July 5, 2015

Talking Italian: We Chat Food and Family with Gennaro Contaldo


    Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows our love of all things Italian; the food, the country, the people… our family loves pretty much everything about it. If you are new and you didn’t know all this or you blinked and missed it, you can see our 2014 highlights in […]

Gennaro Contaldo’s Braciolone Palermitano Recipe (Filled rolled beef cooked in tomato sauce)

Bracciolone Palermitano

    This Braciolone Palermitano (filled rolled beef in tomato sauce) recipe has been reproduced with permission from Gennaro Contaldo’s Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian. (Click here for our review and read our interview with Gennaro on Larger Family Life here.) “This traditional southern Italian Sunday lunch dish is one of my favourites and very reminiscent of […]

How to Gut a Fish: A Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial by Paddy (Aged 7)


    Paddy was keen to learn how to gut and cook fish… so that’s what he did! Soon enough, not only was he a dab hand at gutting the fish by himself but also teaching his siblings how to do it too. As if that wasn’t enough for a seven-year-old to know, he also […]

How To Make Valentine’s Cupcakes Using Ready To Roll Icing

valentine cupcakes

    Valentine’s Day can get expensive fast. Cards, chocolates, flowers, gifts, and that’s before the table for two and a couple of bottles of red. You can save your bank account (a bit) by whipping up this batch of Valentine’s cupcakes decorated with ready to roll icing. And what’s more romantic than taking the […]

Easy Christmas Baking Recipes For Kids

Happy funny gingerbread man family

    Christmas is about baked goodies. There is Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, muffins, gingerbread, and more. Use the holiday season to create some special memories with the children. There are so many Christmas baking recipes for kids, but these three recipes from the National Trust are sure to bring a smile to their faces. […]

Bread and Butter Pudding

rustic traditional british bread and butter pudding

    Colder months call for hot, straight-from-the-oven puddings and this recipe from Sunrise Care is not only delicious, but quick and easy to prepare too! This recipe serves four but if you have a larger family you might need to multiply it. We tripled ours!   Bread and Butter Pudding   Ingredients: 6 slices […]