~Skillet Sunday ~Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi and giveaway WINNER!!!

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~Skillet Sunday ~Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi and giveaway WINNER!!! You know you’re on a winner when, before dinner is over, someone “bags” the leftovers!  This was delicious and SUPER easy to make.  And CHLOE can make this in her very own skillet after being the GIVEAWAY WINNER! Chloe says over Easter she will be making “Milo […]

~ Mid-Week Mayhem meal!

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~ Mid-Week Mayhem meal!  Wednesday, again!  The mid-week does not only seem to ensure an energy slump but also a bit of a panic to get something on the table!  I’ve been hanging on making corn cakes, but, corn is definitely not on my Salicylate friendly list and, rather than risk it, I decided to […]

~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 […]