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Tomato pasta bake with webbed cheese

Tomato pasta bake with webbed cheese

Bex has become a bit anti pasta at the moment, anti-pasta oh dear it is Friday and the jokes are poor! But anyway Bex has somehow gone off pasta which as you can imagine is a bit of a pain. So on the off-chance I thought I do a pasta bake instead see if that could tempt her taste buds and the good news is it did! I really like pasta bake but one problem is … Read entire article »

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Potato wedgie pizza

Potato wedgie pizza

This is one of those recipes you will wonder why you had not thought of it before. Rather like pizza you can flex its toppings till your is heart content! I am giving you the basic idea and recipe and you add your twist to it to make it your kind of pizza! So to serve four you need one quantity of potato wedgies that would satisfy the hungry tummies you have in your house. Use … Read entire article »

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Creating new habits

Creating new habits

What is it they say you have to do something thirty times to create a habit? Though the word habit always makes me think of chewing nails (I don’t by the way!) or drinking too much tea (I probably do!) I am trying to create little habits that are beneficial (though obviously tea drinking is!). I thought about this post last night simply because one new habit since moving house and getting a table and chairs … Read entire article »

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Curried rice and eggs

Curried rice and eggs

This is a recipe I yet a big ‘YES!’ when I am asked what is for supper. You can chop and change it as you like and since making it I change it most times! But the basis of the recipe stays the same and you can add. take away till your heart is content to suit what you and your family like. This is a simple and economcial supper, one you can whip up with … Read entire article »

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Smokey turkey pizza

Smokey turkey pizza

We love pizza here and since making homemade bases my two grumble at anything less. So for this recipe I am giving you the homemade dough recipe but of course you can use to ready-made bases to make it quicker. This recipe is part of the #leanonturkey challenge for a turkey pasta or pizza recipe via www.leanonturkey.co.uk where you find lots more turkey inspiration. I quite often use turkey for pasta but never have topped pizza … Read entire article »

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The home and meal planning for the week.

The home and meal planning for the week.

Last week I did my meal plan and few jobs extra on top of my usual load and work off course than needing doing. So how did I get? Well I have to say having the meals chalked up in the kitchen means one the kids knew what they were eating, two I completely stuck to it and three it did save money. Generally when I do a meal plan I do stray a bit. … Read entire article »

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Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Monday

Back after a couple of weeks of non-planning. Still not having t new fridge/freezer means we are still shopping more often. This means A. I am bored of shopping and B. I tend to plan meals around offers I see in store (the variety we have the pleasure of visiting!). Being a bit of a squirrel by nature (I love a full fridge, freezer and store cupboards) the whole not having a bigger fridge/freezer is a … Read entire article »

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Meal Planning Monday

Meal planning Monday I missed last week and this week is easy as I only have to cook for 4 days and then we are away for the weekend on a surprise visit. *Does a happy dance* very excited. Now typing this just remembered it is Valentines day on Thursday, ooops do you think homemade burgers are good enough?!!! May have to re-think but we will be eating yummy food over the weekend so think I will get away with it. Light a few candles and of course I will peeping across the table through all the flowers I would have received!!! So on to the menu for 4 days (yay): Monday – Homemade pizza and naked coleslaw Tuesday – Shrove Tuesday so savoury pancakes and curried parsnip soup Wednesday - Broccoli and cream cheese … Read entire article »

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Macaroni cheese with a crispy top.

Macaroni cheese with a crispy top.

Saturday evenings we often had Macaroni cheese for supper when I was growing up. My Mum usually added tomatoes and onions and sometimes bacon. I now like to add a mix of breadcrumbs cheese and herbs for a crispy topping so here is my recipe for what I think is a great filling family meal. Macaroni Cheese with a crispy top   You will need to make the macaroni bake for 4-6 people: 400g Macaroni 1 onion sliced 1 garlic clove … Read entire article »

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Really easy veggie bean burgers

Really easy veggie bean burgers

I did used to be vegetarian and I still really enjoy veggie food, and like to have at least 3 veggie meals a week. Veggie meals served up here can be hit and miss with the rest of the gang, in particular Oscar. Despite him rarely eating meat when he was little and being the biggest salad loving child I know, veggie food has to be extra tempting to get a thumbs up. As most … Read entire article »

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