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Simple Chewy Flapjack Recipe 1

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!


How to Make Potato Rösti 

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.


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


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.


Cooking with kids – budgeting, buying and cooking 23

Welcome back to our A-Z ingredients cooking with kids series.  We are currently at H is for honey.  As an added challenge this week, we were asked to produce a three course dinner for four on a budget of £20 by Ffrees.  So I passed this over to Maxi who is ten and he certainly rose to the challenge in budgeting, buying and cooking us a fantastic Sunday dinner.


Oreo dirt desserts or chocolate mint puddings 28

This shop and recipe for Oreo dirt desserts or chocolate mint puddings has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias We have been busy planting in the garden and to celebrate this I decided to make some Oreo dirt desserts or chocolate mint puddings.  We have made dirt desserts with jelly worms in the past (I was first introduced to them in California) and this time I want to make them a little more adult.


M&M Cookies – Cooking with kids 25

We are at F is for Flour in our A- Z of ingredients cooking with kids series.  We could have made many things, but with the Easter holidays and spring in the air we decided to make some simple M&M cookies.  My SIL had just got back from Florida so we had a wonderful selection of spring coloured M&Ms to use and these cookies are perfect for making with kids.


Eggy Bread – cooking with kids 23

The aim of our cooking with kids series is to encourage the boys to try new foods, but also to build on basic cooking skills and provide them with a repertoire of usable recipes.  Eggy bread is one of those simple recipes that I know they will return to a lot (they have already made it for breakfast three days on the trot).


Cinnamon Apple Fries 26

Back in 2013 we visited LEGOLAND Florida twice, yes twice and one of the highlights for me was the Granny Smith apple fries, which are delicious cinnamon apple fries. I have tried to bake these fries and also attempted to cook them in the air fryer, but trust me you need to actually fry these in vegetable oil to get the crisp coating.  The secret is to cook a few at a time in a really hot oil, that way the outside crisps and prevents the inside absorbing oil.


Family recipes and free printable recipe card 1

There is something special about picking up a recipe book or a handwritten recipe that is marked with fingerprints, oil splatters and the holds in it all the history of the times that meal has been cooked for loved ones. My mum didn’t have a recipe book, she cooked from memory, she even baked from memory.  She was an excellent cook and other than a few notes in an old Mrs Beeton’s Cookery book from 1959 and a Bero Book with notes in and a few pages torn out of magazines.  Then she died so suddenly a lot of her fabulous recipes died with her.