Delicious recipes to feed the whole family

Pain au Chorizo

Croissant dough: it’s not rocket science. It’s actually more difficult than that. The recipe that follows is not traditional, but…

3 Kid-friendly smoothie recipes with Whaiora smoothie blends

We’ve partnered with New Zealand-made smoothie blend Whaiora to create these delicious recipes. Adding Whaiora smoothie blends into our kids’…

Amazeballs – Bliss balls for a healthy treat

Have you hopped on board the bliss balls bandwagon yet?  These power-packed little snacks keep you full for ages. They’re packed with healthy…

Apricot and Chocolate Chip Biscuits Recipe

Apricot and chocolate go together superbly. And this recipe for apricot and chocolate chip biscuits will have you saying, ‘who stole the…

Bacon and pea mini meatloaves

A yummy variation on standard meatloaf … Bacon and Pea Mini Meatloaves

Banana and White Chocolate Muffins

Ingredients: 3 small bananas, mashed 1 3/4 c plain flour 1/2 c sugar 1/4 c brown sugar 1 tsp baking…

Banana Cake Spring Rolls

Don’t underestimate your capacity for novelty puddings. A rather whimsical creation, this is inspired by a pudding I had at…

Beef Nachos

Beef Nachos is a great last-minute dinner when you have only a few minutes and have run out of energy and…

Breakfast oat cups

Ok so these have to be one of the greatest and easiest breakfast ideas around. I have completely fallen in…

Caribbean Barbecue Chicken Marinade – Nadia Lim recipe

If you like a fiery barbecue chicken marinade, then you need this recipe in your life! Get some Caribbean spice…

Carrot & zuchinni crepes

Try this free dinner recipe – Carrot & Zuchinni Crepes – meals for families on a budget. 

Cheese and pasta bake

Try this free recipe – a very simple Pasta dish to suit the kids – Pasta and Cheese Bake

Cheesy Muffins

This easy cheese muffins recipe with no butter is quick to create – and the result makes a great school…

Chicken and Bacon Shells

Try this free recipe – Chicken and Bacon Shells – an easy dinner for families on a budget – Chicken…

Chicken, bacon and cheese parcels

Try this quick and easy dinner recipe for the whole family … CHICKEN, BACON & CHEESE PARCELS

Chilli with a difference

Try this simple free recipe, an introduction to Mexican style food — a Soft Tortilla meal that the kids will…

Chocolate & Fruit Easter Buns

Hot Cross Buns are an Easter tradition in New Zealand.  Here’s a twist on an old recipe, combining both of…

Chocolate brownie

Lovely served warm with ice cream as dessert, or as a special lunchbox treat – this brownie is simple and…

Christmas Day recipes

With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the time to start collecting your Christmas Day recipes, and planning your Christmas…

Classic Anzac Biscuits Recipe

There are lots of different recipes available for Anzac Biscuits, many of which have evolved over time. This is one…

Creamy chicken casserole

This recipe has been a winner amongst the Kiwi Families team.  It is a delicious, creamy chicken dish which is…

Easter Yoghurt Bark

I’ve been thinking about making yoghurt bark for a while now. And I thought, what better time than Easter to give…

Easy cheese scones recipe

I’m sure your kids will love this easy cheese scones recipe as much as ours do. Cheese scones have to be…

Easy Corn Fritters recipe

This easy corn fritter recipe is about as quick and easy a meal as you could hope for. Serve them…

Easy roasted vegetables

Roasted vegetables are so easy, nutritious and great when you don’t have the luxury of time to fiddle around in the…

Five minute chocolate mug cake

Try this free recipe – a quick & easy dessert – 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake – for you &…

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread men cookies are a fantastic cookie to make with your little ones. You could have them help you make the…

Homemade Muesli

This is my all time favourite homemade muesli recipe. My Mum showed it to me a few years back and…

Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

It takes a little time and preparation to make homemade preserves, but it’s time worth taking. Preserves prevent wasted vegetables,…

How to make dairy-free coconut yoghurt

If you don’t know how to make dairy-free coconut yoghurt, prepared to be surprised at just how simple it is!…

Jambalaya

Easy, one pot cooking with delicious results keeps everyone in the family happy.  Jambalaya is one such dish, made famous…

Jon Toogood’s lemon curd

This easy-as-pie lemon curd was Jon Toogood’s Mum’s recipe, and she got it from her mum. I always loved it…

Lemon Banana Muffins Recipe

It’s pretty well agreed now that the amount of sugar we are consuming in modern western society isn’t doing us…

Lemon hazelnut with honey cream & blueberry cake

A modern twist on an old classic, the Victoria sandwich. I love cream, I love berries and I love nuts….

Lemon loaf for dad

You can’t beat a spot of DIY on Fathers Day, especially when your efforts are matched with the most delicious…

Lemon roast potato

This lemon roast potato recipe is just delicious! You can serve these as a side with most meals, and they…

Lemon syrup loaf

This sugary sweet citrusy treat is just calling out to be enjoyed with a cup of tea mid-morning.

Make your own fruit leather

There’s often lots of gorgeous fruit around in most seasons now, and fruit leather is a good way to make use…

Mezze platter

Try this free recipe – Mezze Platter – a quick and easy meal for families on a budget.

Mini bacon and egg toast cups

These have to be one of the easiest recipes to whip up for the family. Mini bacon and egg toast…

Nadia Lim’s Mexican Street Corn

The Food Show Wellington kicks off for another year and the capital is sure to be buzzing from May 11…

Old Fashioned Lemon Cordial Concentrate

Most of us, in the North Island of New Zealand at least, have access to a lemon tree, either our…

Piñata Cookies

Cookies are delicious, but these cookies are even more delicious because they have a chocolate surprise inside! They are reasonably…

Plum and ginger chicken stir-fry

This lovely stir-fry is perfect for a quick midweek family meal.  The ginger in the dish makes it particularly wonderful…

Pumpkin, bacon and pasta

Try this pumpkin based free recipe with bacon and pasta — a tasty family dinner meal on a budget – Pumpkin,…

Quick, easy, mid-week meal ideas

Very busy during the working week? We provide free quick & easy meal recipes for busy families via links direct…

Raspberry Cordial Concentrate

Raspberry Cordial Concentrate is, of course, what Anne of Green Gables thought she was serving to her friend (who then became…

Red noodles

Try this free recipe – Red Noodles – an easy dinner for families on a budget.

San choy bau recipe

The kids will love this quick & easy stir fry recipe … San Choy Bau

Secret Chocolate Cake with Berry Jam

Easy to make and super moreish, this special secret chocolate cake includes jam, which makes it extra yummy.  This recipe…

Stained glass window cookies

Lollies and biscuits combined: what child would say no? I used lollipops for these and it worked brilliantly, just hit…

Strawberry and biscotti sundae

Treat yourself and the kids to a delicious  Strawberry and Biscotti Sundae. 

Sunflower, sesame and pesto crackers

Fittingly, Sunflower, sesame and pesto crackers are modified from a recipe on the internet. They sound really unlikely to work, but…

Sweet and sour pork

Try this free dinner recipe – Sweet and Sour Pork – for families on a budget.

Tropical Ginger Smoothie recipe

We’re enjoying the last of the summer sun with all sorts of yummy smoothies at the moment. We’ve been experimenting…

Tuna and potato rissoles

Get some fish into the kids with this quick and easy dinner recipe …TUNA & POTATO RISSOLES

Vegetarian Empanadas

If you’ve ever traveled through South America, then I’m sure you’ll love empanadas as much as me. Empanadas can be…

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