Pumpkin, Bacon and Cheese Muffins

Somedays my kids will clear a plate of veggie chilli no questions asked. Other days I have to pretend the man reading the meter is the dinner inspector in order to get them to have a bite of fish finger. On those days when hoping for a well timed visit from the meter reader is your only option, it’s always worth getting the kids involved … Continue reading Pumpkin, Bacon and Cheese Muffins

Chocolate Custard Tart

Sometimes it seems that the few things guaranteed to keep my kids happy are also the things that I find especially annoying. YouTube videos of strangers playing with toys, watched on my phone of course. Playdoh in all its guises. Sticker books where the stickers inevitably end up on my furniture rather than the book. There are however two things that keep us all happy. … Continue reading Chocolate Custard Tart

Homity Pie

So I’ve been trying to embrace my inner earth mother and ventured into vegetable growing this year. We’ve failed at strawberries, destroyed a batch of carrots and didn’t even get a single shoot from the cabbages or cauliflour. One thing that actually took root though were the potatoes. So you can imagine the kids excitement at having something from the garden we could cook with. … Continue reading Homity Pie

Pinwheel Biscuits

I’ve already shared the photos of these bright blue pinwheels over on our Instagram and another mum, who has also had her telly hijacked by Disney films, pointed out that they looked like Moana biscuits. If you didn’t see it before the then “You’re Welcome!” Ingredients Batch of our Basic Biscuit Dough Few drops of blue food colour gel or paste 50g sprinkles *optional You … Continue reading Pinwheel Biscuits

Tropical Fruit Cake

It may not come as a surprise that I don’t give parenting advice, ever. Cooking queries? Yes. Recipe suggestions? Of course! What to watch on Netflix? I’ll write you a list! But parenting advice- not from me. There’s plenty of it about if you want it from Facebook groups, forums, Instagram, even strangers in the supermarket. I find though that there’s so much advice that … Continue reading Tropical Fruit Cake

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

I love meringue and convincing myself that as it’s virtually fat free, it’s a guilt free snack! I initially made these cupcakes free from refined sugar (using Billingtons Golden Caster sugar) and dairy free (by substituting the butter with Vitalite). These switches are of course optional but if your feeling treat-concious, they keep the refined sugar and dairy out, while keeping the delicious flavour intact. … Continue reading Lemon Meringue Cupcakes