~Recipe Makeover ~Crazy Good GINGERBREAD Cranberry Cake!!!

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~Recipe Makeover ~Crazy Good GINGERBREAD Cranberry Cake!!! So you know that Crazy Good Cranberry Cake that I re-ran this week for you? I’ve remade it!  With Gingerbread!! Nothing says Christmas for me like the smell of gingerbread (and of course Marshmallow Santas) and combine it with cranberry and you can’t go wrong (unless you completely […]

Recipe Return Faux Foodie Christmas Cake!!!

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Recipe Return Faux Foodie Christmas Cake!!! I haven’t baked in AGES but tonight I knew I needed to get my rear into gear and get some Christmas Cheer started.  My darling husband LOVES his Christmas Fruit Cake so I soaked the fruit tonight and now they are in-the-oven yay! This recipe is CRAZY easy, super […]

~Thinking of Thanksgiving ~Crustless Mini Pumpkin Pies! (SF & GF)

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    ~Thinking of Thanksgiving ~Crustless Mini Pumpkin Pies! (SF & GF) Today is Thanksgiving in the USA and I have had the wonderful pleasure of speaking with my family including my Grandmother. I wish I could hug them all but it is only 7 days until my sweetie pie sister arrives for our brother’s […]

~ Thinking of Thanksgiving……Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Boats!

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~ Thinking of Thanksgiving……Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Boats! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! While the big day isn’t until tomorrow at home, it is Thursday here in Oz so we are celebrating! As a kid, and even now, I would not be interested in eating turkey or ham so all the side dishes are my favourite.  My […]

~ Frightfully Fun Friday Baking for Friends and WIN a Bodum Travel Press and GJ’s Beans!!!

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~ Frightfully Fun Friday Baking for Friends and WIN a Bodum Travel Press and GJ’s Beans!!! Happy Halloween everyone!  As I sit here alone with my pumpkin full of candy bars and NOT ONE TRICK OR TREATER!  I saw dozens of kids down in another part of the neighbourhood but no one wants to walk […]

~Road Test Tuesday ~Queen Gel Colours and WIN a Bodum Travel Press and GJ’s Coffee Beans!!

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~Road Test Tuesday ~Queen Gel Colours and WIN a Bodum Travel Press and GJ’s Coffee Beans!! I really enjoy playing with colours in cooking but often find that liquid colours are hard for me to control the end result. I saw the Queen Gel Colours at the supermarket and thought they might be good to […]

~ Friday Phobias, Failures and Favourites {GIVEAWAY!!}

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~ Friday Phobias, Failures and Favourites!!!   TGIF!  This has been a really long week but has gone quickly…..does that make sense?  I can’t believe it’s only one more week until Halloween!  The Dancing Daughter is already planning trick or treating with two friends in our neighbourhood! If you are an arachnophobe, look away NOW! Again, […]

~Watching you Wednesday!!!! Halloween is Coming with Watching you Cookies!

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Watching you Wednesday!!!! Halloween is Coming with Watching you Cookies! I LOVE Halloween.  It is truly my 2nd favourite holiday.  When I first moved to Australia no one celebrated Halloween and it was so sad  Now it is everywhere and while I know there are some who bah-humbug it as another commercialised holiday, I have […]

~ Mid Week Melbourne and WIN an EasiYo Yogurt Maker and 5 Flavour Pack!!!

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~ Mid Week Melbourne and WIN an EasiYo Yogurt Maker and 5 Flavour Pack!!! As I said last week, I had the pleasure of spending 4 days in Melbourne for a work conference that was inspiring and wonderful.  A testament to how much I enjoyed it was that I, hopeless food blogger, forgot to take photos of […]

Road Test Tuesday ~ Tasmania and WINNER Cast Iron Skillet!

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Road Test Tuesday ~Tasmania!   Congrats to Belinda S who won the Classica Cast Iron Skillet.  Belinda’s favourite cooking utensil is her wine bottle A few months ago I said to my Step Mother, “Why don’t we do something for our Birthday’s?” (both in August). I proposed that she and my Dad come down from […]