Pancake Day

I am absolutely loving Pinterest So if you’re looking for some inspirational ideas for Pancake day why not come and checkout my Pancakes board https://pinterest.com/pinkoddballs/pancakes Shrove Tuesday/Pancake day is next Tuesday 21st February 2012

Love Fun with Vegetables

I used courgettes and carrots but am sure you could do it with many other vegetables – or salad/fruit items such as cucumbers and bananas. Maybe even baby sweet corn – although it might be a bit more fiddly. I actually got the idea from another blog you can find here Yes of course I’m … Read more

The Way To A Man’s Heart

Valentines Steak dinner and hearts

What better way to treat your man this Valentine’s than with a Steak Dinner with home-made mushroom sauce, followed by heart cakes. I like to cook the mushrooms and tomatoes at the same time, and add some salad (and jacket potatoes). Fry the mushrooms in butter, then simply add milk and herbs.       … Read more

Chicken Jalfrezi

Making things at home is not only cheaper but better for you. This recipe fed the 6 of us. Heat some oil and fry some onion with a pinch of salt. Then add some chilli, ginger and garlic. Then add 1 tsp turmeric 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 cinnamon stick Cook for a few … Read more

Peanut Butter Biscuits

I always like to try a little variation in the kitchen with my children – something very similar to what they’ve previously made with a twist – as it helps them build up their confidence. So when I saw this peanut butter cookie recipe which basically means that I could get my son to put … Read more

Meal on a Budget – Lasagne

Money can be a bit tight and especially in these tough times, and just in case you didn’t know how to do a lasagne on the cheap I thought I’d share. Brown the mince (I usually cook with onions at this point but we’d run out) Bulk out with some carrots – I boil these … Read more

Snow Inspired Crafts for Young Children

I love Christmas Activities – it’s something that brings my family together with their varying ages. You can’t go wrong with sweets either! Sweet Snowmen You will need: icing sugar marshmallows curlywurly pieces dolly mixtures strawberry laces or anything else sweet you fancy First take a marshmallow and cover it in icing. Then place another … Read more