made 13 serves.

13 x Plastic Wine Goblets or other plastic cups (we used 170ml cups)
2 Packets Red Jelly – we used Aeroplane Raspberry flavour
2 Packets Green Jelly – […]

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Reindeer Biscuits | Easy Christmas Treat to Make | Kids Recipe

These Reindeer Biscuits are a favourite of ours at Christmas time and are super easy to make. I make the icing and then the kids take over the rest. They are great for Christmas parties, for giving as gifts and of course on Christmas day.
See our video below on how to make the reindeer biscuits:

What […]

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Easy Chocolate Brownies | Kids Recipe

We have been searching for a super easy Chocolate Brownie recipe. After much trial and error, a bit of experimenting (and a lot of brownie eating!!) we’re finally happy with this one. It’s simple enough that my 9 year old daughter can make it completely on her own without any help. Something she is very […]

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How to Train a Dragon 2 | Jumping Castle Birthday Party

How to Train a Dragon 2 Birthday Cake
My little love turned 6 last week. He loves everything about ‘How to Train a Dragon 2’ so it was not a surprise that he wanted this theme for his Birthday cake.
I hired the number ‘6’ cake tin from my local cake decorating shop and used ideas from […]

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Berry & Yoghurt Crunch | Breakfast in a Glass

This delicious recipe is inspired by Donna Hay’s Berry & Yoghurt Crumble and is super easy to make.  Perfect for a weekend breakfast, these every day ingredients can be altered to suit different tastes and you could even add in dried fruit, nuts or sultanas.
You can choose any type of yoghurt (low fat, full fat, […]

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Chocolate Apricot Fudge | The Easy Recipe

I’ve been making this chocolate treat for at least 15 years. A friend of a friend made and brought it along to a bbq and she kindly told me the recipe. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. It’s just four ingredients and a few minutes to make.
What You Need

1 Packet 375gm Dark Chocolate Melts […]

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ANZAC Biscuits | A Delicious Aussie Classic Recipe

ANZAC Biscuit Recipe
The mouth-watering combination of butter, oats, coconut and golden syrup make these biscuits irresistible, especially straight out of the oven.  Families all over the country make dozens of these delights to enjoy on ANZAC day, however they are such a great biscuit worth making all year round.  Perfect for picnics, school snacks or […]

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Easy Easter Egg Biscuits

When looking for an Easter Treat that isn’t chocolate, we turned to biscuits. And when making treats for a whole class at school, it’s got to be quick and easy.
These Easter Egg Biscuits are simply Arnotts Arrowroot biscuits with white icing on top and decorated with glitter icing pens.
Tip with the icing – just use […]

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Easy Pancakes for kids to make

Pancakes. They’re a staple at our house. Great for breakfast… and even occasionally for dinner, when you are all out of ideas!
There is no need to buy the pre-packaged stuff at the shops, this recipe works every time. You only need a few basic ingredients to make them from scratch and it’s easy enough the […]

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Cake in a Mug Cooking Lesson for Kids

Last term my son’s reception teacher sent a note home asking the children to bring a mug to school for their maths lesson.  What a great way to learn about measuring, counting and timing by combining these activities with a fun cooking lesson.  This recipe is very simple and the kids can make it all by themselves.  Little […]

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Chocolate Coconut Slice | Recipe

This is a super simple recipe the kids can help with that takes about 10 minutes to prepare and just a little longer to cook.  It’s a sweet treat for play dates, after school or to enjoy with a hot cuppa.
You Will Need:

3 Weetbix biscuits
1 cup (85g) desiccated coconut
1/2 cup (120g) raw caster sugar
1 cup (150g) […]

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Simple: Let the Birthday Child Draw on their Cake

Have you spent hours stressing, researching, agonising and slaving over your child’s birthday cake?
Well when I saw this cake for the first time, I couldn’t believe it. It’s such a simple idea, but Oh so gorgeous. And unique!
Cover a cake with white fondant and then let the Birthday child decorate it with food colour markers. […]

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Easter Egg Cupcakes

Easter = Easter Eggs and this year, once again, the generosity of family and friends plus the very naughty Easter bunny has left our kitchen with far too much chocolate for two little people!
This quick and easy idea always does the rounds at Easter and so the kids decided to ‘donate’ a few of their solid eggs […]

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Pavlova Recipe | It’s easier than you think

I have always loved Pavlova but thought it was too hard to make. About 17 years ago (Ok, that makes me sound ancient) I went to a bbq and the lovely host served up a beautiful Pavlova and convinced me that it really wasn’t very hard to make. So I took her recipe and gathered […]

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Stiletto Cupcakes

How super cute are these ‘Stiletto’ cupcakes? This Birthday Cake idea was sent in by one of our Play & Go readers Jan for her daughter’s 7th Birthday.
These were based on a recipe found on US Today Show here (scroll down) or you can watch the video above for instructions.
They used flat rectangular Malt biscuits […]

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Chewy Chocolate Cookies | Easy Recipe for Kids

I’ve had this recipe for Chewy Chocolate Cookies for years – I think I cut it out from a box of cocoa originally. My kids love these cookies and are always asking to make them. They are great as a treat for afternoon tea; to take to a friend’s or packaged up to give as […]

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Little Blue Bird Birthday | How to Make a Chocolate Smash Cake

My daughter’s 7th Birthday was a blue bird theme. Her birthday is just before Easter so we were lucky to find some gorgeous little birds from the Bed Bath n Table Easter decoration range to hang on some twigs from the garden. A birdy tea towel was used to decorate the front of the table.
Blue […]

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Kids Rocky Road | As Easy as 1 2 3!

Rocky Road is a favourite treat in our house, but the kiddy version – not the ‘real’ variety!  It’s a sweet treat that makes a great little thank you gift, perfect for parties, picnics and as an after dinner sweet. Using only 3 ingredients, this is a quick, easy recipe that the kids can help with […]

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