Food


Fruity Wheat Bisks

I shared earlier this week that we’ve been working with Princes and their #mumsontherun campaign. They are encouraging us to keep canned fruit in for easy and speedy breakfasts, ensuring less food waste whilst helping us to get one of our five a day. The kids have really been enjoying getting involved in creating breakfast recipes each day, which is lovely to see and they are then really excited to try the different fruits and flavours. Little Man is always up for trying new things, though can then be fussy about what he does and doesn’t like. Boo on the Read more >


Easy & Fruity Breakfast Recipes

Things have changed around here at breakfast, thanks to being involved in Princes’ Mums on the Run campaign. Princes are encouraging us to stock up with their canned fruit range, helping us to serve up healthy and easy breakfasts for our families. I have to say, when I first got involved in this, I had one of those, ‘why didn’t I think of this before?’ moments! I do like to ensure that the kids and I have plenty of fruit in our diets, but I hadn’t thought about using canned fruit to do it, or to add it to our Read more >


Banana and Walnut Loaf Recipe

I don’t bake all that often, and when I do I have a handful of recipes that I am really comfortable with. One of them is my banana loaf which has never failed me and always goes down well with the kids. Well, as it’s so reliable, I thought I would try something a little different and throw some walnuts into the mix, creating a banana and walnut loaf recipe. I’ll be honest, I just guessed an amount and added them into the original recipe whilst crossing my fingers that it would work. And it did! There are a couple Read more >


Warm Three-Cheese-Stuffed Bread

Warm three-cheese-stuffed bread is a title that would definitely get my attention. This is comfort food at its finest and its simplest, which is always a bonus. Now I should preface this post with two things; firstly, to name it a ‘recipe’ is really a stretch too far, it’s more a case of grabbing a few things and tossing them together, and secondly, once you try this you will want it again and again and again! This one came about after I spotted this delicious-looking Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread over on Pinterest and I knew it was one that Read more >


The Giovanni Rana Famiglia Table Challenge

A couple of weeks ago we were challenged to take the the Giovanni Rana Famiglia Table Challenge. Not ones to shy away from a challenge, especially one that involves delicious Italian food, we decided to take them up on it. Italian food always goes down well here with all of us. I’d say it’s my favourite kind of food and fortunately the Husband and the children enjoy it, too. Nice and easy quick pastas are a firm favourite, so Giovanni Rana is welcome in my home! So what’s the challenge all about? Giovanni Rana is on a mission to make Read more >


Leek & Potato Soup – Easy Recipe!

So we all know that I am know culinary master, but today I am sharing a recipe of a dish that actually went down very well, and was so easy to make. On a recent outing, we had leek and potato soup as a starter and the Husband mentioned that he’d enjoyed it so I decided to attempt to make it at home. Yes, I know, it’s just soup, but I don’t think I have made my own soup since home economics class circa 1990, so to have done so and for it to taste good, it merits a mention here! Read more >


Thank Mum It’s ‘Fries-Day’!

I cannot be the only mother who gets to a Friday and just wants an easy evening with the kids? I spend all of Friday working on the blog whilst the kids are at school and in nursery, so come 3pm as I leave the house, I just want to collect the kids and get the weekend started. And it usually starts with a simple meal and plenty of cuddles and fun. This is why I can totally get behind McCain’s ‘Fries-day’ initiative. It’s a chance for the kids to choose their favourite teatime meal on a ‘Fries-day’ night, for the whole Read more >


Orange & Chocolate Chip Biscuits

We don’t often have oranges in our house. The kids have never been overly keen and I’m not a big fan either. But over the weekend they chose some at the supermarket, so I thought that it would be nice to try a new recipe out whilst we had some in the house, as I do like a bit of orange zest in a cake or biscuit. Little Man helped me to decide what to bake, and he was very keen to wield a cookie cutter, so orange and chocolate chip biscuits it was! This was the first time that Read more >


