Rotorua & Taupo Roadtrip Part 2

On Sunday we drove to Taupo. Before we stopped for some brunch, we stopped at the lookout point, and wow the view is beautiful in Taupo! We had some brunch around 11am at Café Baku, it was so delicious! I had some french toast with bacon, maple syrup and cinnamon. My husband had a full…

Rotorua & Taupo Roadtrip Part 1

For my birthday this year, which is on the 11th of July, we decided that we want to go on a roadtrip, not too far from us. We decided to go to Rotorua 1st and then look around in Taupo and drive back to Pukekohe around Sunday afternoon. We drove in the morning, around 7am…

7 Minute Home Made Microwave Custard

It’s funny how stuff works out, when you don’t plan for something specific and it happens. If you plan a dish then it flops, I have been trying to make custard in the microwave for ages! All I did was that I took my milk tart recipe and made the quantities smaller, and added some…

Lemon Meringue Pie

This recipe I got from my mother in law. It’s a really simple and easy recipe, the source of the recipe comes from Foodloversrecipes. I added the custard to it and the oreo base, tastes yum! Ingredients:1 Tin Condensmilk3 Eggs1/2 Cup Castor Sugar1/2 Cup Lemon Juice1 Cup of Custard2 Packets of Oreo Biscuits For the…

Chicken Soup

Chicken soup are one of those timeless dishes, no matter what the season, it’s always hearty, warm and fills your tummy! It’s filled with lots of veggies and vitamins and nutrients, we call it the flu soup, cause if you have flu, this will clear it right up! We used our pressure cooker, you can…

Mr. Sushi

This is our go to sushi place! When we are not in the mood to make dinner, we take a walk and get some sushi. I would highly recommend Mr. Sushi!

Butterfly Creek

We visited Butterfly Creek today, what a lovely day it was, even though it was overcast, it was so fun going for an outing. It was packed, full of families and children running everywhere. We started by the crocodiles, Goldie and Scar. They also fed the crocodiles while we were there, our toddler enjoyed it…

Whipped Coffee

Whipped coffee, it’s the beverage taking the internet by storm! You only need a few ingredients. Start by adding 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of instant coffee and 2 tablespoons of water in a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix all the ingredients together, till the coffee form whipped peaks. In a cup,…

Mini Pizzas

This is the recipe we always use for making pizzas. This instant yeast works the best! The dough was thick, airy and fluffy, sooo delicious I must say. For the topping I used some beef cut up into blocks with some onion sliced up, topped with some shredded beetroot and cheese. The beetroot really gives…

Chocolate Cake Made with Oil

My husband made this cake for me, when we just started dating. My mom enjoyed it too, it’s light and fluffy and will soon become a family favourite! I don’t know the resource of this recipe but my mother in-law have been making this chocolate cake recipe since I can remember. It’s our go to…

Maple Syrup Whiskey

Saw this on Riverdale, the popular series on Netflix! Love Riverdale, in fact this idea was inspired by it, as they showed in a few episodes how they sold maple syrup whiskey. I love maple syrup, I love whiskey too! Using the Drambuie, it made it a little too sweet, I’m gone use the Tullamore…

Kerikeri Road Trip Chapter 2

We visited our friends right before we went into level 4 lockdown, so this was back in March. We have a toddler and a newborn, so the earlier to get on the road the better. The road to there is pretty straightforward, it’s one direction all the way. On the road we experienced heavy rains…

Pukekohe Hill Reserve

We visted Pukekohe Hill Reserve recently, it has a beautiful view of the whole of Pukekohe. There are pine trees and big grass lands streched out as far as the eye can see. Our toddler had a blast, and while my husband and our toddler walked, I held baby and walked too, after our outing,…

Condensed Milk Milk Tart

I thought I was finished with making milk tart in all the different flavours and pairings, guess not! My adventure continues, I am gone try and make as many flavours and pairings as I can think of! Hope you enjoy this adventure with me! This week I made condensed milk milk tart. Yummy, light and…

Caramel Cream Liquor Milk Tart

We made some caramel sauce for the pumpkin fritters, we had some leftover so I used it in this milk tart. There was 400ml caramel sauce leftover. You can find the caramel sauce recipe on the pumpkin fritters post. Then I just added 250ml of any cream liquor you have in your pantry. Caramel, cream…

Pumpkin Fritters with 3 Ingredient Caramel Sauce

I made the butternut version, here is the pumpkin version, with the easiest caramel sauce to go with it! Ingredients: 1/4 Piece Pumpkin peeled and chopped into blocks 310ml Self Raising Flour 2 Eggs 30ml Caster Sugar Pinch of Salt Boiling water Sunflower oil for the pan 3 Ingredient Caramel Sauce: Take 1 can of…

Teddy & Blanket

Went for our daily walk yesterday, my toddler love this teddy, together with a knitted blanket, next moment I look and it’s gone, I panick, realising it is gone, and my toddler realising too, turned around, walk back home, to my dismay the blanket and teddy is right where my toddler dropped it. I was…

