Got a craving for something sweet? Indulge your senses with puddings and cakes!
View a selection of delicious pasta dishes that you can cook any night of the week
Not your average chicken dishes - be original and spice up your chicken
Quick and easy, or gourmet, a selection of meat dishes for the whole family
Nutritious and affordable - so many ways to add fish to your dining table
Delight the family with a selection of old favourites and new ways with veggies
I scoured the Internet looking for the best soup recipes I could find.
When you are working on a teeny-weeny budget for the festive season, making or baking your own gifts and festive fare can save you lots. Here are some simple ideas and inspiration to get you started.
There’s no better way to welcome guests over the festive season than with this cheerful twist on the traditional Christmas wreath
Try this alternative to boring scrambled eggs. Make a fresh chive pesto and turn ordinary scrambled eggs into a royal feast. The pesto will last for a few days in the fridge.
Would you have enjoyed a lunch box filled with chopped up raw vegetables, a soggy tomato sandwich or perhaps cold leftover cooked green beans or pumpkin from last night’s supper, just because it is good for you?
It can be frustrating when catering for a special event or party and not being able to find nice cookie cutters. During December I made a variety of Christmas cookies - and couldn't find any nice cookie cutters and ended up making my own shapes. Recycled aluminium cans are perfect for making your own cookie cutters.
If you are looking for gift ideas for a BFF or close friend, making a cupcake bouquet is easy if you have a few basic baking and icing skills. Alternatively, you can buy ready made cupcakes and add your own icing to make a cupcake bouquet. Great idea as a party table centrepiece.
Although it doesn't feel like spring in many parts of the country today, this watermelon drinks cooler will definitely come in handy when the temperatures start to soar. It's also a fun way to dress up drinks for a special celebration or party.
Add colour and pattern to your cookies and cakes in a convenient spray can with the Colour Mist Spray from Wilton. Spray food colouring is perfect for decorating fondant and sugarpaste, or adding the final touch to a buttercream creation.
So you've seen all those gorgeous cupcakes decorated with royal icing, and hundreds of yummie cookie ideas topped off with royal icing, but still don't know the secret to royal icing. Here's how to make the best royal icing...
Just in time for the festive celebrations, learn how to carve a roast turkey for presentation on your dining table. Below we offer a step-by-step on carving a turkey, as well as a video that demonstrates two ways, one technique for the kitchen and one technique to use at the table.
Gourmet cupcakes are oh so fashionable at the moment. I have seen my fair share of gorgeous cupcakes, but some cupcakes are just too gorgeous to eat. I recently featured Nicoletta on the Home-Dzine website, and they supply an enormous range of products for designing gourmet cupcakes.
What started as a humble business supplying wedding decor has transformed into a leading name in cake decor. Nicole and Ian, the names behind the Nicoletta brand, place focus on quality and innovation to supply some of the most gorgeous cake decorations on the local market.
If you enjoy cooking but quite seem to get it right when it comes to baking - like me - you will really enjoy this simple recipe for chocolate truffles. For these gorgeous chocolate truffles you can use a cake mix, rather than mix up your own and that means it's normally guaranteed to be flop proof!
It's so easy to make your own cupcake wrappers with scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper, and even fabric. Once you have the basic template shape you can put your creative thinking cap on for ways to create and decorate your cupcake wrappers.
Making your own buttermilk is easy and it's such a wonderful way to create a wide selection of recipes. Buttermilk is great for making up batter mixes, puddings and cakes. And once you discover how easy it is to make your own buttermilk, you will be whipping up a storm in the kitchen!
When you think that the average household consumes around 120 kilograms of meat a year, imagine the difference it would make if everyone consumed a single vegetarian meal per week. It's not only good for the environment - it's good for your health too!
I decided to do an article about cupcake liners and wrappings and how you can transform a ho-hum cupcake into a dreamy delicacy fit for any occasion, from birthdays to weddings. And cupcake wrappers are now available in South Africa.
Intimidated by the head, bones and a perception of complicated rules and techniques many people shy away from cooking fish at home. Follow these few easy steps from Ocean Jewels fish and you’ll forever be spoilt and never again settle for less than super fresh fish cooked to perfection.
These little blocks of goodness are perfect for pasta dishes, to top roasted vegetables, to insert into a roast chicken, season fish, slather meat, throw into smoothies, and add into whatever is your favourite food for the day.
Eggs should be kept refrigerated, whether in the shell, egg mixtures or prepared egg dishes. In fact, eggs should not be left at room temperature for more than 2 hours, and that includes preparation time.
If you've have leftover party snacks or large amounts of food from entertaining make sure that you store them correctly.
Don't just settle for coffee when you can brew up your own personal coffee blend.
Buying a whole chicken in generally cheaper than buying chicken pieces, plus when you cut up your own whole chicken you can cut it up exactly the way that you want it. Here's how to cut up a whole chicken and save yourself a few Rands.
A cheese platter needs no occasion, but it is a wonderful addition to any festive gathering. Whether being served as a starter or in the place of a dessert, the secret ingredient is diversity.
A part of Indian cuisine, a chapati is an unleavened bread that is made using chapati flour, or whole-wheat flour.
Invite friends and family over for a Springbok party when South Africa plays their next game in the tournament. Here are a few fun suggestions to really get your guests into the spirit of things...
Even though they have just as many calories than a slice of cake, you just feel less guilty. It’s a bite sized indulgence every woman deserves more than once in awhile, so go for the entire experience !
Sounds like a simple concept, but is rinsing them in cold water enough to remove pesticides.
Food safety is a hot topic for those sweltering summer braais, cookouts and picnics. Follow these food safety tips to keep your family and friends free of foodborne disease.
The new Philips AirFryer is a revolution in home cooking that doesn’t require oil in the cooking process, allowing you to fry a variety of tasty meals which are simple, healthy and fast.
If you're tired of eating peanut butter sandwiches and spending a fortune on lunches, we take a look at some healthy and creative lunch options. Taking the time to prepare and pack a healthy lunch is one of the many ways to trim your budget - and your waistline.
With meat becoming more and more a luxury buy, chicken could well be the most affordable food to prepare for your family. However, there are do's and don'ts when it comes to freezing, defrosting, handling and cooking chicken.
Pumpkin seeds can be roasted, boiled, dehydrated and even microwaved. They make a healthy snack or a tasty addition to salads, soups, sautéed vegetables and baked goods.
ABOVE: Selection of Valentine treats
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ABOVE: Chocolate mug cakes
ABOVE: Colourful rainbow party desserts and treats
ABOVE: Chocolate ganache hearts
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ABOVE: Red velvet ice cream cake
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ABOVE: Ideas for Valentine's day treats and gifts
ABOVE: Make a rainbow cake
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Pasta & Pastry Dishes
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ABOVE: A selection of potjie recipes
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ABOVE: Slow roasted tomatoes
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ABOVE: New Potato Salad
ABOVE: Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes
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