Easy dessert sauce recipes that are great toppings for ice cream, puddings, waffles and more. Get the recipes for chocolate fudge sauce, passionfruit sauce, salted caramel sauce, classic vanilla custard and more.
Cooking meat in a slow cooker while still frozen is not recommended as it takes a long time for the meat to reach cooking temperature. This increases the chance of food-borne illnesses. It is alway recommended to defrost meat in the fridge before cooking it in the slow cooker.
The classic Coq au Vin or chicken in wine is traditionally complex to prepare, but the team at Western Star have created this easy Coq au Vin recipe with only four steps. It’s your time to shine in the kitchen, make the famous Coq au Vin at home with this easy recipe.
Potatoes are a fantastic kitchen staple that can be cooked in so many delicious ways, but when it comes to choosing the perfect potato for your mash, roast, stew or salad, do you know which is best? Find out the difference between waxy and floury potatoes, as well as the best varieties to choose for mashing, baking, roasting and more.
Here are some of the best comfort baking projects to make while you're at hoem, including easy sweet loaf recipes and loaf cake recipes. Get recipes for your favourites, including banana breads and pound cakes.
We have plenty of healthy dinner ideas for eggs. If you want to use up lots of eggs or you want a healthy way to add protein and nutrients to your meal, these delicious egg recipes will be perfect for you. Enjoy eggs for dinner any day of the week with these simple and easy recipes.
Here are three easy ways to thicken stew, including how to thicken stew with flour, how to thicken stew with cornflour, and how to thicken stew without flour by reducing. Easily make any sauce, stew or casserole thicker with these tips.
Baking recipes have come full circle, and what’s old is new again! Vintage baking such as slices, biscuits and cakes are back. Here are grandma’s best retro recipes including chocolate chip cookies, pineapple upside down cake and choc-mint slice with a modern update.
Learn how to know if a pumpkin is good, and how to choose a pumpkin for cooking. Find out how to store pumpkins, including uncarved and uncut pumpkins. Once you've chosen a great pumpkin, cook it using one of our delicious recipes.
If you're wondering how to start batch cooking, learn how to batch cook with this guide for beginners. We have 8 batch cooking tips to make your life easy and save you time, as well as batch cooking recipes that will freeze well and use Australian ingredients.
Want to know how to make pizza dough at home? You'll learn how to make pizza dough step by step, including answers to questions like what is the best flour for pizza dough with our easy homemade pizza dough recipe and video. Plus pizza topping ideas.
If you've got leftover cooked chicken in the fridge, you may be wondering how long does leftover chicken last? Find out how to store cooked chicken and use it up in these easy leftover chicken recipes.
Find out how to poach eggs and get perfectly poached eggs that give runny yolks with set whites every time. Learn what type of eggs to poach, if you need vinegar to poach eggs, different methods for poaching eggs and how to use poached eggs.
Learn how to freeze and defrost chicken mince, how to know when chicken mince is cooked and get delicious chicken mince recipes. Once you know how to use chicken mince, try some of these easy recipes for satisfying and healthy meals.
Here are some simple Easter baking ideas and decorating tips for some creative Easter activities! These fun Easter ideas are great to get the whole family involved, from toddler to teen. Cooking is a great indoor Easter activity to try this school holidays.
Bolognese is one of the best make-ahead recipes. Batch cook delicious mince Bolognese or vegetarian Bolognese, then freeze it using these tips for freezing Bolognese sauce. Once you know how to freeze Bolognese sauce, you'll always have the base for a tasty meal ready to go.
Learn about the most popular varieties of pumpkins in Australia. Find out what the different types of pumpkins look like, taste like and the best ways to cook each variety. Once you know what pumpkin you want to cook with, find the best pumpkin recipes in our recipe collection!
What’s for dinner? It’s the same question that’s being asked in houses all around Australia at about 5pm. Thank goodness you have a secret weapon in the fridge: Mince. Here are some dinner ideas and tips to making mealtimes quicker and easier. Try these ten 30-minute meals made with mince tonight.
Looking for some new cheesy recipe ideas? There's nothing more comforting or delicious than a meal with molten, golden and bubbly cheese. Try these seven cheesy recipe ideas using Perfect Italiano Perfect Pizza cheese.
One of the main dilemmas with making meatballs is how to make meatballs stick together. Next time you're looking for a meatballs recipe and want to know how to make meatballs that don't fall apart, follow these tips.
Slow cookers are one of the most convenient kitchen appliances, providing the ability to create a variety of meals with little effort. They're especially great for preparing cold weather dishes such as casseroles, soups and stews. Learn how to use a slow cooker and get lots of slow cooker recipes. Also learn how to convert a stove top or oven recipe to a slow cooker recipe.
Discover how to get a crispy pizza base in your oven at home. If you're wondering why your pizza is soggy want to know how to stop it from getting soggy and soft, follow these easy tips and you'll have perfect crispy homemade pizza crust every time.
