~ Mid Week Makeover ~ Ham and Cheese Puff!

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  ~ Mid Week Makeover ~ Ham and Cheese Puff! It’s cold. It’s been raining. The sky is dreary. Everyone is tired…..Mid Week Makeover becomes Mid Week Madness to get a dish on the table! This is super easy to make, can be adapted to whatever leftovers you have, is warm and comforting. Enjoy! * […]

~ Road Test Tuesday ~ Well & Good Crusty Bread and Top Tip!

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Road Test Tuesday ~ Well & Good Crusty Bread and Top Tip!   This Top Tip comes from the “Why didn’t I think of this sooner?” file!  I have a bit of germ-o-phobia about cleaning the bathroom.  I would much rather scrub the bathrooms rather than iron and I’ve tried every scrubber/sponge you can think […]

~ 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 […]

~ Weekend Breakfast and Slow Cooker Saturday/Sunday ~ Slow Cooker Banana Caramel Bread!

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~ Weekend Breakfast and Slow Cooker Saturday/Sunday ~ Slow Cooker Banana Caramel Bread! Weekend breakfast was a quick affair around here this morning as everyone scattered to get to work, activities and errands. What do you do when you wake up at 3 and can’t go back to sleep, aside from 3 loads of washing, […]

~ Throwback Thursday (Mid Week Makeover) ~ Easy Chicken and Dumplings!

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  ~ Throwback Thursday (Mid Week Makeover) ~ Easy Chicken and Dumplings! Brrrrrrrrr it is C-O-L-D outside and winter warmers are on the menu for Mid Week Makeover (or Wednesday Winter Warmers) as well as Throwback Thursday! I told you before that I have tried to come as close as I can to my Mother’s […]

~ Road Test Tuesday and Top Tip! Casalare Tempura Batter ~

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~ Road Test Tuesday and Top Tip! Casalare Tempura Batter ~  On the weekend we had our 4th of July celebration and one of the desserts was the Skillet Dump Cake but the other was super thick Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes!  I baked the brownies in a Chinet Bakeware pan the day before and then […]

~ Mexican Monday wish list item!

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~ Mexican Monday wish list item! Ok, I admit I have a kitchen small appliance problem in that I love gadgets.  But an instant tortilla maker????!!!!  I can only hope that this is available in Australia!!! Yep, it’s just like a coffee maker that makes tortillas from pods!!! To say I Want One is a complete understatement!!! […]

~ 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 […]

~ Mid Week Makeover and Throwback Thursday 4th of July Test ~ Pigs in Blankets!

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~ Mid Week Makeover and Throwback Thursday 4th of July Test ~ Pigs in Blankets! Remember how I told you I used to pour over the  school cafeteria menu to choose the rare days I ordered my lunch through the cafeteria line?  Pigs in Blankets was always one of my favourites!  When I discovered you […]