Containers

I ordered some containers online on the 8th of April, by the 15th I still haven’t received them, I went online on FB Messenger and contacted them straight away just enquiring, it was few minutes and they responded, the manager with the shop branch here in Puke, personally called me to say he will follow…

Caramel & Chocolate Cake with Caramel Chocolate Buttercream

You can use any easy muffin mix or cake mix, just add 1 can of caramel added to 400g of chocolate. Melt in the microwave till melted. Add cake mix or muffin mix. Pop in the oven on 190 Degrees Celsius, for 30 minutes. Don’t forget to add all the other ingredients as it says…

Butternut Fritters

Butternut Fritters is a much loved traditional South-African dish! My mom made it when we would have Sunday lunch which include rice, some veggies and some roast meat with some gravy and butternut fritters was always included! We get pumpkin fritters they are just as good there is no difference except that I love butternut…

Chocolate Muffins

You can use any easy muffin mix and just add some extra 250ml cocoa powder with 1 and a 1/2 cups of water. I used the Edmonds sure to rise, sweet muffin baking mix. I just added more water than what was stated. Bake on 190 Degrees Celsius for 30 minutes. Makes about 18 normal…

2 Ingredients Chocolate Fudge

When I started with this recipe that I found online, I used 1 can of condensed milk. The recipe called for 300g condensed milk, and I used the whole can. After yesterday, my fudge mixture wasn’t set, and I don’t waste any baking ingredients as it is expensive. I decided to add some more chocolate,…

Chicken & Bacon Stew

Me and my husband made this stew a while back, it’s packed full of flavour and delicious too! You will need: 1 Skinless Chicken Thigh chopped 300g bacon chopped 2 Carrots Grated 3 Potatoes chopped 1 Onion Chopped1 cup of frozen beans 5 whole mushrooms 1/4 Cup boiled water1/2 Cup Soya Sauce1 cube of chicken…

Imperfectly Macarons

This is not a post about having the perfect bake, this is the opposite. In each kitchen we have moms striving to be more for their kids, to better themselves, to be the best version of themselves for their kids. To put their husband 1st as well, or partner, to squeeze in 5 minutes of…

Easy Pancakes

I made this, this weekend for us. Delicious and really easy to make! 1 cup Self Raising Flour1 cup Full Cream Milk30ml Caster Sugar2.5ml Vanilla Essence 20ml Butter Melted 1 Egg at Room temperaturePinch of Salt Mix everything together, place on non stick pan and spray with some canola oil, wait till pancakes makes air…

3 Ingredients Double Chocolate Mousse

I came across this recipe on YouTube. It only requires 3 ingredients, it is very easy to make, and this recipe I will use always to make chocolate mousse from now on! This chocolate mousse is thick and creamy, deliciousness. Take 100g light chocolate block, chop and place in a bowl. Take 100g dark chocolate…

Dear Mom

If there is one thing I now know, is that being parents is the best job in the world and also the most scariest. To realise how big responsibility it is to raise two humans and keeping them alive. All that I have learned from you, is to always look for the good in people,…

Cornflour Play Dough

Entertaining and keeping the kids busy is a challenge on its own. My dad showed me how cool cornflour and water together can be, working in the ECE centres across the North Shore, I also learned alot. One of my fellow colleagues, also showed me to add colouring, makes the kids so intrigued by it,…

Creamy 8 Minute Microwave Melkkos

Growing up, my mom used to make melkkos for us at least every Sunday. She would stand hours in front of the stove, busy making melkkos for all of us. I love melkkos, it’s loved in every household in South-Africa, and all the saffas around the world. I now miss being at home and my…

Roasted Chicken Dinner

Me and my husband like making simple, yet delicious and full of flavour meals. This dinner meal, is really simple, and you can add any veggies you prefer. Start by putting one whole chicken in a roasting pan. Add 1 cup of chicken stock, some balsamic vinegar, soya sauce, mixed herbs and some salt and…

Carrot & Banana Muffins

I just tweaked this recipe a little today. The banana together with the carrot, adds a delicious flavour, and it’s healthy too! Beat 3 eggs and 375 ml sugar together until light. Add to 250 ml of oil and whisk well. Sift together in separate bowl:500 ml cake flour5 ml of baking soda10 ml baking…

Amy Haskins SAMCA

Hey everyone, can you please go vote for my friends daughter. Every like and share gives her a vote. I will share the link below. She is a majorette. Thank you so much for your support. 🙂

French Toast Breakfast

Me and my husband love making breakfast on a weekend. We use butter in everything, for cooking and baking. Follow this simple recipe, and share it with your loved ones too! Fry your bread after it has been covered in egg, in butter add a tablespoon of butter, let it fry for a few minutes….

