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

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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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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Our 9 Favourite Family Dinners 

Dinnertime conversation in our house is, well, low brow. It’s punctuated with spilled milk and requests for ketchup. I went through a phase of asking the kids what their favourite meal was to distract them from how much they hated whatever was on their plates at that moment so now,…

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A Week in Dinners 2015 #3- Healthy Vibes

After the excesses of the bank holiday weekend and the realisation that my brother’s wedding is now next month, a healthy eating regime has been introduced with vigour! As the week went on the plan relaxed as you’ll see but on the whole this was a “good” week. (That roundup…

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Creamy Pesto Pasta with Pancetta  

If you check out the recipes here on Bumbles of Rice you may notice that there are a few themes. One major thing about food in this house, is that as a rule, it’s quick. Hopefully tasty too, but quick wins here. The second key characteristic of a Bumbles of…

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Recipe: Derval O'Rourke's Quick Coconut and Basil Chicken

As promised in my review (including a giveaway of a copy) of “Life in the Fast Lane” by Derval O’Rourke yesterday in the week here’s a dinner recipe from it that’s established itself as a favourite at our table. My usually fussy four-year-old ate every scrap of the recipe below, asked for…

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