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The blog section of Donnadundas.co.uk is where you can find all of my best kitchen tips, including budgeting and time-saving. There’s also a look at some of our families meal plans, and round-ups of some of my favourite recipes of all time. Basically, all the bits that don’t fit in anywhere else!

What to Do With Leftover Roast Beef: 8 Family-Friendly Meals

What to Do With Leftover Roast Beef: 8 Family-Friendly Meals

Cooking with leftover roast beef is perfect for feeding a family on a budget, and trying to avoid food waste. It’s also great for families short on time, and anyone that just really loves beef.

What’s For Tea? The Secrets of Parents That Always Have Time to Cook

What’s For Tea? The Secrets of Parents That Always Have Time to Cook

Struggle to find time to cook? Want to feed your family, but never have the time? Read these secrets of busy parents that always have time to cook.

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking With Leftovers

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking With Leftovers

Looking to save money and time, while creating fabulous meals for your family? Cooking with Leftovers is a fantastic way to get more from your meals.

Easy Mother’s Day Meal Ideas

Easy Mother’s Day Meal Ideas

Mother’s Day is already just around the corner and whether your family likes to go big with presents, cards and treats, or you prefer a more subtle way to mark the day, it’s a nice chance to celebrate your mum. To show her that you…

7 Simple Soup Ideas for Winter

7 Simple Soup Ideas for Winter

I love soup. I must admit though; I’m not a “soups for winter” “ice cream is for summer” kind of girl. I probably fancy a warming soup, or a bit hearty casserole more often in the winter, but I still have the odd urge in…

10 Great Leftovers Meals

10 Great Leftovers Meals

In my eyes, there are two different kinds of leftover meals. The first kind is where you cook a huge meal, and freeze half of it for another day. Is that a leftover meal if you didn’t ever plan on eating it the first time?…

10 Wonderfully Warming Winter Dinners

10 Wonderfully Warming Winter Dinners

I love summer. I’m a summer girl. I love wearing lighter clothes, being able to work outside, it being light until late, and feeling the warm sun on my face. I also like that parenting always seems a little bit easier in the summer. There…

What We’re Eating Week Four

What We’re Eating Week Four

The weather has been so strange this week. When we leave for school in the morning, it’s cold and grey. We’re in big coats and I’ve got the car heater on full. Which also means that traffic is a nightmare and it’s taking us 7…

My Favourite Breakfasts

My Favourite Breakfasts

I love breakfast foods. There are breakfast foods that rank highly on my list of all-time favourite foods. I was going to say, “is there anything better than a good sausage?” (lol), then, I remembered toast. I adore toast. I love it with loads and…

My Favourite Toastie Fillings!

My Favourite Toastie Fillings!

Toasties are perhaps one of my favourite things in the whole world. I love yummy pasta dishes, and fantastic fakeaways, I enjoy trying new meals and experimenting with different ingredients and flavours. But, you know what, nothing beats a toastie. Expect perhaps turkey dinosaurs and…

The Benefits of Cooking from Scratch

The Benefits of Cooking from Scratch

I love to cook. I went through a phase when I rarely cooked. The Boy was two, we were living on our own, I was working late nights, and I was tired. I didn’t think that there was any point in cooking a proper meal…

Foods that Help You Sleep

Foods that Help You Sleep

Do you ever remember being told that you shouldn’t eat cheese before bedtime because it would give you nightmares? Well, I’m pretty sure this is rubbish. Why would it? But some foods do make it harder to sleep. Anything with a lot of sugar or…