30 December 2017our favourite: festive drinks
Celebrate Christmas and party all summer long with our pick of the season’s coolest drinks. From, watermelon and mint to lemongrass and cucumber, these winning combinations are perfect for the festive season!
29 December 2017Our favourite: party snacks
Whether you’re hosting a lunch or heading out to a barbeque, impress your guests with everything from arancini meatballs and char-grilled chicken wings to crunchy quinoa and thyme tofu chips this party season.
28 December 2017Our favourite: Summer quenchers
Take inspiration from our collection of cool and refreshing quenchers this summer - just click on each image for the recipe.
27 December 2017our favourite: easy weeknight meals
If having more time is on your New Year wish list… We’ve got your Summer nights sorted, these quick and easy meals will be on the table in minutes!
26 December 2017Our favourite: Summer salads
From apple and fig complete with creamy goat’s curd to grilled chicken and watercress drizzled in a tahini dressing, these salads are fit for those sizzling summer days - just click on each image for the recipe.
23 December 2017our favourite: festive sides
Bring a little magic to your festive table with these stunning sides for your guests to share. They complement the big dishes and help to create a truly memorable feast!
22 December 2017Our favourite: Festive meringues
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a pav! So here’s our favourite meringue recipes designed to impress and guaranteed to melt in your mouth!
21 December 2017Our favourite: Festive roast potatoes
Spin the classic spud on its head and ring in the festive season with these versatile potato recipes! From fresh seafood to traditional turkey, these hearty and wholesome sides will compliment each and every main.
20 December 2017Our favourite: Festive gingerbread
Deck the halls with our picture-perfect gingerbread decorations — from Christmas tree ornaments to wreaths and table arrangements, these scrumptious treats will have you feeling festive in no time!
19 December 2017Our Favourite: festive salads
A summery festive season is the best time for using all the beautiful, natural produce. Adding some fresh and crisp elements to any Christmas feast will give it the perfect balance!
17 December 2017best ever: iced coffee treats
When the sun is scorching sometimes you need a coffee and a cool treat, simultaneously. A great iced coffee is a delicious afternoon pick-me-up but it doesn’t stop there. We’ve created a collection of our favourite icy-cool coffee treats made using Nespresso’s Limited Edition coffees, Leggero on Ice and Intenso on Ice!
In association with Nespresso
17 December 2017Our favourite: christmas puddings
It’s time to get preparations rolling for this year’s Christmas pudding, cake or even mince pies. The most indulgent dried fruit mixtures have the luxury of time to mature and let the flavours intensify - so let’s get started!
16 December 2017Our favourite: Christmas mains
‘Tis the season to impress your guests with one of these delicious festive birds! Get inspired this Christmas with everything from a sage-infused turkey breast to a decadent herb and sherry stuffed chicken.
15 December 2017Our favourite: Festive trifles
Ring in the festive season with our selection of the perfect Christmas trifles - just click on each image for the recipe.
14 December 2017our favourite: edible gifts
Impress your friends this festive season and gift them the perfect Christmas treat! Who wouldn’t be happy with homemade spiced star cookies or a handful of classic vanilla caramels? Yum!
13 December 2017our favourite: christmas hams
A perfect, glistening ham is a Christmas must-have, so choose from one of our simple cheat’s glazes to make your ham the star of the show.
02 December 2017Our Favourite: Festive treats
30 November 2017
behind the scenes - part 2
Take a sneak peek into all the fun that happened behind the scenes of my new series, Basics to Brilliance. I was lucky to have such a fabulous team from Foxtel who made filming my new series such a pleasure. We worked hard, but we had loads of laughs and I suspect they were the best-fed crew in television! D.x
24 November 2017our favourite: edible decorations
Turn your home into a gingerbread wonderland this Christmas with these oh-so sweet edible decorations.
22 November 2017Our favourite: Thanksgiving pies
For those celebrating Thanksgiving this week - or for those who just love pie! Here’s a collection of our firm favourites - just click on each image for the recipe.
10 November 2017Our favourite: festive nibbles
The festive season calls for quick and easy recipes fit for entertaining. Whether it be a picnic or a backyard barbeque, these festive nibbles will prove popular crowd-pleasers.
10 November 2017behind the scenes
09 November 2017donna hay warehouse sale
Come down to our Sydney warehouse this weekend where you can get up to 70% off selected products. They’ll make the perfect gifts for Christmas!
*Excludes Le Creuset and gift vouchers. Sale ends 11.59pm AEST Sunday 12 November.
04 November 2017Summer days by the sea…
28 October 2017weekend baker: apple pie
Planning on staying in this weekend? One warming slice of this apple pie will take you to heaven. We made our own pastry crust in a few easy steps too!
27 October 2017best ever: nut butters
Swap unhealthy spreads for our nutritious, homemade wholefood nut butters. A great source of heart-healthy fats and protein, they are simple to make and offer plenty of opportunity to experiment with different flavours such as cacao. Smooth and creamy, they’re delicious on sliced toast or dolloped into smoothies or porridge.
