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halloween biscuits

Halloween biscuits

Whip up some Halloween biscuits to delight little ghosts and ghouls. Try our simple biscuit dough, rolled out and cut into spooky shapes, you could have your children decorate them in their own spooky fashion! Preparation time: less than 30 mins Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins Serves: 6-8 biscuits Ingredients 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened

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Ways to get your kids to eat more veg

Ways to get your kids to eat more veg

Some kids love veg. They happily hoover up their greens with gusto. I’m sure these amazing youngsters exist, but I don’t know any personally. Most kids I know of are at best ambivalent about their veg, at worst positively opposed to the very idea. My own two have their favourites – quite inexplicably both will

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Mini beef meatballs with an easy tomato sauce

Mini beef meatballs with an easy tomato sauce

Here’s a great recipe idea for your little ones to enjoy, Mini beef meatballs with an easy Tomato sauce. Make extra and freeze as a school night option for tea. Try adding some steamed and puréed broccoli, carrots or other veg to the sauce to introduce them to new flavours Ingredients 2 slices of bread

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encouraging children to try different food

Encouraging children to try different foods

As adults we all know what a healthy and balanced diet should look like. However, encouraging children to try different foods is not always easy. Some are just naturally picky, while others can be scared of trying new tastes. Here are a few simple tips that should make mealtimes a more pleasant experience. Make it

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Mary berry lemon drizzle traybake

Mary berry lemon drizzle traybake

This really is our top favourite. It is always moist and crunchy. The cake needs to be still warm when the topping is added so that it absorbs the lemon syrup easily, leaving the sugar on top. Do allow the cake to cool a little though – if it is too hot the syrup will

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roast carrot and fennel soup

Roast carrot and fennel soup

A sweet and aromatic soup with super-easy flatbreads for dunking Looking for something a little different for an Autumn evenings dinner? Why not try the roast carrot and fennel soup with delicious flatbreads. Ingredients 1 kg carrots, peeled, trimmed and sliced 2 bulbs of fennel, trimmed and sliced, tops reserved to serve 1 onion, sliced

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