• Fruit & Yoghurt Crumble Parfaits
  • Fabulous Foodie Fridays #11 – Fruit & Nut Baked Muesli
  • Super Easy Chocolate Peppermint Slice
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Fruit & Yoghurt Crumble Parfaits

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day... the one that kickstarts you and gives you boundless energy for the whole day. Well sometimes that's much easier said than done! Breakfast for me is one of the trickiest meals of the day, because during the week I really don't have … {Keep Reading...}

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #11 – Fruit & Nut Baked Muesli

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Super Easy Chocolate Peppermint Slice

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Lemon & Blueberry Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #10 – The Best Ever Caramel Cake

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Soft & Chewy Homemade Muesli Bars

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Chocolate Brownie Sandwiches with Salted Caramel Frosting

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #9 – The Ultimate Snickers Slice

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Super Simple Chicken & Lime Tortillas

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #8 – Frosted M&M Vanilla Cupcakes

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Pomegranate Power Smoothie

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Lemon & Poppyseed Syrup Cake

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #7 – Apple, Blueberry & Almond Bircher Muesli

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Cookies & Cream Ice-Cream Sandwiches

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Lemon, Coconut & White Chocolate Blondies

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #6 – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Happy Friday fellow foodies!  I hope you have all had a deliciously wonderful w (...)
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ABCD Muffins

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Mini Cottage Pies with Sweet Potato Mash

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #5 – Tomato, Prosciutto & Zucchini Slice

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Super Healthy ‘Coco-Pop’ Bars!

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Caramello Slice

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #4 – Easy Egg and Bacon Pie

Happy Friday and Welcome to our fourth Fabulous Foodie Fridays party!   Thank (...)
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The Ultimate Salted Caramel Chocolate Mug Cake

Eeeeeeeek!! (And that’s an eeek of sheer and utter excitement by the way!) (...)
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Mini Peach & Passionfruit Cheesecake Tarts with Passionfruit Curd, White Chocolate & Crushed Pistachios

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #3 – Chocolate Weet-Bix Slice

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Caramel & White Chocolate Stuffed Tim Tam Brownies!

OMG… OMG…OMG – that’s all I have to say!!!!! No but real (...)
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Creamy Lemon Crumble Bars

Last year I made an Apple Berry Crumble Slice and it was just the most yummy, de (...)
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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #2 – Peanut Butter Oreo Brownies

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Homemade Sausage Rolls

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Apple and Almond Teacake

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays – Chocolate Hedgehog Slice

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There’s Always Room For Cake… and Cupcakes!

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Honey Almond Slice

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Cookies, Cookies and More Cookies!!

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Boston Baked Beans

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Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Hazelnut Slice

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FFF Is Coming… Healthy Snack Recipe Round-Up!!!!

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Chicken Parma Meatballs with Crunchy Potato Chips

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Donna Hay’s Zucchini & Sweet Potato Loaf

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Macadamia, Cranberry & White Chocolate ANZAC Cookies

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Oreo Cheesecake Bars

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Sweet Potato, Lime & Coconut Soup

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Triple Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

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Chocolate and Caramel Chip Cookies

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Homemade Oreos

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Layered Berry Chia Pudding

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Fruit Loaf

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Thai Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

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Carmelitas

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Turkey Meatballs with Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce

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Walnut & Chia Banana Bread

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Malteser Slice

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Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

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M&M Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Dukkah Crusted Chicken Strips

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Cheese & Ham Scrolls in the Thermomix

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Traditional Hot Cross Buns

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Banana, Mango & Vanilla Smoothie…. Breakfast in a glass!

This smoothie reminds me so much of summer! I love summer fruit and while we nor (...)
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Giant Love Heart Freckles for Valentines Day!

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Mint Chocolate Brownies!

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Jelly Slice

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Top Deck Chocolate Slice

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Healthy Back To School Snacks

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Macadamia Nut Anzac Biscuits

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Chocolate Ripple Cake… A Classic Australian Dessert!

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Capsicum, Cashew & Sundried Tomato Dip

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Holiday Snaps!

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The Top 5 Sweet Recipes from 2013

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White Chocolate & Berry Muffins

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White Chocolate Rocky Road

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Top 5 Savoury Recipes from 2013

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Top 5 Education Posts from 2013

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Roast Vegetable Stack

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And the Christmas Party Season Begins!

