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I’m a professional food stylist and currently prepping my own series of cookbooks and a cooking show. In my food catering business, Mishka La Mushka, I catered private and corporate functions and events big and small, designed food in hat boxes for the Spring Racing Carnival and created too many themed kids birthday parties to mention. But now I love food styling and sharing my fun food ideas with mums wanting to create restaurant-quality meals at home, for kids and family. So let’s get cooking!

I'm Mish Lilley, a kitchen cook, food stylist and chef prepping a series of cookbooks, a cooking show and this blog. This blog is dedicated to my love of good food styling and good food. It's a cooking site and recipe website designed to help mums and dads create restaurant-quality meals at home for their kids and family. My wide range of recipes cover:

Vegetables: Artichoke Asparagus Beans Beets Broccoli Cabbage Carrot Chili Corn Cucumber Eggplant Garlic Olives Onions Peas Peppers Potatoes Pumpkin Spinach Squash Sweet Potatoes and Yams Tomatoes Turnip Zucchini

Fruits: Blackberries Blueberries Apple Apricot Banana Berries Cantaloupe Cherry Coconut Cranberries Fig Kiwi Lemon Orange Peach Pear Pineapple Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Watermelon

Meat: Bacon Beef Breasts Brisket Caribou Chicken Corned Beef Duck Game Hens Ham Kangaroo Lamb and Mutton Pigeons Pork Poultry Rabbit Ribs Spam Turkey Veal Venison Wings Livers

Seafood: Bass Catfish Clams Crab Lobster Mussels Oysters Prawns Salmon Scallops Shellfish Shrimp Snapper Sole Squid Swordfish Trout Tuna

Pasta, Rice, Breads and Grains: Barley Bran Buckwheat Cereals Cornflakes Cornmeal Grains Lasagna Noodles and Pastas Oats Rice Whole Wheat

Dairy: Butter Cheese Sour Cream Crème Fraiche Eggs Dairy Milk Mozzarella Yoghurt

Nuts: Walnuts Hazelnuts Almonds Peanuts Pecans Pistachios

Herbs and Spices: Basil Chilli Mint Oregano Salt Pepper Sesame Seed Cardamon Curry Ginger

Other Ingredients: Honey Oils Soda Soy Tabasco Tofu Yeast

Cuisines: Arab Balinese Berber Chinese Japanese Cambodian Indonesian Javanese Malaysian Penang Burmese Singaporean Thai Vietnamese Indian Italian Spanish Turkish Greek Moroccan Portuguese French Mexican Haute and Home Style

Dishes: Entrees Starters Mains Salads Sauces Soups Toppings Sides Deserts Canapes Hors d' Oeuvres

Bon appétit!

Here’s a little something to get you in the Xmas spirit. I’ll be making these with my eldest daughter Ruby’s school next week. I’m also going to use them as a table decoration for Christmas day. Cute, huh?


You'll Need

  • 125g softened unsalted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup treacle
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbs water + extra if required


  • 3 tbs icing sugar
  • 1/2-1 tbs boiling water



Pre-heat oven to 160C.

Cream together the butter and brown sugar.

Separate the egg and mix in the yolk into the butter mixture with the treacle.

Sift the dry ingredients (flour/ginger/baking soda and cinnamon).

Combine the butter and dry ingredients. Sometimes a little water is needed to achieve the right consistency. You want it to come together but not to be too sticky.

When the dough comes together in the bowl. Knead gently on a floured bench and roll out until ¼ inch thick.

You need to cut out  6 small stars, 18 medium stars and 12 large stars.

Place them on a baking tray and bake for 8- 10 minutes or until lightly golden and starting to firm around the edges.

Allow to cool.

Mix together icing sugar with boiling water until you have a firm but workable paste.

Start with a large star and top with a small smear of icing, then add a medium star, and repeat until you finish with 2 medium stars on top with a small star on the top of the tree.

Dust with icing sugar and serve.