Category Tasty Recipes

Prawn & Cod Thai Salad – An Unexpected Hit with the Kids

After a rough, long, drawn-out, sweltering Wednesday, I expected dinner to end up in a whingy, crying mess too. I thought maybe one way of mitigating the disaster was to send Weasel to the newly-stocked fridge to chose a main ingredient. Unexpectedly, she chose the cod loin. My sun-drenched brain was totally unable to remember […]

Burns Night: Fun with Offal

Missing the whole office thing where some team or committee celebrates every random event with balloons and displays (which makes my old office sound a wee bit like an elementary school), I’m well up for any excuse to celebrate with the kiddos at home. The boring end of January’s celebration? Celebrating the poetry of the […]

Pizza Making the Cheating Way

I’m pretty sure we did pizza making before with Weasel, but it was the make your own, get sophisticated ingredients and watch a toddler cry and choose bed over eating dinner sort of pizza making experience. This time was a lot less planned and a lot more child friendly as it involved a lot less […]

Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Moussaka – A Hit!

In an effort to eat nothing but pumpkin in the run up to Halloween for some unknown reason, I decided to use up one of the small pumpkin-like squash things bought for Weasel’s birthday party that never got painted or transported out of our dining room. For a start, I haven’t got a clue what […]

More Things Made of Pumpkin! Banana Pumpkin Milkshakes

I came across skinny pumpkin milkshakes on you-know-what website that I’m addicted to, and decided to use the leftover 1/2 a cup of tinned pumpkin purée from my pumpkin pie crumble the other day. The original looked like this photo below, and unsurprisingly, my version didn’t. Click here if you want the original recipe from […]

Pumpkin Pie Crumble – All for Me!

From the start I knew Weasel wouldn’t eat pumpkin pie crumble and that’s why I made it. All for me! I got the original recipe from Cooking Classy (click here for the real recipe), but altered a couple of things to simplify it and make it slightly less diet-busting. Ingredients – Crumble bit: 1.25 cups […]

Swirly, Spinkly Sugar Cookies

I love sugar cookies and I don’t think I ever met anyone who doesn’t. They’re simple, versatile and even the fussiest of kids will eat them. This recipe sort of takes the simple sugar cookie, adds quite a lot of prep time but then delivers something that looks amazing. The original Pinterest recipe (click here) […]