Spaghetti and Meatballs … 1 Dish … 6 Ways …

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If you’re looking for a recipe that is as versatile as it is delicious, then this dish fits the bill perfectly. These meatballs can be prepared earlier in the day and are quick and easy using simple ingredients. Get super organised, whip up a double portion, freeze one or two extra batches of meatballs and […]

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Pumpkin Soup …

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Now that the weather has turned very cool here in Queensland it’s time to start cooking those beautiful, hearty meals that bring us warmth and comfort. Winter for me means a bowl of steaming hot soup so here’s my rustic version of the ever-popular Pumpkin Soup … quick, easy and delicious! Pumpkin Soup …   […]

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A Day at Sentosa Island, Singapore … “Signs on the Loose” …

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Last October, hubby and I travelled to Borneo stopping over in Singapore for 4 days on the way. We hadn’t visited Sentosa Island in over 20 years so we decided to include a visit on this trip. Sentosa Island is a really popular island resort located just off the mainland. It can be accessed by […]

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Safety Tips for the Bathroom … For Little Kids … (and Big Kids, too) …

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Hazards exist all around the home and the bathroom can potentially be one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. However, with a bit of care and some commonsense precautions, most dangers can be eliminated or significantly reduced. Here is a list of the things I tried to do when my girls were littlies […]

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Decluttering (Part 1) … What is Clutter?

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Recently I received a few questions from some lovely readers asking for ideas, tips and suggestions on how to declutter different areas of their home. So, today I’m launching a 10-Part Series I’ve written specifically about decluttering. Learning how to deal with and get rid of clutter is the first important step for anyone whose […]

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Almond and Fig Balls …

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I’ve already shared a number of different recipes for Bliss Balls and here is yet another variety to add to your collection. I haven’t experimented with, or tried, Figs in the past so I was really keen to create a recipe that used them. For this recipe I used dried figs, purchased at Woolworths, and […]

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How to Create Space Where There is None … Say What!?!

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One of the things I hear often is “My house/apartment is too small … I don’t have enough storage & cupboard space and need a bigger place”. Sound familiar! I’ve even heard myself say the same thing but I’ve also learned, that’s not always possible and instead, I have to make do with the space […]

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Risotto with Chicken, Mushrooms and Roasted Pumpkin …

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I just adore cooking Risotto, it’s one of those dishes that screams “comfort food”. I also love that you can take the basic ingredients and then add whatever vegetables you love to create a beautiful, filling, scrumptious dish. Here’s a family favourite that I’ve been cooking for years. Risotto with Chicken, Mushrooms and Roasted Pumpkin […]

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Teaching Kids Good Bathroom Routines & Habits (Part 1) … Free to Download …

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Routine and structure are really important for kids because it gives them a sense of security … a sense that their environment is safe and familiar. It also helps them to develop self-discipline rather than waking up every day to new rules and change. Teaching kids (young ones in particular) to be clean, tidy and […]

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Lunchbox Ideas … Silicon Food Bands …

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Well, school holidays ended here in Queensland on Monday, the kids returned to school, so it’s back to the old Lunchbox Routine again … no complaints though because I love getting creative! Here is the lunchbox I whipped up for Tuesday and I wanted to share these fantastic Silicon Food Bands that I used for […]

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Macaroni Cheese with Chicken, Bacon and Vegetables …

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Looking for something yummy to feed the kids? Look no further … this recipe is definitely a winner … and wait till you taste the crunchy, cheesy bacon topping! Most kids love pasta and cheese, it’s such a classic combination but the addition of chicken and vegetables make this a healthier option. The thing […]

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What’s My Food and Cooking Philosophy?

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I bake and cook a lot and I’m often asked by people where I find the time. The answer for me is simple … it’s not easy, however, number one, I enjoy it and and number two I decided a long time ago that my family’s nutrition was something I wanted to focus on. But […]

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