Mum’s Hidden Veg Spaghetti Bolognese

I know for the last few years Bailey has become a total bread and pasta monster! Literally if it were left up to him, that’s all he would eat! He always seems to be on the go, he has so much energy running around everywhere I assume his body is craving carbs. The good thing…

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Four cheese pasta bake

Today we have a whole new category on TheLegendaryBrownie called Recipe of the Week. I have found Bailey goes through ‘fussy eating’ phases where he only wants one type of food (he is mainly a pasta and bread monster!) Or his usual ‘favourite dish’ for no particular reason becomes the most hated dish of all time. And…

Nanny’s Scones

Whenever we go and visit Bailey’s Nanny we have got into the habit of baking some scones beforehand, to the point I think she would be very disappointed if we turned up empty handed! Lovely served slightly warm with butter and strawberry jam, and for a real treat some clotted cream too. INGREDIENTS 450g self-raising flour 2 tsps…

Chocolate Shortbread

Sometimes we just need something chocolatey and sweet, and these little shortbreads don’t disappoint. I got this recipe from one of my ‘Great British Bake Off’ cookery books. There are 2 chocolate shortbread recipes I use from these books, this recipe is for individual round biscuits, the other (will post shortly) is to make a…

Raspberry Bakewell Cake

This lovely take on the classic Bakewell I found via BBC Good Food and its really simple to make, great to take on a picnic or to a friends for tea. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 140g ground almonds 140g butter, softened 140g golden caster sugar 140g self-raising flour 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 250g raspberries 2 tbsp…

Nigella’s Sticky Gingerbread

This sticky gingerbread by food guru Nigella Lawson won me a ‘Bake Off’ competition whilst working at Livingetc. John Torode was one of the judges so to say I was chuffed is an understatement. The smells just shout Christmas to me, and this makes a great gift as it keeps for up to 2 weeks. Bailey…

Home-made bread 2 ways

I don’t think you can beat freshly baked bread straight from the oven… the smell gently wafting through the house reminds me of the Bisto kid adverts, just follow your nose to find the tasty treat. Bailey is a total bread monster and we have a fresh loaf most weeks in our household. With this…

Almost Healthy Flapjack

I like to think these flapjacks are relatively healthy (don’t shatter my illusions!) with all the oats, nuts and fruit inside, perfect for kids snacks or keeping the hunger at bay when out and about. Bailey and I have been making these for years and they are still a firm favourite of his. This was…

Home-made lasagne

With this immense cold weather that feels like its been going on forever I have been craving comfort food big time, so what better than a hearty lasagne! Perfect for making 2 portions and freezing one for later. We love ours with tender stem broccoli but also great in the summer with a nice crisp salad. I…

Homemade pizza

We love home made pizza in our house, and it seems to appear on the menu every week. Its perfect as I usually make 2 at one go, 1 for kids, 1 for adults, its also dead easy to split a pizza in half with ingredients so one side can have cheese, the other pepperoni… everyone’s happy. AND…

Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies

I am asked for this recipe time and time again… by adults, by kids… its a winner! And  If Bailey could choose something to bake it would either be these cookies or flapjacks, they are both his all time favourites. INGREDIENTS Makes about 16 125g unsalted butter, cut into cubes 175g soft light brown sugar 1…

Chocolate Brownies

These little babies are one of my absolute all time classic dishes… on repeat in the kitchen! They initiated my idea for the blog after being known as the office ‘feeder’ and receiving this amazing leaving card from Livingetc back in 2013, where my head was photoshopped onto Nigella Lawson’s body. I still have this card framed…