Recipe – Sage & Onion Stuffing (Vegetarian)

This is one of those things that is a default ‘packet’ part of your cooking but is relatively simple to do yourself and tastes so much better! I swear, once you try it, you’ll never go back to a packet 🙂 To serve 4-6, you will need: 6 slices stale white bread with crusts removed…

Recipe – Ham & Cheese Mini Frittatas

Quick and easy ‘throw together’ family meals are a wonderful thing, especially if they use stuff you probably have knocking about. These are great kid-friendly meal centres which are easy to do and you can mix the ingredients to anything your kids like. To make 6, for 2 grown ups and 2 kids, you will…

Recipe – Cranberry Sauce with Port

It’s never to early to prepare for Christmas lunch and homemade cranberry sauce is not only incredibly easy to make but can easily freeze a few weeks in advance of the big day. Or make it a few days before Christmas Day or any day you’re having poultry.  For 8-10 people, you will need: 300g…

Recipe – American Style Pancakes

Jack had a new book called ‘Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes’ where a rhino, who escapes from the zoo, ends up chilling out with a little girl who feeds him pancakes. It’s great fun, but Jack then decided he’d like pancakes for his birthday breakfast. Looking at the book, they were the American-style fluffy pancakes, similar…

Recipe – Slow Cook Family Chicken Curry

Curry is apparently now our favourite food, it’s certainly mine! This is a scratch-cook curry so you will need all the spices but it is worth it for that authentic taste. You can swap chicken for lamb shoulder for a deeper, more rounded flavour. It is medium in strength, halve the starred items if you…

Recipe – Italian Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free)

Just like Peppa Pig’s brother George, Jack’s favourite food is chocolate cake. I also have a friend who is wheat intolerant and I gently remind him about all the wonderful stuff he can’t eat, when actually I’m looking out for great recipes that happen to be gluten free. This is a traditional Italian chocolate cake,…

Recipe – Chocolate & Jam Doughnut Mug Cakes

Mug cakes. A rediculous US invention that makes no sense until you make them and then you suddenly wonder why you didn’t do them before as they’re so easy an delicious! These are my two favourites, a chocolate sponge cake with running middle and a jam doughnut cake. Yum! Chocolate Mug Cake For one mug,…

Recipe – Cauliflower Cheese

This is one of those things that many people feel is best left to ready-meal territory; too hard to make yourself or a bit of a faff. Actually, it’s not that tricky and can easily be fitted into doing a roast. You will need: Head of cauliflower 200ml milk 25g plain flour 150g Cheddar cheese…

Halloween Sweet Treat Recipes

Halloween is great fun, a perfect excuse for dressing silly and eating some weird and wonderful food. I remember before Jack came along we played donut bobbing, hanging up a dozen Krispy Kremes down the hall and getting people to try and eat them. It wasn’t easy! I’ve put together three simple recipes for Halloween…

Recipe – Easy Ginger Biscuits

These really are easy with five ingredients and one saucepan. Jack loves measuring out all the ingredients and of course eating the result! For 12 biscuits, you will need: 60g margarine 60g golden caster sugar 60g golden syrup 120g self-raising flour 1 teaspoon ground ginger Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease a baking…

Recipe – Chocolate Sandwich Cake

Jack’s favourite food is chocolate cake. He always sasy this when you ask him, before adding sausages and mash, pasta and pies to his list! And in all honesty, who doesn’t like chocolate cake? This is a simple base recipe for a chocolate sponge which I’ve turned into a proper sandwich cake with butter icing…

Recipe – Halloween Ginger Ghost Biscuits

Family baking should always include your favourites and these combine my wife’s favourites of ginger biscuits and marshmallows in a creative twist perfect for Halloween. For 12 biscuits, you will need: 60g margarine 60g golden caster sugar 60g golden syrup 120g self-raising flour 1 teaspoon ground ginger 12 standard sized marshmallows Black food colour gel…