• Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta Bake

    Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta Bake

    Like many mums I am very time poor during the week, so a lot of the time dinners can be very basic & thrown together in 15 minutes (if that!).  Sometimes it’s oven baked nuggets & chips 😛 Sometimes it’s leftovers in another form.  I try not to cook different meals for each person but sometimes it comes down to what’s easiest to feed them (feeding a toddler mash potato without an absolute mess is something I have not quite mastered yet :P). With this throw together pasta bake dinner, it always amazes me that despite hating broccoli, my kids love it.  No idea how that happened, but if it…

  • Chicken & Corn Cupcakes

    Chicken & Corn Cupcakes with Sriracha Frosting

    It all started with a mince & cheese styled birthday cake.  It didn’t have mince or cheese in it, wasn’t a pie & was definitely a cake 🙂  I’ve always enjoyed making & styling cakes, and for as long as we’ve been married I’ve almost always done a different cake for DH.  From pac-man to pies, it’s always been a sweet treat.  This year, however, DH issued me a challenge without actually thinking he had 😛 He happened to mention, at some point before his birthday, that he’d never seen anyone do savoury cupcakes with icing/frosting.  CHALLENGE ACCEPTED said my brain 😛 Timing, however, wasn’t on his side.  With his…

  • BlackBox

    My First BlackBox!

    OMG! OMG! OmG!  Got our my first BlackBox 🙂   So many kewl new things to try (and a few old things in a new form).  Took us a couple of days to get through most of it, and that’s without trying lol Thanks #BlackBoxNZ ! (sampleco.co.nz)   Chop!Chop! Chicken (Lite Mayo) I remember when this first came out.  It was a case of should I/shouldn’t I. Fish in a can – Fine… Chicken? Bit weird? Didn’t want to buy a whole can to chuck it in the bin; not that it’s too expensive, I just hate throwing out good food; so was happy to see this in my BlackBox.  Did…