Pasta has to be one of the best quick and easy weekday meals to put together for the family on busy evenings. There are so many varieties and twists you can try out to add variety, and it’s definitely a crowd pleaser in our house!
We’ve been working with Barilla, Italy’s biggest pasta brand, to celebrate quick, fun pasta recipes. Barilla have a great range of all kinds of pastas and sauces, which are all really tasty and so handy to have in your kitchen stock cupboard.
With a new baby in the house, or on the way, practical gifts are definitely just as appreciated as the cute gifts – if not more so! Ciao Gusto challenged me to choose some items from their Ocado shop to make up a hamper gift. They have a wide range that could be used to make a foodie gift hamper for a wine lover, a cheese lover, a pasta fanatic, or a gift to remind someone of a special Italian holiday you’ve enjoyed together, but I decided to put together a practical hamper selection for a new mum, since that’s really handy for us right now!
I’ve often sent grocery orders to friends with new babies, or who are going through a tough time, and it’s always really appreciated especially if you include a few treats alongside things that are really easy to prepare to save them time, and save the hassle of having to think too much about “What shall I cook today?”
Ciao Gusto had a great range to combine both the treat and the convenience elements, providing some great options for a hamper like this.
Beefeater is always a good option for a family friendly meal with traditional food that suits all the generations. We were invited along recently to try out this year’s Christmas menu, at our local Uxbridge Beefeater which is newly opened with a really spacious clean and modern look.
The restaurant is nicely decorated for Christmas and I really liked how they even decorate the tables with Christmas crackers so that you can get into the festive spirit during your meal, with party hats and christmas cracker jokes!
Five Easy-to-Prepare Healthy Recipes for Your Kids’ Daily Nourishment
Welcome for some easy and tasty breakfast or snack ideas for your kids and the entire family. In our yummy recipes today, we’re concentrating on milkless and lactose-free recipes for kids. And although we’re more particular about health, we also want to have a pretty beautiful dish for your kids to wake up to every morning!
5 Easy Recipes for Hot snacks for Student Party / 5 Easy Hot Snack Recipies for Student Parties
Throwing a party? Having difficulties coming with a snack menu for your guests? Understandable, all of us had problems when it was needed the most to come up with something cheap, easy, healthy and refined.
«Lets order a pizza!»
Typical solution students tend to have when a party is planned. Ordering a pizza is easy and convenient. And pizza along with fast food can be undoubtedly tasty. However, you need to consider the health benefit you get from it, or lack thereof, rather. Prolonged snacking on fast food tends to affect your health, body, and soul negatively. You don’t want those love handles on your sides, don’t you?
On top of that, it could also end up being costly, not nutritional enough and simply will prove to your friends that you’re not a great host.
In this article, I’ll be providing some kitchen room ideas and laying down a few snack recipes even the laziest host can prepare in a presentable manner.
When you just don’t have the time to cook up a healthy balanced meal for your young ones, it can be quite tempting to order from the nearest takeaway chain and call it a night. While there is no shame in having someone else cook for you and the family, it’s important to keep their health in mind. Fried vegetable dumplings and shrimp lo mein are always delicious choices and favourites of the kids, it can be rather simple to form a habit of ordering “just the usual”. So, instead here are a few tips to encourage your family to stay healthy and keep their bellies happy:
Here’s another delicious chocolatey recipe to mark “National Baking Week”, this time using avocados along with Cadbury’s Double Decker chocolate bars, to create yummy rocky road to share with all the family. The price of avocados is set to increase, so why not make the most of them now? Baking with Avocado is also a clever way to sneak some extra greens into your kid food!
To celebrate National Baking Week, I’m sharing a few delicious recipes made with Cadbury’s Double Decker chocolate bars. With Halloween around the corner, these FreakShake MiniCakes would be great for any parties you have planned, or would be a good plan for some baking fun with the kids over the half term holidays.
It’s National Baking Week, and to mark the occasion I have a few yummy recipes to share with you all, made using Cadbury’s Double Decker chocolate. These tasty cookies use the double decker to make frosting to sandwich in the middle!
Double decker cookie sandwiches (makes 20)
For the Cookies:
150g butter, softened 70g light brown sugar 70g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
225g plain flour
0.5 tsp baking soda pinch of salt
50g chocolate chips
1 avocado, mashed well
For the Double Decker Cookie Dough Frosting:
115g butter, softened
150g light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
0.5 tsp salt
1 Double Decker, chopped
This recipe is Suitable for Vegetarians, Contains gluten (wheat), milk, nuts, egg, soya, and Does NOT contain gelatine or alcohol.
If you’d love to feed your little ones with only the good stuff, then you shouldn’t skip healthful tomatoes in the picture. But how do you package them in such a manner that they look appealing and yummy for kids? Tomato soup is the answer!
So over the weekend or any ordinary day, you might want to prepare a brightly colored, nutrient-dense tomato soup that does not take much time to make. Here is how.
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Sink or float is one of the most popular classic science experiments for kids. It’s so easy to set up, and a great way to introduce them to basic experiments at home. This fun twist on the classic experiment uses surprise eggs to add another element of fun to the activity. This sink or float […]
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Kaleidoscope Have fun making this Kaleidoscope craft with the kids. This simple kaleidoscope works best when it is held up to the light. Move the tube around to see the pretty colours, glitter and sequins dance around. What is a Kaleidoscope? A kaleidoscope (/kəˈlaɪdəskoʊp/) is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted […]
We have all been stuck indoors for a while so it is always good to have some ideas of how to keep the little ones entertained during lockdown. We still have only a few months to go until things go back to normal – hopefully – so read on to get some inspiration. Anna and […]
It’s fantastic to see World Book Day grow year on year, teaching children about the joys of reading in a fun and playful way and getting them to engage with characters and literature is an amazing idea and it’s fantastic it has become so successful here in the UK. Truly highlighting the joys of reading […]
If you are a parent and like me struggles to come up with ideas to keep the little ones entertained read on. To be honest I think even the most creative parents are running out of options of what to do with the kids after all these lockdowns and time off school. It is hard […]