Pie Maker Meat Pies

Makes these delicious meat pies using a pie maker! Perfect for parties and entertaining. Easy pie maker recipe with step-by-step photos.

pie maker meat pies on wire rack

Pie Maker

I have jumped on the pie maker bandwagon. I never intended to. Our kitchen is 9 square metres in size with minimal storage, and I already felt that owning two (yes, two!) waffle machines was a bit excessive.

But this unusual period of isolation to avoid a certain virus has resulted in many (many) late night online shopping sprees. Granted, I do most of my shopping online anyway, and almost always late at night after the kids have gone to bed.



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Classic Meat Pies

Classic Meat Pies with a chunky beef and Guinness filling. A delicious meat pie recipe with step-by-step photos.

aussie meat pies on wooden board

Meat Pies

For many Australians, a meat pie at lunch with a good squirt of tomato sauce (ketchup) is almost a daily ritual.

You can find meat pies at nearly all Australian cafés and bakeries, corner shops and supermarkets, but making your own at home from scratch can be very satisfying.



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Spaghetti and Meatballs

A delicious and easy recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs which your family will love! No need to fry the meatballs first – simmer the meatballs gently in the sauce for tender meatballs and maximum flavour!

spaghetti and meatballs in white skillet

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Minced beef (or ground beef) happens to be a popular ingredient at this point in time. When the pandemic was first announced, it appears that toilet paper and minced beef flew off the supermarket shelves as people everywhere prepared to hunker down at home.



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Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)

Quick and tasty Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac) which you can make in less than 30 minutes!

vietnamese shaking beef or bo luc lac on large platter

Vietnamese Shaking Beef

I have very fond memories of this dish as a child. Vietnamese Shaking Beef is traditionally served with steamed rice but, unfortunately for my mother, rice was something I refused to eat as a kid (difficult situation in an Asian family!).

So whilst everyone would sit down to this dish at the table with a small bowl of rice and chopsticks, my mother would make – just for me – a small serve of homemade French fries!

It was her version of the French Steak Frites, and it was my happy place.



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Classic Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup

A classic and authentic recipe for Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup. This beef pho recipe uses oxtail and beef brisket for a delicious and full-flavoured pho broth. Tips on how to make pho at home!

vietnamese beef pho in bowl on wooden chopping board

Vietnamese Pho

Pho could perhaps be described as the national dish of Vietnam. But what many people don’t know is that Pho is predominantly a breakfast dish in Vietnam.



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Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo Kho)

A Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo Kho) which is fragrant with lemongrass, star anise and cloves. Serve with crusty baguette or flat rice noodles. Recipe also for Instant Pot and pressure cooker.

vietnamese beef stew in white bowl with platter of sliced bread in background

Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo Kho)

With all of the French recipes I have been posting lately on this blog, I thought it was time to change the tune a little and post one of my favourite Vietnamese recipes. But as I set about preparing this post, I realised that this particular dish is actually a Vietnamese version of a French classic. Or is it?



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