Wow! Who Knew About This Egg Hack?

Everyone loves a hack, right? We were super excited to find out about this cool tip for separating eggs. We've tried it ourselves and it really works. Take a look!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1TbRLtuZ1Q Hope it makes your life just that teeny bit easier!

Focaccia Stuffed With Pesto & Tomatoes

Focaccia Stuffed With Pesto & Tomatoes

If you are looking for a food project this weekend, look no further as this is it. We've upped the ante by adding juicy cherry tomatoes and by slapping red pesto into a traditional Focaccia. Ingredients: 500g Strong plain Flour 7g Sachet Yeast 1tsp Salt 3tbsp Red Pesto (see link https://mumsinreallife.co.uk/2019/06/19/red-pesto-sauce/ for one of our [...]

Homemade Herb & Chilli Infused Olive Oil

Homemade Herb & Chilli Infused Olive Oil

This beautifully scented Olive Oil took minutes to make and was a team effort. My youngest happily gathered Rosemary from the garden whilst I did the prep work. Grab yourself a clean glass bottle and top with boiling water. Screw the lid on and leave for a few minutes. Remove the water. Lightly crush the [...]

Nurturing Independence: It’s Harder Than It Seems

Nurturing Independence: It’s Harder Than It Seems

So, we're nearing the end of term and my middle baby, Pip is excitedly preparing for a residential trip tomorrow. I've done my stuff, rustled up the kit list and bought a few surprise snacks to stash away when we're packing. Trouble is, I'm not sure I'm ready for it. Three days away from home, [...]

Make Friday Count

Make Friday Count

Friday is one of those days we associate with fun - it's Fri-yay, lets have that drink, eat that chocolate, in fact in our house we've renamed it to Treat Friday. We pop to the local news agent on the way home from school, have a chat with the 'lovely lady' who works there on [...]

Holiday Packing Hack

Holiday Packing Hack

With the Summer Holidays looming, our minds have drifted to thoughts of sunny places; gorgeous sunsets, warm azure seas and that chilled out feel of sand between our toes.... But before we get there, we need to pack, right?!? We don't mind admitting, we're already slightly dreading the thought of packing!! So, with that in [...]

Couscous Paella On A Shoe String

Couscous Paella On A Shoe String

This Miguel Barclays Couscous Paella took us all by surprise. We loved it! Okay, okay...it's not traditional at all. But it does taste really good and reminds us of happy holidays in Spain. It took 10 minutes to make which totally gets the thumbs in our house on a busy school night 👍🏻 I've bought [...]

Squeeze The Day

Squeeze The Day

According to experts, Orange is the happiest colour. It radiates warmth and energy and apparently, also helps stimulate activity and our abilities to socialise!! I do agree with this, bursts of Orange always brings a smile to my face. I stumbled upon this Jamie Oliver marinade recipe and had to give it a try. It [...]

You Deserve Butter!

You Deserve Butter!

James' Spiced Fruit LoafWe did warn you that James is a serial bread maker didn't we? Here's his debut bread recipe for his divine fruit loaf. Definitely something for the weekend. Packed with fruit and has a good hit of cinnamon this tea time treat is delicious with thickly spread butter. Ingredients 400g Strong white [...]

Cod And Crispy Pancetta

Cod And Crispy Pancetta

Here at Mums In Real Life we're all about ease & lifestyle balance. During the week especially, with a busy household to keep in shape it's often unrealistic to spend hours cooking. That's what makes this dish so perfect. This light but warming recipe is ideal for summer evenings & is incredibly easy to make. [...]