Day: March 7, 2018

Katrina Burgoyne’s Cheese Bacon Cob Loaf~ Recipe!!!


  • 500g cob loaf
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 200g shortcut bacon rashers, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, plus extra to serve
  • 250g block cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) cream
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 French stick or baguette, sliced


  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Step 2
    Cut 4cm off top of cob loaf to form lid. Scoop bread from centre of loaf, leaving 1.5cm edge. Tear or roughly chop bread pieces.
  • Step 3
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until bacon is browned and onion has softened. Remove from heat.
  • Step 4
    Add chives to bacon mixture. Stir in creamed cheese. Mix until combined. Add cream, sour cream and grated cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 5
    Spoon mixture into loaf. Arrange lid, bread pieces and sliced baguette in a single layer around loaf. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  • Step 6
    Sprinkle top of dip with extra chives. Serve warm.


Katrina Burgoyne~ “Q&A”!!!

Katrina-Burgoyne.jpg1.     Hi Katrina, can you tell me a little bit about yourself, before you became a country singer/songwriter? 

I grew up in a small town called Gunnedah in regional NSW Australia. I’ve always played an instrument and made music, it brought so much joy to my life. However it wasn’t until I was 9-10 my family started going on BIG camping trips, we traveled through OUTBACK Australia sleeping on the side of the road in tents exploring our sunburnt country. I picked up the guitar so I could sing around the camp fire on our travels. 
I’ve been fortunate enough to only have worked a few casual jobs but have made my living from music for over 10 years now. I’m very lucky. 

2.     How did you become a fan of country music and how did you know you wanted a career in it?

One word… SHANIA. I was obsessed. I wasn’t a country music fan until Shania Twain. My passion for writing songs began the day I taught myself two chords (Of a Shania Twain song) on the guitar. I had no clue what I was doing, but I was passionate and driven. It sparked something in me. My first song inspired me to write a whole albums worth to give my family a homemade gift for christmas. I wrote 8 songs and recorded them on my cassette player, layering the vocals, making a drum beat with my guitar and I even added a recorder. The tape was called “Goodbye 2000” and still sits on the top of the tape pile at my Nanna’s house. 

3.     What is the background story behind your latest single “Bridges: “The Demo Session?”

“Bridges” is such a new song, it wasn’t even written more then a month ago. When I demoed it after my writing session I just felt like I wanted to share it. Bridges was inspired after a conversation with a man who said he only ever thinks about the women his hurt and could never have another chance with. The melody came while I was noodling around on the piano and my cowriters Sydney Maxine and Reed Waddle ran with it. 
The Demo Sessions is a part of a new project purely to bring music to my supporters that have followed me on this journey of moving the the USA. The last few years my income have gone into traveling or moving to the USA I haven’t been able to record new music… then I thought… you know what, there is no excuse. So here I am sharing acoustic songs recorded in my apartment. 

4.     Who are some of your musical icons?

The People that inspired me to start playing and writing songs were Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow and Kasey Chambers.

5.     Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years with your music?

In the next 5-10 years I would really love to make an impact. Connecting with music lovers and really establish myself here in the USA. 

6.     If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?

Keith Urban… Aussie duet. 

7.     Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?

I plan to release a new single later this year. I haven’t commercially released anything for a long time (apart from the demo sessions) and grow my fan base in the USA. 

8.     What is one of your favorite quotes?

“Those that know you, love you those that dont assume”. This has resonated with me for a long time. It’s easy to judge people or feel judged and insecure. But the people that know you deeply enough to have the knowledge to judge, tend to love you.

9.     Is there anything else you would like to share?

Not really. Just a big shout out, I love making new friends in this country. Jump on my socials and reach out. I love sharing this experience with people.

Katrina Burgoyne~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!


            Katrina Burgoyne is a country singer/songwriter from Australia. Burgoyne has been seen on channel 10’s of The Bachelor Australia and also she been twice nominated for a Golden Guitar Award. Burgoyne’s remarkable career in the Australian music industry includes a top 10 Australian Country Music (ARIA) Charting album, ASA Country Song of the Year Award, Australian Country Music People’s Choice Award, ISC honorable mention and a top 10 music videos on the Austar/Foxtel Country Music Channel.

            Burgoyne’s newest song “Bridges: The Demo Sessions,” was released on March 2, 2018 and is available on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Katrina Burgoyne then go take a look at her website


Songwriter Background:

           Burgoyne, been writing songs since the age of 11. She achieved her first huge songwriting achievement in 2009 after getting an APRA professional development award. A $12,000 grant to help in learning and developing with Australian songwriters. With a passion to learn her craft, Burgoyne has studied under Pat Pattison at Berklee School of Music Online, known writers Darrell Scott and Mary Gauthier in Nashville, the Academe of Country Music of Australia. The Talent Development Project and also NSAI songcamps and workshops.

            Burgoyne now calls Nashville home in 2017 and she hopes to leave her own path and melodies in the country music world.


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