~ 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 […]

~Road Test Tuesday ~ Exotic Waterwear for Beach Babes!!!

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~Road Test Tuesday ~ Exotic Waterwear for Beach Babes!!! I am officially OVER winter.  While today was a lovely, sunny day, it’s almost August and I know that the cold can be variable in the next month or so.  I, however, am dreaming of beach days and sun on my face  Today’s Road Test is […]

Mexican Monday ~ Mexi Party Dip!

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Mexican Monday ~ Mexi Party Dip!   What can beat a fresh tortilla chip loaded up with tonnes of Mexi dip? We eat Mexican so many times a week and made this for our 4th of July celebration with both the Six Foot Teenager and the Dancing Daughter “bags-ing” the leftovers. There wasn’t much leftover […]

~ 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 […]

The Party’s Over…..

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The Party’s Over….. I don’t have the final cookie recipe for you today because I’m leaving to head home this afternoon in a huge thunderstorm YIKES! I have had a wonderful time with my family and thank my parent’s and sister so very much for having me. I am so grateful to my family, my […]

Cook Week Cookies are making ME Thirsty! Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Cook Week Cookies are making ME Thirsty! Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies! Yesterday was a mixed bag of restful and busy!  Mimi and I had a restful morning with a bit of shopping.  I saw a World Market for the first time and I had seen 2 items that I really wanted online so I was […]