Meatball pasta bake

Meatball pasta bake - photo by Sharron Gibson for UKTV

This pot of loveliness is pork and beef meatballs nestled into pasta in a roasted vegetable sauce with chunks of torn mozzarella and a crispy herb topping. If you’ve got a crowd coming for lunch over the Easter holidays, then this would be the perfect dish to plonk on a board in the middle of the […]

Video: How to make a quick puff pastry tart

Puff pastry tart

I want to build up a selection of videos showing you first-hand how to make some of my favourite family recipes. I started with home-made pizza, and this week it’s time for the trusty puff pastry tart to make an appearance. It really could not be any easier to put together… and here is the […]

Video: how to make pizza

Home made pizza

I’ve been making my own pizza every week since I discovered how easy it is to rustle up a couple of generous pizza bases using a packet of bread mix from the supermarket. I wrote a post about it before Christmas, but I’ve now made a little video to show you just how easy it […]

Winter one pot recipes

Mediterranean vegetable bake - photo by Sharron Gibson

If there’s ever a time for one pot recipes that you can sling in the oven with minimal fuss, then it has to be now. First week back after half term and we’re all trying to adjust back into functioning on a schedule, rather than schlepping around in PJs for the best part of the […]

Cheesy potato quorn pot pies

Cheesy potato quorn pot pie

Sponsored post Quorn is something of a hero product in the Feeding Boys kitchen, especially since the firefighter turned vegetarian nearly two years ago. So I was genuinely delighted when the brand got in touch with me to see if I would develop a recipe using their mince. Comfort food is top of the agenda […]

Easy kids lunch: savoury croissants

Cheese and ham croissants - easy kids lunch

After having house guests for the best part of three weeks on and off, our fridge freezer is groaning with leftovers. I can assure you that croissants aren’t something we usually host a surplus of. The last one in the packet will be fiercely fought over, the kids win, but then do that annoying thing […]

Courgette and lemon cake with raspberry buttercream

Raspberry frosted courgette cake

A cake that tastes as good as it looks – and I mean it REALLY delivers! We met some friends at the South Bank recently and had an indoor picnic at the Royal Festival Hall. We took our own cake supplies and got the teas in from the cafe. Apparently this is okay – unlike […]

Simple home made pizza

Christmas Tree Pizzas

I put pizza on the table every week for the boys. It’s one of THOSE foods, you know, the cherished ones that they’ll eat no matter what and takes 10 minutes to cook. For too long though, have I been putting up with the crappy supermarket versions because I’m too befuddled to think about faffing […]

Veggie bolognese cobbler

Veggie bolognese cobbler

Warming recipe ideas for chilly winter evenings are what I’m all about at the moment. One pot wonders that you can bung in the oven and then feed to your ravenous tribe and watch them thaw out before your very eyes. I’m always looking for new ideas with my veggie mince recipe, and adding a […]

Warming Beef Bourguignon

Beef bourguignon with mustard mash

My parents-in-law flew back from their latest childcare mission in California at the weekend and looked utterly worn out and in need of cosseting. What better than a steaming bowl of tender beef cooked in red wine and rich beef stock and herbs with creamy mustard mash to sop up the gravy? (I may have […]