Sauerkraut is an acquired taste but with bacon it can make a yummy meal, Dilly Hofmans writes.
This recipe from a friend in the 1960s is now a firm family favourite for Maureen Stronach.
These dumplings are a great potato substitute with a warm winter stew.
Now that the weather is cooling down, thoughts turn to a nice, and simple soup, writes Maureen Stronach.
These parsley, paprika and cheese muffins are an easy family favourite, writes Maureen Stronach.
As black gold returns to the shelves of New Zealand, Clare Thomas shares a recipe for Marmite chicken.
Mandy Fraser shares a spicy recipe made with one of New Zealand's biggest food obsessions.
This soup is simply the most delicious Asian soup I have ever tasted, writes Russell Dench.
Maureen Stronach recipe makes for a nice change from the usual salads and it's very easy to make.
Maureen Stronach shares a recipe for an 'amazingly simple, delicious treat' - baked ricotta cake.
This recipe only requires 15 minutes of preparation and cook time for eight tasty and healthy burritos.
These rice paper rolls are good for you, impressive at dinner parties, and they taste divine, writes Melanie Cameron.
This salad is great on its own as an entree or served up with salmon and potatoes, Maureen Stronach writes.
June Bartlett shares a 20-minute recipe ideal for anyone on a tight budget.
Minniemao Odinot's Greek salad is best served at room temperature and is perfect for a hot day.
You know that post-Christmas period where you feel like you weigh a tonne? Melanie Cameron knows that feeling, too.
Zac Lyon shows how to prepare authentic falafel wraps, a quick and easy meal, perfect for lunch or dinner.
The possibilities for adapting this tasty risotto recipe are only limited by what you have in the house, or what you are able to eat, writes Sarah Hoyte.
Charlotte Stephens shares her recipe for a simple fish dinner using fresh, easily-sourced and healthy ingredients.
This noodle salad is great for vegetarians and vegans, and is a substantial complete meal.
This recipe for vegetable couscous feeds four people and is a healthy, easy side that can be served up with meatballs or chicken drumsticks.
Hate Brussels sprouts? You need to try Maureen Stronach's recipe for turning the much loathed vegetable into a scrummy side dish.
When cash and food were short in Maureen Stronach family, her dad invented what has now become a firm family favourite
Christie Munro shares a recipe for a easy and tasty way to have mince.
Spaghetti tuna is a favourite in Kevin Barclay's household and almost impossible to get wrong.
Phil Symonds' beef pasta bake is a really easy dish for people used to cooking with basic ingredients.
Christie Munro shares a recipe for easy ciabatta bread rolls.
Alice O'Styke shares a recipe for chicken breasts stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and cream cheese.
Helen Paterson's chocolate-orange cake is free from dairy and gluten.
Cooking is easy, and this recipe for chicken in a creamy capsicum sauce is a doddle.
A simple way to make a classic Kiwi family favourite - roast chicken.
This seafood stir fry is a super-fast after work dinner that doesn't break the bank, writes Claire Foster.
Bronte's salad is simple and flexible, and a good way to introduce your family or friends to new foods.
Melissa Andrew's quick and easy corn salsa is a great dish to take to barbecues.
Here's Merlynne Vorkosigan's recipe for a mince-pasta dish that's great for flatters.
Since building a pizza oven in the backyard, it has become a tradition to roast a whole pig for the family Christmas festivities.
Tim Brown often cooks for one, and says it need not be complicated. Here's one of his favourite recipes.
For Tabitha Yap it is all about the sambal. Check out her great recipe for this Malaysian treat.
Miriam Hughes shares her recipe for her family's favourite healthy, quick, after-work dinner.
Zac Lyon shows that a nutritious, delicious meal can be achieved in little time, and on a limited budget.
Basic pasta sauces are easy, freeze well and can be quickly added to a meat or vegetable dish, writes Karen Mole.
Trish Bouzaid shares her recipe for chicken and bacon pie, which is perfect with veges and mash.
My favourite thing to cook is ratatouille - as a side dish for anything (or even as a main with pasta and cheese on top).
It's not a classic arrabbiata, but there’s something about chorizo and prawns together that just works.
Michelle Smyth has discovered that the humble bacon and egg pie is the perfect cure for homesickness.
Don't be a chicken when it comes to the kitchen, Alex Mak has a recipe that couldn't be easier.
This quick and delicious side-serving-come-main-course couldn't be easier, writes Megan Dixon.
This is a really easy dish that gives you a decent amount of fresh vegetables on your plate, writes Louise Missen.
Carrie Bailey shares a recipe for a spicy Portland-style black bean burger that sets the taste buds alight.
John Archer has a special diet to keep himself in tip-top shape for when his wife returns from three-month stints in the Outback.