What are other mums making for dinner, packing for lunch and serving up for snacks? We’re so glad you asked!

We at Mum Central are very lucky to have our own resident chef working behind the scenes, prepping amazing (and easy) meals for us to try. Over the years we’ve dished up hundreds of food stories thanks to our food editor, Lexi, and these 10 below are the ones that our readers loved the most.

Starters, mains, desserts, sweet treats and savoury snacks, behold our most popular recipes of all time.

1. Cob Loaves

It’s a dip that’s a little bit retro and a whole lot of yum. No other food brings people together quite like a cob loaf dip.

Try these eight cob loaf dip variations at your next party or casual get-together with friends and just wait for the compliments to roll in.

We also have another cob loaf round-up featuring a few more modern cob ideas. Beef stroganoff cob anyone?

2. Chicken drumsticks

Winner, winner chicken dinner with these easy toppings for chicken drumsticks. If you’ve got drumsticks in the freezer, then you’re halfway there.

Check out all 13 ways to dress up chicken drummies for dinner! 

3. No bake lattice lemon cheesecake slice

lattice cheesecake recipe

This is one helluva no-bake dessert. Steeped in nostalgia, you can’t help but smile when biting into this crispy yet soft textural delight.

It’s easy to make and will deliver all the feels of Sunday night dessert in 1982. Even better Lattice Lemon Cheesecake is a no-bake recipe, you can’t beat that!

4. Woolworths mud cake hack

supermarket cake hacks

We all love a good hack, and this cake hack is one anyone can have a crack at. Animals, construction, cartoon characters and more.

Check out these creative masterpieces using none other than a cheap Woolworths mud cake.  No eggs needed.

5. Under the sea snacks 

Under the sea party foods

Our readers have a whale of a time catering for a small crowd with these under the sea themed favourites -ideal for any water-themed party (Baby Shark, Nautical, Little Mermaid, the sea’s the limit)

From seaweed scrolls to mermaid tails and whale cakes, try these 17 under the sea party food ideas perfect for your ocean themed party. Go on, dive in!

6. Milo sweet treats 

Milo and Tim Tam fudge recipe

Who doesn’t love a cup of Milo? EVERY KID! But what else can you do with Milo? Have we got some great ideas for you! Fudge, brownies, sundaes, muffins, tiramisu, it’s all here.

Drink in these 11 recipes that call for Milo. Deeeeelicious.

7. Air fryer recipes

easy air fryer recipes FI

Air fryers are THE greatest thing at the moment and you can literally make ANYTHING in them. Roast meats, veggies, breakfast, cookies, bread, fruit chips, muffins.

Here are 13 air fryer recipes that our readers are loving.

We’ve got plenty of more recent air fryer recipes to try too – check out 10 Easy Air Fryer Recipes and We Put This Trending Fried Ice-Cream Ball Recipe to the Test in our Air Fryer.

8. Caramilk chocolate desserts

Cadbury Caramilk
Source: Instagram

Remember when Caramilk chocolate came out and everyone went NUTS and it was the must-try chocolate, selling for hundreds on eBay. Well, it’s not quite that popular anymore BUT it is great for baking!

Need proof? These 10 Caramilk Choc recipes are hitting the sweet spot with our readers.

9. Kmart pie maker recipes 

kmart pie maker

It’s no secret that Kmart has the golden goods when it comes to homewares and kitchen appliances too!

Thanks to these amazing Kmart pie maker recipes (Spoiler alert: so much more than just pie), the  Kmart Pie Maker ($29) will soon become an absolute workhorse in your kitchen – and odds are, it’s going to be the BEST $29 you’ve spent in some time.

Another great recipe list is our top 10 things you can make in a Kmart Sausage Roll maker. 

10. Perfect roast potatoes

perfect roast potatoes

We’ll end our recap of our reader’s favourite recipes with a staple – the good ol’ potato. roasted to perfection with one super simple ingredient. A packet of French onion soup mix.

If you haven’t tried this yet, we highly suggest doing so soon! It’s a game-changer when it comes to your spuds. Check out how to do it here. 

What to read next

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little bit hungry after reading about these recipes. If you’re looking for even more easy, peasy recipes to try, have a browse of our FOOD section – it’s an online pantry full of deliciousness.


Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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