recipe Archives - The Magic Onions

Our Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

As many of you know, my mom was recently diagnosed with cancer.  A million hours of research later and I can no longer ignore the devastating impact sugar is having on our health as a family and as a society. I’ll come right out and say that I am a life-long sugar junkie (as areIf you want to read more…click here

Upside-Down Peach Cake Recipe : Baking With Kids

Teddy, the baker in the house, baked the most delicious UPSIDE-DOWN peach cake from one of my favorite recipes (which I’ll share with you below). Our peach tree is laden with peaches and so we are doing all kinds of fun baking with peaches. This cake was a HIT and is all gone now.  If you want to read more…click here

Autumn Breakfast :: Overnight Spiced Fruit Porridge

Leah from SkillIt is back to share a yummy Autumn breakfast with us. ** Autumn Breakfast ~ Overnight Spiced Fruit Porridge Autumn might be my favorite season of the year. There is something so wonderful about the crisp air, the changing leaves, and soaking up as much sun as possible as the days grow shorterIf you want to read more…click here

Bacon and Egg Pie Recipe.

  Truth be told, I’m going through a bit of a ‘blah’ stage with cooking. It seems utterly unending at this stage in the summer… breakfast runs into lunch that runs into dinner.  Tomorrow the same. And it’s sometimes quite exhausting to come up with healthy, wholesome meals that the whole family is excited about.If you want to read more…click here

Mulberry Jam Recipe

Our mulberry tree is laden with mulberries. Every day, we all eat our fill of sweet lovely berries : us, the birds, the bunnies and even Moose, the dog… and yet, we just can’t keep up. Our sweet tree just keeps on giving. What to do? Mulberry jam, of course… we make mulberry jam! And,If you want to read more…click here

An Easy Cake Recipe for Kids

Teddy is the baker in the family. He loves to cook and bake. We have a cake recipe that he can just about make all on his own. And, it’s delicious too! And, do you know the amazing thing? The mess he makes is so worth a slice of delicious cake!     Here isIf you want to read more…click here

Super Simple Tomato Jam Recipe

At the start of summer, we planted two cherry tomato plants. Wow… have they produced!! We have feasted for weeks on gorgeous tasting bursts of summer. The kids have picked them daily, popping tomatoes into their mouths while they are still warm from the sun. We have eaten caprese salads, tomato mayo sandwiches, tomato andIf you want to read more…click here

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe.

I have to admit… we are on a roast beef and Yorkshire pudding craze! We had it for Christmas Eve dinner, New Years Eve dinner AND my birthday dinner. You’d think we’d be tired of it by now but, NO, I could have it for dinner again tonight – I love it so! My momIf you want to read more…click here

Chocolate Banana Bites :: A Summer Treat

Kitty and Teddy made the yummiest summer treats for us today :: chocolate banana bites. It was Teddy’s idea… ‘Let’s make chocolate marshmallows!’ he declared. It being summer and all, I agreed it was a special enough occasion to warrant a chocolaty treat (plus… I do LOVE chocolate marshmallows!). But alas, no marshmallows in theIf you want to read more…click here

Kid-friendly Chocolate Cake Recipe

Teddy is the baker in our home. He LOVES to bake. He has a stool that sits next to the kitchen island, ready for whenever he needs it. As most of you know, TV and Video Games are very seldom watched and played in the Sunny House… baking is a great alternative to both. Today,If you want to read more…click here

Cupcakes for Neighbors

We showered our neighborhood with cupcakes! For 18 months, A Good Man has been building The Sunny House and now that we are in our beautiful new home at last, and enjoying every amazing corner of it, we do often spare a thought for our poor neighbors who had to endure 18 months of buildingIf you want to read more…click here

Watermelon, Watermelon and More Watermelon

Watermelon and Summer are best friends, don’t you think? For us, nothing says ‘Summer’ quite like a wedge of cold watermelon, eaten outside so that the juice can run down your arm and drip off your elbow into the grass. Yes, this is all very ‘childhood’ but, if you are like me, you don’t reallyIf you want to read more…click here

Homemade Banana Popsicles

I had so much fun reading through your recent comments on my Facebook Page about your favorite summer snacks. So many super ideas we will be trying this summer… thank you for sharing. One popular theme was fruit popsicles and we found ourselves making just this on our hot and sunny Saturday afternoon. Of courseIf you want to read more…click here

Toadstool Cupcake Recipe

Last week I shared Teddy’s Candy Apple Party Treats with you guys. This week, I want to share his Toadstool Cupcakes. Aren’t they just the cutest! And really easy to make too. I used our family cupcake recipe… 90g Butter 1 cup Sugar  2 Eggs 1.5 cups Flour 3 tsp Baking Powder 0.5 cups MilkIf you want to read more…click here

Fall Pomegranate Salad

Speaking of pomegranates, Ingrid from Spain is here to tell us about her pomegranate adventures…  : : :   One of our favorite fruits of autumn are the pomegranate. We cut them in half and get out the sweet red balls.  This weekend we decided to prepare a nuts and pomegranate salad with lettuce variedIf you want to read more…click here

Quick and Yummy Nachos

Quick and yummy nachos… my children LOVE them! And so do we. As it’s been so hot in the afternoons, I am reluctant to heat the house up even more by using the oven or stove. So, I’ve been using the BBQ outside often.  I BBQ some chicken tenders. I Dice a tomato, dice theIf you want to read more…click here

Recipie for Scottish Shortbread Cookies.

There’s nothing quite like a few homemade shortbread cookies for Sunday afternoon tea. Today is my mother’s birthday and if you were with us, Mom, we would have celebrated by eating these with you today. Well, we’ll just have to wait another month for your visit! The kids love making shortbread cookies. It think it’sIf you want to read more…click here

Plum Jam

Riddle:  A man without eyes saw plums on a treeHe neither ate plums nor left plumsNow how can that be? We have been collecting delicious plums from our plum tree… hundreds!Too many to eat them all!  So, we decided to try our hand at plum jam. This is the recipe we used: 5 cups ofIf you want to read more…click here

Days on the Homestead – Pickled Beets.

My dear friend, Camille, is back to share her days on her homestead with us. She shares her recipe for Pickled Beets!!! I LOVE beets and LOVE anything pickled but have never tasted pickled beets… we are going to make these in our house for sure! : : : Pickled Beets by Camille We’ve hadIf you want to read more…click here

Fruit Bowl

Once in a while, my dear friend Shannon will share some of her favorite recipes with us.  Enjoy! : : : The Summer Fruit Bowl Photo: DovieMoon Photography One of the things I love most about summer is the incredible abundance of fruit. So many different shapes and colors! First come the strawberries, their brightIf you want to read more…click here


I was so excited when I first saw the guava tree in our neighbors yard. Guavas make me think of home. My mom and dad were great African adventurers. They were forever setting off on expeditions into the Okavango Swamps the Etosha Salt Pan or other remote African wildernesses. They often left my brothers andIf you want to read more…click here

Homemade Mac n’ Cheese.

Have you made mac n’ cheese from scratch before? Hmmmmm, it’s by far the yummiest kind! And, it’s so easy too… I think you have guessed by now that my cooking generally hits three targets; easy, quick and nutritious. OK, sometimes I do try more interesting, exotic recipes but not very often. Our ‘daily bread’If you want to read more…click here

Corn Pancakes.

Yummy corn pancakes for breakfast… a sneaky ways to add veggies into our diet. We love them, the pancake taste, the sweetness of the corn and they are so easy to make. 5 minutes is all they take, from start to finish. So, ingredients (they are so easy, I know them by heart) * 3/4If you want to read more…click here