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    How to deal with Fussy Eaters

    September 13, 2019Advice, Food & Drink, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Struggling with mealtimes? Little ones can be difficult at the best of times but when it comes to their eating habits, fussy eating can be a huge frustration for any parents. Encouraging your kids to eat healthily and willingly is an age-old struggle. So, here are a few tips to help. 

    Introduce them to foods at an early age

    It may be stating the obvious at this stage, but if your kids are still young then it …


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    How to Make the Perfect Easter Biscuits | With Biscuiteers

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Food & Drink, Party

    Whether you’ve got an upcoming baby shower, children’s birthday party or want to start preparing for your Easter celebrations, hand-made biscuits make the perfect addition. We’ve teamed up with our experts in biscuit decorating, Biscuiteers, to show you how to make delicious and beautifully decorated treats for Easter.

    Biscuiteers easy vanilla biscuit recipe


    Makes 24-30

    350g plain flour
    100g self-raising flour
    125g granulated sugar
    125g salted butter softened, diced
    125g golden syrup
    1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
    1 large egg lightly beaten


    How to make …


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    How to Make the Perfect Cake for Any Occasion | With Lola’s Cupcakes

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Food & Drink, Party

    How to make the perfect cake that would work for any occasion…

    In our opinion there is not one perfect cake, however if we had to choose the ultimate party pleaser, loved by all, great tasting every time, it would have to be our classic Victoria Sponge cake! The Victoria Sponge is so versatile. You can enjoy over afternoon tea, a birthday party or even just as a sweet treat when you need a delicious bite …


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    How to Make Edible Christmas Gifts | With Annabel Karmel

    December 10, 2018Food & Drink, Lifestyle

    Forget socks, selection packs and smellies, edible Christmas presents are the ideal way to add a personal touch to gifts. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get the kids involved in cooking-up foodie treats for friends and family this holiday season.

    Even if your edible creation doesn’t look perfect – as long as it’s packaged up nicely and tastes good, you’ll be in for brownie points. Dig around for glass jars and bottles, corks, card, ribbon …


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    Christmas Food Ideas to Impress Children | With Annabel Karmel

    December 3, 2018Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    Words & images by Annabel Karmel

    Throwing a party this holiday season?  Get the whole family involved in creating a spread to remember!  From mini hotdog wreaths to sausage stockings and baked Rudolf’s, you’ll be the talk of the town.

    And there’s always lots of prep work for the kids do; whether it’s icing cakes, wrapping pigs in blankets or simply weighing out ingredients, it’s time you’ll all enjoy spending together.

    In need of some inspiration? These ideas …


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    Four Fun Halloween Snack Ideas for Kids!

    October 13, 2017Food & Drink, Lifestyle

    Words, photography & Recipes by Ciara Attwell – My Fussy Eater

    Halloween seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year and I for one love it! I think it’s a great opportunity to get a bit creative with food and to get kids interested in and excited about what they are eating. But don’t worry, themed food doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. Here’s four super simple ideas you can make for a Halloween …


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    Four Picnic Ideas for Fussy Eaters

    August 14, 2017Food & Drink, Lifestyle

    Words, photography & Recipes by Ciara Attwell – My Fussy Eater

    Feeding fussy little eaters can be stressful but summer is the perfect time to get out and about and enjoy some al-fresco eating in the garden or at the park. Children are more likely to respond well to food in a fun and relaxed environment, so make the most of this good weather by taking your food outside!

    Here’s my four favourite picnic recipes to …


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    Everything You need to know about Baby Led Weaning From Annabel Karmel

    May 31, 2017Food & Drink, Lifestyle

    Written by Annabel Karmel

    Weaning is an exciting milestone for you and your baby. At around the 6 month mark parents are starting to try and get their heads around the wonderful world of weaning. There is so much conflicting advice out there so I promise you are not alone if you’re feeling apprehensive – it’s only natural!

    While lots of parents start out with simple smooth purees, baby-led weaning has never been more popular and …