Learn how to cook dried lentils and tinned lentils, whether you need to soak lentils, and the different types of lentils available in Australia. Then discover easy recipes made with lentils, from healthy lentil recipes to hearty lentil recipes.
Discover how to make easy flatbreads with no yeast. This four ingredient recipe is ready in under an hour, and can be enjoyed with Indian dishes, barbeques, as wraps and more. Get the easy flatbread recipe and watch the video.
You may have seen jars of this green sauce in the supermarket aisles, or ordered pesto pasta from your local Italian restaurant. But what is pesto? What ingredients is pesto made from? And how easy is it to make your own version? Find out in the article below.
Looking for some creative ways to use up a jar of pesto? Pesto can be used in so many different recipes to add flavour and colour. It's delicious on pasta, sandwiches, roast meats, vegetables, salad and more. Find the best ways to use pesto here.
Looking at tasty ways to get more veg into your diet? Veggie packed pizza is a great way to get your kids to eat more veg. There's everything from how to make healthier pizza dough to veggie packed toppings. You'll even find veggie packed pizza rolls to try.
Whether you're gluten free, on a low-carb diet or have a fussy eater in the family and looking for a pizza dough recipe and toppings to suit. We've got you covered with this collection of pizza recipes.
If you're searching for salad recipes, chances are you're looking to find out how to make salad more interesting. Or perhaps you'd like to know what to put into a healthy salad? Get your salad servers ready because we have salad recipes for dinner, lunch and as a side dish for summer entertaining or barbecues.
Want to know how to cook a week of family meals on a budget? These cheap dinner recipes are quick and easy to cook. Plus tips on how to create budget dinners. Included are chicken and rice recipes, mince recipes, pasta recipes, frittata recipes and the best spag bol recipe
If you want to know what the best cheese is to use on pizza, this guide will help you choose. There are a few things to look for when you're choosing cheese, including melt, taste and colour. Make the best homemade pizza with the right cheese.
Everything you need to know about how to store peaches and nectarines. Plus the nutritional benefits of eating stone fruit, as well as delicious summer recipes including healthy salads, dinner recipes and summer desserts.
The weather's glorious, summer entertaining is in full swing and you want to have a BBQ party. These easy barbecue recipes. Plus find out the best things to cook on a barbecue including what meat is best for barbecue and how long to barbecue wings.
Wondering what to do with watermelon and what food goes well with watermelon? These unique watermelon recipes are fresh, simple and delicious. Plus learn how to freeze watermelon and fun school holiday food to try now.
Just made a pavlova recipe and wondering what to do with unused egg yolks? See our handy guide on what to make with unused egg yolks including making custard from scratch, curd recipes and more. Plus answers to questions such as how long can you keep egg yolks in the fridge?
Are you looking for the perfect pavlova recipe? The search is over. Here you'll learn how to make pavlova. Learn what causes pavlova to collapse as well as different pavlova toppings and bases. You'll also find out if you can make pavlova the day before.
How do you make healthy meals? If you're looking for a healthy dinner or healthy meal ideas, then these quick healthy meals are for you. Includes keto recipes, low-carb recipes, gluten-free recipes, one-pan meals and vegan recipes.
What are the health benefits and nutrients of eggs? Find out what the essential nutrient in eggs is and why you need eggs as part of your daily diet. Also find out why eggs are so important to eat during pregnancy. Plus some new eggs recipes to start enjoying those essential nutrients right now.
Australian stonefruits like peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots are in season during summer. But when buying stonefruits, what is the difference between a clingstone fruit and a freestone fruit? And what would you use a clingstone or freestone fruit for? Here are the answers.
Pancake Day is coming up, so we're sharing the best pancake recipes and pancake topping ideas. Enjoy Pancake Tuesday with these pancake ideas, including different ideas using pancakes from around the world. If you're looking for the best fluffy pancake recipes, healthy pancakes and gluten free pancakes, you'll find them here!
Slow cooker fanatics will know the frustration of finding a wonderful slow-cooked recipe, only to realise it's written for the oven or stovetop. With this easy guide, convert oven and stovetop recipe times, ingredients, liquid measurements and more to make it a slow cooker recipe!
Veggie smuggling isn't just for toddlers and kids, these great veggie packed ideas and recipes are great for anyone who wants to get more veggies into their diet. Try these easy techniques and recipes to get more vegetables into your meals.
Discover the different types of rice. A guide to basmati rice, arborio risotto rice, jasmine rice, koshihikari sushi rice, spanish rice, wild rice and parboiled rice. Also find out what the difference is between short grain, medium grain and long grain rice, and what the difference is between white rice and brown rice.
