Yearly Archives: 2014


School is back in full swing and so are most extra-curricular activities.  To parents this means lunch boxes, uniforms, homework, and lots and lots of rushing around.  So week-night meals need to be kept simple.  And you don’t get much easier than a Crockpot meal, just chuck it all in, […]

Shredded Beef Rolls


Every mum needs a stash of last minute meals and what could be easier than grilling some chicken breasts while you make a salad or steam some veges?  And check out those Parmesan Encrusted Potato halves in the background (recipe coming soon!). Lemon Pepper Chicken Ingredients: 4 Chicken Breasts, boneless […]

Lemon Pepper Chicken




Winter has finally made it’s presence known this week.  To be honest, I was starting to doubt that those chilling winter winds were ever going to arrive, but they have and it’s time to change-up the dinner menu and start making the family some winter warmers.  So I’m re-visiting a […]

Country Chicken Pot Pie



Are you counting down to the school holidays?  I know I am.  And I’ll be needing some quick and filling lunches to keep my bunch happy and this BBQ Shredded Chicken will do quite nicely.  It’s a crockpot recipe which means it’s a time-saver and it’sperfect for a relaxed weekend […]

BBQ Shredded Chicken



  The other day I was happily baking away when I discovered that Mr8 and the kids had used up ALL of the brown sugar on their porridge.  So I figured there had to be a way to make my own right?!  And there is!  I kid you not, you […]

Home-made Brown Sugar


  If I’m looking for a quick week night meal I usually serve something with rice.  Rice is quick, it’s filling and it goes with any number of things from stir-fries to mexican to goulash.  Not to mention that if you are lucky enough to own a rice cooker you […]

Chicken with Teriyaki Hoisin Sauce


Being the Carb-Lover that I am, I love pasta, so I have tried my fair share of fettuccine alfredo recipes.  But this recipe is by far the most Amazing Fettuccine Alfredo I have ever tasted.  Mr 8 and the kids couldn’t get enough of it.  I chose to serve it […]

Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon