The Dinner Files #3 – Life on Hushabye Farm

This week’s dinner files features Elizabeth from Life on Hushabye Farm. I’ve known Elizabeth for a few years now and when I’m not pausing her instagram stories to look at her beautiful house I’m threatening to get in the car and to drive to Offaly for her to feed me.…

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The Dinner Files – #2 Triona from A Little Londoner

Welcome to the second instalment of The Dinner Files. Sharing her dinner tales this week is Triona from A Little Londoner. Triona is a Kerry girl, who spent years in London before moving back to Ireland and is living in Kilkenny with her husband and two children Amelia (3.5) and Harry…

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The Dinner Files – #1 Kellie from My Little Bábóg

Further to the big dramatic announcement yesterday here it is, the first interview in my “Dinner Files” series. This is the series where real people tell us about their real dinners. The planned, the unplanned, the prepped, the winging it, the meals out, the takeaways, we’ll cover it all. For…

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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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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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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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