Recipes & Cooking Articles

Recipes and cooking. A section dedicated to one of the most popular topics on BellyBelly - Recipes and cooking! Featuring our members favourite recipes and cooking tips, this section is the most delicious on BellyBelly. So if you like to cook or like to eat, this section is for you!


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Apple Pie Recipe - Yummy, Easy Apple Pie Recipe

Apple pie recipe that is easy to make, and of course, delicious! A simple apple pie recipe perfect to serve with cream or ice-cream. Drooling already?

Apricot Chicken - A Delicious Apricot Chicken Recipe

Apricot chicken is a popular chicken dish that both kids and parents love! Give our apricot chicken recipe a try and let us know what you think!

Banana Bread Recipe - A Moist, Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread recipe - for a moist banana bread and a great way to use up your ripe or overripe bananas. We have also given you an alternative, slightly more ‘indulgent’ addition to your usual banana bread recipe!

Beef Casserole - Easy Beef Casserole Recipe

Beef casserole which is really easy to throw together. This beef casserole recipe is great for busy families - you can leave the casserole cooking in the oven and get on with other things until dinner time!

Cheesecake Recipe

Cheesecake Recipe - Dame Nellie's No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

Cheesecake recipe based on the gorgeous peach melba dessert, this is a cheesecake with a twist and very easy to make you will want to eat the whole thing! Try our Dame Nellie cheesecake recipe this weekend!

Cherry Ripe Balls - BellyBelly's Famous Recipe!

Cherry Ripe balls - great as a gift (if they make it that far!). BellyBelly's FAMOUS Cherry Ripe Balls recipe since 2010 - hide in the laundry and don't share them.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe - Simple Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse that melts in your mouth! A delicious chocolate mousse recipe that the whole family will love - as well as some tips to make it a bit more 'adults only!'

Christmas Cupcakes

Christmas Cupcakes - Starry Christmas Cupcakes

Delicious Christmas cupcakes - dress your cupcakes up this festive season! Yum!

Christmas Pudding Recipe

Christmas Pudding - Last Minute Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding recipe designed to be made last minute if you're running late! For Christmas pudding that you can make up to a month before eating it.



Coconut Kisses Recipe - A Healthy Lunchbox Or Coffee Morning Snack

Coconut kisses are delicious, quite healthy and an easy lunch box snack or great for coffee mornings with the girls! If you have a food processor, this is really, really easy! If not a little bit of time and effort makes these moment in your mouth treats.

Cowboy casserole

Cowboy Casserole - A Kid-Friendly, Pork Sausage Casserole

Cowboy casserole is a delicious pork sausage casserole which is a great, kid-friendly recipe for dinner - especially this winter! Give this cowboy casserole a go in your home.

How To Make Pancakes

How To Make Pancakes - Easy To Make Pancakes

Wondering how to make pancakes? Here's an easy, foolproof method to make pancakes - either sweet or savoury. Yum!

Icing Recipes - How To Make Butter Icing, Chocolate Icing and More!

Icing recipes tried and tested by our very own BellyBelly members! For a delicious icing recipe be sure to try out these yummy favourites, including butter icing, cream icing, chocolate icing, and more!

Lamb Shanks - Irish Style Braised Lamb Shanks Recipe

Lamb Shanks - Irish Style Braised Lamb Shanks - is a great winter warmer recipe. This recipe can also be slow cooked and includes instructions for slow cooking. Lamb shanks screams comfort food to me and is one of my all time favourite meals.

Lemonade Scones Recipe - Delicious Lemonade Scones!

Lemonade scones that are light, fluffy and delicious! This foolproof lemonade scones recipe will become a family favourite. See how easy they are to make - and how quickly your scones will fly out the door!

Mars Bar Muffin Recipe - Two Evils In One Mouthwatering Muffin Recipe!

Mars Bar and muffin in the one tasty treat... now this could be dangerous! Only try this muffin recipe if you dare... and please be sure to post your comments at the end of the recipe and let us know what you thought of these Mars Bar muffins!

Meal Planning - 8 Top Tips For Meal Planning Magic For Your Family!

Meal planning can be a huge help to busy families in the fast-paced lifestyle we now live. Check out some of our members best meal planning tips and download a free copy of the BellyBelly family meal planner. Plan your meals and plan for less stress!

meatloaf recipe

Meatloaf Recipe - A Low Fat, Family Friendly Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf recipe thats simple, low fat and family friendly! This meatloaf recipe uses both lean beef and chicken mince to help keep the recipe as low fat as possible - and it works!

Meringue Recipe

Meringue Recipe - A Gorgeous Gooey Fruit Meringue Recipe

Meringue recipe that's really simple and fruity to boot! Find out how to make meringue with a delicious, fruity twist - you'll love our meringue recipe.

Mini Quiche Recipe

Mini Quiche Recipe - Very Tasty Mini Quiche Recipe

The mini quiche recipe that my kids BEG me to make! Not only is this mini quiche recipe delicious, but very versatile and SO simple. Guaranteed to please.

Muffin Recipe - Carrot & Orange Bran Muffins - Healthy Muffin Recipe!

Healthy muffins recipe! Carrot and orange bran muffins for those seeking a healthy alternative. Don't fret if you like more indulgent muffins - we've added some tips to make these muffins a little more leaded too!

