5 things to bring when you're told to bring something...

5 things to bring when you're told to bring something...

As the end of the year nears there’s suddenly pressure to organise catch ups with everyone you’ve ever known… but this also means there’s a lot of, “bring a plate” etiquette, and if your not quick then the fruit platters and cheese board options will be gone and you’ll be stuck thinking what the hell am I going to take, I have no time or I’m not at all creative. Here are 5 recipes that can help you in these situations perfect for the end of the year celebrations.

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Pavlova- an Aussie classic.

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You can get the bases already made from woolworths, a mini one for $5 and a large for $12. Then you just grab whatever you want to top it with, berries, kiwi, chocolate, etc. Add some thickened cream to the top of the pavlova and decorate however you like. Get the kids involved, or spend 5 minutes decorating it yourself. Such a winner, super easy and a crowd favourite.

*To make it a little fancy, buy 2 500g bases and make it a two tiered dessert.

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Arancini Balls

I get mine from Costco in the Frozen section. Half are vegetarian, the other meat and ‘oh so delicious’ plus ‘oh so easy’. Chuck them in the oven and serve in your own dishes and then lie as much or as little as you like. ‘Yes I mede these from scratch, it’s an old family recipe”.

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Rocky Road

This one does take a little more effort but can be a great addition to a bbq or catch up with kids.

500g Melted Choc

200g marshmallows chopped

1/4 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 cup of peanuts or any nuts you like, chopped

And anything else you have lying around at home, cranberries, chocolate bars goji berries…

Add all ingredients together in a tray, mix it up and allow to set in the fridge. Slice with a warm knife and done. Easy!

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Do not underestimate the power of chips & cheese!!! You can prepare this one at home and then put it in the oven at the hosts house for 20 minutes or make them completely at home.

Corn Chips




Sour Cream

Add Corn chips to a tray, blob the salsa over the chips and then cover with a generous layer of your favourite meltable cheese. Put the guacamole and Sour cream in some extra bowls for dipping or add onto of cooked nachos, and done.
* you can also add some tomatoes or jalapeños, but do whatever’s convenient.

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Chocolate covered strawberries

Need I say more?

Chocolate, white, milk, dark
or all of the above.


Simply melt the chocolate, dip the strawberries and place on a tray in the fridge. EASY!

Thanks so much for reading this blog, If you have any super easy recipes comment below and share the love, inspiration and general EASINESS that we all seek in life.

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