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I’m coming out of the closet to admit I can cook – seriously – check out these puppies!


I have a dark secret that is just bursting to get out – I can bake!

I know, I know, each week I rave on about how much I loathe and despise cooking but the truth be told I’ve been known to dabble in the kitchen, sort of.

But be prepared to have your socks knocked off.

TA DA……..

You're totally blown away right?!

You’re totally blown away right?!

It’s a little recipe I like to call Mouse Traps (okay so I stole the name and recipe from my mum but she said it’s cool).

I bet you’re thinking that it just doesn’t seem fair for me to be so multi-talented.

And right now there are hundreds of amazing cooky bloggers biting their nails wondering how the hell they can compete with these puppies.

Danni @ Keeping up with the Holsbys you might even have to re-name your blog Keeping up with Emily! It has a incredible ring to it don’t you think?

And Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye, doesn’t Twinkle in Emily’s Eye just roll off the tongue?

Surely you will agree Amanda @ Cooker and a Looker that Isn’t Emily Such A Cool Cooker and A Looker is an acceptable adjustment to your blog?

In case you didn’t get a good enough look at my masterpieces, here’s another photo:

Like nothing you've ever seen before right?

Like nothing you’ve ever seen before right?

Read it and weep girls – I know, I know, right now you’re shitting yourselves and wondering how you’ll ever be able to call yourselves chefs again after seeing my fabulous creation.

But never fear – this isn’t an invention test or a mystery box challenge – I’m going to share my top-secret, not-for-beginners, extremely difficult recipe.

Now be warned fellow IBOT’ers, some of the ingredients might seem a little obscure but there’s a high chance you might possibly already have these items at home.

If not, then truly don’t stress, they are readily available at your nearest supermarket.

Shopping list:



Butter and vegemite - in that order - I know right, who would have thought!

Butter and vegemite – in that order – I know right, who would have thought!





Proud as punch and deservedly so don't you think?

Proud as punch and deservedly so don’t you think?



Happy child

Happy child

I promise I didn't bribe him with a Cherry Ripe (or two) to eat this.

I promise I didn’t bribe him with a Cherry Ripe (or two) to eat this.

So there you have it – I’ve outed myself and I feel FANTASTIC!

Please feel free to have me guest blogging with some of my other secret recipes any time 🙂

I totally LOVE Danni, Amanda and Bree and their blogs and hope know they’ll take this post in the good humour it is intended.

Is there any questions about my masterpiece? Are you secretly a great cook like me? Or do you leave it up to the professionals?

Linking with the soon-to-be published author and all round good guy girl Jess @ Essentially Jess for IBOT

Author: Have A Laugh On Me

I'm a mum to three, write from home and I rarely cook, craft or clean but admire those who do. I try to live by the mantra that there's no point in worrying about something that might not happen! Be warned this is not a fluffy, sweet mummy blog, rather a place where you can cringe, laugh and be shocked at my brutally honest take on my life.

70 thoughts on “I’m coming out of the closet to admit I can cook – seriously – check out these puppies!

  1. Sweet cheeks, skills like that should not be kept in the closet. Not Quite Emgella is an empire waiting to be yours.

  2. You take one freakin’ day off and look what happens!
    Sigh – I’ll forward my domain name over now. Keep an eye out for the email.

  3. Love it!!! At for the recipe! 😉

  4. You totally nailed it! Thanks for the easy step by step…even I might give it a try…but you know I don’t cook so may be too ambitious a first try…stay tuned!

  5. I love Vegemite but never quite ate it like that before. Gotta try this! But… Maybe without the butter?? Hehe

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  6. Toast Pizza!! A staple of the household, but never made the fingers version, you’re a genius, a genius I tell you!!

  7. Look out Master Chef – she is bakingEM

  8. You’re awesome! I could only dream of emulating your skill…

  9. You are one seriously talented lady!
    I am in awe and if I could eat vegemite (one of my saddest losses with my intolerances) I would devour these in seconds. Truly, well done, I give it 3 stars 🙂
    Becc @ Take Charge Now

  10. You clever thing! Genius. Thanks for sharing the secret ingredients 🙂

  11. Yep – every one in the office is staring at me now for making snorty “trying not to laugh” noises while reading this post.
    Thank god you provided the recipe! I was thinking I’d have to stare at the pictures for hours to try to GUESS the ingredients but thankfully you put us out of our misery. You are f**king hilarious 🙂

  12. What a baking Queen you are !!
    Don’t share to many of your secrets ……..

  13. Obviously a winner with the kids. And that’s what counts. 😉 xx

  14. OMG I thought I’d been accidentally redirected to Martha Stewart’s blog!!
    Think you may have a new career opening up hun 🙂 x

  15. Totall EMazing cooking skills 😉 x

  16. you crack me up! Love it!!!

  17. I didn’t think it was possible but you have outdone yourself!

  18. I love these! Vegemite cheesies are some of my favourite comfort food – but I had never thought to add pepper – just genius!

  19. Oh my. Here I was going to try to attempt cheesy mite scrolls but this beats them hands down. Winning!

  20. I’m glad you gave the recipe coz I had no idea what they were!

    I think there’s a reason that “embarrassing” starts with EM … 😉

  21. I’m not much of a baker or masterchef, but I have been pinning a lot of recipes lately.

    Fortunately, that black tar you spread on top of the butter, under the cheese, is something I can’t stand (How un-Australian of me. :o), so I wont be pinning your EM-azing recipe today.

    Keep up the creativity though. 😉

  22. I have to admit I think I got half way through before realising you were taking the piss. I was actually thinking, “What the….???” and then it clicked. DUH. lol at Janet and Embarrassing starts with Em.

  23. I’ve made these for years and the kids go ape over them. So do the adults yum yum. Sometimes it’s the simple things.

  24. Em-Bite-Them cheese toasties (I’m glad for the instructions. I thought the first picture was chocolate on toast – ha!)

  25. Dude, you should have your own cooking show!! These are amazing!
    Right up there with my world famous ‘cheesy bread.”

  26. Em you are totes a cooker and a looker. I was laughing already before I even started reading your post at your blog banner pic. Such a great pic.
    I actually think snacks look yum. You can never go wrong with vegemite. It is the gear.

    • Yep Vegemite is the stuff of champions! They aren’t as bad tasting as they look – truly – the boys love ’em and they’re super cheap to make! Thanks for visit gorgeous mumma, now SIT DOWN xxxx Em

  27. You are awesome. I do something similar – but with tomato and cheese instead of vegemite. I’ll give you the recipe if you like.

  28. Oh you really had me chucking on this this!! Looks quite nice though – I might even try it, never mind the kids x

  29. Hahahaha!!! I need to try this recipe! Maybe it will help to appreciate this obscure ingredient that is vegemite!

  30. Em , Em Em , you are hilarious !!!…geeez where have you been hiding those sharp culinary skills girl?
    Love it xoxo

  31. The sunburnt caramelisation you have mastered on the top of these beauties is sensational. Get out your blow torch and bake away 🙂

    Hello from #teamIBOT

  32. Holy moly look out Nigella! The classic vegemite and cheese marriage is not to be sneezed at, mind.

  33. Fabulous recipe My boys would devour them.

  34. Haha I love it! Watch out Jamie, there is a new chef in town 🙂

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