Exciting news! We might be moving house! We’ve been considering a move for a while now, but nothing suitable has come up. To be fair, we’ve had really specific criteria and because our current house is in an ideal location, large enough for our needs and generally fabulously practical for a young family, we’ve had… Continue reading Wait, Why are we Moving?
This recipe has a twist on the classic meatballs in tomato sauce, by placing a chunk of mozzarella inside each one. Be sure to use buffalo mozzarella to make this a *dairy free recipe (many cheaper mozzarellas are made with cows milk which are great for this recipe if you are not dairy intolerant). It’s… Continue reading Spaghetti & Mozzarella Meatballs
Last Monday, J had a small knee operation (an arthroscopy) and has been sat with his leg up for a week now. Being really active parents, this has put a strain on our normal family life and really put into context the importance of keeping fit, healthy and active while being a parent! Though this… Continue reading Mummies! Have you got the Energy to Keep up with your Kids?
This recipe can be made as one big pie if you like but by making little ones you can freeze portions easily and make different versions to allow for gluten and/or dairy allergies and intolerances. It’s another great recipe to get the kids eating fish and it can be as cheap or expensive as the… Continue reading Gluten and Dairy Free Mini Fish Pies
Our term-time schedule is hectic and boy, do I feel ‘dumped in it’ after the school hols or even just a bank holiday long weekend! If it’s not an after-school club, there are swimming lessons, tutors, judo and dancing to name but a few! So, snacks at pick-up are essential to give them that energy… Continue reading Healthy in a Hurry!- Snacks
Well, it’s more like ‘Frogs in a Field’! My mum used to make this version of Toad in the Hole and it was one of my favourite meals as a child. Though it is based on the classic dish, there are a few added extras with one of the main differences being that I chop… Continue reading Toad in the Hole with a Twist
OMG! Year 5 saw everything step up a gear at school and now my oldest baby has just started year 6 with the 11+ exam due to be taken next week! For those of you not resident in the UK or indeed living in parts of the country where there are no grammar schools, this… Continue reading Entrance Exams- Who’s More Stressed, Parents or Kids?
This is a little recipe that I picked up while chatting with another mum on the school run. I mentioned our Homemade Fish fingers that use cornflakes instead of breadcrumbs which prompted her to reveal this, even simpler method of coating chicken nuggets, using mayonnaise and Rice Krispies! This popular breakfast cereal has always been… Continue reading Pop Chicken Nuggets
My kids like many, love helping to cook in the kitchen. It’s a great opportunity to encourage them to eat foods that they wouldn’t normally chose, discuss healthy eating and enhance their weighing and measuring skills. Cakes and biscuits are always a winner with kids and the best way to get them involved to begin… Continue reading The Best Recipes for Cooking with Kids