~ Throwback Thursday ~ Wacky for CAKE!!!!

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~ Throwback Thursday ~ Wacky for CAKE!!!! I’ve been cleaning up and clearing out the house room by room to reduce the clutter and, along the way, I’ve had a great time looking through some old photos. These are of my now 15 & 1/2 year old Dancing Daughter.  I think she was about 4 […]

~ Muffin Monday ~ Sugar Free Quinoa Apple Muffins YUM! ~

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~ Muffin Monday ~ Quinoa Apple Muffins YUM! ~ I’m still crazy for quinoa here and my adaptation of a recipe is perfect to use quinoa and quinoa flakes along with beautiful golden delicious apples (or apples of your choice). These come out much like the Oatcakes and are not as fluffy as traditional muffins […]

~ Simple Skillet Sunday ~ Caramel Apple Skillet Dump Cake for 4th of July!

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~ Simple Skillet Sunday ~ Caramel Apple Skillet Dump Cake for 4th of July! Yesterday we had our 4th of July celebration (on the 5th!) and it was an afternoon full of food, fun and friendship. The nibbles table was well received. And the main event featured burgers, pigs in blankets, pulled chicken, baked beans, […]

Happy Friday 4th of July ~ Pops and Cupcakes!

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Happy Friday 4th of July ~ Pops and Cupcakes!   Happy 4th of July everyone! I’ve been busy planning for our get together tomorrow with friends but I had time to make some Red Velvet Patriotic Cupcakes using THIS recipe and decorating with icing and patriotic stars. And some vanilla Cake Pops.  Do you know […]

~ Throwback Thursday ~ Afternoon Tea Favourite ~ Gluten Free Scones!

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~ Throwback Thursday ~ Afternoon Tea Favourite ~ Gluten Free Scones! Gluten Free Scones have been on my “to conquer” list for a long time.  Oh, I’ve tried before and ended up with rock cakes not the super high, fluffy, warm bit of deliciousness that graces my taste buds when I visit Petite Belle Patisserie. […]

~ Road Test Tuesday ~ Gingerbread Comparisons!

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~ Road Test Tuesday ~ Gingerbread Comparisons! It’s been no secret that I have a big soft spot for gingerbread.  Just a few things I’ve produced for you….. Glazed Gingerbread and Apple Muffins Gingerbread House from Gingerbread Folk Kit Chocolate Gingerbread Cake Gingerbread Men from Melinda’s mix And Gingerbread cake. I love the smell of […]

~ Travelling Posts ~ As American as Apple Pie! Apple Pie Jars!!!

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~ Travelling Posts ~ As American as Apple Pie!  Apple Pie Jars!!! Sitting here at the Sydney Airport thinking about when we recently traveled to Hawaii and Nikki said she loved airports.  Chelsea and I looked at her like she was insane!  The WORST airport is Los Angeles (the arm pit of America) so I’m […]

Muffin Monday ~ Triple Chocolate Muffins!!!!

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~ Muffin Monday ~ Triple Chocolate Muffins!!!! Today’s muffin is NOT for the faint hearted ♥. It is choc full of chocolate powder and chips. I make a great number of muffins in the test kitchen but the family’s favourite is still chocolate. Make it TRIPLE chocolate and you can’t go wrong! If you are […]

Throwback Thursday ~ Sugar and Gluten Free Buttermilk Loaf!

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Throwback Thursday ~ Sugar and Gluten Free Buttermilk Loaf! Thursday ~ my favourite night of the week not just for the comforts of Throwback Thursday but because it’s ballet night YAY! Tonight I’ve chosen something for you that reminds me of Oklahoma and my Great Grandmother’s kitchen for some reason. I’m not sure why I […]

Faux Foodie Friday ~ Iced Vovo Cupcakes!

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Faux Foodie Friday ~ Iced Vovo Cupcakes! Arnott’s biscuts……an Aussie tradition, right?  Well, I can safely say that I’ve never been, ummm, a real fan of their biscuits except  for the original Tim Tam (not after they changed it many many years ago) and the chocolate dipped Scotch Finger.  But my dear husband was raised on Arnott’s […]