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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Easy Pizza Pasta Bake Recipe

This is called Pizza Pasta Bake because it’s a pasta bake that smells and tastes like pizza, or so the kids tell me. That’s probably because the fillings we use happen to be the kids’ favourite pizza toppings, but once a dish is named in our house there’s no changing…

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Cathal's Creamy Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake

Cathal pasta bake

When someone else offers to cook dinner I always accept, so when my five-and-a-half year old asked if he could I thought it would be giving a bad example not to let him. Together we chose a recipe that (a) he would eat and (b) he would be able to…

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17 Summer Dinner Ideas

When summer rolls in nobody wants to be slaving over a cooker or waiting ages for dinner to be ready. I’ve noticed a definite change in what we’ve been eating for dinner as the evenings get longer, and the temperature has risen a little. Summer dinners need to be quick…

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Fluffy Bunny Birthday Cake 

Miss L was very sure what kind of cake she wanted for her first ever birthday party (and second ever birthday) – she declared it would be a “bunny cake” and so, in the family tradition, it was to be. She turns three this week so this post is long…

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Are Your Kids Eating Too Many Treats? How to Cut Down

A press release from Safefood arrived in my inbox yesterday morning  as I left the house for work, another chapter in their campaign against childhood obesity. “New safefood research reveals giving treats to children still a daily habit” was as much as I read initially. I thought about it on my hour-long…

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What's Everyone Eating? Week in Dinners 2016 Linky Round Up

Way back in February I ran a week in dinners linky. Lovely bloggers contributed and shared their dinners. Then,  I forgot to do a roundup, even though I noted my week’s dinners that week on my Notes app in my phone nearly three months ago.  Sorry everyone. Dinners are pretty seasonal, but…

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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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A Week in Dinners #3 2016

Week Three, still cooking, still eating. Here’s this week’s exciting as always week in dinners.   Monday Monday night is quick dinner night. We had meatballs which I cooked on Sunday night with homemade tomato sauce from the freezer and wholewheat pasta. Every ate all they were given.   Tuesday…

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