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Boiled Egg

Scrambled Monster

In Savouries On April 7, 2014

Jess decided she wanted to scare mummy at breakfast time. So we did - via the medium of food that is, rather than the usual morning ritual of falling down the stairs or off one of the high stools in...
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Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding for Very “Busy” Children

In Sweets On March 20, 2014

Jess was busy last Saturday. She had a backlog of urgent business calls to make (to Nana), she was up to her neck in partly-finished colouring books, her room was far too tidy (which had to be corre...
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Collateral Damage

Pancakes (with collateral damage)

In Sweets On March 2, 2014

According to Wikipedia "collateral damage is damage to things that are incidental to the intended target. It is frequently used as a military term where it can refer to the incidental destruction ...
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Denser than Osmium, Chocolate Fudge Cake

In Sweets On February 15, 2014

Discovered in 1803 by Smithson Tennant and William Hyde Wollaston, the metal of the platinum family known as Osmium (chemical symbol Os) is generally thought to be the densest thing on the planet wi...
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Star Anise

Two year old slow-cook beef with spices

In Savouries On January 7, 2014

Annie, who is nearly 3 actually, has started to ask if she can do "Silly Chefs". She's been watching Jess (6) on Saturdays cooking and wants to be fully involved. Partial involvement is not an optio...
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Chocolate Log

A log (chocolate-based, not wooden)

In Sweets On December 22, 2013

As it's Christmas, Jess and I decided to make a log. A chocolate one. And when we say a "chocolate one" we mean it. It's a chocolate sponge, filled with chocolate, with chocolate all around it. Even...
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Christmas Pudding

Edible Christmas Pudding

In Sweets On December 21, 2013

I don't like Christmas Pudding. Jess doesn't like it either. I'm not sure if anyone likes it much in our family other than Gran. She likes it - a lot. Let's hope she likes this one too - she'll find...
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Latest Community Recipes

Easter Cup Cakes

Easter cup cakes

In Sweets On April 13, 2014

A very simple cake recipe, which I think everyone knows anyway, then just add yummy butter icing, marshmallows, chocolate eggs and jelly tots!...
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Family Pasta Bake

In Savouries On April 13, 2014

This is a quick, simple, pasta bolognese bake that we cooked recently for 8 people. If you only need if for 4 then, hmm, half the ingredients? If you need it for 2, do the maths :)...
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Cheese on Toast

THE cheese on toast

In Savouries On April 10, 2014

Sometimes the simple things are the very best...
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Meatballs And Sketti

Meatballs and ‘sketti’

In Savouries On April 9, 2014

Succulent meatballs with a tangy tomato sauce and spaghetti - Italy in a bowl!...
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Chocolate Button Cookies

In Snacks On April 7, 2014

These cookies are great. We made them at the weekend...I had 2 daughters highly involved in the process - both the making and the eating......
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Anzac Flapjack

In Snacks On March 31, 2014

These are yummy - think should be biscuits but we do as flapjack (Picture shows what biccies look like!)...
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Hiding Vegetables!

In Savouries On March 28, 2014

Not really a recipe as such but a good way to hide vegetables! This one I credit to a Girlfriend of mine....
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