~ Fudgy Friday! Extra Fudgy Coconut Oil Brownies!!!!

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~Fudgy Friday!  Extra Fudgy Coconut Oil Brownies!!!! It’s Friday wahoo!!!!!! Why does this short work week seem like it’s been really long? A big project, a tight deadline, little sleep…..hmmm. This calls for chocolate, immediately! This, my friends, is the Brownie that is going to change your life. BIG call, I know, but this is […]

~Throwback Thursday and National Chocolate Cake Day!!!

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~Throwback Thursday and National Chocolate Cake Day!!! It’s Thursday in a short work week and I’m feeling hugely slightly pressed for time.  But yesterday was special with the Dancing Daughter starting her first year of 11/12 College at a new school.  It seems like only yesterday that it was Kindy And one of her favourite […]

~Road Test Tuesday ~Amy’s Kitchen Gluten Free Rice Mac & Cheese!

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~Road Test Tuesday ~Amy’s Kitchen Gluten Free Rice Mac & Cheese! I love Amy’s…. My Mom has always liked Amy’s and I’ve previously had in the US the Dairy Free Rice Mac & Cheese as well as a few of the Enchilada Dinners which are YUM!  So when I spotted THIS in the frozen section […]

~Happy Australia Day! Gluten and Sugar Free Anzac Biscuits!!!

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~Happy Australia Day! Gluten and Sugar Free Anzac Biscuits!!! Although today has been rainy and I feel for all those Aussies who had plans for picnics in parks, for us, it has been a very relaxing day in preparation for the working week and for the Dancing Daughter back to school!  I’ve made sure the […]

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! […]

~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 […]