Coconutty Granola Recipe 

In an attempt to eat less cereal and to be generally healthier I started making homemade granola last year. The shop-bought ones are very expensive and tend to be too filled with nuts or seeds for my fussy one who’s the biggest granola fan. This is the recipe we use,…

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5 Healthy Treat Recipes to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

I have a sweet tooth (and if I’m being perfectly honest I probably have more of a sugar addiction than a sweet tooth but anyhoo).  When I am copping on and leaving the box of biscuits alone eating healthily (because we are not going to call it being “good” or…

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Mincemeat and Custard Parcels 

I love pastry. I’ve loved custard even longer. Mince pies took a while to grow on me, but I’m a fan for about a decade. Add the three together in the easiest Christmas dessert ever and you’ve got a winner. I made these last year as part of the Craft…

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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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One Pot Chicken and Rice Pilaff 

“One pot wonder” is how the Lidl webpage sells this recipe, but it should come with a cautionary note that it’s only a one pot wonder if you own the right pot. Luckily, I do. I’ve made this dish a few times and it always goes down well, mostly because…

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