Stockman Hotel, Texas QLD

The Stockman Hotel is an iconic country pub in the town of Texas, Qld. It’s grand exterior gives an amazing first impression and it boasts a warm a friendly atmosphere with terrific service.

The pub hosts a bistro styled restaurant and whilst at first appearance, the menu seems to be typical pub grub, the in house chef and constantly changing chef specials are what really set this place apart from the rest.

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‘Cheats’ Tortilla Chips

Crunchy, salty and easy homemade baked tortilla chips are perfect to snack on with salsa or guacamole! With only four ingredients, these cheats tortilla chips only take 15 minutes to make!

Alright, so we all agree that snacking is a necessity, right?! And when it comes to snacks, chips and dip have got to be a favourite! Well, today I’m going to show you a little hack to turn some leftover tortillas into crispy, salty and delicious tortilla chips that are so perfect with my Fresh Tomato Salsa!!

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a large white bowl of fresh tomato salsa with red onion and parsley. Served with extra lime wedges and tortilla chips

Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Calling all Mexican lovers! This fresh tomato salsa, or Pico de Gallo, is way better than any bottled store bought salsa. I must say this recipe did take some trial and error, but it was so worth it. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and there’s no cooking required!

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two plates of creamy carbonara pasta garnished with fresh green parsley. in the background sits a bulb of garlic and a glass of water.

Fettuccine Carbonara

Fettuccine Carbonara is an easy and quick weeknight dinner! It’s a delicious creamy pasta dish made with bacon, garlic, cream, Parmesan, eggs and served with Fettuccine pasta! It’s a simple meal the family will love!

Okay, so I love pasta. I really love it. I have actually been known to whip up a quick Spaghetti Marinara for breakfast…yeah. But today we are not talking about Marinara, we’re talking creamy and delicious Carbonara!

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Greek Chicken Skewers

Juicy and tender bite sized pieces of chicken thighs, red onion and capsicum are marinated in the delicious Greek flavours of lemon and herbs! This is an easy and simple dinner recipe that is perfect for the whole family!

Let’s talk skewers. I love them. LOVE them. They’re honestly my favourite thing to throw on the barbecue in the summer time and the first thing I always go to.

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an eye view shot of three mini golden flaky puff pastry chicken pot pies in small red ramekins that are sitting on a large rectangular wooden cutting board.. the pies are arranges in a triangle and the back pie is only half visible in the photo. a white and black checkered kitchen cloth is laying through the middle of the pot pies. a few pieces of fresh thyme springs are scattered around the the pies.

Mini Chicken Curry Pot Pies

These Mini Chicken Curry Pot Pies are the perfect comfort food for a cold winters night! Made with leftover roast chicken and puff pastry, these homemade pot pies are the perfect budget family dinner! 

Ahhh…chicken pot pies! I just love the smell of the crispy golden puff pastry filling the kitchen as they cook. Sometimes a good pie is all you need on a cold winters night – especially a mini chicken pot pie! And the best thing about this recipe? It is ridiculously cheap to make! And I mean cheap.

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