1950’s cheeseball recipe

My last housewarming was 1950’s themed with everyone dressing up, 1950’s food and entertainment. One recipe that was a hit is this cheeseball recipe. I looked up a bunch of recipes and just sort of mashed ideas together to make this. A lot of cheese balls had gherkins and things in them but my sister …

DIY – Sew your own reversible apron

How to sew a reversible child's apron

This week I looked after a couple of my daughters friends. My daughter wanted to ice cupcakes with them so we baked them the day before and had all the supplies ready to go for when her friends arrived. I didn’t want them to get their clothes stained with food dye so I made reversible …

Paprika Chicken – gluten free!

Paprika chicken is easy and the seasoning can be made ahead of time, stored to use whenever you need. Ingredients 1/4 cup plain flour (I use gluten free flour) 2 Tablespoons paprika 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon chicken stock powder 500g chicken breast, sliced into strips Oil for frying Method Mix the flour, paprika, …

5 toxic habits to eliminate today

5 toxic habits to quit today

You know when you’re driving along and looking for an address, the radio is blasting and you have to turn it down because you can’t find the place you are looking for, even though the address requires no audio whatsoever? When you think about it – this radio example is an analogy for your life …

How to lengthen a dress

How To Lengthen A Dress

I often see dresses and skirts I like that fit me everywhere but that I wish were just that little bit longer. The op shops are full of them. I get around this dilemma by adding a contrast strip to the bottom of the dress. It’s quite easy to do, takes less than 30 minutes …

Reupholster chairs yourself!

DIY recliner refurbishing

I decided a while ago I was going to embark on some DIY… re-cover the kids mini-recliners with some matching fabric so they fit into our home décor better. Whilst the project really didn’t take more than about 10 hours to complete, it really did take me about a month to do it (around school …

Choc Ripple Cake

Choc Ripple Cake

Choc Ripple Cake is super easy and a firm family favourite of ours. My mum often made it when we were growing up, I tweaked the recipe a little as an adult. I didn’t quite have enough cream to cover the top layer one day and the biscuits made the top layer look brown. I …