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Cooking with Kids: Chicken Pot Pies Recipe

Dinners Kids Can Cook: Chicken Pot Pies Recipe

Pies are one food that most family members will usually eat! As pies can take so many forms, it's easy to include them as a regular feature in your menu plan. This Chicken Pot Pie recipe is a good one for getting your children involved in the kitchen too as children can help with all the steps, … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Banana Cake – Baked in the Slow Cooker!

3 Ingredient Banana Cake Cooked in the Slow Cooker

A 3 ingredient banana cake??? I know you are thinking no way! How is that possible? At least that is what I thought when I saw comments made on Facebook about a similar cake. But you know what? It does work! And more than that, you cook it in the slow cooker. No hot kitchen to contend with! Here's … [Read more...]

Family Dinner Ideas: One Pan Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese

One Pan Veggie Packed Mac & Cheese

In today's post Maree of Three Foot Cooks transforms a family favourite - good old Mac & Cheese - with a veggie twist and a bonus - it only takes one pan! Dinner ideas that suit the whole family can often be difficult to come up with.  So a dinner idea that not only tastes great to the kids … [Read more...]

Homemade Tortillas for Taco Tuesdays

Homemade tortilla recipe

In this post regular contributor Maree of Three Foot Cooks shares a simple and budget friendly recipe for homemade tortillas. Meat free Mondays, Taco Tuesdays and Fishy Fridays.  I have been making a weekly menu plan for our family meals for 7 years now.  I started before Bear and Bee were … [Read more...]

Best of 2014: Family Friendly Recipes & Meal Ideas

Best of 2014 Your Favourite Recipes and Meal Planning Ideas

In this, the second Best of 2014 post, I am sharing the most popular recipe and meal ideas featured at Childhood 101 this year, sorted into family friendly meal ideas, recipes for cooking with children and lunch box recipe ideas. I hope you find some fresh inspiration for the new year in this … [Read more...]

Easy Family Meal: Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Easy Chicken Meatballs

This post is by regular contributor Kyrstie Barcak of A Fresh Legacy. The recipe below is one of the meals that I have been making regularly this Winter for my family. The vegetable garden has been providing a continuous supply of carrots and kale and as a result these two ingredients have been … [Read more...]

Family Friendly Recipe: Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango Puree

Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango Puree Recipe

Dad 101 loves rice pudding (apparently it's a comfort food from his childhood) and was keen to introduce it to our girls. So I experimented a little to create a dairy free version we can all enjoy. It's actually pretty healthy, meaning it's actually perfect for a pudding-for-breakfast … [Read more...]

Easy Dinner Recipe: Sausage & Rice Bake

Easy Dinner Recipe_Sausage and Rice Bake ft

This post is by regular contributor Kylie Gardner of Octavia & Vicky. Every Monday I get a sense of dread in my bones as I realise I need to plan the meals for the week. Again. Do these little people really need to be fed Every Single Day? Really? I actually love cooking (and I love … [Read more...]