• Iced fruit-flavoured rooibos tea is the basis for this unique and distinctive marinade that will make your lamb kebabs really siz...
  • Create a garland presentation with warmed fruit mince- pies enhanced with a delicious cold spoon-on topping. Enjoy as a quick op...
  • National Braai' Day gives you a perfect reason to serve jugs of ice-cold homemade ginger beer.
  • Encourage children to make and pack these homemade sweets in a simple jar or bowl, using their pocket money, for the special woma...
  • Your Auld Lang Syne party fun can be made complete with an impressive centrepiece serving as finger dessert meaning less crockery...
  • You've bought a turkey that requires a moist tasty stuffing, and looking for a recipe? Using cranberry stollen as a basis for a f...
  • Creamy condensed milk, chocolate, coffee and a good dash of whisky makes this liqueur a perfect festive season gift, presented in...
  • There's nothing like a home-made gift to show you care! This is a unique idea for children to prepare and wrap, under your guida...
  • A perfect egg-free sweet treat to include in your Diwali platters this year.
  • A chic modern take on seasonal plums, prepared and chilled the day before, ready to serve to your sweetheart.
  • Spoil mom on her special day with a scotch pancake served with sweet cream cheese and pears.
  • A deep red, sweet soup that can be served as a romantic end to a Valentines meal.
  • In October we shared an easy microwave cake recipe. By now they should be well flavoured with brandy, and at their best. Now it’...
  • Adapted from Rachel Allen’s ‘Bake’ cook book, this festive cake uses cranberries instead of the traditional pineapple or peaches.
  • A frozen version of a chocolate log, filled with a decadent cream cheese, fig, ginger and pecan semifreddo style filling, smother...
  • An impressive, rich, and extravagant Easter tea bake that will stay fresh over the Easter weekend for serving to guests. It capt...
  • A trifle with a serious Christmas Twist! Serve in a large glass bowl for a big family gathering, or layer during preparation, in...
  • A terrific personalised gift from your kitchen! Perfect for those who are not keen bakers, and would appreciate a gift that just ...
  • All those little titbits from Christmas Day that tend to clutter up a fridge, can be combined into this terrific one-dish meal th...
  • A perfect welcome non-alcoholic cocktail for a summer afternoon party.
  • This simple base recipe can be combined with your own creative genius for any occasion from a birthday to Valentines and Hallowee...
  • This recipe will make enough buttercream icing for a one-layered cake. If you have more layers, double or triple the batch acco...
  • Perfect for Easter, this decadent cake will take pride of place on your Sunday lunch table.
  • Traditionally served at Easter, this cake is a rich mix of fruit, almonds and spice, flavoured with a little brandy.
  • These spicy cupcakes are like home-made hot cross buns without the hassle! A chocolate brownie pre-mix jazzed up with some fruit ...
  • A fun way to give Egg gifts at Easter, served as a "boiled egg" with a chocolate shell and a gooey sweet centre.
  • For Mother’s Day as a children’s gift from the kitchen, wrapped with a new mug and several Cappuccino sachets, or “just because”...
  • This fun Glitz & Glamour theme can be adapted for adults, kids or teens.
  • If you are on the hunt for homemade festive gift ideas this year, try these delightful jars of snack-mix ingredients. Packed sepa...
  • A fresh, cool and light dish that's the perfect partner to a heavy main course, this Tsatsiki inspired starter is healthy and del...
  • Our summer months can make suppertime preparation such a hot and daunting task. Take the night off now and again and do just the...
  • There are other coating options such as choux pastry or beaten egg and biscuit crumbs, but here is the most authentic and divine ...
  • Create these easy Easter truffles in advance and serve with coffee as a quick dessert after a celebration meal.
  • Treat mom this Mother’s day by surprising her with this beautiful bouquet of cupcakes. Come on Dad get involved and help the lit...
  • This delicious marinade makes a great Father’s Day gift. It’s so easy that kids can make it themselves.
  • Create a wonderful surprise when you cut through this delicious cake and reveal a hidden heart. This cake is surprising moist and...
  • So simple yet light and delicious. A great way to treat that special person in your life.
  • A different take on Christmas cake - mini fruit cupcakes topped with a cream cheese vanilla frosting. Hydrangeas are also known a...
  • Enjoy this simple Diwali treat in less than 30 minutes.
  • This must be the prettiest way of serving olives, cheese and other snacks as a festive holiday treat. You can customise your wrea...
  • The well-known technique of preparing samoosas can be tweaked and sweetened, to provide a delectable addition to your Diwali tray...
  • Look out for attractive (but not necessarily expensive) 1 litre glass storage jars, on sale in gift and kitchen stores and fill t...
  • All of the flavours of Christmas combined into an ice cream dessert that’s perfect for a hot South African Christmas day!
