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

In Baking, Packed Lunch 2 Comments

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 »

Things to do with your kids this summer by SaucepanKids

10 things to do with your kids this summer

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So school has been finished for over a week now. Who’s hearing ‘I’m bored’ already? I don’t know about you but I was really looking forward to the… 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

In Grow, Vegetable Growing 2 Comments

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 »

how to peel carrots safely

How to peel a carrot safely

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In the next installment of our top tips video we show you the safe way for your kids to peel a carrot.

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 »

tomato mozzarella tart recipe

Tomato and Mozzarella Tarts Recipe

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This tomato and mozzarella tart recipe came about the other day when I was hunting around for something to make for lunch and found some puff pastry in… Read More »


Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

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We made this rhubarb crumble recipe having been spurred on by the success of our gooseberry crumble recipe.  The rhubarb growing in the garden took off like a… Read More »


Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas

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As this school term is well underway now, I don’t know about you but I’m finding the school packed lunch every day a bit of a bind. Where… Read More »

Saucepan Kids signed copy of Donal Skehan's HomeCooked Cookbook

Review of Donal Skehan’s HomeCooked Tour

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Last night we took the Saucepan Kids to see Donal Skehan‘s Home Cooked Tour in Sligo. He’s launching his new cookbook ‘HomeCooked’ and is travelling Ireland cooking up… Read More »