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I don’t know about you but when the heat kicks in I find it very hard to eat alot for dinner. So it’s little meals like this that keep me going through those sweltering evenings. And on top of being light and tasty, this dish is also quick which makes

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bakingdiningfrom scratch

  Key Lime Pie has been on my mind for quite some time – since my last visit to Miami to be precise. I finally got to try it last weekend when my daughters had specified that we make a cheese cake for Mothers Day. And yes, I know it is

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fattoush recipe
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Today I decided to whip up a fairly simple salad. According to Wikipedia, Fattoush is a Levantine bread salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread combined with seasonal produce (usually tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes), mixed greens and herbs. The mixed green component is made up of Romaine lettuce

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
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It is National Upside-Down Pineapple Day and I dug this recipe out of my archives. The desire to make this cake came whilst I was watching one of my favourite TV shows – Desperate Housewives. For those of you that know the character Bree, she is a phenomonal cook and

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Homemade Pizza Party
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Pizza is a food that almost everyone likes to eat. A homemade pizza evening is fun for all ages and is a great way to spend time with your children, talk about their school activities, stimulate creativity and incorporate healthy ingredients into their diet. You can get you children excited

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Strawberry Jam
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Last weekend should have been very outdoorsy – the skies were clear and blue and aside from a Wintery nip in the air it was just beautiful outside. Alas for us it was not the case, Elouise was sick and seeing as Mr Man was in China it meant that we

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Sliders
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I could call these Big Game Sliders but the last time I made them was my daughters 5th birthday, which was as loud and as rowdy as any big game gathering I have been to. And talking about the ‘Big Game’, I was at the gym a week ago and

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Sage Spoonfuls
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I’m noticing this trend in all aspects of my life, which is the over-engineering of things. I’ve noticed that a lot of the baby food recipe books are completely over done. I think it’s wonderful for the parents who have time to make a 5 course puree meal for their

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all naturalfrom scratchkitchen

It seems like just yesterday, I was able to eat whatever I wanted. Yep, that means cake, donuts, potato chips–highly processed and sugary foods. It’s amazing how invincible we are during our teens and early 20’s. The ironic thing is that almost all of my close friends have discovered over

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from scratch

Condiments are a must have for any family, ketchup being a major player.  My daughter loves to drench her nuggets and burgers of all kinds in the famous red sauce.  While on my continuous pursuit of removing everything pre-prepared, ketchup was one of the first stops.  It takes a little

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