Caitriona Redmond

I'm an Irish mother to 2 boys, born & bred in Dublin, Ireland. I like to cook simple & fresh food for the family, with the family on a budget.

Preparing For A Power Cut

Ever since the power went one Christmas Day when I was growing up, I’ve compiled a contingency plan so that I always have particular supplies in the house, just in case.  This can apply in times of bad weather, snow or just when there are supply problems so it’s a good idea to prepare now …

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Jellybean Rainbow Cake

This cake looks like it was lifted straight from Willy Wonka’s factory, however it is incredibly easy to make. You don’t need to be an experienced baker, all you need is patience. You may have come across this recipe when I shared it before the Irish Constitutional Referendum a number of years ago; I believe …

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Fruity Granola Bars

These chewy fruity granola bars will keep for up to 5 days in a sealed dry box in a cool place. I made these last night for a live cookalong and the boys had them in their lunchboxes today.

Slow Cooker Mini-book

Spice Bag Recipe

If there’s one takeaway meal that has an addictive moreish quality to it, it’s the Spice Bag. It’s actually incredibly easy to make at home…

Self Acceptance

I decided that I wasn’t going to stress about how I looked. I was going to stress about not being part of the fun.

Meatball Sub Recipe

The meatball sub recipe designed to meet your double-carb requirements and use up leftovers with minimal washing up.

Meatballs Marinara Recipe

My kids love meatballs for dinner. They beg me for this dish at least once a week. If I make meatballs and leave the kitchen I have to make sure to hide them from the boys.

I’m Back

I finished up writing this blog as the lockdown took set. It wasn’t intentional, not at all! It’s just that as the kids finished school I began to realise that the juggle of working from home and home schooling was simply not compatible with writing here. This time around I’ve given myself some time to …

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Energy Cookies

These energy cookies are one of my boys’ favourite lunchbox treats!

Reintroductions

It might seem odd me doing an introduction blog post but I figured that after over 500 posts on the blog and so much water under the bridge it was about time that I did some reintroductions. Life has changed a lot for me since I started blogging so rather than focus on what has …

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Surviving Job Loss

All of a sudden in the past 10 days 100’s of thousands of people lost their jobs. That’s people with mortgages, rent, children, responsibilities, and in a literal night and day shift they go from having money to pay for all these things to not. That movement from having a job to having none was …

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