Christmas Preparations – Week 2 – Sloe Gin

Christmas Preparations – Week 2 – Sloe Gin

Our Christmas preparations are in full swing and we are loving it. Next up is Sloe Gin - we’re a few weeks behind in the Gin department but it should just be ready in time for Christmas Day, if not then definitely for the New Year. Fingers crossed. Ingredients; 100ml Caster Sugar 700ml Gin 450g [...]

Christmas Preparations – Week 1 – Yorkshire Puddings

Christmas Preparations – Week 1 – Yorkshire Puddings

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s never too early to start preparing for feasts that are coming our way. This week we’ve started with Yorkshire Puddings - my family go crazy over these - I’ve made a few batches and they are now in the freezer. On Christmas Day, I’ll pop them onto a [...]

Something For The Weekend: Beef & Guinness Stew

Something For The Weekend: Beef & Guinness Stew

As the chilly air creeps in & the evenings become darker earlier, we are thinking of mouth watering stews to warm our tummies. This gorgeous beef and Guineas stew does just that. Let’s get started!! Ingredients; 500g diced beef 1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 celery sticks, cubed 3 large carrots, cut diagonally 1/2 a [...]

Hassle Free Chicken With Chilli, Lemon And Mint

Hassle Free Chicken With Chilli, Lemon And Mint

Every now and again I really get stuck in a rut at meal times. As you probably know by now, I love flavour. This is something that my kids don’t always agree with me on! And who can blame them right? I don’t remember eating the type of food I try to cook for them. [...]

How to make exploring UK Towns & Villages fun for kids!

Sharing this great blog 👍🏻 How to make exploring UK Towns & Villages fun for kids! https://livingprettyhappy.com/2019/10/16/treasure-trails-review-rye-trail/ — Read on livingprettyhappy.com/2019/10/16/treasure-trails-review-rye-trail/

Peruvian Inspired Sweet Potato And Chicken Soup

Peruvian Inspired Sweet Potato And Chicken Soup

This earthy Peruvian inspired soup is my own interpretation of a Jamie Oliver recipe. I’m a bit of a maverick when it comes to following recipes, often straying heavily. However, the core herbs and spices are the same, I just adapted some of the vegetables with what I had to hand. I must say, this [...]

Autumnal Pork & Vegetable Stew

Autumnal Pork & Vegetable Stew

This delicious stew is perfect for these cooler days and tastes like a hug in a bowl. It’s so easy and the kids love it, so a real winner in our house! Ingredients (serves 4 with plenty left for seconds); 3 pork chops, fat off and removed from the bone (optional) 3 potatoes, skin left [...]

Beetroot Houmous

Beetroot Houmous

Just looking at this beetroot Houmous makes me feel insanely happy. The colour is so vibrant, it's hard not to break into a smile just looking at it. It also tastes as good it looks and is so easy to whiz up. Ingredients: Half a tin of cooked chick peas (plus half of the juice [...]

Quick Pesto Sauce

Quick Pesto Sauce

If like me, mealtimes at the moment are a bit of a rush, why not give this green pesto a try? Knocked up in less than 5 minutes, it's the perfect solution for a quick tea time meal. Stir into some pasta or spread on top of chicken fillets, voila!! Ingredients; 50g Fresh basil leaves [...]

Tips For Disneyland

Tips For Disneyland

We have just returned from a fantastic family holiday, topped off with a surprise trip to Disneyland Paris for our kids. We decided to keep it a secret as we didn't want our children to only focus on the Disney element of our holiday. We therefore had a blissful week beforehand, without being constantly asked [...]