Muffin Recipes - Banana Muffins, Chocolate Muffins and More

Muffin recipes tried and tested by our very own BellyBelly members! For a delicious muffin recipe, be sure to browse and try out these mouth-watering favourites, including banana muffins, chocolate muffins, healthy muffins, mars bar muffins and more!

Pancake Recipe

Pancake Recipe - The Best Pancake Recipe!

Pancake recipe - how to make the best pancakes! Throw out your old pancake recipe and give this delicious recipe a go. Includes variations to make pancakes savoury or sweet.

Pizza Recipe

Pizza Recipe - Easy Margherita Pizza Recipe

Pizza recipe for margherita lovers! This margherita pizza is very easy to make and does not need proofing time if you want to make it a thin crust. If you prove the dough, the pizza will be much thicker, but the dough does rise in the oven anyway when made as thin crust.

Pumpkin Soup Recipe - The Best Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Pumpkin soup recipe that is simple yet delicious! For the best pumpkin soup recipe give this one a try, and let us know what you think. Be sure to comment and let us know what you think of this pumpkin soup recipe and suggest any variations.

Quiche Recipe - Simple, Creamy Quiche Recipe

Quiche recipe - a family favourite! This quiche recipe is creamy and delicious and can be modified to include a range of ingredients of your choosing, for example, a tuna and sweetcorn quiche, potato and caramelised onion and so much more!

Salmon Patties (Fish Cakes) & Home Made Tartare Sauce Recipe

Salmon patties (or fish cakes) are a delicious, healthy meal for a lunch or dinner. They are also ideal for lunchboxes if you're after something different for the kids or even mum and dad!

Sausage and Sweet Potato Croquettes

Sausage and Sweet Potato Croquettes

These delicious sausage and sweet potato croquettes can be used as a main meal or as a buffet dish at a party, or when your children have friends round for tea. Can be made in advance and stored in the freezer.

Sausage Roll Recipe - A Yummy Sausage Roll Recipe With Filling Variations

Sausage roll recipe which you can make two ways. Sausage rolls are an all time favourite for parties or even the family. This sausage roll recipe has some delicious variations to make the filling a bit more special!

Shepards Pie Recipe - Shepards Pie Winter Warmer

Shepards pie recipe - a delicious winter warmer! Dating back to the mid-1800's, shepards pie has evolved into all kinds of variations. This shepards pie recipe is a more traditional recipe that will warm your family's belly this winter!

Slow Cooker Recipes - Beef Slow Cooker Recipes

Beef slow cooker recipes - tried and tested by our very own BellyBelly members! For delicious beef slow cooker recipes be sure to try out these mouth-watering favourites, including roast lamb, rogan josh, orange honey & soy lamb, irish stew and more!

Slow Cooker Recipes - Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cooker recipes for chicken - tried and tested by our very own BellyBelly members! For delicious chicken slow cooker recipes be sure to try out these mouth-watering favourites, including apricot chicken, roast chicken, burmese chicken, lemon chicken and more!

Slow Cooker Recipes - Lamb Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cooker recipes - tried and tested by our very own BellyBelly members! For delicious lamb slow cooker recipes be sure to browse and try out these mouth-watering favourites, including roast lamb, rogan josh, orange honey & soy lamb, irish stew and more!

Slow Cooker Recipes - Pasta & Rice Slow Cooker Recipes

Pasta & rice slow cooker recipes - tried and tested by our very own BellyBelly members! For a delicious slow cooker recipe be sure to browse and try out these mouth-watering favourites, including lasagne (yes you heard right!), cannelloni, creamy rice, risottos and more!

Slow Cooker Recipes - Pork Slow Cooker Recipes

Pork slow cooker recipes - tried and tested by our very own BellyBelly members! For delicious pork slow cooker recipes, be sure to browse and try out these mouth-watering favourites including barbeque pulled pork, pork spare ribs, sweet & sour pork and more!

Slow Cooker Recipes - Soups, Stews & Casserole Recipes for Slow Cookers

Soup, stew and casserole slow cooker recipes – tried and tested by our very own BellyBelly members! For a delicious slow cooker recipe be sure to browse and try out these mouth-watering favourites.

Spaghetti Bolognese - An Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Spaghetti bolognese is a very popular family favourite! You can't go wrong with spaghetti bolognese. Check out this recipe for a nice and easy, good ol' spag bol.

Spanish Style Fried Rice Recipe

Spanish style fried rice recipe. This dish is reminiscent of a Spanish paella style rice - but not using risotto or carnoli rice, just simple quick cook rice, which is then fried after being cooked. You can use up ready cooked rice if you have it, making it a quick and easy dish to prepare.

Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe - Turkey Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed tomatoes recipe - delicious turkey stuffed tomatoes. A healthy meal for the whole family.

Tuna Pasta Bake Recipe

Tuna Pasta Bake Recipe With Cherry Tomatoes and Broccoli

Tuna pasta bake recipe with cherry tomatoes and broccoli = YUM! A healthy tuna pasta bake recipe with lots of great nutrition for the whole family.

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe - Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Vanilla cupcakes recipe - the hardest thing about this cupcake recipe is deciding what colour icing to use! If you're after an easy, yet delicious vanilla cupcake recipe, look no further!

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