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Party Food Ideas

Party food. It’s not just all cupcakes and fairy bread (although they are definitely a favourite around here) Get creative in the kitchen with these great kids party recipes.


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Make Your Own Sushi

Did you know that making sushi doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated? Our kids love rolling up their sleeves (and their lunch) and I mean there are worse things in the world than a few bits of stray sticky rice around your kitchen right? We even whip this up fresh before school some mornings, to be honest it’s usually the morning after we have chicken schnitzel for dinner, because that’s my kids sushi go to – but...

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Adelaide’s Best Cookies and Biscuits

This one is for the cookie and biscuit lovers! Brace your taste buds for a rollercoaster of flavour because the Kids in Adelaide team have done the hard yards just in time for World Cookie Day, December 4th, thanks for asking, to uncover Adelaide’s best sugar wizards. You know, the ones turning dough into pure magic. We have been on a mission to prove that Adelaide isn’t just famous for its festivals, hills and wine; we’ve got...

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Batchface Cookies, Adelaide

We recently had Jen from Batchface make some custom Kids In Adelaide cookies for guests to take home from a recent event and they were a hit! Not only did they look incredible, they also tasted delicious! (As in, we had people email us the next day to tell us how yummy their cookie was!) If you are looking for cookies as birthday party favours, as a gift or just cause you feel like treating yourself, Batchface has you covered! Batchface is...

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Pop It Chocolates

Fidget toys are so hot right now, loads of kids in Adelaide schools etc seem to have them. What a craze! We found another fun use for those [slightly annoying but ever consuming] trending pop it figit toys. Use them as a chocolate mould! Look, we are not going to claim it as our own idea, but we did have to give it a crack when we came accross it online, and we are pretty chuffed with the results. What a fun school holidays idea! What you will...

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Pancake Board (GLUTEN Free)

As of about five seconds ago, when I was chatting to my friend Lisa from @feeding_elli ‘Pancake Boards’ are my new favourite thing in the entire universe. When I fall for something (food mostly) I fall HARD. This little beauty is completely Gluten Free, but you know – do what ever. I never know what snack to make when the kids have GF friends over. Lisa has nailed it. Check out her little local page some time, dedicated to...

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Scones

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups SR Flour Pinch of salt 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup water 1 tsp sugar 30g chopped cold butter suggested optional flavours Handful of: Frozen raspberries and white chocolate chips OR Frozen or fresh blueberries OR Sultanas OR Grated cheese and chopped chives Rub in the butter METHOD: Place butter and flour together in a large bowl and rub with your fingers until resembles breadcrumbs. Add sugar, milk and water and chosen flavour, if...

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Apricot + Coconut Balls

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a chef I am not. So when I find a recipe that a) is easyb) I already have the ingredients forc) gets eaten I am sold. 2 cups of dried apricots2 cups of desiccated coconut1 tin condensed milk Whack it all in the food processor. I used my Magimix because it’s an absolute GEM for this kind of thing. Blend it all together until you’re left with a lump of apricot yumminess.Roll it...

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Cacao Banana Cake

CACAO BANANA CAKE  This Cacao Banana Cake is healthy, easy baking. A nice little recipe for after school. Yum! Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins Makes 15 pieces Method: PREHEAT fan forced oven to 180°C (200°C conventional). LINE a medium baking tin with greaseproof paper. IN one bowl combine all the wet ingredients, perfect for a Magimix! IN a separate bowl, sift and combine all the dry ingredients. GENTLY combine the two mixtures and pour into lined...

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Cleaned-Up Bubble Bars

Cleaned-Up Bubble Bars These look scrumptious! Thanks to Simple Nourishment for the great snack idea! This is a great one bowl recipe to use with a Magimix Cook Expert Ingredients: Prep: 15 mins Set: 2 hours gluten free, dairy free 2 cups puffed rice or rice bubbles 1 cup desiccated coconut 2 tbs chia seeds 2 tbs cacao powder 1⁄4 cup coconut oil 1⁄2 cup honey Method: LINE a medium baking tin with greaseproof paper. IN a large bowl, combine the...

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Nan’s Beasty Balls

makes around 40 balls Great for kids birthday parties! Ingredients: 500g minced beef either pre bought or minced using the Magimix ½ cup of breadcrumbs – made using the Magimix ½ cup crunchy peanut butter – can be left out if there are nut allergies 2 teaspoons of vegemite 2 teaspoons of curry powder 1 medium size carrot – grated using Magmix 4 cubes of Meredith Dairy marinated goat cheese (can be substituted with a small square of Danish feta...

