Date and Cointreau Mini Christmas Cakes … a Beautiful Handmade Gift Idea for Family and Friends …

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  If you’re wanting to escape the “commercialism” of Christmas, embracing handmade gifts could be the perfect solution.  I love nothing more than receiving things like shortbread and cakes because I can really appreciate the love and effort that goes into each handmade gift.   So, if you’re looking for some ideas, these mini Date and Cointreau Christmas Cakes are ideal.  The mixture is quite generous and will produce 6 beautiful mini Christmas cakes that are full of flavour and deliciously … [Continue reading...]

Snickerdoodles …

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  Donuts are my weakness and I think that’s why I love these Snickerdoodles so much.  That smell of sugary cinnamon when these come out of the oven sends me weak at the knees.  These biscuits are like little pillows of fluffiness, mildly chewy and absolutely delicious.  Enjoy!     Snickerdoodles …   Print Author: Mrs Organised Recipe type: Biscuits/Cookies Ingredients ... 3 cups plain flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup … [Continue reading...]

How I Get the Best and Cheapest Accommodation when I Travel …

How I get the Best and Cheapest Price for Accommodation when I Travel

  I’m excited!  In 7 weeks and 4 days, I’m jumping on a plane and flying to London … but who’s counting!  My youngest daughter went to the UK for a Gap Year in late December so I’m heading over for three weeks to see my gorgeous girl and take in some sights at the […]

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Mango and Coconut Muffins …

Mango and Coconut Muffins

  Muffins are perfect for lunchboxes, morning teas or an after school snack and these Mango and Coconut Muffins are sure to be a hit.  Mango and coconut are a delightful combination and these muffins are suitable to freeze.  Enjoy!   Mango and Coconut Muffins …   Print Author: Mrs Organised Recipe type: Muffin Ingredients […]

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My Dental Experience in Thailand …

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    Please note, this is my personal story and an account of our experience when hubby and myself recently travelled to Thailand for dental work.  It is in no way a judgement of Australian dentists who, in my opinion, are qualified, well-trained, empathetic and ethical professionals.  It is also in no way a recommendation […]

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25 Delicious Fillings for Sandwiches, Wraps, Pitas and Bread Rolls …

25 Delicious Fillings for Sandwiches, Wraps, Pitas and Bread Rolls

  Very soon kids will be returning to school and parents everywhere will jump back into the routine of preparing lunchboxes.  Some kids crave the familiarity of having the same sandwich every day whereas there’ll be others who get bored and want variety.   Remember to check your school’s lunchbox policy to see if there […]

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Four Ingredient “Honey Joys” …

Four Ingredient Honey Joys

  Honey Joys are a sweet little snack that can be whipped up in next to no time.  It’s one of those “retro” recipes that’s been around forever but shows up every now and then.  They only need four common ingredients that will be found in most pantries and fridges and are perfect for a […]

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The Ultimate Laundry Guide for Anyone who Hates Ironing or Wants to Cut their Ironing Time Dramatically …

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  Keeping up with the ironing is a major challenge in most households.  No sooner do you finish one pile than another seems to magically appear … it’s a never-ending cycle … wash, dry, iron, repeat!  It’s repetitive, tedious and certainly not my idea of a good time.  I’ve spent years trying to simplify my […]

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Almond Tahini Bliss Balls …

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  These Almond Tahini Bliss Balls are a quick, easy, healthy snack for anyone on the go or perfect for Mum or Dad’s lunchboxes for work.  They do contain almonds so are probably best not sent to school due to potential allergies but are a great after school snack.  Tahini is a deliciously nutty and […]

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Bon Voyage … My Sweet Girl …

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  My house is feeling a lot emptier than usual … 5 days ago, I said farewell to Miss 18 as she embarked on a Gap Year to the UK.  I’ve known it was coming for such a long time but it still managed to creep up on me until suddenly it was no longer […]

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Chocolate Orange Bliss Balls …

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  Chocolate and orange are a classic flavour combination and these Chocolate Jaffa Balls are not only easy to make but also quite healthy.  I usually make and freeze a few varieties of Bliss Balls at Christmas time and keep some frozen.  They are a great addition to a cheese platter and the perfect treat […]

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100+ Ideas for Elf on the Shelf Names …

100+ Ideas for Elf on the Shelf Names

  If you’ve decided to adopt an Elf and participate in the “Elf on the Shelf” tradition, one of your first tasks will be to name your little guy (or gal).   Get the kids involved to come up with a name that you all like, but just in case you get stuck, I’ve created a […]

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