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Clinkers Slice!

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

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Healthy Falafel Balls

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It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

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The Best Ever Chocolate Slice

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White Chocolate, Cranberry & Pistachio Slice

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Me…

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Healthy Homemade Nutella

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Quinoa and Kale Minestrone Soup

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The Sweetest Baking Blogs Going Around!

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Mini Apple Crumble Pies

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Vegetable & Bacon Soup

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Oat and Date Slice

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Long Weekend Bliss

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Super Berry, Banana and Chia Smoothie!

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Mint Chocolate Cake Pops!

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Kids App Review – Cowzat!

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Getting Crafty… Halloween Style!

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Chocolate Raspberry Cake Pops

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Betty Crocker’s Chocolate Fudge Cake

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5 Halloween Party Food Ideas That Are Just Too Cute!

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Macaron Baking Class….This Must Be Heaven!

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The 5 & 2 Juice Combo #2 – The Mean Green Machine!

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Everyone needs a laugh now and then!

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Top 5 Book Series That Every Child Will Love!

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The 5 & 2 Juice – Combo #1

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Mexican Chicken Quesadillas!

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The 1st of October… my favourite day of the year!

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Enjoying the holidays!

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The Best Ever Double Choc Cookies!

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Bake Play Smile on Facebook!

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Easy Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

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This time last year….

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5 Fun Ways To Get Creative With Chalkboard Paint!

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10 Clever Ideas For Setting Up A Kid Friendly Writing Area

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An Introvert or An Extrovert… Which One Are You?

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Chocolate Marshmallow Slice… with Sprinkles (Of Course!)

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Baby Shower Fun!

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Banana and Raspberry Cake with Passionfruit Cream Cheese Frosting!

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Flower Craft Ideas!

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White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

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Starting the September Photo A Day Challenge!

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Oreo Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cupcakes

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A Few Funny Little Things From the Past Week

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Weekend Stuff and Getting Kids Involved in Environment Week!

Oh Monday, Monday, Monday. Why does the weekend go so quickly? And it was such a (...)
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Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

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Chocolate Mint Cookies

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Children’s Book Council of Australia – 2013 Winners List!

A few weeks ago I popped a post on Bake Play Smile about the books that had been (...)
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Trashed Up Caramel & Peanut Chocolate Brownies

Gosh I love weekends! There is nothing better than waking up on a Saturday or Su (...)
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A few of my favourite blogs!

Over the past year or so I have really gotten into reading blogs… in fact (...)
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5 Minute Maths Games

Playing maths games with kids is great! It’s a fun and easy way for them t (...)
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Chunky Monkey, Stretchy Snake and more fun animals to help kids with reading!

When I first started teaching guided reading I used animal cards to teach kids a (...)
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Insanely Rich Triple Chocolate Cherry Ripe Mud Cupcakes

Death by chocolate does not even begin to describe these cupcakes… murder (...)
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5 Things To Make You Get Your Giggle On!

Last weekend I posted about some things that had made me smile or laugh during t (...)
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Raspberry, Banana and Yoghurt Muffins with Just a Teeny Tiny Sprinkle of Chocolate Chips!

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Meeting Stephanie Alexander… What An Inspiration!

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Some pretty scary stats…

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Just A Simple Roast Vegetable Quiche… Perfect For A Lazy Lunch!

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5 Quick, Fun & Easy Ways to Learn the Letters of the Alphabet

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Orange and Almond Cake… Gluten-Free and Scrumdiddliumptious!

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5 Things That Made Me Smile This Week…

Don’t you love those little things in life that make you smile and laugh. (...)
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When junk mail is no longer junk…

Junk mail is a bit of a contested topic in our house. If my husband gets it out (...)
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Hearty and Healthy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

You know what one of my favourite things about winter is? Soup! And to be honest (...)
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Get Involved in National Literacy and Numeracy Week: 29th July – 4th August

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Apple Berry Crumble Slice

Ever feel like even though you LOVE the classic style apple crumble, you just wa (...)
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Meet Ibekgotso Delan

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Healthy, Low Fat and Easy Vegetable Lasagne

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The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Shortlisted Books 2013!

