Double Chocolate Mug Cake- made in a minute 

   I’ve seen a few mug cakes being shared on facebook over the last few months but bm ever really took them seriously. Then tonight I got home to cranky kids and my husband was heading out for the evening. I needed cake, but not to have to wash up.…

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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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Chocolate Cornflake Buns or Seasonal Easter Nests

It’s coming up to Easter which means that every recipe will now be adorned with mini eggs, chocolate bunnies and chicks.  And this one is no different. The boys wanted to do Easter baking. I agreed but wanted to keep it simple. They consulted their “Children’s Cookbook” and Cathal (4)…

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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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Healthy No-Bake "Twix" Bars

    Last September I received the Happy Pear Cookbook to review and having loved the their healthy Caramel Slices and seeing Jill from Properfud raving about their healthy version of Twix bars I had to check them out. Jill was right, these are magnificent. And all they contain is fruit…

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Baked Beef and Almond Curry

I persist with trying to get the kids to eat curry. I also struggle to get stew into them. This meant that this dish, a curry, was a big risk. I ran out of some of the ingredients halfway through but I kept going. The boys saw the dinner and…

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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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Quick and Easy Christmas Mince Pie Muffins

  Christmas is busy and I’m less organised than ever this year it seems. I bought a jar of mincemeat with the intention of making mince pies last week, but hadn’t gotten around to it. When I went to make them this morning the pastry had magically disappeared and we…

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Pesto Chicken Nuggets

I’ve been on a mission to keep the kids eating healthily, but getting frustrated that they weren’t eating new dishes that I’d slaved over. I even sat with them and we wrote a list of 21 dinners that they would actually eat. I had a revelation then, I could make…

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