~Mid Week Makeover ~John Wayne Casserole!

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~Mid Week Makeover ~John Wayne Casserole!   WOW look at me posting 5 days in a row!  Despite feeling ultra-disorganised this week, I guess I had it more together than I thought.  I have had a horrible migraine, though, that the Migrastick wouldn’t budge, unfortunately.  Thank goodness I had pre-prepared some cooked mince in the […]

~Slow Cooker Sunday ~Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken!!!

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 ~Slow Cooker Sunday ~Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken!!! Thank goodness for the slow cooker today when the temperature tipped 37 degrees here today. HOT HOT HOT! Ranch dressing and seasoning is an absolute favourite in our house and this dish certainly brings out all the yummy flavours of Ranch dressing coupled with creamy cheesiness. This is […]

~ Joyfulness, Pre-Birthday Breakfast, and Saturday Sunny Caribbean Rice and Beans!

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~ Joyfulness, Pre-Birthday Breakfast, and Saturday Sunny Caribbean Rice and Beans! Welcome to the weekend!  My joyfulness today is abundant with a beautiful family breakfast this morning on the 6 foot teenagers Birthday Eve.  Tomorrow he turns 19.  What?!  19?  Can someone please explain to me HOW this happened??? I can’t believe that this will […]

~ 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 […]

~It’s Pancake Tuesday!!!! YAY Pancake Roundup!

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~It’s Pancake Tuesday!!!! YAY Pancake Roundup! I love breakfast. I love breakfast. I love breakfast.  The best nights were those that we had breakfast for dinner.  Now, my dear husband is not a fan of breakfast for dinner (I KNOW??  What is wrong with him?) so tonight I’m making a new pancake in honour of Shrove […]

Super Saturday Seedy Chicken!!!

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Super Saturday Seedy Chicken!!! It’s Saturday and this morning I snapped these lovely blooms on my morning walk in what was an otherwise gloomy morning.  The day turned out beautifully, though, with LOADS of baking at my house (I seem to have regained my mojo but for a batch of failed caramel muffins) and nice […]

Australia Day Recipe Roundup!!!!

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Australia Day Roundup!!! I wish everyone a safe and f un Australia Day!  We currently have a yard full of teenagers for a BBQ so I’ll have a new recipe for you tomorrow especially for Australia Day, However, on te Eve, Let’s recap the Australia Day recipes of our past!  Anzac Inspired Cake Mix Cookies! […]

~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 […]

~ Mid Week Meal ~Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner!

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Mid Week Meal ~Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner! I’m really struggling with motivation for any type of food at the moment….although I seemed to have a huge session in the kitchen after work yesterday even though my sciatic is killing me and I wanted to cry by the time I went to bed. Still, all the […]

~ 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 […]