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Mini Banana Walnut Muffins

Thanks to the team at Simple Nourishment, we have a great recipe to get the July school holidays up and running with some deliciousness. “…With some children finishing school this week, and others finishing next week, you may not want to think about the school holidays but they are coming, so what better way to meet them other than head on and organised!   For us, time in the kitchen is therapeutic and lovely and warm and fuzzy, we...

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Chewy Almond Butter Bars

CHEWY ALMOND BUTTER BARS from Simple Nourishment After school activities less the mess! With after school activities in full swing for this term, we’re always needing ways to get from A to B and maybe even C with stable energy levels that ensures children are fueled for the learning ahead. But let’s be honest, processed packaged ‘stuff’ just doesn’t do the job! And, while we’re being honest, if we’re...

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Crunchy Seed Bars

Crunchy Seed Bars from Simple Nourishment There’s just a couple of things you need to know about this recipe. Firstly, they are EASY to make. Secondly, they are DELICIOUS. Perfect for a school lunch box, or to have on hand for that afternoon craving you get when you realise you’ve been so frantic all day that you haven’t eaten anything since breakfast! The details: Prep: 8 minutesCook: 15 minutesMakes: 15 pieces Ingredients: 1...

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Lemon and Cashew Balls

These are an easy, yummy, healthy way to provide a super snack. The kids can help make them, and they’d be scrumptious in a lunch box or for an after school nibble. Yummo! Thanks to Simple Nourishment for such a yummy treat. What you really want to know is: These only take about 12 minutes to makeThis amount of ingredients makes 12 ballsThe balls keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeksThey are DELISH!! What you need: 1 cup dry roasted...

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Santa Cookies

These Santa cookies will make a great snack for hungry Santa this Christmas. Or, alternatively, you can just eat them yourself so that Santa doesn’t get too full and get stuck in the chimney. Ingredients: 3 Cups of flour 125 grams of melted butter 1/4 cup condensed milk 1/4 cup white sugar m and m’s Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees Line a tray with baking paper Melt butter in microwave for 15 seconds Add sugar and mix to creamy Add...

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The Best Gingerbread Recipe

The Best Gingerbread Recipe from The Colourful Housewife I have always been a bit fearful of making gingerbread, mostly because it just sounds hard because it’s ginger AND bread. I mean, sure, I have made chocolate cake before, but cakes are meant to be lots of different flavours whereas bread, well, that’s just bread. Adding ginger to it sounds all just a little too tricky to me! So, thank you Colourful Housewife for this simple...

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3 ingredient fruit cake

3-ingredient fruit cake from The Colourful Housewife An easy, delicious cake. This one would be a nice one for the holidays when you don’t really want to spend too long in the kitchen! Ingredients: 1 kilo of dried fruit 2 Cups of self raising flour 2 1/2 cups of fruit juice (or orange, peach, tropical…) Method: Place fruit and juice in a container with a lid on it and let sit over night Preheat oven to 160 degrees Add the flour into...

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Golden Rough

These Golden Rough’s only need 3 ingredients and don’t take long to make at all. Enjoy this delish recipe from The Colourful Housewife. Ingredients: 1 block of Cadbury cooking chocolate 2 teaspoons of coconut oil 1/2 Cup of coconut (add more if you like a lot of coconut) What to do: Put the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave bowl and place in the microwave on high for 1 minute When it’s melted, stir through until...

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3 ingredient Rainbow Fudge

This 3 ingredient Rainbow Fudge from The Colourful Housewife is a very versatile recipe. You can make it with different types of chocolate and biscuits so that it suits your taste but the rainbow is a kids favourite of course! Ingredients Block of white chocolate (we use Cadbury) Tin or condensed Milk Packet of chocolate plain biscuits, we use Marie or Arrowroot What to do: Break the block of chocolate into pieces and add to a microwave bowl...

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Vegetable, Bacon and Sausage Scroll

This Vegetable, Bacon and Sausage Scroll from The Colourful Housewife makes a 4kg scroll (lots to share) and would make a delicious lunch or dinner. I’m going to make this on the weekend as I think it’d be good served hot or cold. Yum! Ingredients: 1kg Sausage mince 250g bacon 2 carrots 1 large onion 1 cup broccoli 1 cup sweet potato 4 sheets puff pastry 4 sage leaves 1/2 cup parsley 1/4 cup basil 4 garlic cloves 1 egg salt &...

