Traffic Light Spaghetti

Three vegetables in red, amber and green make this kid friendly traffic light spaghetti supper.

It always amuses me how a whimsical name can turn a dish into child friendly feast.

I have called this traffic light pasta purely because it features a red, amber and green vegetable but the entertainment factor for Ted [Read on…]

Clever Compact Cooking: Tea Blini with Apricots

I don’t drink tea. I should say that up front. Can’t stand the stuff.

But I was studying the Schwartz flavour forecast to prepare this post and flavouring stuff with tea was one of the things featured so I thought I’d give it a go.

The report carried out annually for the UK since [Read on…]

Leftover rocket pesto with stilton and walnut

Shortly after New Year, I stumbled across one of my all time favourite bargains ever. Half moons of blue stilton marked down to £1 when they’re originally been £8 each at full price.

I bought three, cut them into wedges, wrapped these in paper and put them in the freezer. Possibly freezing Stilton isn’t [Read on…]

Pulled Pork Noodles with Savoy Cabbage: Speedy Supper 30 minute meal

Chinese New Year was last week – I think – so we were eating these in noodles in timely fashion even if I’ve not blogged them until now.

This speedy supper can be whipped up in barely 15 minutes using left over roast meat from Sunday lunch.

The original plan for said Sunday lunch [Read on…]

Speedy Suppers: The New Blog Event for 30 Minute Meals

Drumming up dinner one night it occurred to me there was a gap in the blog event calendar for food fixed up in flash.

So after a quick chat with my blog buddy Katie at Feeding Boys we dreamt up Speedy Suppers, a new blog event for meals made in under [Read on…]

Eggs Benedict – Valentines breakfast guest recipe by Matt Follas

Depending just how gourmet your kids are you may or may not consider this a weekend family breakfast. But certainly traditional eggs benedict fit the bill for a decadent Valentines breakfast and if your kids are teenagers maybe you could teach them how to make it and serve you breakfast in bed. Possibly by [Read on…]

Quick-a-leekie easy leek and potato soup!

We like our little family rituals and soup on Saturday is one of them. I like nothing more than sending Nick and Ted off to the playground to practise bike riding, have the house to myself for a bit and knock together some homemade soup using up bits and pieces left in the [Read on…]

Getting ready for Christmas

Things have been rather busy round here but I couldn’t resist popping up a picture for Jac’s festive photo collection for this month’s No Crouton’s Required.

In December there really are no croutons required as Jac just asks everyone to submit a festive picture of their preparations for Christmas.

I thought I would [Read on…]

Credit Crunch Munch Round Up

It’s been a busy month for Credit Crunch Munch and here is the round up. Big thanks to Camilla at Fab Food 4 All and Helen at Fuss Free Flavours for letting Dinner With Crayons host this popular event thank you to everyone who took part.

Helen will be hosting Credit Crunch Munch [Read on…]

Smokey cheese and parsnip mash #creditcrunchmunch #shoplocal #fromagehomage

Two ingredient recipes, we like those don’t we?

I saw a smoked cheese challenge but discovered my supermarket only sold one variety – which was the same one everyone else was using.

Wanting to be a bit different I remembered two local Turkish shops sold lots of smoked cheese, it must be popular [Read on…]