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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Growing up in Oregon, there was a ‘candy patch’ on the way to town. The ‘candy patch’ was actually a blueberry patch…but apparently when I was growing up I referred to them as candy. I love blueberries. Having moved to Australia, I haven’t had fresh blueberries in about six years, because I have always visited … Continue reading

Andrew’s Herb Smoked Chicken & Veggies

Andrew’s Herb Smoked Chicken & Veggies

For the most part, I do most of the cooking. However, Andrew has some AWESOME dishes that he can whip up. It reminds me of Jenna’s man’s cedar plank salmon. They may not cook all the time, but when they do cook, it’s mouth-watering. The thing with Australians is that they love roast dinners (chicken, … Continue reading

Carrot Fries

Carrot Fries

The other week I was inspired by PionnerWoman’s recipe on a naked burger. For some reason, a big juicy BBQ burger salad sounded fabulous. One…MUST…have fries! But I wasn’t in the mood for greasy ole’ fries. We did contemplate going down to the local chicken shop and ordering a side of fries. Then I thought…what … Continue reading

A Lunchtime Salsa (& Kicked-Up Chicken)

A Lunchtime Salsa (& Kicked-Up Chicken)

Andrew was out mowing the lawn (I had been asking for over a month to get it mowed). I was in the kitchen whipping up these bars and then some more. We had STACKS of veggies in the fridge…and cilantro was staring at me. Thus, I decided to whip up a very tasty, colourful, and … Continue reading

Mocha Fudge Bars

Mocha Fudge Bars

For some reason, I’ve always been TERRIBLE at baking brownies…but I thought that maybe I could make a brownie that didn’t include flour and I’d be a winner. I dreamed of a mocha flavoured gooey brownie..or something along those lines. I was skeptical when I saw what I concocted in the food processor. I was … Continue reading

Cashew Choc Chip Cookies

Cashew Choc Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies. Who doesn’t? I have a chocolate chip recipe that uses so much butter and sugar that you could drown in it…they’re also really good. But in an effort to replace some of the old hats with new ones, I’ve twisted the recipe around and threw cashews and oats in. Stay … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Chewy Balls

Dark Chocolate Chewy Balls

Blame it on the hormones of a woman..but chocolate and peanuts are fabulous together. There really isn’t much to say about these chewy balls, except that they’re great, have healthy stuff in them, and grown-men will eat them..including my man who hates dark chocolate. Dark Chocolate Chewy Balls ~12 balls 1.5 c. raw, unsalted, peanuts … Continue reading

Sweet n’ Sour Chicken & Cabbage Soup

Sweet n’ Sour Chicken & Cabbage Soup

Chicken and cabbage?????!?!?!? YUCK! Well, my lovelies, I’ve twisted this around and I have made a soup that I CRAVE. In fact, I’m making it now as we speak..or as I write. I think that sometimes it’s good to give your body a dose of veggies, chicken and a kick of spice. This is a … Continue reading

Chocolate & Pear Cake…and best frosting…

Chocolate & Pear Cake…and best frosting…

I love LOVE LOOOOVVVEEE dipping graham crackers in Betty Crocker Frosting. In fact, whenever I go home I’m instantly overwhelmed with the baking aisle of my local Safeway…because there are so many tubs of icing/frosting there. They’re also pack full of crud, nasty stuff that no one should really be eating all the time (sometimes, … Continue reading

Not Your Typical PB Cookies

Not Your Typical PB Cookies

I love PB cookies. The best part is the criss-cross stamp in the middle of them.  I love the gooey centre and the taste of peanut butter…maybe that taps into my inner-American..I’m not sure. Anyways, here’s my twist on PB cookies that I’ve made with some omega-3s thrown in and some PB as well… Not … Continue reading