My kids love a treat after school or when we are out and about. We've been trialing some of the new products hitting the supermarket shelves o to see which ones get a thumbs up from All about a Mummy HQ. Here's what we think of six of the latest kids' snack pouches and drinks.
We've finally moved house! Hurrah! One of the (many) rooms which needs a complete overhaul is our kitchen. Not only is it dated but definitely wasn't designed with kids in mind! You may also be in this situation, a stylishly placed dishwasher, built in knife block and low-placed wine rack aren't very practical when there are little ones running around!
So how can you make your kitchen kid friendly without comprising style and sophistication? Don’t worry – you don’t have to wrap everything in bubble wrap either! Here you’ll find a few tips on how to make your kitchen a safer place for everyone to enjoy.
If you are a wannabe chef like me you know the importance of a well stocked larder. And now there is a fantastic new book, The Art of the Larder by Claire Thomson (Quadrille, £20), to help us master the art of storecupboard management to help us cook more exciting meals. Keep reading for your chance to win a copy!
This week was the school cake sale and as we are pretty much packed to move house I needed a quick cake recipe I could knock up fast in one of the few baking trays I have left in the kitchen. I turned to a trusty friend; my Easy Banana Cake recipe and made a few adjustments to bake a delicious Banana and Choc Chip Tray Bake.
There hasn't been many glimpses of my life over the past few weeks as we've been super busy preparing for the big move. But the girls and I managed to take a break from packing on Friday night to do some baking.
In amongst the chaos of packing for our move we paused to make my signature Carrot Cake Trifle (yes, it really is as good as it sounds) on Friday. The carrot cake was offcuts from my sister in law's wedding cake which I have in the freezer. The girls did a fab job of whisking up some cream cheese frosting to layer with the crumbled cake. Teamwork makes the dream work.
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As the weather transitions into gloomier, shorter, rain-laden days, we can say goodbye to many summer delicacies which gave your menu that lovely rainbow-like colour palette. Versatility is summer’s second name, but autumn can be a tricky time for maintaining a level of diet diversity.
However, this isn’t an excuse to give up on your health goals or lower your diet standards! On the contrary, this dreamy season offers a plethora of healthy bites ideal for keeping you in good shape, cold-resilient and revelling in autumn feasts.
Oil has gotten a bad rap over the past few decades but with the tide turning away from low-fat to good-fat we should all make sure we know which oils are best to cook with while keeping us healthy.
Sugar has become a real problem in our modern diet. The average person consumes around 140 teaspoons a week of the sweet stuff. And it isn't just about how much we spoon into our tea, so much of our sugar consumption is hidden in the foods we buy from cereals to ready meals. Here are some top tips to help you easily curb your sugar intake without too much hassle.
While the committed cook in you might yearn for a brand new kitchen with every new appliance under the sun, installing one that has been professionally supplied is an expensive undertaking, not to mention time consuming and quite disruptive to the household. Instead, why not stick to your budget and get creative about ways to refresh rather than replace what you already have. Here are a few ideas to help you do just that.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.