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Pulled Pork Leftover Recipes and Instant Pot Perfect Pulled Pork 3

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 even for Pizza Ovens 137

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.


How to cook Jacket Potatoes and Ultimate Toppings List

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)!


Korean Style Beef Tacos

Korean Style Beef Tacos Recipe 1

Korean Style Beef Tacos with Sriracha Mayo and Pickled Cucumber is a paid collaborative post with Hello Fresh. This delicious Hello Fresh recipe has become a firm family favourite for when we have minced beef. It is simple to make but packed with flavour and something that all the family loves.


Smoky Beef and Crispy Potato Hash with Eggs 1

Smoky Beef and Crispy Potato Hash with Eggs is a paid collaborative post with Oven Pride for their #TasteDon’tWaste campaign. I love a dish that feeds my family and leaves empty dishes all round and that is what this Smoky Beef and Crispy Potato Hash with Eggs does. Not only that it is simple to make and tastes delicious and you can use leftover mince and onion.

Smoky Beef and Crispy Potato Hash with Eggs

King Prawn and Spicy Maple Curry – Cooking with Teens

King Prawn and Spicy Maple Curry – Cooking with Teens is a paid collaborative post with Maple from Canada. People who have been following this blog for a while will know that encouraging children to cook is a passion of mine. I believe it is a life skill that we need to empower in our children.


Yorkshire Pudding Wraps – A great way to use up leftovers 4

Yorkshire Pudding Wraps is a paid post for the Family Favourite campaign, sponsored by Scotch Kitchen #FamilyFavourite One of the highlights of our family week is Sunday Dinner. The husbeast is in charge and always produces a fantastic meal and we all sit around the table together to enjoy. One of the things we like to have is beef. Beef is naturally rich in protein, low in salt and provides eight essential vitamins and minerals that support good health and wellbeing. These are: iron, niacin (vitamin B3), vitamins B6 and B12, zinc, riboflavin, potassium and phosphorus.


New potato, spring onion & cheddar quiche 4

New potato, spring onion & cheddar quiche is a paid collaborative post with Tesco Jersey Royal Potatoes. There is something amazing about the Jersey Royal Potato season, to me, they are the cream of new potatoes and as the daughter in law of a farmer, I understand the importance of eating seasonally. Tesco Jersey Royals are delicious, earthy and nutty and one of the traditional foodie signals that Spring has arrived. They are available only between April to July.


Fakeaway slow cooker doner kebab

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I am going to admit I am not a doner kebab person at all, in fact, I don’t think I have ever had one – I have tried a little, but I was veggie for 14 years, but all the men of the house LOVE them.  So I decided to have a go at making our own fakeaway slow cooker doner kebab.  I had seen lots of recipes for slow cooker meatloaves made from beef mince, so knew that it would be pretty OK, what I wasn’t prepared for was just how much the family enjoyed it.


Sweet Chilli Chicken with Noodles – Fabulous Family Food 22

Sweet Chilli Chicken with Noodles is a paid collaborative post with Hello Fresh. “Boys’ are bottomless”, one of those things that people say to you that you never quite understand until your boys hit puberty. It is certainly true that I have two very good eaters on my hands and I often wonder if they have hollow legs. This sweet Chilli Chicken with Noodles is one of a new range of recipes from Hello Fresh in their Food for Thought collection created after they discovered that on average Brits spend 26 seconds appreciating their recipes before tucking in. The Food for Thought recipes includes an additional step to help you enjoy this more »


Mama’s Simple Sausage Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce 5

Mama’s Simple Sausage Meatballs is a paid collaborative post with Sacla.  These simple sausage meatballs in a tomato sauce are deliciously tender and will become a family favourite meal asked for again. Tender, soft, flavorful meatballs, made with sausage and just a few other basic ingredients. Easy to whip up for a weeknight, and nice enough for weekend dinner. The ultimate food hug in a bowl.


Chicken Sausages and Roasted Vegetable Traybake 304

Chicken Sausages and Roasted Vegetable Traybake is a paid collaboration with Richmond Chicken Sausages.  I was lucky enough to attend the launch of Richmond Chicken Sausages last week and after trying our some fabulous recipes using them cooked by Angelica Bell (who won celebrity Masterchef) I came home inspired.  They were truly delicious and have 30% less fat and 20% fewer calories (find out more on Richmond Foods Facebook Page).  I was really impressed with the fantastic taste and could see straight away how they would fit into our family menu plan.


Crushed Jersey Royals – Cooking with Kids 1

The first Jersey Royals usually herald the start of the BBQ season here in the Mad House and we are delighted to be working with Tesco to share with you our Crushed Jersey Royals recipe using Tesco Jersey Royal New Potatoes now that they are finally in season. You have the Beast from the East to thank for the season starting later this year! Tesco Jersey Royals are delicious, earthy and nutty and one of the traditional foodie signals that Spring has arrived.