The Ultimate Fish Pie

This classic dish, fish pie is a crowd-pleaser in many homes. And being packed with fish, and lovely convenient frozen peas, and topped with mash it's a great option for families. Totally delicious!

Star Mince Pies

Homemade mince pies, so yummy, and here's a great recipe for Star Mince Pies. YUM!

Christmas Stollen

Try making your own delicious Stollen for a seasonal treat full of Christmas flavours. (If you have allergies, please check the recipe before eating or handling, and please take care in cooking).

Easy Peasy Vegan Cinnamon Tear & Share Loaf

We're not technical expert cooks at PT - no really we're not, but we love to share easy-peasy recipes when we come across them. Here's one for a Vegan Cinnamon Tear and Share loaf from If you have allergies, please read through and check any recipes found here, before you decide to eat or handle and take care with the hot ovens, sharp implements, and when preparing/cooking the recipe. Other than that, fill your boots!

Make with the Kids: Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes and Fruity Christmas Cakes

Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes, and Fruity Christmas cakes perfect for making with children over the festive season! Made with Fruit Bowl’s Strawberry Peelers for a fun twist on the classic cupcake and their Fruity Christmas Cake, made with a mixture of Fruit Flakes and Peelers!

Pint-Sized trips gives 5 good local pubs for parents

Started by Si Gamble, with a little help from his two daughters, Dixie and Wilma, champions the good pubs for parents.

Sugar and Spice and all things nice.
Is there really such a thing as healthy cakes?

If you’re anything like me, motherhood has meant that I’ve developed a habit of going to cafes to ‘do coffee (and sometimes cake)’. The reason I do it is for my own sanity. Whilst being unquestionably busy with children, I’ll often get a rising feeling that I’m going slightly bananas with lack of adult conversation and have a growing need to escape ‘the house’.

Everyone’s different though, but I’m guessing by the sheer volume of parents I see in coffee shops that I’m not alone. After all, there’s no harm in having a little of what you fancy, but juxtaposed to this is my desire to stay healthy and for my children to be healthy (as they munch away at their chocolate brownies, and flapjacks!). All good intentions.

Put the kettle on

There’s a plethora of eateries and cafes in Stamford and Rutland, and surrounding areas - we are very fortunate to have such a wide choice. Here’s just a few that are well worth a visit in my opinion. I’ve noted family-friendly ones, with baby changing facilities - and wide/big enough for prams.

Eat a Rainbow

‘Eat a Rainbow’ in healthy eating terms is a seemingly light-hearted phrase to encourage a higher intake of fruit and vegetables. We asked local Nutritionist Louisa Gregory about why ‘colour’ in our diet is important.

‘Brain Food’

We all want our children to be healthy and happy, intelligent and resourceful. We know that healthy eating and nutrition forms an important part of that. We talk to Stamford Nutritionist Louisa Gregory about the specific foods we can give our pre-school and school-aged kids to help their brain function, memory and concentration.

Gimme S'more

Who said you can’t have pizza for dessert? Indulge in a little slice of heaven with this S’more dessert-style pizza recipe - perfect to make with the kids! Florence Moore, the Recipe Developer at recipe box company Gousto, has shared this delicious dessert pizza recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth and pizza craving... you know it's going to be good!

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