Simple Fruit Smoothie Recipes

We bought a smoothie maker last week. Yes, just last week and yet here I am already blogging about it and sharing our favourite recipes. But though it’s only been around 10 days of smoothie making in our house, we have fit a lot of smoothie making into that time! We decided to buy one as we have a lot of strawberries and raspberries growing in our garden this year. Whilst these are my favourite fruits and the kids like them, we were still not eating them at the rate they were growing, so the idea of a smoothie maker Read more >


Fluffy Eggs Recipe

Fluffy Eggs Recipe

Have you heard of Fluffy Eggs? If you haven’t, you are in for a treat today! This is a super-simple fluffy eggs recipe that the Husband and I discovered recently and we are now a little bit addicted to making and eating. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks and dinner – yes, I did tell you we were addicted. If you like eggs and cheese, read on… Ingredients 4 eggs 4 slices of bread A handful of grated cheese of your choice – we use Cheddar Salt & Pepper to season Method Preheat your oven to 190° C/Gas Mark 5. Read more >


The Easiest Way to Cook a Chicken

We love a roast dinner here. But I admit, until recently I had never cooked a whole chicken. I know, I know, I’m odd! We had other meats such as pork, as I shared in my easy-peasy slow cooker pulled pork recipe, or I bought chicken portions. I always worried that the chicken would not be cooked through properly and I wasn’t keen on the amount of room that it took up in my oven. But now I have ‘discovered’ cooking a whole chicken in a slow cooker, and I know to some of you this will be sucking eggs Read more >

The Easiest Way to Cook a Chicken

Sushi for Beginners with Yutaka

Have you tried sushi? Probably. But until now, we hadn’t, not one of us in our house. So when YUTAKA got in touch offering us the chance to give it a go, I jumped at it as I like us to try new things and I thought it would be fun to get the kids involved in making it. Leading UK-based Japanese food company YUTAKA, have all the ingredients, without all the additives, to make authentic and healthy sushi at home. OK, so first up, this is how you actually do it… How to Cook Sushi Rice (for 2) Put Read more >


Strawberry, Apple and Chocolate Crumble

I have long been a fan of crumbles, yet I rarely make them myself. My mum used to make them all the time for my brother and I, so we’ll still eat the odd one there every now and again, but I don’t think to do them at home. It’s probably because the Husband doesn’t like them, so I don’t want to spend time cooking something that one of us won’t eat. But now I have found a super fast and easy recipe that is just so tasty, meaning I can have my crumble fix whenever I want it! This Read more >


Cheesy Ham Pasta

This has been a firm dinner favourite here for years. The Husband and I enjoyed it prior to the kids arriving, and as it’s cheesy pasta, it goes down well with the children, too. It’s my fast and easy go-to meal if we’ve been out all day and I haven’t had time to cook, or if I’m simply not in the mood to do so. It’s also a meal that all four us enjoy and eat, which is always a win! So I thought I’d share it here for you to give it a whirl..   Ingredients  200g dry pasta Read more >


Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Drizzle cake always goes down well in our house. It’s one of those favourites that every single member of my household eats, which is actually quite a rare thing for us. My mum sometimes bakes it for us, and it’s also my nephew’s favourite cake, so his birthday cake is often a lemon drizzle cake. Yum. Yet I’ve not baked one myself before. I’m not sure why, and having now done it, I know it’s actually really easy to do so. So today I’m sharing with you the recipe, which I got from Flora’s recipe section…. Ingredients: -Cake- 175 g Read more >


A Beginner’s Guide to Cake Pops

Yes, I have attempted cake pops, me, total novice baker that I am. And I actually managed to make them, too, so I thought I’d put together this beginner’s guide to making them so that others can learn from my mistakes and benefit from the extensive research that I did before launching into this new and exciting cake arena. Here I’m sharing with you the honest start-to-finish very first attempt at them. They will not look perfect Pinterest-worthy finished, but they are made and they were enjoyed, so that’s good enough for me, and I’m hoping will give you hope Read more >

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