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Weekend recipe: Choc Philly Choc Chunk Cookies

Choc Philly Choc Chunk Cookies

During school holidays it seems almost impossible to keep up with the food demands of a house filled with kids and teens. Baking is definitely something that stretches that food budget further and usually I’ve got the ingredients sitting in the cupboard ready to go. Or I’ll improvise. This week’s improvisation came about because of

Back to 1973: the food and the fashion

BabyMac's 1973 dinner party

The reason for my embracing winter in Australia and taking a trip to New South Wales’ Southern Highlands? An invitation too good to refuse, that’s what. My good friend Mrs Woog is turning 40 next month and she happily agreed to start her birthday festival at a BabyMac-hosted dinner, which celebrated all things 1973 …

Weekend recipe: chicken and vegetable sausage rolls

Recipe: chicken and vegetable sausage rolls

As with most of the recipes I feature here on the blog, they first get a showing on Instagram. I don’t know what it is with the people who follow Styling You on Instagram. They are always bang up for a foodie image and I like it. Sweet stuff usually gets a good response but so

Weekend recipe: flourless peanut butter chocolate cake

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

I’ve been baking cakes since I was about nine years old. Back when all I had at my disposal for mixing them was an old rotary beater from the ’60s. Apparently those beaters are worth a bit now … collectors’ items … wish I’d kept it instead of getting so excited at the arrival of

Weekend recipe: mulled wine

Recipe | Mulled Wine

It’s been a long time between weekend recipes, Stylers. I apologise. The thing is we haven’t actually had a lot of down time over the weekend of late. May disappeared in sea of kids’ social commitments and we hit the first weekend in June a little bit excited at the prospect of NO SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES.

13 things I’m loving right now

Fire pit, red wine, soft pants and emu australia boots

Hello winter. I see you. I feel you in my toes and I embrace you with all your wool and mulled-wine goodness. I am so lucky where I live that winter is fleeting and usually comes with mild daytime temperatures. It’s not an inconvenience at all. Especially as I know that in three months’ time

Weekend recipe: key lime pie

Recipe: Key Lime Pie

Editor’s note:  I’m away this week. Helping me out are some of my blogging friends. Because I commission these posts and these bloggers are helping me to keep my blog running while I’m away from regular duties, I’ll also be paying them for their contributions. Today, say hello to the beautiful Emily from The Beetle Shack.

Weekend recipe: Sarah Wilson’s Chia and Quinoa Parfait

Sarah Wilson's Chia and Quinoa Parfait | I Quit Sugar #iqs

I first met Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) five years ago at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat. This was long before it became a supermarket staple. And boy, did I go to lengths to track it down after that weekend. The reason? It’s not technically a grain but as someone who is gluten intolerant, it’s proved to be an amazing grain

Weekend recipe: roasted stone fruit

Roasted stone fruit recipe

We get a weekly fruit delivery. And have done so for quite some time. It helps to make me look like an efficient home manager because it means there is always fruit for everyone’s lunch box and snacking. Lately though, we’ve been left with a lot of fruit at the end of the week. Fruit

Weekend recipe: Cadbury Creme Egg self-saucing pudding

Cadbury Creme Egg self-saucing pudding

I remember tasting my first Cadbury Creme Egg. It was Easter (of course). I was 12 and we were in the UK, where we had been living and holidaying for the previous five months. I couldn’t get my head around them at first. I mean the stuff inside looks like raw egg. But being a

Weekend recipe: prawn, pumpkin and haloumi salad

Prawn, pumpkin and haloumi salad

Most weeks I have a bit of a menu planning thing going on Monday to Friday. It just helps me when the days get a little crazy and the “what’s for dinner?” questions get fired at me from the moment I pick up the youngest from school. Mr SY has learned NOT to ask on

Weekend recipe: Beverley’s vodka lemon rosemary cocktail

Vodka lemon rosemary cocktail

Editor’s note: My friend Beverley, aka BabyMac, is at it again. The second edition of her iPad magazine has been released to celebrate autumn and I’m stoked to have her here today sharing a cocktail recipe from the magazine. And never fear, there isn’t actually lamb in the drink. Cheers! While the shift to autumn

Weekend recipe: slow cooker poached pears

Slow cooker poached pears

With all the rain that’s be gracing my corner of the world, I feel like I’ve had a head start on all things autumn-y. The crisp white wine has been swapped with a red or two. We’ve embraced curries again and last night even a slow-roast lamb. Truth be told, I think I just like to embrace

Weekend recipe: Jamie Oliver’s Jiggy Jiggy greens

Jamie Oliver's Jiggy Jiggy Greens

We are card-carrying members of the Jamie Oliver fan club around these parts and have been since the first time he whacked up anything in the kitchen. I even sat front row in the mid ’90s at the first-ever live shows he did in Australia. We own some of his cookware AND every cookbook he’s

Weekend recipe: Shady chocolate martini

Chocolate Martini

It’s been some time between drinks. I’m talking drinks on the blog, not actually what passes my lips. Particularly on a Friday. So, when my girlfriend and author Kim Morrison posted on Facebook last weekend that she and nutritionist Cyndi O’Meara needed recipe testers for their up-coming chocolate recipe e-book, I was on the email

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