Sunday 23 July 2023

Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1½ cups smooth peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1½ GF plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½  cup white sugar
  • ½  cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C
  2. Melt peanut butter and chopped butter
  3. In a large bowl place the flour, baking soda, salt & white sugar, and whisk to combine well. Add the light brown sugar & whisk again. Create a well in the centre and add the melted peanut butter & chopped butter. Mix & combine.
  4. Add the beaten eggs & vanilla. Mix again to combine well.
  5. Roll pieces of dough into balls. Press each ball to flatten, then mark by pressing a fork into top
  6. Place cookies on a tray lined with baking paper & place in preheated oven
  7. Bake for 15 to 18 mins (18 mins will be more crunchy)

Sunday 28 May 2023

Stuffed Capsicum - Oven


  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium size onion, diced
  • 400g tin diced tomatoes with basil and oregano
  • 1 tsp minced garlic  
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 heaped dsp cornflour
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • 4-6 capsicum (depending on size)


  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC
  2. Cut off  the stem end from each of the capsicums discarding the seeds
  3. Remove stem from stem ends and discard stems
  4. Dice stem-ends and set aside
  5. Put capsicums into a baking tray lined with baking paper 
  6. Add oil and onion to a saucepan and cook until translucent
  7. Add mince, after a while, pour off liquid then return to hotplate  and cook until browned
  8. Add and mix through, tin of diced tomatoes, cooked rice, diced stem-ends of capsicum, and garlic
  9. When the mince mix is heated through, dissolve cornflour in a little water and stir into the mince mix to thicken
  10. Remove mince mix from hotplate, fill each capsicum with the mix, then sprinkle with cheese
  11. Cook in oven until cheese top browns  (20 to 30 minutes)