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 […]

Barbecue turkey pizza

barbecue turkey pizza

Pizza is a regular in the Feeding Boys house as it’s cheap to make and properly delicious, so it’s always good to experiment with different topping ideas, and right now we’ve got a barbecue theme going on. I’m not a fan of smoky barbecue sauce, but more the tangy lip-smacking stuff like my mum used […]

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 […]

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 […]

Speedy toddler lunch: Crumpet pizza with cream cheese celery bites

Arlo eating crumpets

Feeding toddlers is rarely a treat for an enthusiastic cook like myself. It really doesn’t matter what you decide to make you’re always on the back foot. You can never possibly make it quick enough – once the hunger-bellowing-rampage kicks in it’s a full-on scramble to assemble  a balanced array of food. Arlo’s lunches are […]

Lorraine Pascale inspired pizza


Boys love pizza – fact! But making it has always been Matthew’s territory, however after watching Lorraine Pascale throw one together on her show Baking Made Easy I couldn’t resist getting stuck in myself. I do love Lorraine’s fuss-free approach and often feel inspired to give her recipes a bash because she makes things look […]

The best pancake recipe and rainy day pizza


After a Friday evening end-of-the-week meltdown from Sam that set us all on edge, I felt the need to improve the atmosphere and celebrate the opening morning of bank holiday weeeeeeekend with a batch of pancakes for breakfast. This is one of the boys’ favourite things, so I thought it’d be good to start the […]