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 »


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 »

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 »


How to make your own butter

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Have you ever wanted to make your own butter? Well it’s surprisingly easy, save for a little exertion – which of course the kids will be doing anyway!… 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 »


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 »

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 »

courgette tortilla recipe

Courgette Tortillas Recipe

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This courgette tortilla recipe came about when my son and I we were hunting around the cupboards and fridge for something to cook for tea. We found a… Read More »

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 »

Saucepan Kids growing their own beans

7 top tips for growing your own veg

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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 »

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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.

Saucepan Kids bake Oatmeal Cookies for lunchboxes

Oatmeal Cookies

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It was a wet and windy day yesterday so the kids were pestering me to do some baking. In fact, I love baking with them on Sundays as… 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 »


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 »

Saucepan Kids - Ten things not to say to your child at the dinner table

10 things we shouldn’t say to our kids at the table

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I read an article written by American nutritionist Maryann Jacobsen recently and it really struck a chord with me. It was called the 10 things you shouldn’t say to… Read More »

Saucepan Kids are a finalist in 'Most Useful Website in Ireland' category in Irish Web Awards 2013

Saucepan Kids – finalist in Irish Web Awards

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I can’t believe I’m writing this blog post today. Saucepan Kids website has made it through to the Final of the Irish Web Awards in the ‘Most Useful… Read More »

How to make the best sweet shortcrust pastry

How to make the best sweet shortcrust pastry

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When we’re making dessert tarts we’ve tried many different recipes in an attempt to make the best shortcrust pastry. We’ve finally settled on one that is easy and… Read More »