Valentine edible gift ideas

Valentine recipes by Katie Bryson for

Forced romance is not my cup of tea, but Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to herd the kids into the kitchen for a bit of themed cooking! I’ve developed a few recipes with this in mind for and thought they might inspire you. These are mega mega easy but oh-so-pretty. All you need […]

Green dragon ice-cream milkshake

Green dragon ice-cream milkshake on

I’ve created this green dragon ice-cream milkshake to celebrate the release of the animated children’s movie Justin and the Knights of Valour. It could be an after school pick-me-up, a drink for a knight’s party or even a dessert. Kids will love to help you make this shake as you can give them all a special […]

Pizza Birthday Cake

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I’m sure i’m not alone in the birthday cake dread. What will your child request this year? We’ve had tractors, zombies, Star Wars, monster trucks… you name it! When you write about food for a living there’s a certain expectation that you’ll deliver something amazing. No pressure. No not at all. It doesn’t help that […]

Mini baked spaghetti omelettes with tomato dip

Mini baked spaghetti omelettes

These bite size spaghetti omelettes are perfect for serving up at Christmas parties with a little dip on the side for dunking, or even for a children’s tea. They’re also a great way of using up leftover pasta. I’ve flavoured mine with chopped sundried tomatoes, but you can add whatever you’ve got to hand, ham, […]

Christmas cake inspiration

Good Food Christmas, Candy Cane Cupcakes, recipe and styling by Katie Bryson, photo by Sharron Gibson

When I say Christmas cakes, I don’t mean the heavily iced and marzipan wrapped stodgy fruit cake, oh no, we’re talking festive flavours in beautiful bakes that’ll impress anyone who happens to be popping over to your place during the festive season. Most of the following recipes are from talented local baker and good friend […]

Edible Christmas gifts

Cookie mix in a jar by Katie Bryson for the Good Food Channel Website

I cooked, baked and styled for a massive 21 recipe festive photoshoot for the Good Food Channel website last week. It was a HUGE job that involved a lot of list making, shopping, recipe developing, and intense baking sessions. Anna, Sharron and I had a huge amount of fun on shoot days though, so all […]

Easy dinner party ideas

Easy dinner party recipes

Dinner parties can be a bit stressful, especially when you’re a parent and you don’t have much time between putting the kids to bed and welcoming your guests through the door. So i’ve come up with a couple of recipes for your repertoire that’ll give you a bit of extra time to play with. The […]

Fun Halloween recipes

Spider Cupcakes

Here are series of fun Halloween recipe ideas I developed for the Good Food Channel website which are perfect for parties, beautifully photographed by Sharron Gibson of The Image Garden. I’ve kept things very simple to make, so they’re ideal for cooking with kids. I’ve also tried to inject lots of flavour into the recipes […]

Bramble jelly

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Our good friends have just moved to a new place with a truly magical garden, filled with apple trees and blackberry bushes. The children had a smashing Enid Blytonesque time running around the garden, climbing trees, duelling with sticks and picking the fruit that went into this beautiful clear jam. Bramble jelly is one of my […]

Toddler friendly picnic recipes

toddler friendly batch baking recipes

Parentdish asked me to come up with some baby-friendly recipes aimed at parents weaning their little ones and also finger food for toddlers. I’ve moved on a bit from this stage with my strapping 4 and 7 year olds, but these recipes are equally at home in summer picnic bags… bake a batch, fill your […]