Easy cooking with kids #AD

Hi everyone, how are you doing this week we’ve had lots of fun making and eating yummy treats. We’ve partnered up with ye olde hotdogs who kindly gifted us a few tins to experiment with. I came up with some simple yet delicious meals the children can help you make. ive added a few ideas for leftovers too and some handy shortcuts. The recipes are easy to follow and will be fun to do as a family and even yummier to eat. Myself and the children love being in the kitchen its a really fun addition our a day and in a way preparing them for adulthood. I for one had no idea how to cook when I left home and im not entirely sure I do now haha.


The classic hotdog with salad and homemade no yeast buns


  • 375g flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 75mls of a cup olive oil
  • 180ml lukewarm water
  • 1 tin of your fave ye olde hotdogs


  1. Add all your dry ingredients to the bowl.
  2. slowly stir in your olive oil and lukewarm water. I like to use a wooden spoon so do the children. add more flour if becomes soupy.
  3.  Flour your hands and work surface and kneed the dough.
  4.  Form into hotdog roll shapes
  5. Place onto an oven tray and bake until golden drown 20ish mins depending on your oven. ( you can brush with milk if you want too.
  6. While cooling down cook your hotdogs as instructed and prepare your salad ours was lettuce cucumber and tomatoes with a tiny bit of olive oil and salt but make how you and your family prefer.
  7. Assemble and enjoy.


Leftover hotdog buns make some yummy iced bun simple just add a layer of icing on the top maybe a tasty dessert.

Ye olde sausage rolls with an easy homemade pastry


  • 400g flour
  • 200g butter
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons water or milk
  • 1 x tin of your favourite Ye olde hotdogs
  • 1 egg


  1.  Sift the flour into the bowl.
  2.  Cube the butter and add into the bowl with the flour.
  3.  Rub together in the bowl until it resembles bread crumbs.
  4.  Slowly add the water/milk and stir with a wooden spoon or your hands until all the mix comes together.
  5.  On a floured surface roll out 6-8 rectangles.
  6.  Place your hotdog onto the rectangle and fold over then trim the excess.
  7.  Seal with a fork around the edges and score 3 times.
  8.  Place on a baking tray. I like to put greaseproof paper down first so they don’t stick and make clean up even easier.
  9.  Egg wash them and Bake in the oven on gas mark six for 18-20 mins.
  10.  Leave for a good 10 mins and enjoy.

(To simplify just use shop-bought pastry and for the ketchup, lovers add a thin layer of ketchup under your hotdog yummy)


Leftover pastry can be made into easy jam tarts simply use a round cookie cutter to shape into circles. grease your muffin tin pop your pastry into each hole with 1 spoon of jam, lemon curd or marmalade and bake for 12 mins at gas mark 6.


Ye olde sort of carbonara the children favourite


  • 1 tin of ye olde hotdogs
  • 1 egg
  • 30 parmesan cheese
  • 150g spaghetti
  • optional parsley I used 1 tablespoon dried


  1. Open and drain and chop your hotdogs.
  2.  Put your hotdogs on your pasta sort of like when you’re making skewers spacing out however you like.
  3. Boil your hotdog pasta to the instructions.
  4.  Whilst your pasta is boiling to a jug add 1 egg, cheese and parsley beat together with a fork add some pepper.
  5. Drain your pasta and pop back into the pan saving a half a cup of pasta water.
  6. Pour egg mixture onto the pasta and toss tightly until coated add a small amount of pasta water to loosen.
  7. Serve 😀


Well, I don’t know about you but this post is making me hungry im no chef but these meals are definitely a yummy treat. Its been a welcomed break from homeschooling and a great way to spend some quality time with the children too we had lots of fun and we hope you do too.


Thanks for reading

Jade x


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