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Oct 22, 2012

{Recipe} Mini Ham and Pea Frittatas

I was feeling inventive today so I threw these ingredients into a bowl, mixed them up and made these tasty toddler sized frittatas. My one regret is not lining the bases of the muffin tray with baking paper as they stuck a little (and I had a feeling they would).

Dora’s response to these were “Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!” They got a big thumbs up from her.

Makes 6 (but of course you could double the ingredients to make a dozen).

2 eggs, whisked
2 tbs of cottage cheese
1 handful of chopped fresh parsley
50g leg ham, chopped
1/4 cup of peas (I used frozen)
2 tbs milk
1/4 cup cheddar or tasty cheese plus some extra to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 200˚c. Add all of the ingredients to the whisked eggs and combine well. Line 6 holes of a 12 hole muffin tray with baking paper and divide the mixture evenly between those 6 holes. Sprinkle extra cheese on top of each. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

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Oct 14, 2012

Sunday Sweeties Recipe Linky #20 ~ Golden Banana Mini Muffins

These are a cute little lunch box snack that I made during the week. They were very quick to prepare and are tasty.

2 ripe bananas
1½ cups SR flour (or wholemeal SR)
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbs milk of your choice
1/3 cup golden syrup
1 egg

Blend egg, golden syrup, milk and one banana (roughly sliced) until smooth. Add oil bit by bit and blend again to combine.

Slowly add wet ingredients to the flour and stir gently to combine.

Mash half of the remaining banana and fold into mixture.

Spoon mixture into a greased mini muffin tray (12 hole). I filled each almost to the top but not over.

Top each with little half slices of remaining banana.

Bake in a moderate oven (180˚c) for 10-12 minutes or until just started to turn a light golden colour.

Pop them out of the muffin tray and allow to cool on a wire rack.

My mix made 24 mini muffins.


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Oct 12, 2012

{Recipe} Corn and Carrot Fritters

This recipe couldn’t have been easier to throw together out of items I had on hand. I made the fritters toddler sized and Dora scoffed down four of them as quickly as I could cook them.

1 420g tin no added salt corn kernels
½ cup plain flour
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 medium carrot, grated
2 spring onions, finely chopped
Spray olive oil

In a large mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients.
Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and spray with olive oil.
Dollop five tablespoon sized circles of mixture around the pan.
Flip after a few minutes or when the base is starting to go golden.

This mix made 24 deliciously imperfect little fritters.

(They can be frozen).

Adult sized ones would be nice with a bit more seasoning and served with a tomato and avocado salsa.


Sep 27, 2012

{Recipe} Toddler Sized Pizza

Hardly a revolutionary recipe (if I can even call it a recipe) but it was a huge hit in this house.

I made four mini pizzas.

What I used:
Tomato Paste
Small piece of zucchini
Small chunk of sweet potato or pumpkin
Grated pizza cheese or mozzarella
Round sandwich thins (a great size for small hands)

~ some diced ham or chicken would be nice on it too.

What I did:
I cubed a small piece sweet potato and zucchini to roast in a hot oven (180˚ – 200˚) for 20 minutes. Then I assembled the pizza.
I spread the sauce, sprinkled a little bit of cheese (hubby’s tip), put the veges on and topped it with some more cheese to hold the veges on once cooked.

I put them in a 180˚c oven for 8 minutes and served them cut into quarters.

A very successful meal. Needless to say, they did not last long.

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Sep 4, 2012

Muffin Pan Meatloaf

I often make meatloaf for my husband and B1 and B2 have tried it on a few occasions.

I love this idea of making mini meatloaves for toddlers. I have wanted to try this for a while and have finally got around to it. Using a muffin tin, it made the perfect size meatloaves for little hands.


500gms of mince. (Use whatever type of mince you like. I usually use beef mince, though this time I used turkey mince. I have also used chicken mince and pork mince in the past).
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 Egg
1 grated carrot
2 sticks of celery diced
1 onion diced
3/4 cup Tomato paste

This made a large meat loaf for hubby and 6 muffin size meatloaves for the twins.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: approx 30-35 minutes for toddler size, 40-45 minutes for large.


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Aug 23, 2012

Bread Quiche – Man Size and Toddler Size

A few days ago I told you about my search for something I could make with my almost full loaf of stale bread. Read that post here.

This is what I decided on, and for something that was spur of the moment and just a way of using up stale bread, I must say I am very happy with the result.

In the end I made up my own recipe but the ideas stemmed from here and here.

Bread Quiche

                         Man Size                                                        Toddler size




10-12 Slices of day old/ stale bread
6 Eggs
1/2 cup Milk
Approx 6 Slices of Ham
1 Capsicum
2 Tablespoons Cottage Cheese
1 Cup Grated Cheese
1 Onion
1 Tomato



Preheat oven to 190 degrees.

Line the base of a casserole dish with bread, cutting the slices to fit as needed. Line the sides too.


Rip the bread slices to fit the muffin tray for the toddler size. I broke the slices into four then used the sticking up corners to cover the cup. Press little bits of bread into the bottom to fill any gaps.

In a bowl, mix all the other ingredients together (leaving out 1/2 of the grated cheese).

Distribute mixture evenly between the casserole dish and the muffin cups.

Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.


Bake in the oven for Approx 25 mins for the toddler size, and 40-45 mins for the man size quiche.



I stored the toddler size quiches in a container in the fridge. I cut the man size quiche into 3 slices and hubby took one slice to work for lunch the next day. The other two I froze in containers. I must add that he came home and said, “That bread thing was beautiful.”

The twins have been devouring theirs for snacks and at lunch time.

So there we have it, a way to use up stale bread. An easy and yummy recipe. This is something I will definitely make again.


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Aug 20, 2012

{Recipe Review} Apple and Custard Muffins

I flicked this recipe over to mum via email a few weeks ago and bless her, she showed up yesterday with a batch of these delicious muffins. You could possibly use canned pie apple for this but I prefer to use fresh apples. (Original recipe from Cooking for Busy Mums).

There’s a few steps but they are easy. Enjoy.

Cook the apple:
1. Peel and core one large apple.
2. Cut into cubes.
3. Place in a small saucepan with enough water to cover and cook until apple starts to go tender.
4. Remove from heat and strain off water set aside in a small bowl.

Prepare the custard:
Mum used packet Custard Powder as it is easy to prepare and have on hand.
Prepare as per packet directions.
1. Place custard powder, sugar and a small amount of milk into the saucepan you cooked the apples in and form a paste.
2. Gradually add the remainder of the milk and whisk.
3. Keep whisking while on a moderate heat stove top until it thickens.
4. Remove from heat and set aside.

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1/2 Cup Caster Sugar
1/4 Cup light olive oil
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Aug 7, 2012

{Recipe} Tuna Mornay

This is a very popular meal in our house. I make small ones in ramekins for Dora and a large family sized one for hubby and I.


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