Apricot jam

No need to make a huge batch - just 500gm of apricots cooked in the microwave will give you a lovely jar or 2 of jam.

Pastitsio

This recipe is great to make in little ramekins at the beginning of a busy week so you can pull them out of the fridge and pop them straight into the oven on one of those nights when you just can't face cooking.

Sausage kebabs

Here's a fun way to serve sausages to the kids, with the added bonus of built-in vegetables to ensure a balanced meal they'll love to eat.

Cheeseburgers

Make these cheeseburgers for a fun family dinner that everyone will love! Adapt the fillings to your family's tastes and maybe serve with some fries for your own homemade takeaway!

Hamburger on sourdough

Hamburgers are a tried-and-true dinner favourite with most kids. Simply load the dinner table with beef patties, fresh bread and a generous supply of salad vegetables such as avocado, tomato and beetroot, as well as cheese and sauces, and let your family build their own personalised hamburger.