This Easter dessert recipe is a great way to use your Easter chocolate. It’s an easy cheesecake that can be turned into an elegant Easter dessert, perfect to finish off your Easter menu. It’s completely delicious, and since it’s made the day before it will take the stress out of your preparation.
If you're looking for tips for getting ahead of Christmas Day menu then you've come to the right place. As well as answering questions like what can I make ahead for Christmas and what can I freeze ahead, we have make-ahead Christmas dinner recipes, and make ahead Christmas desserts.
Toasty hot cross buns with plenty of butter are a favourite Easter tradition around the world. With new hot cross bun recipes every year, there's always a new flavour to try, but the traditional fruit bun is one of the best Easter recipes. Learn how to make hot cross buns and discover new ways to enjoy leftover hot cross buns in Easter dessert recipes!
These easy no-bake recipes are a fun Easter activity for kids during the school holidays. Get the children into the kitchen to do some kid-friendly cooking with these Easter treats and desserts everyone will enjoy.
Channel the nostalgia of Christmas with this traditional fruit mince pie recipe. Here you'll learn how to make the best-ever pastry from scratch with our easy step by step recipe. Plus a must-save best fruit mince recipe.
Looking for an easy gingerbread recipe? Want to know how long gingerbread biscuits last? This how to make gingerbread recipe and video will answer your questions, including gingerbread recipes and an easy gingerbread house and a must-try rocky road recipe.
The Easter weekend is the perfect time to try new recipes! The kids are out of school and you have a few extra hours on your hands, it’s a great time to get creative in the kitchen. Caramel may seem intimidating, but it’s very easy to make if you know what to look for. The team at Western Star are here to share their tips to create the best caramel sauce recipe (and a quick shortcut) as part of two delightful recipes featuring caramel below.
Christmas is all about celebrating with big family feasts with Christmas leftovers that last for days after. But if you've gone a little over the top with food, here's how to reduce food waste this Christmas.
Looking for an alternative to turkey this Christmas? We got you. Here are Christmas dinner ideas including crispy rolled pork with best crackling, stuffed roast chicken, roast lamb as well as vegetarian mains.
What is a good dessert to bring to a BBQ or better still, summer desserts for a crowd? This summer desserts for parties article includes how to store desserts and no-bake desserts perfect for summer entertaining.
Mince meat is a great ingredient because it's versatile, easy to cook and cooks more quickly than other cuts of meat. For beginners and experienced chefs alike, there are a few easy tips that can help you make the most of your mince meat. Find out how to safely store mince meat, how to brown mince meat and how to freeze mince meat here. There are also heaps of delicious mince meat recipes to try.
We've all seen the golden orange sweet potatoes in the produce section, but have you been missing out on purple sweet potatoes? Full of nutrients and extra antioxidants, find out why you should try purple sweet potatoes and how you can cook them.
Enjoy fresh, fragrant coconut rice with your next meal! Learn how easy it is to make coconut rice with either long-grain or medium-grain rice to enjoy with Asian dishes including curries, seafood, and chicken recipes.
There are many different types of sugar available in Australian supermarkets. Find out the differences between the different types of sugar, including white, caster, brown, raw, muscovado, palm sugar and more. Plus find out the best substitutes for each type of sugar.
What's the deal with coconut milk vs. cream? And what about condensed coconut milk? Find out what makes them different, how to use and substitute them, as well as plenty of recipes with coconut milk or cream.
Pasta bakes are a family favourite, but there are some common mistakes that can get in the way. Find out why your pasta bake is mushy, watery or dry, and how you can avoid those problems. Plus find out how to get a delicious and crunchy top on your bake every time.
Find out all about the different types of oats you'll find in the supermarket. What is the difference between rolled, steel-cut, traditional, quick and instant oats? Find out here and get great oat recipes.
Essential tips and the answers to your cooking questions so you can master making meringues. Learn how to separate eggs for meringues, how to whip meringue, what soft peaks look like, how to tell when the sugar has dissolved in the meringue, what temperature to cook meringue, why your meringue is weeping and also get great meringue recipes.
Easter is the perfect time to enjoy some new seafood recipes with the family. Find out how to choose the best and freshest fish and seafood at your fishmonger, then try some delicious recipes made with seafood.
We are blessed to have a huge variety of fresh Australian seafood available at our fishmongers. Discover how to store seafood in the fridge to keep it fresh for longer, and how to freeze seafood. Find out how long seafood will stay fresh in your fridge or freezer, and learn how to defrost seafood. We also have lots of delicious recipes for you to enjoy your fresh or frozen seafood.
Follow these 10 important steps to stay safe when grocery shopping. Protect yourself, your family and the community before, during and after you shop at the grocery store. Advice provided in this article is general and includes links to key Australian Health Advisory services.
Easy and fun Easter egg decorating ideas without dye! These no-dye Easter egg activities for kids will give you inspiration for the school holidays. We also have Easter egg craft ideas that don't actually need eggs.