  • A rich and satisfying pudding which combines the delicious flavours of dark chocolate and orange with croissants and cream for a ...
  • Purchase each family member their own SPAR Fresh line mini un-iced fruit cake, decorate and personalize each one, for them to enj...
  • Freshline's chocolate-flavoured hot-cross buns make a great base for a fun family dessert this Easter.
  • Try this creative quick adaptation of a traditional Cassata; great for busy families looking for a special summer dessert. Fabulo...
  • Why not add this new egg-less bake to your platters of bite-size cakes and sweetmeats this Diwali?
  • There is little to beat toasted hot-cross buns spread with butter? until now that is!
  • How about giving your Valentine a deliciously rich homemade baked gift this year?
  • This meal virtually makes itself leaving you with plenty of time to entertain your guests as the smell of roasting chicken fills ...
  • Serve this brightly coloured, sparkling drink when friends and family arriving for Christmas Day lunch and start the festivities!
  • Pap with tomato and onion gravy is a great braai side-dish, but how about a refreshing change this year, using pap in this cheesy...
  • This festive gammon is crammed with Christmas flavours, tastes delicious and looks really impressive too with its topping of shin...
  • A rolled and de-boned leg of lamb is perfect to serve for a celebration Easter lunch. Once in the oven or on the braai, it needs...
  • Next time you have a braai, why not try a new vegetable side-dish, requiring minimal effort? So good with steak and wors!
  • A decadent waffle breakfast to surprise your loved one on Valentine's Day.
  • If Christmas is too hot for a traditional warm pudding, try this ice-cream cake that combines all of the flavours of Christmas in...
  • These pancakes are too good to only enjoy on Pancake Tuesday! Make them a regular item in your dessert repertoire.
  • This is a lovely cold dessert to serve over the summer festive season. A beautifully decorated pavlova never fails to make a stat...
  • A perfect no-bake choice for children and mom to prepare for Dad on Father's Day. An accompanying home-made card entitled '' You'...
  • If you are hosting an Easter family get-together, and are looking for a dessert that could be enjoyed by all ages, this is the pe...
  • A great way to use up leftover Hot Cross Buns after Easter, although it's a fabulous variant of Bread and Butter pudding that can...
  • This would make a perfect home-made gift for a special teacher, gym instructor, office colleague or acquaintance to whom you woul...
  • This interesting combination of flavours and textures makes this refreshing chilled soup unique and perfect for a steamy South Af...
  • This sweetened butternut side-dish is unique, easy to prepare, and perfect as a spit-braai accompanying vegetable. The recipe is ...
  • A festive cocktail in Christmas (and SPAR) colours. This cocktail was designed for SPAR's birthday celebration and we thought we...
  • Spoil dad this Fathers' Day with this perfectly simple recipe for the children to cook, while mom prepares his favourite dessert!
  • Here's something fun to do with the kids over the Easter holidays. Rice Krispie bars, made with marshmallow eggs. Children will ...
  • A traditional Good Friday meal in South Africa. This dish is best prepared a couple of days in advance when the flavours have had...
  • After a braai, make use of the hot coals to cook this delicious almond and pear pudding.
  • Try this for as a change from krummel-pap with tomato onion relish, next time you braai.
  • This is the perfect dessert to make ahead of time, and take along as your contribution to a meal for a get-together with friends ...
  • This method of cooking gammon will ''free up'' kitchen workspace on Christmas Day when you are busy with so many chores. Leave th...
  • Serve glasses of this chilled alcoholic drink to guests or work colleagues at the office party, as a creamy, all-in-one alternati...
  • Bake a batch of these spicy, festive-flavour biscuits for a Year-End gift for your favourite teachers - they will appreciate the ...
  • Creamy coconut squares delicately flavoured with rose water and decorated with colourful sprinkles - a perfect Diwali sweetmeat.
  • All of the spicy flavours of Easter combined in a cheesecake type tart. Enjoy the rich, cinnamon and raisin filling on a chocolat...
  • Mini Christmas cakes enrobed in rum and raisin ice cream and covered by a dramatic, peaked layer of meringue. Could there be a b...
  • A wonderfully refreshing cross between cheesecake and ice cream. Serve this on a warm summer evening after a braai.
  • This makes an interesting change to individual fruit mince pies and is wonderful served warm with custard or fresh cream.
  • Ask your SPAR butcher to bone a thick rib pork roast, for you to stuff and transform into a meal fit for a King!
  • You’ll get real satisfaction from baking your own moist, flavourful Christmas cake this year. This microwave method is a winner,...
  • A delicious pineapple and coconut flavoured dessert that can be left to cook in the dying coals of a braai fire as you eat your m...
  • An attractively presented dessert basket makes a thoughtful, home-made Christmas gift for a co-worker, teacher or neighbour.
