Cathal’s Creamy Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake

When someone else offers to cook dinner I always accept, so when my five-and-a-half year old asked if he could I thought it would be giving a bad example not to let him. Together we chose a recipe that (a) he would eat and (b) he would be able to cook without too much intervention, … Continue reading Cathal’s Creamy Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake

Cathal's Creamy Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake

When someone else offers to cook dinner I always accept, so when my five-and-a-half year old asked if he could I thought it would be giving a bad example not to let him. Together we chose a recipe that (a) he would eat and (b) he would be able to cook without too much intervention, … Continue reading Cathal's Creamy Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake

A Spiderman Party for a Five Year Old Superhero

We've had two birthday parties in this house (Yes, actually in this house, our attempts to outsource either one this year were met with derision) in the last two weeks. There have been many, many small boys and girls running and bouncing around the place (and off the walls). I won't do the usual thing … Continue reading A Spiderman Party for a Five Year Old Superhero

Banana Pancakes with Three Ingredients 

Pancakes. My favourite breakfast. Well, blueberry pancakes are. But two weekends lately the grocery shopping hadn't been done by Sunday morning so there were no blueberries. I panicked. I cried. I surveyed the fruit bowl. I'd tried banana pancakes before, 2 ingredient ones that my sister loves, but frankly they taste more like banana omelettes … Continue reading Banana Pancakes with Three Ingredients 

Cooking with Kids: It's not all about the cupcakes

  "Dad of five and Ireland and Munster Rugby legend, Ronan O’Gara is leading out the Ben’s Beginners programme, which seeks to encourage Irish mums and dads to get cooking with their children, and nurture a lifelong love for wholesome food. Ben’s Beginners believes that when parents and children move from setting the table to … Continue reading Cooking with Kids: It's not all about the cupcakes

Cooking with Kids: It’s not all about the cupcakes

  "Dad of five and Ireland and Munster Rugby legend, Ronan O’Gara is leading out the Ben’s Beginners programme, which seeks to encourage Irish mums and dads to get cooking with their children, and nurture a lifelong love for wholesome food. Ben’s Beginners believes that when parents and children move from setting the table to … Continue reading Cooking with Kids: It’s not all about the cupcakes

Carrot and Courgette Muffins

I'm always on the lookout for things that I can make to put in the kids' lunchboxes that go to their minder, or for school on "treat" Fridays. These carrot and courgette muffins have gone down great here, and are a good one to get the kids to help out making, in fact apart from … Continue reading Carrot and Courgette Muffins