BIG recipes

Recipes we like. Not necessarily to share with the kids.

Grandma’s Duck Recipes


A wonderful friend popped over last week to give me a duck.

“I friend gave it to me,” she said, “and I really don’t know what to do with it. So I thought of you.”

Best. Friend. Ever.

I knew exactly what to do with a duck. Call Grandma.

Grandma’s Prawn Toast


The problem with prawns is they can cost you a fortune to feel the whole family. Well, not anymore. It just takes a little thinking outside the square, which suits me just fine because I prefer them cut into rectangles anyway.

Grandma’s Brandy Snaps


I have no idea exactly how much goodness is in these crunchy little numbers, but on a scale of one to 100 it surely must be soaring well into the single digits.

Also, there is no brandy used in the recipe so can only assume it must be sipped while making them. At least, that’s the road I took.

Grandma’s Chicken Liver Pate


This recipe is so easy Master7 did everything except the cleaning of the soaked livers. Of course, he thinks he’s ready for Masterchef now.

WARNING. You make this once, you’ll make it a hundred times. Furthermore, you will waste a bucket of cash buying and trying store bought pates and throwing them out after the first taste because they will be horrid and unstomachable compared to the one you now make yourself.

This is not a joke. I’m being serious. You have been warned. Proceed at your own risk.

But also, it’s worth it 🙂

Grandma’s Vanilla Slice


Growing up, these were the slices I asked Mum to make whenever the housework was done and she looked like she was ready to sit down and relax.

These days I feel sorry for her, but back then I just assumed the thing she loved most in the world was making me happy and not having a moment to herself.

Feelgood Mint Potatoes


Even though I know this weather won’t last, the glorious sun this week reminded me of BBQ’s and summer, so I thought the side dish I’m most often asked for when we’re firing up the hot plate.