This wonderful fish pie can be made up to two days ahead and, when there is so much going on, it is an ideal dish as it has an air of celebration and yet is easy to make and can be cooked ahead of time. It’s great for a buffet as it slices well and can be eaten with a fork. It is a meal that works well for any family occasion really.

This rocky road cake tower is a memorable recipe to make with the children. It is special and it is a treat and ideal for a day when there are a lot of children around. You don’t need me to tell you that a cake with Mars bars, golden syrup, Crunchie and chocolate will go down well! It is just hard to stop them eating the ingredients as you put it together. The finished rocky road can also be cut into bite-sized pieces if you prefer and would make a lovely present wrapped in tissue paper in a nice box.