Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia …

    Hubby and I recently returned from 3 weeks travelling through various parts of Asia and our first stop was Kuala Lumpur (KL).  We had previously visited KL about 15 years ago and decided to stopover for 3 nights on our way to Vietnam.  As we had seen most of the sites on our last trip, we wanted to visit somewhere new and settled on the Batu Caves.   Taking their name from the Batu River that flows nearby, the Batu Caves can be found inside a large limestone … [Continue reading...]

Slow Cooked Apricot Pork …

  This recipe for Slow Cooked Apricot Pork is an absolute winner for me because it’s just sooooo easy and only needs 6 ingredients!  It’s one of those dishes that is perfect for a night when I know I’ve got a lot going on and I won’t have much time to cook dinner.  I often prepare this dish the night before putting all the ingredients in the slow cooker bowl, covering and refrigerating until morning.  Then all I need to do is put the dish in the slow cooker, flick the “on” switch and dinner … [Continue reading...]

School Formal Checklist …

  Grade 12 is the final year of High School for most Australian kids.  It can be stressful for those that are striving for entry into their chosen university, whereas it can be a more relaxed experience for those who just want to finish school and make it to the end.  But regardless of the […]

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Chocolate Rice Bubble Bars and Bites …

    This recipe for Chocolate Rice Bubble Bars or Bites is super easy and perfect for lunchboxes or a quick snack.  I love this recipe because the bars remain firm, hold their shape and won’t fall apart.  With only 6 ingredients, there is no baking required and they also freeze beautifully. Cut these as […]

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Mexican Chicken Enchiladas …

  Here’s a recipe that’s sure to become a family favourite … Mexican Chicken Enchiladas!  It’s delicious, full of veggies and easy to make.  Enjoy!       Mexican Chicken Enchiladas …   Print Author: Mrs Organised Cuisine: Mexican Ingredients … 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed 1 medium brown onion, sliced 1 […]

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Slow Cooked Massaman Beef Curry …

  It’s no secret I love a good curry and this Slow Cooked Massaman Beef Curry is a winner!  It’s also a firm favourite amongst my kids, having just enough flavour without being too spicy.  Don’t feel restricted by the recipe either.  If getting the kids to eat more veggies is a challenge, just add […]

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Choc Orange Choc Chip Cookies …

  This recipe for Choc Orange Choc Chip Cookies is a wonderful twist on the standard Chocolate Chip Cookie … and they’re the “bee’s knees”.  Miss 19 was a bit reluctant to try them at first, as she isn’t a big fan of oranges, but once I coaxed her she loved them … couldn’t get […]

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Practical Tips that Helped Cut the Cost of my Washing Powder by MORE THAN HALF …

  If you’re on a mission to save money and reduce your household budget, one place to start is in the laundry.  As washing powder will be an essential item on most household shopping lists, I’ve put together a list of practical tips which will help cut its cost by at least half, if not […]

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork Ribs …

  For years, we’ve visited a local Gold Coast restaurant which serves, among other things, a kilo of Pork Ribs as one of its menu items.  My husband has ordered those Ribs every single time and raved how they were “finger lickin’ good” as he gnawed every ounce of meat from the bones.  I’d never […]

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How I Saved $564.00 With Just One Phone Call …

  I’m not one for making New Year Resolutions because, I’ve learned (from past experience) that I’m not good at keeping them … they are usually forgotten in a matter of days or weeks.  I am a great believer, however, that new habits or changes can be made any time.  So, I vowed that this […]

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Pumpkin, Tomato & Ricotta Lasagne …

  There’s no doubt that Beef Lasagne is on the list of favourites in my house, but for a long time I’ve wanted to create a vegetarian variation of the traditional Lasagne and here it is … Pumpkin, Tomato & Ricotta Lasagne! I was a little nervous with this recipe because my husband loves his […]

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Simple Tips to Help you Produce an Amazing Sandwich Platter …

  This week we celebrated Christmas at work with a staff lunch in the office.  We had already attended the “official” work Christmas Party but the lunch is a more casual tradition with everyone in the office asked to bring a plate of food to share and celebrate.  We ended up with a fantastic variety […]

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