Home Made Amarula

Since everyone is in lockdown, well most part of the world that is, I found this recipe on Facebook, don’t know who created this recipe first, but it’s so easy and delicious too! If you don’t have Amarula in your cupboard don’t worry, we got you covered! First add 1 tin of condensmilk to a…

Reached 3000 Visitors on My Blog

1 Year & 4 Months Ago, I started my blog, in Feb 2019 I went over to running my webpage full time. The journey to here, have been hard work, lots of hours behind the screen, editing, uploading and getting recipes ready as well as lots of research going into every recipe. To run a…

Caramelised Oats

This caramelised oats was used for the Nuttikrust. So delicious, crunchy goodness! Recipe from Amy Kayes Kitchen. A crispy caramelized oat topping that can be used in many different waysIngredients125g butter 1/2 cup brown sugarGenerous pinch of salt1 cup of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats InstructionsPreheat oven to 180 degrees celsius and line a baking sheet…

Nuttikrust Biscuits

Growing up, this bicuits was my go to. I have always loved eating this biscuits, to be able to make it, was a whole new adventure on it’s own. To make the carmalised oats from scratch too and then slowly adding all the other ingredients to it! I have googled to see if there was…

Paprika Chicken & Roasted Veggie Rice with Lemon Yogurt

I made this recipe for us yesterday evening. It’s a quick dish and I love the taste of the paprika chicken. It’s like Nando’s hot pot, home-made. Not too spicy, just right. Me and my husband prefer the rice over couscous, but you can make it to your preference. The recipe is from hello fresh….

Philadelphia Caramilk Cheesecake

I came across this cream cheese while out shopping with my toddler. It has been released in Australia recently, and only a while ago came into New Zealand. If you manage to get hold of this cream cheese, you can make this simple recipe. In a prepared tart pan, crumble some biscuits and set aside….

Affect-ion

The world is changing at an uncontrollable pace, a threat unlike any other, with survival the race It came out of nowhere, the affects unforeseen, countries now in turmoil, needing a vaccine Lives are being lost and many torn apart, socialising not allowed, isolation a new art Industries struggling, like the recessions before, livelihoods being…

Our once busy town is now silent

Our once busy townIs now a ghost town Where children once used to laugh and playSounds can’t be heard from a mile away Coffee shops used to be packed fullNow they are all empty Shopping stores were busy all dayNow all we see is closed shops Covid19 has turned our lovely country townUpside down Humans…

Rainbow

We are at the beginning of our 1 month lockdown in New Zealand 🇳🇿 Seeing on the news that infections just keep on hapoening, the disease known as Covid19 just keep on spreading all across the world. Economies coming to a standstill and so many people losing their jobs. This is hitting the world hard,…

Chocolate Milk Tart

Love the taste of milk tart, and the different flavours too! Let me know what flavour is your favourite. While using a hand mixer and a microwave safe mixing bowl, mix 4 eggs, while mixing add in 700ml of full cream milk. While mixing with the hand mixer, add in the 2 packets of chocolate…

The Townsend’s Ricotta Beef Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those timeless meals, that never go out of style. Whether it’s summer or winter, lasagna is perfect and full of veggies and the good stuff. We love the taste of ricotta so me and my husband decided to add it to the white sauce. Wow, what a difference it makes. It…

Why I started my Blog

I lay awake at night, wondering if I did the right thing by starting my blog. This has took me 10 years well for the most part. I don’t want to be famous I don’t care about that. I am so passionate about putting the most unique recipes out there while respecting the traditional way…

3 Ingredient Microwave Fudge

Let me tell you a story, to this fudge. I think this was one of the first recipes I made with my cooking partner in consumer studies. While everyone in the classroom chose to do fudge on the stove, we made the microwave fudge. In the end we had to help the whole classroom with…

Condensed Milk Cheesecake

This simple recipe, is the perfect dessert for any quick get together. As soon as I finished mixing the cheesecake mixture and placing it in the glass bowl, my sister in law licked the mixing bowl clean and said it was delicious and she would eat a whole bowl of it. The recipe is from…

Kerikeri Road Trip Chapter 1

It was a lovely sunny Sunday morning when me and my husband decided to go to Kerikeri to visit some of our friends. We should have gotten up earlier as it’s quite a distance to Kerikeri. The drive is about 3 hours and 30 minutes so we actually should have been on the road by…

Butternut & Paneer Curry(Vegetarian Friendly)

We love our meat and veggies, we also love eating a meat free meal at least once a week. This meal is packed full of flavour and the paneer cheese is a different taste. This recipe is from hello fresh. It’s not the exact ingredients. They used pumpkin, we used butternut. Like the taste of…

Butterscotch Milk Tart

There is nothing more I love, than the goodness of milk tart. This last months I am exploring on how to elevate the milk tart I love eating growing up and how to add all the different flavors to it! Yes with lots of flavors come the excitement of the taste as well. I love…