Pizza Birthday Cake

Pizza birthday cake on

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 […]

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 […]

Ice cream cupcakes

ice cream cupcakes

The first time I saw cakes that had been baked in ice cream cones, I wanted to have a go at making them for myself. Several years later and a school summer fair to bake for and I finally got around to it! The first effort was a total disaster. I’m not exaggerating. SO spectacularly […]

Summer dessert ideas

Fruit kebabs with strawberry dip (photo by Sharron Gibson)

Making your own desserts can often get relegated when you’ve got people coming over for a BBQ, it’s often quicker just to pick something up from the supermarket. However this usually ends up being more expensive and not as delicious, so why not try three of my quick and easy summer dessert ideas that I […]

Barbecue sides and salad dressings

Quinoa salad for summer sides feature

When you’re throwing a barbecue or need to take a dish along to one you’ve been invited to, it’s good to have some recipe ideas up your sleeve. This was the inspiration for the latest photo shoot for the Good Food Channel website and I came up with a mixture of tasty side dishes to […]