My boys are bottomless. Sometimes it seems they do nothing but eat and when they get home from school they are ravenous. So much so they will grab anything they can find and there is not thought to its nutrition. So as a parent it is down to me to make sure we have a selection of healthy after school snacks available and to help them make the right choice.
Sometimes all you want is the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Crispy on the outside and all chewy on the inside. These white chocolate chip cookies never fail to hit their mark and they are simple to make and perfect for cooking with kids. So we are delighted to be teaming up with We Bake and sharing our recipe for the best white chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten as part of their Half Term Bake Brighter Days community challenge.
I don’t know about your family, but my family love miniature versions of anything and these bite-size twice baked potato bites make for an easy and yummy snack or side. They are super simple to prepare in advance and then warm up later. I always have to make extra as they want them again the day after.
These Winter Wonderland Cake Pops are super fun to make and great for making with children. You can even cheat and used box cake mix and frosting too.
Coffee, I know a lot of people that can not live without it – my husband included! So here are 25 delicious coffee cake recipes to tempt you to take your coffee intake to the next level!
These Christmas Dinner Hacks are brought to you in partnership with Bacofoil. I LOVE Christmas Dinner. it is a real family affair in The Mad House with MadDad doing most of the prep and cooking and we me and the boys making the most of his delicious food.
We are delighted to be partnering with Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more initiative by sharing our waste-busting bubble and squeak soup. This brilliant soup is perfect to cook with kids and perfect for using up chicken and vegetables left over from a Sunday dinner.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is festive food. It is the perfect time to enjoy food with your family that you do not have for the rest of the year. I love how food cements family traditions and that we all love getting together in the kitchen to enjoy great food at Christmas.
We are huge Roald Dahl fans here in The Mad House, especially Mini and to celebrate the home release of The BFG on DVD and Bluray we have been asked to produce The BFG’s Frobscottle recipe. This is a post paid for in collaboration with The BFG.
This Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe with a Twist with a twist is brought to you in conjunction with The Royal Mint and their special silver six pence who commissioned us to share our Stir Up Sunday traditions. Growing up in my house Christmas dinner was a family event which always culminated with a fantastic flaming Christmas pudding and the hunt for the sixpence. I love that we have carried that tradition on.
Growing up we always had a Midweek Roast – it was a real treat in the middle of the week and I am delighted to be continuing that with my family. This delicious Piri Piri Beef and Wedges is a delicious and flavourful meal with Maxi had on the table in under an hour. A perfect midweek treat.
Do you have pizza nights? We do and have done since the boys were little . This homemade pizza recipe certainly is tried and tested as it has been our failsafe recipe which has been used since before the boys were born so for around 15 years! I have learned that kids love pizza and letting them top their own is a great way to encourage them to eat something new. Plus it is super simple to prepare and make, so much so it is our regular Saturday night meal and now we have a wood fired pizza oven we are loving Saturdays even more!
One of the most monotonous bits of parenting is feeding. I swear I spend hours thinking about what to prepare, shop for and cook that we will all eat as a family. You see, I want to prepare something healthy, scrummy and delicious and to see empty plates at the end of the meal. Our dinner times are sacred and I want to keep them that way. I see a good meal as a way of bringing my hungry boys to the table each night. This Creamy Leek and Mustard Chicken meal is a fantastic meal which was a big hit with my family.
I am passionate about the fact that I want my boys to grow up with great skills in the kitchen and instill in them a love of cooking and also provide them with some fabulous staple meals. These Veggie Taco Bowls are so simple to make and are really filling and nutritious. We are working with Uncle Ben’s in the run up to International Cook With Your Kids Day on 15th October 2016 to highlight their fantastic Ben’s Beginners cooking hub. Veggie Taco Bowls Ingredients 1 250g package Uncle Ben’s® Mexican Style Express Rice® 6 20cm Corn Tortillas 1/2 can (400g) no-salt added Black Beans, rinsed & drained 3/4 can (340g) no-salt added more »
As you know I am passionate about cooking with kids and one of the things that make me sad is that my boys can not learn to cook and bake with my mum like I did, especially as this coming Sunday 2nd October is Grandparents Day. But I am delighted to be working on this fab #CookSomethingGrand campaign about cooking with your grandkids.
Over the last two years Mini has moved on to have packed lunches for school and as he isn’t really a sandwich person we have been working with Flora looking at non-sandwich lunchbox ideas.
I used to love ready meals. ready meals were all that the husbeast and I ate before I was pregnant. It wasn’t that I couldn’t cook, it was that I didn’t cook. Then I got pregnant and no matter what I ate I was sick! Then I gave birth to a wonderful son and I swore that he would only eat real food. And you know what I nearly drove myself to an early grave making sure that he didn’t have a jar.
I am delighted to bring you this fabulous recipe for roasted sea bass in a parcel and competition in conjunction with Seafish who are running a campaign to promote the health benefits of Superfishoil and eating more fish this Summer.
Pokemon is one of the things that has spanned the generations when it comes to childhood. If you were a kid in the 80’s then I bet you loved Pokemon and wanted a Pokemon Themed Party. With the new Pokemon Go app, Pokemon fever has hit, so you might be looking for DIY Pokemon party ideas.
Has Pokemon Go fever hit your home yet? If it hasnt, I can assure you it will! I thought I was lucky that my boys had never been really interested in Pokemon, until now.I didn’t even know what a Pokeball was until this week. Now they want Pokemon everything so I made these easy edible pokeballs.