The Cheat's Guide to Filling the Freezer

We had a sad incident the week before last where a family member (who may just be the one who is typing this post) didn’t close the freezer properly and by the time it was discovered the icepops were liquid and the freezer dinners were only fit for the bin.…

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12 Tips to Make Weekday Dinners Easier

Weekdays are the hectic ones, with the whirlwind of school, work, commute and  activities it can prove challenging to get your kids eating good healthy meals every day. Here are some of my tips to relieve the stress of figuring out what’s for dinner and getting it on the table…

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Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

    I’ve blogged a recipe for Chicken and Broccoli Bake before, in fact it’s the most popular recipe on the blog, possibly due to the fact that the words “very easy” appear in its title. You can find that recipe HERE. However, that recipe uses tinned soup and has been one…

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Surprisingly Delicious Broccoli Soup

I know, to most, broccoli soup sounds more like a threat than a tasty tea, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This recipe has really opened me to the idea. It’s quick and easy and uses only three ingredients (four if you count the oil). The result is…

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Cowboy Stew

There are a few facts in life about feeding kids, and one that I’ve found to be very true is that they’ll eat nearly anything that contains sausages (or if they won’t eat it, at least they’ll pick the sausages out of it and eat them). I fancied trying something…

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Cheesy Broccoli Bake (with added Pancetta)

You know the way the supermarkets do special deals on veg? Well, this led to there being an inordinate amount of broccoli in our house during the week, which in turn led me to googling recipes involving broccoli that would mean that I wouldn’t have to go to the shop…

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Sausage, Butterbean and Leek Casserole

Sausage, Butterbean and Leek Casserole   What kids don’t love sausages?  I found this recipe a couple of years ago when I had extra sausages in the fridge and fancied something interesting.  Both boys love it, we’ve fed it to friends and family and I have shared the recipe link…

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Very Easy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

I tested this recipe a few years ago for Mummy Pages (their version with my photograph is here) and it has become a firm favourite in our house. I was skeptical as I had made the full on one before with homemade white sauce and would usually turn my nose…

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Beef and Chorizo Stew

Stew is the food of winter days, coming home from school and a big plate of it for dinner, with pools of butter in the mash, I can still taste it.  The key to a good stew I think is to cook it slowly so that the meat is really…

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