Mum’s best macaroni cheese recipe

We don’t eat macaroni cheese often in this house. With dairy and gluten intolerances, it’s not on the menu. Vegan and gluten free macaroni cheese is, frankly, pretty grim, unless you happen to visit a really good vegan restaurant that makes a good version. My teenager is a macaroni cheese purist and she loves it […]


Easy, quick, and delicious bread rolls

These bread rolls are easy, cheap and you know what’s gone into them. My kids eat a lot of bread and whilst my husband eats gluten free, the children and I don’t, and I like making most of our bread if I can.  Perfect for soups and casseroles or for lunchboxes with fillings, they work […]


Have yourself a Merry Covid Christmas.

My son has made up a new Christmas song, which involves a line from a well known Christmas song and the line “have yourself a Merry Covid Christmas” are repeated often. It’s funny but also incredibly sad at the same time. Who would have thought we would know what the word Covid was and that […]


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Blog author, Karen Reekie

Welcome to Cats, Kids, Chaos. We started over 9 years ago, originally as The Mad House of Cats & Babies, in a blur of sleep deprivation. We share family life as we live and see it, and try to keep it real. I write about food allergies, homeschooling, parenting a teenager, product reviews and everything in between. The odd cat post may feauture too. Welcome to the chaos, grab a cup of coffee and join us!

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