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Yummy Savoury Muffin Recipe

Savoury MuffinsRecipe provided by Gemma of Crafty Cooks, Oxford.

These great muffins are so versatile to make with whatever filling you fancy!  From Ham and Cheese to Pepper, sweet-corn and tomatoes, the possibilities are endless!

SERVES: Makes 6 Muffins, TOTAL TIME: 25 Minutes, AGE: 12 months+

Ingredients:

  • 6oz/168g SR Flour
  • 2oz/56g Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 60ml Milk
  • Choice of fillings eg pepper, corn, ham, cheese, tomatoes.

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5 Usual Mistakes to Avoid When Preparing Homemade Baby Food

As you look to embark upon the adventure to make your own baby food for your child, there are several tips you need to keep in mind to be successful. While making homemade baby food is a healthy way to feed your baby, if it is not done right, it can cause unnecessary illness, which as a parent, you certainly want to avoid.

First, you must understand the reasons why you are choosing to make your own baby food. It can be a time-consuming process, but the results will offer your baby better food choices as well as more vitamins and nutrients in the food that they eat. Plus, you can easily acclimate your baby to solid foods easier and allow them to eat a pureed version of your family’s entire meal.

Before you start preparing homemade baby food, you need to be aware of these common mistakes that most parents make at the beginning of this adventure. If you avoid these mistakes, you will find that making baby food is a cinch. Not only will you feel satisfied with how you are caring for your baby, but they will love the taste and variety too. Continue reading

Review: Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook, worth £17.99

Disney: Simple Recipe CookbookReview written by Toddle About VIP Club member, Victoria Wade.

The Disney Simple Family Cookbook was really colourful and easy to follow, especially for little ones which is great. All of the recipes were simple, they only needed a few ingredients and the steps were basic enough to follow. Me and my daughter had a go at making the summer ratatouille and the chocolate mousse, I found both of the recipes were quick and simple to make, as well as fun to do together.

All of the recipes come with a prep and cook time so you know how long you’re going to be spending making each recipe in total which I think is really helpful.

I feel that the recipes were inventive, especially with how they linked to Disney.

I love the fact that the sweets don’t include refined sugar as I avoid it for my child and there were also plenty of meat free recipes as well.

Overall, I think the cookbook contains a lot of really good recipes, it is simple to use and you could make some fun and delicious recipes for all the family.

Purchase from: Amazon

Review: Real Food Kids Will Love Book by Annabel Karmel, worth £16.99

Real Food Kids Will Love by Annabel KarmelReview written by Toddle About VIP Club member, Sarah Cocks.

At first glance the ‘Real Food Kids Will Love’ recipe book by Annabel Karmel looks like yet another recipe book with foods that are designed only for children with no consideration for foods that will feed the whole family.

When I delved further I was pleasantly surprised to find a range of recipes that would appeal to both children and adults, separated into easy to navigate sections. With 15-minute meals such as tortilla pizzas and chicken and vegetable pasta that are easy to throw together with leftovers in the fridge and make a filling supper and then you have the family favourites which include Cauliflower, Ham and Macaroni Bake and Beef Casserole which are filling for both daddy and baby, making meals more cost effective. Continue reading