Quick and Easy Dinner: Pasta All' Amatriciana 

Everyone needs a quick, storecupboard dinner in their repertoire and this one came to us recently via a recipe printed on the side of a packet of pasta. I varied it slightly, and of course, if you have fresh chilis etc you could use them. This has now replaced our…

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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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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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Quick Fix: Pesto Pizza Slices

I’m always looking for quick and easy lunches, but it’s hard to get the three year old to diversify from a ham sandwich or ham wrap. He know what he likes and sticks with it. The boys are big pesto fans, their absolute favourite dinner is “pasta pesto”, and I…

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