Tim Tam Slice

I wanted to try a new slice creation when asked to ‘bring a plate’ to a friend’s BBQ the other week. Normally I take my rocky road, or lemon slice, but with a packet of Tim Tams sitting in the…

Cocktail Hour: Iced Tea G & T

If I was to pick a summer alcoholic drink, besides Pimms or champagne, it would almost certainly be a Gin & Tonic. For it partners beautifully with the warmer weather, offering a refreshing addition to a  summer afternoon BBQ or…

Christmas 2017

And just like that, another festive season has come and gone. But what a festive season it was! We headed to Melbourne to spend Christmas with my family this year, but our celebrations started well before then. For knowing we…

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season – from my family to yours! I hope that your day is filled with lots of food, love and laughter. I know that’s certainly our plan!

Fancy Fruit Platter

With the festivities of the Christmas season now in full swing, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite additions to the family breakfast table.  For when the sun is shining, and day ahead is filled with family…

Nutty Date & Chocolate Slice

My two eldest girls can be quite challenging when it comes to food. Miss C will happily eat avocado, mangoes and prawn dumplings by the bucket load, but is generally not all that food focused at meal times (preferring instead…

Cocktail Hour: Iced Peach Bellini

Yes, friends, cocktail season continues in the MCP household, and I am having a lot of fun creating some new drinks to add to our entertaining repertoire. This particular cocktail was inspired by the beautiful peaches I came across during…

Peach and Lemon cake

Do you have something that you like the idea of, more than you actually like? For me, one such thing is  cake. Sure I love creating and baking cakes, but the eating part – yeah not so much. I tend…

Cocktail Hour: Pimm’s Jug

In what I suspect will be a regular feature this Summer, I couldn’t help but put a cocktail on the menu when we had friends around for a BBQ recently. And while I was tempted to serve another Santorini Sunrise,…