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Chocolate Coconut Rough Brownies

If you’re like me, then you’re probably fairly infatuated with coconut. And brownies. Some favourite easy snacks of ours involve sliced banana covered in coconut, and mixed dried fruit blended with a dash of milk and coconut oil, then rolled and covered in coconut. Mmmm. So yummy. BUT. If you want to actually make something that takes a few moments longer, requires a few more ingredients and is a WHOLE lot tastier and presentable...

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Picnic Bar Slice

This chocolate slice recipe from The Colourful Housewife is a winner. It doesn’t say you have to try to mixture as you go, but I would highly recommend it. I mean, you’ve gotta check it tastes okay right? 🙂 Picnic Bar Slice Ingredients: 1 Cup of mixed unsalted nuts 1 Block cooking chocolate, we use Cadbury 1/2 Tin of caramel (can purchase in the baking isle of your supermarket) 1 Packet of cream wafer biscuits 1 Picnic bar Method:...

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Easy Peasy Choc Chip Cookies – thanks Nan

Easy and baking are two words I like seeing next to eachother and that’s why I love this cookie recipe. Not fancy, not gourmet but definitely delicious! A great one to try with kids. You’ll need… 125g butter1 1/4 cups of brown sugar1 egg1 cup of plain flour1/4 cup of self raising flour1/2 teaspoon bicarb1/3 cup cocoa2/3 cup Choc chips, M&Ms, cranberries, or your other “chip of choice” After that… Preheat...

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Peppermint Fudge Slice

Okay everyone. Just relax. Take a deep breath. Yes, this is a peppermint. Yes, this is fudge. Yes, you will probably die of happiness when you take your first bite. Yes, yes, yes. The Colourful Housewife has done it again! Enjoy! Peppermint Fudge Slice 1 Tin of condensed milk 1 Block of white cooking chocolate 1 Packet of Marie biscuits 1 Peppermint Crisp bar 1 Block of peppermint chocolate, we use Cadbury 2 Drops of green food colouring...

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Tim Tam Cheesecake Slice

This recipe from The Colourful Housewife is pretty decadent. It’s cheesecake. It’s Tim Tams. It’s slice. It’s DELICIOUS! And, it’s not too hard to make either. Please note that in the ingredients it says 7 Tim Tams, 2 of which are used for decorating the slice. Please do not feel guilty if the remaining Tim Tams in the packet are used to decorate your lips. We would hate to waste them now wouldn’t we? 🙂 Tim...

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Rainbow Yoyos

Being South Australian, you may be mistaken for thinking this was a recipe for making Arnott’s Yoyo’s a bit more cheerful. It isn’t. It’s WAY better than that! These biscuits literally look like to a toy yoyo and you’ll want to devour them immediately. They’re THAT scrumptious. Another great recipe from The Colourful Housewife. Enjoy! Rainbow Yoyos Ingredients: 180g butter ½ cup plain flour ½ cup custard...

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Mango Cheesecake Slice

Mangoes are so, so delicious. I could eat them forever. I’d probably get a rash, but it wouldn’t stop me. This Mango Cheesecake Slice from The Colourful Housewife doesn’t take long to put together, but make sure you allow for 6 hours in the fridge when planning ahead. Yum yum yum in my tum tum tum! We hope you enjoy this and if you’d like to deliver any samples to us we’d be happy to taste test! xx Ingredients:...

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Apple Crumble Cheesecake

Apple Crumble Cheesecake So, let’s just be clear. Apple Crumble Cheesecake covers pretty much all the food groups…there’s the Fruit and Vegetables Group, the Dairy Group and the um.. Cake Group. This recipe from The Colourful Housewife will make you the magical superhero of any gathering… or you can just secretly eat it all yourself, which is my preference. Let’s get baking! Ingredients: Base: 400g can pie apple...

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Marshmallow Ballerinas

Anyone having a kids party soon? Well these will be a hit for sure! There aren’t any really clear instructions for these, but they look pretty simple to create. We originally found these on funcraftskids, but click HERE to head to the stylish board, which shows you what you need and how to put it all tu-tu-gether. Haha. We had a go at these at home with items we had in the pantry so we used: – Coconut mixed with a few drops of food...

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