Quick and Easy Recipes for Busy Work at Home Mums

Easy Lemon ButterLemon Butter on Fresh toast

  • 4 eggs,
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • Mix on speed 6 for 30 seconds.


  • Rind of 1 ½ lemons finely grated
  • Juice of 2 lemons or ½ cup
  • 125g butter

Insert the mixing tool or butterfly blade

Cook on speed 3 for 15 minutes at 80 degrees.

Place in 500ml sterilised glass jar and refrigerate.

Use within 2-3 weeks


Healthy Chai Latte powder

  • 2 star anise
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon quills
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 vanilla bean – 3 cm piece lengths

Mix on speed 10 for 12 seconds



  • 290g instant milk powder
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 55gm black tea leaves
  • 100gm sugar

Mix on speed 9 for 30 seconds


Store in an airtight container.

Healthy Chai Latte


½ milk ½ water boiled with 3-4 teaspoons of powder per cup.  Brew

Add honey to sweeten and taste.

Tip:  Make a tea pot up and keep on your desk to drink throughout the morning.


Moist Chocolate Cake

180g butter
3 eggs
150g milk
1 ½  tsp vanilla
180g sugar
180g SR flour
45g cocoa
1 ½ tsp baking powder

  1.  Pre Heat Oven 180C
  2. Line and grease large cake tin
  3. Melt: butter until melted, 60 deg, speed 3 for 2mins
  4. Add: eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, SR flour, cocoa, baking powder
  5. Mix 45seconds on Speed 5
  6. Pour into tin & Bake 35-45mins
  7. Cool in tin for 10 minutes before turning out
  8. Ice with chocolate buttercream icing.

chocolate buttercream icing

  • 150g butter
  • 300g sugar
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract or essence
  1. Grind sugar for 20 seconds at speed 10
  2. Scrape down sides and repeat if not fine enough repeat again
  3. Add vanilla, milk, cocoa powder and butter blend speed 8 for 20 seconds
  4. Repeat 2 more times if a smoother texture is required.
  5. Spread or pipe onto cake/cupcakes

Best ever Banana CakeBanana Cake and Cup of Coffee

125g butter                                                 230g caster sugar

2 eggs                                                            1 cup over ripe mashed bananas

1tsp vanilla                                                 ½ level tsp bi-carb (baking soda)

6 tbs water                                                  260g SR flour


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180deg
  2. Cream butter and sugar speed 6 for 30 seconds
  3. Add one egg at a time beating speed 6 for 15 seconds each time.
  4. Sift the flour and bi-carb together
  5. Insert the mixing tool or butterfly blade
  6. Add 1/3 to the butter mixture and blend on speed 3 for 15 seconds
  7. Add the bananas and vanilla to the butter mixture and blend for 10 seconds on speed 3
  8. Add the rest of the flour on speed 3 for 10 seconds.
  9. Place mixture in a 9” square tin and bake for 40 minutes.
  10. Ice cake with lemon icing, cream cheese icing or split and fill with cream and slices banana


Ingredients to make Sweetened Condensed MilkMake your own Easy Sweetened Condensed Milk

You will never buy this again once you have made your own.


  • 110g dry milk powder (I suggest using full cream but skim milk will also work)
  • 150g sugar (a darker caramel will happen if you use raw sugar)
  • 90g cubed butter,
  • 80g tap water

Steps:jar of homemade sweetened condensed milk

  1. Use the butterfly blade in the bowl
  2. Put everything into the bowl
  3. Cook for 6 minutes, 90 degrees on speed 3
  4. Store in jar in fridge (milk will thicken as it cools).


I’m Lorene Roberts, certainly no chef or even a great cook, but these are a few of my favourite easy recipes I use to help me with a busy schedule hope you find them good too.  I’m actually a Holistic Counselor, Root Cause Therapist, trauma-informed advocate, and transformation mentor. As the author of “Crazy Stupid Love,” I’m passionate about helping individuals overcome trauma and rediscover themselves. Drawing from my personal experiences with trauma and abuse, I’ve gained a deep understanding of their profound impact on our bodies and minds.

Through extensive studies, I’ve acquired valuable tools and insights that can help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Together, we can confront the past, harness the right tools, and cultivate the mindset and support needed for success in life. Join me on a journey of healing, self-discovery, and positive change.

1 Comment

  1. Anthea

    This is interesting, plus all these recipes look so quick and easy, thank you for sharing.


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