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Shake Cake Dessert Served

The Shake Cake

I love a recipe that utilizes convenience foods in a quirky way. I came across a recipe recently for a “Dump Cake”. The name is very off-putting but basically it is tinned fruit poured into a cake pan, sprinkled with unprepared cake mix and topped with butter. The whole concoction is baked to achieve what […]

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spaghetti meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Was there ever such classic dishes as spaghetti and meatballs and spaghetti bolognese? Such dishes have graced household tables all over the world and the recipes for each are as diverse as the countries they appear in. There is probably an official recipe for both dishes but as usual I’ve concocted a recipe that appeals […]

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Beef rendang

Beef Rendang Padang Style

Memories of my childhood always conjure images of my mother and her family’s cooking. My parents are originally from Indonesia and one of my favourite Indonesian dishes is Beef Rendang or Rendang Daging which is a “dry” beef curry. Essentially a rendang is an intensely fragrant beef curry, cooked slowly over a low flame and […]

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Asian Dishes

Quick Convenience

Life gets busy. That’s the truth. Not everyone has a village to help raise kids or to keep up with chores. I often have to find shortcuts where I can to make keeping on top of everything more achievable. This includes with serving meals. My family members all live overseas so I’ve found raising a […]

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