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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A Week in Dinners #2 2016

Another week, another week in dinners, and slowly but surely I’m upping my game I think. Writing things down means I think about them more, and we eat a more varied diet as a result. Monday Pick and Mix Pasta Easy concept, boil pasta, take anything you could conceivably eat…

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A Week in Dinners- 2016/1

  It’s back! The  “Week in Dinners” series  has always been pretty popular on the blog but I often forget about what we’ve eaten or just forget to write it down. We can all get a bit stale on the dinner inspiration and what the kids will actually eat. Sometimes…

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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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Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

    I’ve blogged a recipe for Chicken and Broccoli Bake before, in fact it’s the most popular recipe on the blog, possibly due to the fact that the words “very easy” appear in its title. You can find that recipe HERE. However, that recipe uses tinned soup and has been one…

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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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