The Ultimate Snickerdoodles for “Bring a Plate” Dates

Before kids, whenever I needed to take home baking somewhere (it happened every now and again as a Brownie Leader), my go-to was pikelets. I know, I know. Plain Jane/Simple Steve, not exciting at all. But it was quick, easy, and required minimal ingredients. Because normally I would procrastinate, then leave the task to the last minute, that last minute being when our pantry is very nearly bare. Continue reading “The Ultimate Snickerdoodles for “Bring a Plate” Dates”


Pumpkin & Kumara Soup with Crispy Bacon

On our way to feeding the ducks this morning, we stopped in at Countdown (the supermarket) for bread. As I was walking out, I picked up one of the Feed Four for $15 Recipes. Pumpkin & Kumara Soup with Crispy Bacon – we had it for dinner tonight and it is A-MAZ-ING.  Continue reading “Pumpkin & Kumara Soup with Crispy Bacon”

Kiwi Mummy Blogs Review – Healthy Kids Cookbook

If there is one thing that makes my husband cringe, it is seeing a new cookbook on the dining table. He has this crazy idea that I’m not a good cook. I mean – so I’ve burned the bottom of a few pots in my day, who hasn’t? So when I told him Kiwi Mummy Blogs had sent me the Healthy Kids Cookbook to review, I couldn’t help but grin as I watched his reaction. Continue reading “Kiwi Mummy Blogs Review – Healthy Kids Cookbook”

Recipes and Tips for Slow Cooking this Winter

This week we bought a new slow cooker and I am super excited! We’ve had one in the past, but because someone (husband) didn’t take care of it, we needed a new one. I’m one of those people who needs to play with new toys as soon as I get them, so I spent the morning scrolling through Pinterest for Slow Cooker Recipes. Continue reading “Recipes and Tips for Slow Cooking this Winter”

Teriyaki Beef Salad with Crispy Noodles

I think I’ve said this before, but we are seriously a “three veg and meat” or “some kind of mince dish” family. Simple, easy, plain. Same meals every week. But yesterday I was feeling like we needed a few more greens in our life. So I stood in the vege section at the supermarket and tried to work out how I could incorporate them. Continue reading “Teriyaki Beef Salad with Crispy Noodles”

Why I need to stop buying convenience food

Sometimes I have days where everything is just going so well, that I decide to treat myself. With snacks, or a hot chocolate, or takeaways. But it always seems to escalate, and next thing you know I’ve spent $30 on food in one day. Today has been one of those days. Continue reading “Why I need to stop buying convenience food”