14 September 2017sweet 16th birthday – behind the scenes
02 September 2017spring is in the air…
28 August 2017best ever: make-ahead breakfasts
Our busy schedules can sometimes leave us with little time to stay healthy. So we’re giving you 9 make-ahead breakfast recipes for when your mornings are all go. Click on each image for the recipe.
10 August 2017cooking with… eggplant
From beautifully glossy globes in hues of rich autumnal violet to the delightful petite pea-green variety, we celebrate eggplants in all shapes and sizes with these warming recipes.
05 August 2017
how to: homemade sauerkraut
Fermentation is one of the oldest techniques for preserving food and you get to enjoy the tasty results in less than a week. Tangy and refreshing, a forkful of sauerkraut will uplift any dish. Bottle a batch yourself before using it in a range of zesty meals.
28 July 2017
how to: coconut raspberry slice
A winning combination of nostalgic flavours, this classic homemade dessert is an instant crowd-pleaser!
03 July 2017American All-Star favourites
Inspired by the festivities of our American friends, these crowd-pleasing recipes are perfect for any occasion - so let’s get the party started! Click ‘read more’ then click on each picture to find the recipe.
30 June 2017best ever: breakfast bowls
These chilly winter mornings make it’s so tempting to lay under the covers a little while longer. So we’re giving you nine delicious reasons to spring out of bed! Our collection of best-ever breakfast bowls will add some wholesome goodness to your morning routine. Click on each pic for the recipes.
22 June 2017
weekend baker: handmade cake boxes
Entertaining this weekend? These handmade cake boxes will make the perfect takeaway gift for your guests. We used 225gsm cardboard and attached name tags with tiny wooden pegs to add a personal touch. Cute and practical!
21 June 2017cooking with… sage
With its soft and delicate leaves in shades of silvery green, with splashes of purple and cream, sage is favoured for its elegance in both beauty and flavour. Offering a slightly sweet, peppery aroma to balance rich, robust dishes, this earthy herb adds strength and warmth to rustic breads, pastas and roasted meats. Click ‘read more’ to learn about the different varieties of sage you can find.
05 June 2017Shimmering sunset
02 June 2017best ever: cacao desserts
We know everyone’s been talking about this superfood for a while, but we still can’t get enough of raw cacao powder. So simple to cook with – it’s a deliciously dark and decadent way to get your ‘chocolate fix’ with a little less guilt. Click on each photo for their delicious recipes.
23 May 2017best ever: gluten-free cakes
These gorgeous cakes are full of nourishing goodness and free of flour! With rich flavour to satisfy every sweet tooth; whether or not you’re gluten-free, you have to give them a try! Click on each photo for their amazing recipes.
08 May 2017exploring the olive groves
05 May 2017donna hay warehouse sale
Come down to our Sydney warehouse this weekend where you can get up to 70% off selected products. They’ll make the perfect gifts for Mother’s Day!
*Excludes Le Creuset and gift vouchers. Sale ends 11.59pm AEST Sunday 7 May.
21 April 2017how to: cannelloni
Impress your dinner guests with this comforting traditional Italian dish. It’s so easy to make!
12 April 2017best ever: seafood
We’re talking all things seafood with these delicious favourites. Click on each photo for their amazing recipes.
07 April 2017DEAR EASTER BUNNY…
06 April 2017how to: classic chicken laksa
Indulge in a warming bowl of comfort food, perfect for a crisp autumn’s night.
24 March 2017
best ever: breakfast in bed
Happy Mother’s Day to all the UK mums! But who needs an excuse to treat mums to breakfast in bed? Click on each photo for their amazing breakfast recipes.
14 March 2017GO GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY
We’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a feast of green. From snacks to salads and everything in between. Click on each pic for their recipes.
28 February 2017
fresh + light: lunch rolls
Upgrade your lunch break with these clever rolled lunches. From amazing sushi to flavoursome tortillas and fresh rice paper rolls, they’re deliciously satisfying and so simple to make!
20 February 2017Fresh + Light: simple dinners
Simple and satisfying Fresh + Light weeknight meals. Click the images to see their recipes!
10 February 2017We love: Flavour-infused ice cubes
If the temperature outside is soaring, don’t sweat: just drop a couple of these fruity jewels into a tall drink, put your feet up and watch the heat melt away.
10 February 2017How to: cocktail popsicles
Put an icy-cool twist on happy hour by freezing your favourite drinks into sophisticated popsicles!
26 January 2017Best ever: barbecue
Click the images to see recipes and click below for Donna’s top tips for barbecue perfection!
21 January 2017HOW TO: rustic free-form tart
We’ve got the perfect weekend baking project! The rustic folds of pastry house a medley of sweet summer fruits in this free-form tart, here’s how to make it…
13 January 2017best ever: popsicles
14 December 2016How to: fruit mince pies
Christmas isn’t Christmas without mince pies… these fruity little treats are festive baking at its best!