~ Super Sunday Skillet Irish Soda Bread and a GIVEAWAY!

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  ~ Super Sunday Skillet Irish Soda Bread and a GIVEAWAY! This afternoon I went to pick up the Dancing Daughter from work and I am absolutely amazed at the number of people that are shopping at the supermarket at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon!!!!  I go early because it suits me and I simply […]

~ Banana Bread Breakfast ~The Easiest Recipe Ever!

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Banana Bread Breakfast ~The Easiest Recipe Ever!  Weekend breakfast calls for something special.  There is a little bit more time to spend in the kitchen and beauty of making a banana bread is that it can be sliced individually, wrapped and frozen for snacks through the week.  It is handy to pull it out at […]

~ Mid Week Makeover and Throwback Thursday ~ Cheesy Manwich Burgers!

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~ Mid Week Makeover and Throwback Thursday ~ Cheesy Manwich Burgers! I seriously debated calling this post Mid Week Mayhem!  Things have been really busy at our house and the Dancing Daughter has her first professional driving lesson this afternoon.  We’ve spent quite a few hours in the car over the last couple of weeks […]

~Road Test Tuesday ~Soul Foods (Newcastle)!

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Road Test Tuesday ~Soul Foods (Newcastle) I’ve been remiss, you guys, in sharing this amazing place with you.  It’s a little piece of organic heaven located right in the heart of Newcastle.  It’s Soul Foods  and located in the old KFC building facing Hunter Street. Now, let me tell you that the Dancing Daughter and I […]

~Baking Bucket List and Blunders! Gluten Free Crescent Rolls!!!

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~Baking Bucket List and Blunders! Gluten Free Crescent Rolls!!! There is nothing quite as delicious as a hot, flaky croissant.  But, when flaky is not an option, and you grow up in the US, you know that a good Pillsbury Cresent Roll is the general first introduction to croissant and a staple, at least in […]

~ Road Test Tuesday ~McDonald’s Gluten Free and LAST day to WIN a fabulous cookbook!!!!

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~ Road Test Tuesday ~McDonald’s Gluten Free So a Coeliac walks into a McDonald’s……..and orders right off the menu! WAIT!  Don’t go!  I never in a million years thought that I would bring you a review of McDonald’s for Road Test Tuesday.   I mean, let’s face it; the McCafe selections include 2 friands and the dreaded […]

~ It’s too hot to cook…..Sandwich Press Saturday!!! and GIVEAWAY!!!

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~ It’s too hot to cook…..Sandwich Press Saturday!!! Ugh, it really is just so hot AGAIN today and, coupled with an injury that sees me limping around like a lame horse, I can’t muster the energy to turn on the oven! My trusty sandwich press has come to the rescue!  Last month I was chatting […]

~ Road Test Tuesday ~Gluten Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread Cookbook!

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~ Road Test Tuesday ~Gluten Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread Cookbook! Christmas Day.  Monkey Bread.  Sugar Coma.  Bliss! Each year I’ve searched for a suitable gluten free Monkey Bread (or cinnamon rolls as called at my Mom’s house each Christmas morning) and each year they get better and better. Last year I made a […]

~Mid Week Makeover ~Meatball Sub Casserole!

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~Mid Week Makeover ~Meatball Sub Casserole! It’s mid-week AGAIN and, while I had all intention of getting here yesterday to give you a Road Test Tuesday review (yum), yesterday was the Dancing Daughter’s year 10 formal and we were busy from daybreak until well and truly past sunset. My little girl looked so incredibly beautiful […]

~ Road Test Tuesday ~ Genius Gluten Free Pain au Chocolat!

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  ~ Road Test Tuesday ~ Genius Gluten Free Pain au Chocolat! Genius Gluten Free is one of the providers that has joined the Coles family for gluten free and, while they started out with a few items including bread in the freezer section, their lines have grown into quite a good selection.  I wish […]