Buderim Ginger Slice

250 grms Butter
1 Egg
1 cup Castor Suger
2 cups S R Flour
1 cup Milk
1 cup finely cut ( hot or naked ) crystalised Ginger
1 1/2 teas ground Ginger

- Rub butter into flour ground ginger & sugar until mixture is like breadcrumbs.
- press half into tray
- beat eggs into milk
- stir in crystalised ginger
- add to remainder of flour mixture
- mix well
- pour over base
- place mixture into tray 7 1/2 ins by 11 ins
- bake in moderate oven 180deg for 30 – 40 mins
- ice with lemon icing

Potato Salad

Source & History

Leah texted recently pointing out that there was no potato salad recipe on the website. So…This is potato salad the way my mother used to make it.


  • some people like to put chopped hard boiled eggs in potato salad. I don’t like them, so I don’t. Feel free to add them to this if you want to.
  • if you are feeling lazy, buy a bottle of potato salad dressing from the supermarket to use with this.
  • if you really want it to be like Gram’s – use Grannie’s Mayonnaise recipe like she used to do.
  • I would probably used more than one spring onion for this.
  • I sometimes cook the potatoes the day before and refrigerate them overnight.
  • Grams used to sprinkle the top with paprika “to give it a little colour” before serving.

Keen’s Curried Sausages

Source & History

I found this relatively recently in a free recipe book of Jamie’s recipes from Woolworth’s. It passed the Andrew test – meaning he liked it enough to request that I make it again, so I thought I might put it up here for the rest of you. It also means that I can find it again easily the next time I want to make it.


  • I used Granny Smith apples & sultanas instead of the raisins
  • I substituted chopped flat leaf parsley for the chopped coriander because I don’t like the taste of fresh coriander
  • I also used my new favourite technique for cooking this kind of dish. I put it all together, bring it to the boil, then put it in the oven instead of simmering on the top of the stove.

Thai Green Chicken Curry

thai green curry

Rhubarb Crumble


rhubarb crumble











My husband Paul loves stewed Rhubarb, so I decided to adapt the traditional Apple crumble recipe to Rhubarb crumble.  He loves it and so does my son in law Adam.  Adam wonders why I hid the recipe from him for so long!!

Note from Aileen

My mother used to make a version of this and so do I. She used to trick us when we were kids & didn’t like the taste of rhubarb. Gram would stew some strawberries with the rhubarb, the rhubarb would take on the taste of the strawberries and we would happily eat the crumble!

Fruit Balls – Delicious for Christmas



fruit balls









This recipe is from a friend I met in Moranbah.  Her daughter Lisa and my daughter Kate were best friends at primary school and we became friends as a result.  I don’t know where she got this recipe from, but it is absolutely delicious.  Thanks Sally.

Date slice


Date slice








This is one of mums recipes. Mum gets recipes from many sources.  She is always willing to try a new recipe and is always just as keen to get your opinion on her “new” recipe.  This is one of those and I really liked it – but I do love dates!!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins











This is a favourite of my children and they are now making this for their own children.  Well Kate is anyway. Hannah makes it for herself and Ben.  Oh forgot to say this recipe is from the Family Circle step by step Kid’s Cookbook 2. (slightly adapted!)

Spicy Apricot Spare Ribs

pork spareribs









This is a recipe I got from a good friend when we both lived in Moranbah. I’m not sure where she got it from. It’s the same friend who gave me the recipe for Nan’s jam drops.

Mexican dip


mexican dip











This is an oldie but a goodie. Used to be at most bbq’s a few years ago But seems to have disappeared from the scene recently. I got this recipe from the wife of an old school friend of mine.

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