Category Archives: Recipes

Easy Mini Tacos

Mr 6 loves tacos more than any other food.  In fact he recently said that I was 2 trillion the best because I made him tacos for dinner.  I also love tacos because they are super easy to make.  I buy the stand n stuff soft tacos (or taco boats as we like to call them) because they are easier for Mr 6 to handle. read more

Prawn Mango and Avocado Salad

The following recipe first appeared in Summer Table by Jodie Blight.  She has also provided the image to accompany the post.

Last week, as part of the Christmas Gift Guide I shared a cookbook called Summer Table.  Jodie has also agreed to share a recipe from the book here today.  Paul and I gave this recipe a whirl on the weekend and it was delicious.  It was super easy to make and perfect for the hot weather.  To purchase Jodie’s book Summer Table and keep up to date with any new projects (I’ve heard that there is another cookbook on it’s way) head to her website! read more

Layered Ice Cream Cake

How’s the weather at your place?  The Sunshine has definitely been shining here, pity it seems to have brought along his friend humidity.  I’m melting can be heard regularly coming from my mouth!  Along with the cooler weather disappearing, it seems that my desire to eat much that is hot has jumped out the window too.  So I thought it would be perfect to talk about desserts for this weeks Sunshine Sunday. I considered making and sharing a few different recipes, like this Clinker Slice from Lucy at Bake Play Smile, or maybe these Cherry Ripe Balls from Lauren at Create Make Bake and I even trawled through the Dessert board on my Pinterest account.  Nothing seemed to jump out at me though and I wanted something that was cold, as well as yummy.  I also didn’t want to be standing in my hot kitchen for too long! I finally settled on an Ice cream cake.  I made one for Christmas Day a couple of years ago and it was delicious.  Unfortunately I lost the recipe so this one was made from scratch.  The recipe that I have is to fit into a loaf tin.  If you want a bigger cake, just use more ice cream.  Also you can buy triple chocolate ice cream which has vanilla, chocolate and dark chocolate icecream.  If you don’t have the room, you can buy this instead of the vanilla and chocolate separately.  I didn’t measure the ingredients that I mixed with the ice cream either, I just added them until it looked like a decent mix. read more

Easy Gnocchi Recipe

This week for I must confess, Kirtsy is asking us to share our go-to recipe for when we need to whip something up quickly.  I contemplated sharing my *real* go-to food when I don’t feel like cooking by I fear that would result in a pretty quick post!  So instead I am sharing a nice pasta recipe that is a winner for me (and a little adaption for Mr 5). read more