~Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Dancing Daughter!!!! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake!

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~Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Dancing Daughter!!!! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake!  You’re 16, you’re beautiful, and you’re mine ♥  Today is my sweet Dancing Daughter’s sweet 16th Birthday!  She won’t be spending the evening with us (the first Birthday ever) because she has a joint party with a friend at his place, so last night we had […]

~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 […]

~Macaron Monday ~Triple Layer Neapolitan Macaron Cake!

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~Macaron Monday ~Triple Layer Neapolitan Macaron Cake! Birthdays are special.  Birthdays require cake.  Special = special cake! As I contemplate the round of family birthday’s in the next month, I was reminded of a mammoth Macaron cake I made for a special friend late last year.  This one was a zinger and I was really […]

~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 […]

~ Joyfulness, Weekend Breakfast, and Slow Cooker Saturday!

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~ Joyfulness, Weekend Breakfast, and Slow Cooker Saturday! I’m hanging my head because I have not been here ALL WEEK with you! I’m so sorry and I can’t really blame being busy (I was); I can’t really blame the heat (it was so hot all week and still is that I’m not sure I’ve even […]

~One Pot Weekend, Muffin Monday, and Fiddling with Flour!

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One Pot Weekend, Muffin Monday, and Fiddling with Flour! Once again Monday has come upon us and I’m not sure where the weekend, much less the last week has gone!  I wanted to share with you Sugar Free Saturday and a delicious granola I made but have been unable to locate the photos so I’ll […]

~Faux Foodie Friday ~Leftover Christmas Candies Magic Cookie Bars!

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~Faux Foodie Friday ~Leftover Christmas Candies Magic Cookie Bars! Chocolate BE GONE! I am really trying to experiment with less sugar and I K-N-O-W that chocolate gives me migraines.  Still, if it is around I seem to think, oh a little bit won’t hurt. HA! It hurts a lot.  So the Christmas plethora of chocolates […]

~ 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 […]

~ 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 […]

A Little Bit of Genius ~ Icing FILLED Chocolate Chip Cookies and WIN a fabulous cookbook!

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A Little Bit of Genius ~ Icing FILLED Chocolate Chip Cookies and WIN a fabulous cookbook! See this stuff……. It-cannot-be-in-my-house.  I can’t have it there.  It calls to me and tells me that it will not make me sick or give me migraines.  After making the Christmas fudge, it had to go and almost all […]