Category: Family Friendly Recipes

Pirate Party

First things first;  for this pirate party I joined forces with Martina at www.emptynestmummy.com and she has written a very funny account of our party planning with loads more information about what we got up to and some great craft ideas so do check it out, but come back here too!  I am not nearly […]

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Pirate Faces Cupcake Toppers

After the recent spate of birthday celebrations I have had to get on my creative baking hat and come up with some interesting cupcake toppers to go with the theme.  You can buy lots of Pirate faces cupcake toppers online and some of them are fondant like these, but there is a distinct lack of […]

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pizza making

Homemade Pizza Toddler Friendly Cooking

Last week the temperature soared in London and all of the plans I had for dinner suddenly didn’t seem right so it was time to open up the fridge and come up with a new plan.  Pizza on the BBQ – why not?!  I needed an activity for the littles as well and I always […]

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baking

Easy Homemade Bread Recipe

This recipe for homemade bread can be done completely by hand so very little equipment is needed and that also makes it a great recipe to try with kids.  They will love the kneading of the dough and making individual bread rolls, but you can also make a loaf using this recipe. You will need: […]

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Healthy snacks

Ham and Courgette Tortilla

I love love love this recipe!  It is so simple and yet so very tasty.  This used to be my go to lunch when I worked in the city and was trying to be healthy.  You can prepare it the night before and then either toast at work if there is a sandwich press or […]

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After school snack

Oat and Strawberry Cookies – After School Snack

It is Friday and for us that means Treat Day.  This means that on a Friday I bring the littles an after school snack that they recognise as being a treat and we have a babycino when we get home.  Usually that means I bring biscuits or cookies to school.  That doesn’t mean I can’t […]

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homemade fruit roll ups

Homemade Fruit Roll Ups – After School Snack

My kids love a fruit roll up and we buy a lot of them.  The supermarket ones don’t have any nasties in them as far as I can tell except for preservatives, but they are rather expensive and there is quite a lot of packaging involved.  The main thing I can’t stand are the collectible […]

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after school snack ideas

Cream Cheese Bites – After School Snack

This is the easiest snack idea of the week and literally takes less than a minute to prepare, but because it looks interesting the littles love it!  I tend to also bring an apple or a banana with me when I do this after school snack as although they are delicious there is only so […]

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Homemade breadsticks afterschool snack

Homemade Breadsticks – After School Snack

My kids love a breadstick, but when I looked at the salt content of many of the high street supermarket versions I felt it was a bit high for me to be giving this to the children as a healthy alternative. They make a great after school snack and so I started making my own.  […]

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kids friendly snack ideas

After School Snack

Does anyone else have children who come out of school and simply say ‘Snack’?  This is my reality.  I watch other children run to cuddle their mothers and exclaim how much they have missed them or simply start to babble about their day. My littles run to cuddle me too, but I think it might […]

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