toffee apple recipe

Toffee Apples Recipe

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These toffee apples are simple to make, fun to decorate and rather tasty too. Along with apple bobbing and the flour game* these are ideally for a Hallowe’en… Read More »

convenience at a price

Convenience at a price?

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We often hear excellent and convincing arguments for convenience in cooking and as a busy family of 5, we’re all for convenience too. Whether it be bulk cooking a dish… Read More »

barmbrack tea cake recipe

Irish Barmbrack Tea Cake Recipe

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This Irish barmbrack tea cake recipe is often baked for Hallowe’en. I call it a cake but it really falls between cake and bread. Previously we’ve bought one… Read More »

tesco wonky veg

Tesco Launch Wonky Veg Initiative

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Tesco Ireland have recently announced they will soon start stocking ‘wonky veg’ for their customers. What is wonky veg I hear you ask? Well, apparently every year millions… Read More »

whats gone wrong with our daily bread

What has gone wrong with our daily bread?

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  I’ve known for a long time that the majority of the packaged sliced bread that you buy from the supermarket, especially the white variety, is not good… Read More »

Pancake recipe from Saucepan Kids

Bored with breakfast?

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Mornings always seem to be chaotic in our house no matter how much prep we do the night before or no matter how early we get up! Then… Read More »

homemade pizza tomato sauce

Homemade Pizza and Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Often on Saturday nights we have pizza for dinner. But not just any old frozen pizza, takeaway or delivery – we make our own homemade pizzas. We do this… Read More »

Saucepan Kids oaty flapjacks recipe

Saucepan Kids Flapjack Recipe

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This is a family recipe that has been tailored from different flapjack recipes that we’ve come across over time. They’re great for a snack and in lunchboxes. My… Read More »

indoor market

Plan B – Indoor Market

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Our three kids (and an honorary Saucepan Kid!) were meant to take a stall at the popular Strandhill People’s Market in Sligo yesterday but unfortunately it was cancelled… Read More »

gluten free ginger cookies recipe

Gluten Free Ginger Cookies Recipe

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I always thought that gluten free meant funny tasting but these cookies have proved me wrong. My best friend’s Mum can’t take gluten so these cookies are one… Read More »

vegetable treasure hunt

Vegetable treasure hunt

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  Every year we try to plant out some vegetables in our beds. However unlike other years, this summer we had a big problem in our garden. Rabbits!!… Read More »

chocolate truffle recipe

Chocolate Truffles Recipe

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Now these are very special indeed. They are rich and luxurious and you certainly wouldn’t have them everyday! They are easy and messy and scrummy and make the… Read More »


The Sugar Series – Part 1 The facts!

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Sugar is the reason we started this blog. We watched a Jamie Oliver TED lecture a couple of years ago and were so shocked at the level of… Read More »

wholemeal brown soda bread recipe

Wholemeal Brown Soda Bread Recipe

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We’ve already got a brown soda bread recipe on the site however our 8 year old daughter made this recipe recently and it was delicious. In our opinion… Read More »

river cottage to core lemon tart

River Cottage Lemon Tart Recipe

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Within hours of watching the first episode of the new River Cottage series, River Cottage to the Core, we made the lemon tart recipe Hugh baked for the… Read More »


Tangy tomato pasta sauce

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Tangy tomato pasta sauce is a twist on a family favourite and needs very few ingredients. Kids may have trouble cutting  the onion but if you’re using fresh… Read More »

Saucepan Kids growing their own beans

7 top tips for growing your own veg

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Have you ever thought about trying to grow some vegetables in your garden? You honestly don’t need to be an expert gardener, have ever watched a gardening programme… Read More »

make baking tray non stick

Making your baking trays non-stick

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In this top cooking tip we are going to show you a really quick and easy way of making sure your cakes and loaves of bread don’t stick… Read More »

Saucepan Kids celebrate World Egg Day 2014

World Egg Day 2014

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Did you know that today (October 10th 2014) is World Egg Day? We don’t normally celebrate these kind of things but we’re huge fans of eggs here at… Read More »

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