Tips, recipes and planners for cheap and easy family meals

butterbean soup

Spiced butter bean and pepper soup

Spiced butter bean and pepper soup with tortilla and feta Recipe tip: this recipe involves no more than 15 minutes preparation and 30 minutes cooking...
cracked egg

Guide to Best Before and Use By dates

The average family household bins over £600 worth of edible food every year. It’s hard to work out what’s safe to eat though, so...
Kitchen cleaning tips

Save time in the kitchen: cleaning tips

Cleaning and washing up in the kitchen can take up so much precious time. Not only that but most of us don’t find it...
bread growing in size

Size matters: a guide to portion control for the whole family

Are your eyes bigger than your kids’ bellies when it comes to mealtimes?  As mums it’s our instinct to “feed them up,” but pile...
chillis and diary

Saving time in the kitchen

Having a family means endless cooking - or so it can seem! But with a bit of thought and planning, there are some cunning...
Baby food

How to make your own baby food on a budget

Making your own baby food isn’t as hard as you might think, and you could save yourself around £30 a month. Here’s how! Our...
piggy in fridge

How to stock your freezer

Freezers are all about planning ahead, saving time and money and making family life easier. The trick is to know your freezer, use it...
store cupboard

Store cupboard secrets for meals in minutes

A well-stocked store cupboard is absolutely key for the family cook who’s under constant pressure to throw together appetising meals in minutes for a...
mother and child grocery

How to start a buying club – and save money on groceries

By starting a ‘buying club’ with friends and neighbours, you can buy groceries in bulk, save money and often improve on the quality of...
pear and chocolate

Pear and chocolate sponge

Recipe tip: A simple but scrumptious family pudding. English pears so they are especially good quality and abundant at the moment so we decided...
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