  • Looking for an inexpensive but thoughtful Christmas gift for your gym pals? This After Gym Shake mix is a perfect way to show yo...
  • Turning a whole chicken into a quicker-cooking version for kettle-braai roasting, is easy once you know how. Left in a piquant m...
  • A wonderfully rich fudge that can be made in one bowl in the microwave. Package attractively and give to your loved ones as spec...
  • The addition of nuts and sparkling, jewel-like pomegranate seeds gives this dessert favourite a festive feel. Serve instead of C...
  • If you lack confidence to prepare Sushi yourself, try an easier deconstructed version, presented here as a Valentine starter. It...
  • Perfectly suited for children to play the major part in preparing a tea-treat, to serve on a set tea-tray for Mom on Mother’s Day.
  • A perfect Sunday lunch idea for the children, with the help of Mom, to serve Dad this Father’s Day.
  • Entertaining with a roast need not break the bank. Pork still remains an economical option, and with a delicious stuffing, it wil...
  • A braai can be more economical than you think, with a little forethought to use and stretch everyday ingredients and less expensi...
  • A new addition to your Diwali celebratory tray of dainties; eggless and irresistibly delicious!
  • With Diwali celebrations uppermost in the minds of many this month, here is a reliable recipe for you to use not only now, but ti...
  • An easy, all-in-one pan breakfast for the whole family to enjoy as a brunch meal.
  • Rich, gooey and chocolatey; the perfect treat using Easter sweets.
  • These bite sized latkes topped with a sliver of smoked salmon can be served as a sumptuous breakfast or brunch.
  • Easter and roast lamb have a close association. Here is a quick and easy way to serve lamb if you don’t have the inclination to p...
  • Enjoy a fun baking activity before packing as a Father’s Day gift, or treating Dad to Chinese takeaway dinner to set the scene fo...
  • Chicken thighs marinated in a sticky, sweet honey and mustard mix and then grilled to perfection. Serve with some fresh, grilled...
  • Teacher and extra-mural instructor gifts can get expensive at Christmas. These attractive, home-made chocolate treats are a grea...
  • Pork neck or Kassler chops are both economical pork cuts to enjoy the traditional smoked gammon flavours, without having to buy a...
  • Lamb is traditionally served at Easter, and a fun way to enjoy it outdoors over the long weekend, is to host a family Lamb Burger...
  • A deliciously simple, breakfast/ brunch treat.
  • You will fall in love with these cute bunnies and Easter Egg cookies. You can make them as elaborate or as simple as you wish.
  • Whether you debone the lamb yourself or get your SPAR butcher to do it for you, reap the rewards of a simple yet delicious roast ...
  • Get ready for Spring with these delicious Spring Rolls. Super simple and great as part of a cocktail platter.
  • Tender chicken, baby potatoes and seasonal vegetables, slowly simmered in a creamy sauce - perfect for effortless outdoor enterta...
  • A perfect side-dish and a welcome new face at a braai, instead of the usual pap and sous or potato salad. This recipe will feed a...
  • Add fresh chilli, parmesan and a dab of creamy butter to your sweetcorn for a taste sensation.
  • Make use of ready-rolled, frozen puff pastry to create these creamy, garlicky quiches. Perfect for a dinner party or informal lu...
  • Celebrate the New Year in style with a selection of party platters that will keep your guests going until midnight and beyond! C...
  • Involve the whole family in preparing trays of eggless biscuits, to share with family, friends and colleagues during Diwali.
  • A beautiful pork dish for a special occasion. This is bound to impress and is worth the effort!
  • An excellent way to welcome friends and family over the Festive Season! Based on the traditional hot version, but with a few twis...
  • Make your Mom feel really special with this luxurious breakfast in bed, crammed with smoked salmon and creamy cheese sauce. It's ...
  • Begin your special Valentine meal with these cute heart shaped starters and let the romance begin!
  • Camping or in the bush and craving a toasted sandwich? Try this novel way of making those delicious cheese and tomato toasties on...
  • Summer is the perfect time to cook outdoors using your SPAR Good Living kettle braai -take the heat from the kitchen and enjoy ti...
  • Skewered prawns, liberally drizzled with chilli, garlic and lemon and then cooked over hot coals. It just doesn't get better, or...
  • This can be served as a vegetarian meal by itself or used as a braai side dish. The fruity flavour makes a great accompaniment to...
  • Packed with an imported beer from TOPS at SPAR, these special premium quality nuts make the perfect home-made gift for a man this...
  • This is a great side dish to serve at a braai or to enjoy freshly baked and spread with cream cheese for lunch.
  • Cute, heart shaped savoury biscuits flavoured with mustard and mozzarella. These are great to serve at a Valentines themed party...