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Lemon Teacake Loaf with Syrup

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When I was on holidays I got to thinking…

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Salted Caramel Choc Chip Cookies

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Why oh why do holidays have to end???

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And so how the shopping trip ended in Hoi An…

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Learning how to cook.. Vietnamese style!

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Exploring Hoi An!

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A few more pics from our holiday… Yes I am loving Instagram!!

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Feeling Super Zen and Relaxed in Hoi An

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What a day in Ho Chi Minh…

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Goodbye Singapore… Hello Ho Chi Minh

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Hello Singapore…. And David Beckham!!!

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And off we trot on our exciting adventure…

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Black Rice… The New Superfood!

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What Is Mindfulness?

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Fast & Fabulous Frittata!

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3 Reasons To Play With Play Dough (not that you really need a reason!)

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What a great weekend!!

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Beautiful surprises and family fun!!

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Chocolate Crunchie Honeycomb Slice

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Chocolate Peppermint Crisp Slice

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Celebrating Winter With Fake Snow!

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Vegie-Packed & Low-Fat Chicken Enchiladas!

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The Craziest, Most Ridiculous Rocky Road Ever!!!!

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Yummy Vegetable Slice for Lunches!

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Oreo Cheesecake Brownies… Oh My God!!!!

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Curtis Stone’s Tasty and Terrific Homemade Granola

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A Few Quotes To Brighten Up A Dreary Winter Day!

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Apple Crumble – Perfect Winter Dessert…Or Breakfast :-)

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5 Teaching Ideas for the Start of Winter!

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Best Ever Lemon Coconut Slice!

I absolutely love lemon coconut slice. Like really, really love it! Each time I (...)
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Cooking With Kids…Oh Dear, Oh Dear!

In an ideal world, cooking with kids would be a ‘beautiful Martha Stewart, (...)
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Date and Almond Balls

My beautiful mother-in-law introduced me to these yummy energy balls a few years (...)
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Cheats (and Cheapskates!) Guide to Muesli Bars

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Studyladder – Educational Website Review

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Super Easy, Super Delicious Rum Balls!

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Part 2: More Simple Ways to Help Children Learn to Read

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Rich Chocolate Mud Cake – Happy Birthday Mum!

It was my beautiful Mum’s birthday on Friday and what better excuse than t (...)
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End of Autumn Craft Ideas

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Chocolate Coconut Slice

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Simple Ways To Help Children Read

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Oozy Gooey Caramel Slice

Oh boy… if you ever want to eat something that is seriously dripping in ca (...)
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Apple Crumble Muffins!

What is better than apple crumble…? Apple crumble muffins! These muffins a (...)
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Easy Maths Games Using a Deck of Cards!

Last week I blogged about simple ways that kids can use maths everyday. So on th (...)
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Using Leftover Roast Chicken To Make A Yummy Pizza!

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The Truth About Dogs…Strange But True!

When I was at uni, our positive psychology class completed a research project on (...)
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5 Fun Science Experiments for Kids!

Who doesn’t love a science experiment? It’s like a little bit of mag (...)
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Making Maths Fun for Kids!

We all want our children to be little maths whizzes, but how can we get them to (...)
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Humming for Hummingbird Cake!

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Great Educational Apps for Preschool Kids!

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My Top 5 Juice Combinations

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Passionfruit Melting Moments!

So yesterday I was craving a good old fashioned yoyo biscuit! You know the yummy (...)
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Super Easy Thai Pumpkin Soup

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Veg Out St Kilda Farmers Market

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Top 10 Books Your Child Will Love

Ahhhh reading!!! If I put my teacher hat on I could be really boring and tell yo (...)
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Healthy Homemade Muesli Bars

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Black Forest Cake!

This week was my husbands birthday and he had requested a Black Forest Cake. Sou (...)
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Top 10 Healthy School Snacks

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Healthy Banana Berry Muffins

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Top Tips For Getting Kids Excited About Homework!

While there are some little ones out there who just love to do their homework, t (...)
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My Grandma’s Wise Words

The universe works in interesting ways and it’s funny how sometimes you ge (...)
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Celebrating Anzac Day!

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