Pantry Staples – the best Instant Pot Bolognese

A huge pot of bolognese? Yes, please! This is the perfect dish to make now when we don’t know when next we’ll be out at the shops due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and this is an incredible base for multiple meals! Think Spaghetti Bolognese, Cottage Pie, Mince on Toast for brekkie, Sloppy Joes, Mince topped…

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Easy Midweek Meal: Chicken, Lemon and Courgette Spaghetti

Here you go! The perfect midweek meal, this Chicken, Lemon and Courgette Spaghetti is the easiest of dishes that will blow your socks off with simplest of flavours. An absolute winner in our home, especially on a warm evening, you can literally throw this together in no time – I buy a rotisserie chicken from good…

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3 Easy Weeknight Meals in the Instant Pot

You haven’t lived until you’ve pressure cooked – my new outlook on life – but ask anyone who uses one, it’s incredible. My Instant Pot has opened a whole new world in the kitchen for me, providing faster, tastier meals without me having to keep checking and stirring a pot! I plan our meals weekly,…

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The Ultimate Lunchbox Planner

It’s a new year, and with that comes the aspirations to pack your kids a fabulous, mostly balanced lunchbox that you hope will get eaten and not chucked in the bin or left stagnating in the bottom of said kid’s backpack for days. Much like our dinner routine at home, I wind up making the…

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Banana & Strawberry Yoghurt Muffins

The ultimate quick bake – perfect for a breakfast, afternoon tea treat or a brilliant lunchbox filler! With this summer heat I find the bananas are ripening faster than we can eat them so this is the perfect excuse to bake and use up those blackend, almost-squidgy bananas you’re about to chuck. I’ve been making…

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Our Instant Pot Christmas

Our Instant Pot Christmas! By know you’ll know how much I absolutely love my Instant Pot. I’ve cooked and baked in it multiple times – remember the Heritage Day meal ? To get us into the Festive Spirit, we decided to put together an Instant Pot Christmas feast – to test our usual family favourites –…

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Delish Chocolate M&M’s Cookies

When M&M’s launched their brand new limited edition salted caramel variety I knew two things – I had to get my hands on some, and needed to bake something with the world’s most shareable snack. With the kids on holiday, I left the decision up to them – they chose to bake a chocolate cookie…

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My go-to Cookie!

A delicious walnut and chocolate chunk cookie – how does that sound?! I had so many people asking for this recipe after I made them with Soph for back-to-school lunch box treats last week that I decided to share the recipe here.  After tearing the recipe out of a magazine years ago, it’s become a…

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Baking with Soph – Pillsbury Raspberry & Vanilla Cake

Celebrating these luscious berries that are still in season, we just had to incorporate them into a simple vanilla cake! Pillsbury has made baking with Soph an absolute joy, we whipped up this beauty in no time for an afternoon treat. Of course, being 4, Soph had to add her own unique twist and insisted…

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Baking with Soph – Pillsbury Rocky Road Easter Brownie Bars

If you’re looking for an Easter bake, look no further! Chewy, triple chocolate brownie bars topped with hard candy shell eggs and speckled eggs, what more could you want?! Soph and I had such fun with this simple bake, she got to bash the eggs with her little rolling pin, steal a dozen mini marshmallows…

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