10 student cooking hacks & recipes with Co-op #ad

The university student diet is legendary…and legendarily bad. Instant noodles, cheap takeaways, ketchup counting as one of the 5 a day. As parents we want to send them off into the amazing university experience with kitchen and shopping skills that will ensure they eat well and remain healthy while staying within a budget.  A few…

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Review: Making Banana Loaf with Billy the Bear

(The BritMums reviewer was provided the product free to test and review. All opinions are the reviewer’s own.) A new charity recipe book has been created to help parents and children enjoy cooking healthy food together. BritMums’ writer Ann tried out this new book with her daughter. Puffs of white flour, splats of creamy goo…

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Food & Drink: Winter warmers

Once the clocks go back Winter is hard to ignore with it’s short daylight hours and long dark nights. Curled up indoors, house full of candles, glass of red wine, very Hygge! In fact throw in a great Winter sunset and I’m truly happy. Of course come February I’m bored with foul weather and want…

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Baking: Filo Pastry

Filo Pastry – Has to be one of my favourite pastries. You don’t need to make it from scratch, indeed you have to be a very keen baker or even slightly mad to spend the time to make it yourself. Filo pastry is low in fat and very versatile to use.  Used for both sweet…

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How to have family good times at McDonald’s #ad

Finding a source of entertainment for young children that doesn’t cost the earth is a constant challenge for parents. Let’s face it, during the school holidays and often at weekends we’re desperately looking for ways to get them out of the house and keep them gainfully occupied without draining our finances. It’s an even harder…

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Food & Drink: Family favourite cooking

There is much written about the importance of sitting down and eating with our children. I am lucky as on the whole this is something I am able to do most nights, but something I’m a stickler for at weekends. However I won’t pretend that family dining is always harmonious. There is nothing more frustrating than…

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