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 receipes.
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.
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.
These Savoury Cornbread Muffins are made from scratch using polenta and flavoured with spring onions, mature cheddar, chilli and sweetcorn. The first time we had cornbread was at brunch when we visited Boston years ago and I have loved it ever since, but whenever I make it at home I find it too dense and not crispy enough. Then I had an epiphany when making dumplings for Sunday Dinner that I could make cornbread muffins, like dumplings for my chilli.
This is my Sister in laws Szechuan Beef recipe and makes a fabulous Chinese fakeaway, that is simple to prepare and a real family pleaser
Serve with white rice or brown rice and if you like, you can complement it with a side of veg such as broccoli or crisp cool salad to make it a balanced meal for all the family.
Chilli with Dips – A Perfect Family Dinner is a paid collaboration with McCoy’s Muchos Tortilla Snacks. We love a family meal that brings everyone to the table and my simple chilli with dips served with crips or chips (as folks over the pond call them) is one of those meals. It is a real hands-on family favourite.
Anyone who knows me will confirm that I love hot chocolate season and do not need an excuse to make hot chocolate and I have passed my love on to the kids. However, these hot chocolates are strictly for the adults. So make the most of the dark, cold nights and try my spectacular spiked hot chocolate three ways or if you are feeling generous then leave out the booze and let the kids join in.
One of the most monotonous and challenging parts of motherhood for me is feeding. Not the feeding per say, but thinking about meals, shopping for them, preparing them and all the rigmarole that comes with being a parent. It is the everyday NEED that can get me down, it is a thankless task, bit one that I take seriously as a Mum.
We live in a new build house, well I say new build, it was when we moved in eight years ago. One of the first things we did to our garden was plant an apple tree. We have watched that tree grow each year hoping for apples and finally this year we got more than the three we have previously had from it. The boys have been desperate to pick the apples for over a month and we have had to hold them back. Eventually they had a fun afternoon picking all the apples they could and eating a fair few too. MadDad had to hoist them up to pick them more »
I am blessed to have kids that eat pretty much everything I put in front of them most of the time. However, we still have times when they are under the whether or just being kids when they refuse food. I find that a great way of getting them and me out of a funk it to bring them in to the kitchen and make things together. However, when that fails this is a failsafe way to encourage picky eaters!