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Archive for July 2013

No-Bake Crunchie Cake

no bake crunchie cake squares

This crunchie cake / slice is a really easy fridge cake. It is great to make with kids – even my 21 month old loves helping smash the biscuits up. My no-bake malteser cake went so quickly last week that I decided had a go at another no-bake, this time with the honeycomb goodness that Read the full article…

Easy Moist Banana Cake Recipe

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread is an absolute favourite of mine, it is a brilliant way to use up leftover brown bananas and I often buy lots of extra bananas just so we can make banana cake. This banana loaf is so moist and delicious that it never lasts long here, I often double the recipe and freeze the second Read the full article…

Ketchup Chicken Dippers

chicken strips marinated in ketchup

Ok, this is barely a recipe but I’ll share it anyway 🙂 The other night me and hubby had jerk chicken with sweet potato mash for dinner and I knew the chicken would be way too spicy for our toddler.  I didn’t fancy cooking her something entirely different, and so ketchup chicken was born 🙂 Read the full article…

No-Bake Malteser Cake

malteser squares cake recipe

This malteser cake / slice is so gorgeous and easy to make – you don’t even need to put the oven on! Only 1 bowl to wash up too, my favourite kind of recipe. I am not quite sure what to call it, some people call it fridge cake or malteser traybake but we’ll just Read the full article…

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream (Without A Machine)

easy homemade ice cream without a machine

This is a really easy and delicious homemade ice cream using only 3 ingredients. It doesn’t require an ice cream machine either! This ice cream really exceeded my expectations as it was amazingly creamy and luxurious. I was set a challenge by OXO to make ice cream for the family, and when I saw this idea in a Read the full article…

Easy Homemade Coleslaw

How to make homemade coleslaw

It is so hot here I am hating cooking hot meals at the moment. This homemade coleslaw is a great side for with BBQ’s, on a sandwich or to top a jacket potato. I had never tried making my own coleslaw until a few months ago. I love the coleslaw you get in restaurants but I find Read the full article…

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese sauce

This is one of my absolute favourite slow cooker recipes: a yummy bolognese sauce. This recipe can be made with quorn mince (straight from frozen even) or minced beef. You can use whatever veggies you like too, mine below are just suggestions from what I had in. With the veggies cut up nice and small Read the full article…

My 101 Toddler Lunch Ideas eBook

101 Simple Lunch Ideas ebook

15 simple lunch ideas for toddlers has been one of the most popular posts I have written for this blog. In talking to other parents I  found that many of us often really struggle with what to feed our little ones at lunch time when they are at home. I decided to do some more research Read the full article…

Homemade Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets / Strips

How to make healthy oven baked chicken nuggets

I have always thought that making homemade chicken nuggets would be a real chore, but once I learnt how to make them I couldn’t believe how quick and easy it was. This recipe took about 15 minutes and was so delicious we now make them really often. You can also cook them in batch and Read the full article…

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Orange cupcakes with chocolate frosting

These chocolate orange cupcakes were ridiculously good. They are made with a moist orange sponge, topped with Terry’s chocolate orange buttercream frosting and a slice of the chocolate to decorate. I have wanted to have a go at making cupcakes for so long and last week I finally bit the bullet and bought myself some Read the full article…