Pumpkin, Ginger and Orange Traybake

Halloween Pumpkin, Ginger and Orange Traybake by Katie Bryson for Parentdish.co.uk

An easy seasonal bake full of warmth and flavour, topped with fluffy citrus cream cheese frosting it’s hard to stop at one slice. You can use the flesh of pumpkin or butternut squash, with the overall texture being very similar to carrot cake. I put this treat together for a local coffee morning my friend was […]

Toffee Apple Cupcakes

Toffee Apple Cupcakes by Katie Bryson for Parentdish.co.uk

Apple and cinnamon cupcakes topped with lashings of toffee frosting drizzled with caramel, it’s pretty safe to say you’ll only need to eat one of these! I wanted to create a seasonal bake that would be perfect for autumnal gatherings, cake stalls or a gift to cheer someone up. There’s always an occasion for cake, […]

Goats Cheese Toasts with Roast Hazelnuts and Chilli Honey

Quick party canapé: Goats Cheese Toasts with Hazelnuts and Chilli Honey on feedingboys.co.uk

The perfect party canapé, these tasty little goats cheese toasts are topped with roasted hazelnuts and drizzled with lashings of chilli honey. I made them for a friend’s leaving party and they went down well with the crowd and were especially great with a chilled glass of wine. They really are quick to put together, and […]

Quick and easy summer desserts

Strawberry Oat Bars by Katie Bryson

If you’re hankering after some summer dessert ideas to take to a party or along to a picnic, then i’ve got a couple of easy recipes for you in association with Flora. Let’s kick off with these easy peasy Mini Raspberry Cheesecake Pots, with a divine crunchy hob nob biscuit base topped with home-made fresh […]

Arlo’s One Direction birthday party

One Direction Party supplies from Tiger Feet Party

We threw Arlo a birthday party at the weekend. You know just a quiet affair. 32 children raging around a very humid parish hall  to the sounds of One Direction. Arlo had planned his party way back in February, and has been telling his classmates all about it for months. “One Direction are coming to […]

BBQ burgers and chunky wedges

BBQ Burgers for Weight Watchers - photo by Katie Bryson

I’ve been super strict with myself this week and dropped a brilliant 3 pounds, taking me to a total loss of 9 pounds in the 3 weeks that i’ve been following Weight Watchers #stepintosummer. Again the success is down to logging exactly what i’m eating plus being organised which brings me nicely on to this […]

Valentine edible gift ideas

Valentine recipes by Katie Bryson for Parentdish.co.uk

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 Parentdish.co.uk 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 feedingboys.co.uk

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

Pizza birthday cake on feedingboys.co.uk

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, […]