This raspberry surprise cake is straightforward to make and deliciously moist, light and berry-filled. It is a take on a blueberry ricotta cake and the surprise is you substitute the ricotta for cottage cheese, which makes it high in protein too. You can substitute the raspberries for blueberries or other seasonal berries, but my husband loves raspberries so they have our hearts here.
We are big fans of Biscoff spread in the Mad House after being introduced to Lotus Biscoff Biscuits when on holiday, well they were called Speculoos Cookies in Belgium when we first had them. Now you can get jars of Biscuit Spread in Aldi, which is where I get ours. I adapted a cinnamon roll recipe and used the dough for these delicious Biscoff rolls.
I like to think I am something of a pizza aficionado and my ultimate homemade pizza sauce recipe has been perfected for over 29 years and is family approved. Pizza was one of the first meals I made for my then-future husband when we were dating and since then I have made pizza from scratch pretty much every week.
Check out our fun ideas for throwing a gingerbread house decorating party. Every Christmas Eve we have a party with our best friends with kids’ Christmas party games and delicious food. We have been doing this since our children were tiny, but now they are older we have graduated to a gingerbread decorating party.
These Christmas Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats are fun, festive, and so simple to make! Reindeer treats make a fun food gift or holiday project for kids and if you like these, then why not try out Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats? You can make all of your reindeer Rudolph like we have with his red nose or you can have a herd and only one special red-nosed reindeer!
With the costs of energy on the increase, it is more important than ever to work out the most efficient way of cooking. So Slow cooker versus pressure cooker which is more energy efficient? In all honesty, the fact is both have a place in today’s modern kitchen but when it comes to the cost of cooking which is the cheapest?
I am a big airfryer fan. We have had one since 2011 (make sure you check out our chips) and my mum had an actifry before that. It has really revolutionised the way we cook and we have recently upgraded our air fryer to a double one. Not only are they a more cost-effective way of cooking, but they are also speedy, use less fats and the boys love cooking with them. Maxi makes some sort of chicken in the air fryer for lunch when he is at home most days. So I wanted to share our favorite air fryer recipes. Also, it is if you want to prolong the life […]
If you’re looking to prepare something that’s healthy, delicious, yet fulfilling then you should definitely make oatmeal. This is for sure one of the simplest and most effective ways to start your day. Besides being very delicious and easy to make, oats are also loaded with plant-based protein and fibre and are going to keep you full throughout the day. Now, there are a lot of people who are not too fond of it, because to them they seem like they are too gooey.
This Oreo Milkshake is just delicious and so easy to make at home. Perfect for a weekend or movie night drink. As this is a special milkshake we go all out here with the full-fat milk, ice cream and whipped cream. It is decadent, delicious and oh so chocolaty without being overpowering thanks to using Oreos for flavouring rather than chocolate.
This recipe is for simply chewy flapjacks, you know the type – all moist and yummy. Flapjacks have always been a big favourite here in The Mad House with all the family and we have been making different types for years. It might only have 5 ingredients and that includes the chocolate that tops them, the secret is all about how you handle them and I am willing to share that secret with you, so keep on reading!
We really love Potato Rösti and it is something we always order from Bettys which is a local institution that is a Yorkshire/Swiss tearoom that serves amazing food. I always assumed that there was some magical ingredient involved in addition to potatoes to make potato rosti and they would be hard to make, but I was wrong. Once you follow a few simple tips, this potato rösti will be easy to make.
We love easy weekend breakfasts or brunch here and breakfast waffles are a regular on our weekend menu. These Breakfast waffles are delicious but more than that they are simple to prepare (no separating eggs) and can be tweaked to make savoury or sweet waffles depending on your preference, either way, they taste amazing.
Pulled Pork Leftover Recipes and Instant Pot Perfect Pulled Pork is a paid collaborative post with BritMums and Love Pork as part of their Perfect Pulled Pork campaign. Make sure you are signed up to the Love Pork mailing list for more recipe inspiration, competitions and cooking tips. Sign up now! https://bit.ly/3hdHhjv Pulled pork is a really versatile meal and one that always goes down well in my house with hungry boys. It is one of those meals that the leftovers can be better than the first meal as the flavour deepens. Of course the secret is to have delicious pulled pork to start with
Perfect pizza dough – that seems like the dream doesn’t it or at least a bit of a brag, but I have been making homemade pizza weekly for the last 27 years and I stand by my pizza dough being pretty perfect. Homemade pizza was one of the first meals I made for the husbeast, yes I wooed him with my pizza making prowess. Since then I have continued to make pizza on a weekly basis and it is our Saturday night tradition.
We love a jacket potato here in the Mad House and think that they are a massively underrated meal. They are so versatile and perfect as a base for a meal if you have a family that doesn’t all like the same food. So I want to share with you my tips for cooking Jacket potatoes and our ultimate toppings list, although I am not sure you can beat good old beans and cheese! Firstly I realised that jacket potato is only called this in the UK elsewhere they are baked potatoes. We call them jackets as they cook in their jackets (skins)!
This Fall/Autumn Activities, Crafts and Food Roundup is a showcase for all my favourite Autumn things to do with kids and as a family. One of the things I love best about where I live is the distinct change in seasons and being able to celebrate what those seasons bring and mean. Autumn here is a riot of colours, smells and feelings. Woodsmoke from fires and bonfires leaves as beautiful as flowers and crisp apples ripe for cooking and eating.