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 stresses and workload, one of the highlights of the final year is the School Formal.   Depending on the school, the Formal can be held at any stage throughout Year 12 but mostly it’s at the end of … [Continue reading...]

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 small red capsicum, diced 1 x 800g can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon brown vinegar ¾ cup chicken stock ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon … [Continue reading...]

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

  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 […]

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Snickerdoodles …

  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: […]

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How I Get the Best and Cheapest 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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