These delicious cheese and onion pasties make a great filling lunch idea served with a little salad or baked beans.
Delicious, Cheap and Easy Recipes
This simple low cost crunchy homemade coleslaw salad is perfect for a hot summers day. It makes a great addition to any cold meats or delicious on jacket potatoes.
This spiced apple sauce cake is great for using up left over apple sauce. Its a cheap and easy cake to make and goes along way. I normally make one and then freeze some for another day. It is delicious served warm with homemade caramel […]
Theres always a time in our lives where we are looking through our cupboards for something to make a cheap lunch. These homemade crackers are wonderful with a little soft cheese and cucumber or sliced or grated cheese with a little pickle. We quite enjoy […]
It is so easy to make your own gravy mix. Of course you can buy a mix but to know exactly what has gone into it has to be a good thing. I always like to have a jar stored in my pantry, it will […]
This delicious chorizo spaghetti meal is ideal for a go to meal. It is one of those comforting meals we go to when we haven’t got anything planned. Spaghetti with tomato sauce is a favourite for children, so I am sure this recipe will go […]
This homemade peanut butter recipe is so easy and quick to make. I use it mostly to make peanut butter cookies. I decided to make it myself and it turned out really well and perfect for my needs. You can make it a little more […]
This easy caramel sauce recipe is amazingly creamy and so delicious. It can be used in brownies, cupcakes, pies but our favourite one is pancakes. With this sauce drizzled over them they are amazing. This simple homemade caramel sauce is quick to make. If you […]
Homemade marshmallow fondant icing is so much nicer than the bought one and comes in cheaper too. I must confess that I did use to buy it until one day I decided to try and make my own. From that day I have never looked […]
I just love to have this bread maker mix stored in my pantry. It makes it so quick and easy to make up a loaf of fresh bread to start the day, also it is so flexible and can be used in many different recipes. […]
If you like lemons like I do you are going to love these lemon curd biscuits. They are very simple to make but taste like you have spent much of your time in your kitchen baking them. I use homemade lemon curd for these cookies […]
Another great time saver is this simple sponge mix. I like to spend a little time over the weekend weighing up my various mixes for the pantry and this mix is always a favourite. Once its weighed up and stored in a jar, making cup […]
We just cannot get enough of these delicious lemon cupcakes. Having the sponge mix already waiting in the pantry it becomes a quick and easy treat for the family. Be careful though as one may not be enough! Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups of sponge mix […]
I really like to keep this cream soup mix in my pantry as it comes in very handy to use in different meals. It has a few benefits in that it is healthier and cheaper too, so it is a win win. This mix is […]
Having a jar of homemade hot chocolate mix in the pantry comes in very handy on those cold wintery days. It is so easy to make just a single mug by just adding a few teaspoons to your favourite mug and filling up with boiling […]
If you are looking for a real comforting plate of food this slow cooker beef in red wine may be the one for you. It is delicious served with mash potato or even crispy roast potatoes. 500g braising steak 4 large carrots 1 […]
With our busy lifestyles there are always times we need biscuits in a hurry, whether its for hungry children, husbands or someone popping in for a quick cup of tea. Once this oat biscuit mix is made up it takes a matter of minutes to […]
This fruit bread mix is so handy to have stored in the pantry. It doesn’t take too long to make up but when you are running short of time its easy to prepare just one loaf for the breadmaker turn it on and that’s it […]
This fruit loaf recipe has become a firm breakfast favourite in our family, its a job in itself keeping enough in the bread bin to go around. It makes a lovely change rather than just having plain toast and it is very reasonable price wise […]
This week we wanted something sweet so I made millionaires shortbread. This recipe is so easy and quite quick to make. It’s certainly a favorite in our house and great for the children as a treat.
Having a glut of plums from the tree, I thought I would eventually try and make Chinese plum sauce. There are many recipes to use plums up in desserts but not so many savoury ideas. This sauce turned out very well, making a few tweaks […]
With autumn on its way and the evenings closing in there is nothing nicer than ending the day with this delicious sausage casserole. Served with crusty bread or mashed potato it makes a super family meal. This recipe is very easy and quite quick to […]
There is nothing quite like homemade plum jam is there, buying supermarket jam doesn’t even come close to the taste of homemade. I eagerly wait each year for the plums on the tree to be ripe so I can get into the kitchen and make […]
This school iced sponge cake is another quick and easy recipe and fun to make with children. I used to make this years ago most weeks but you forget about recipes when you come across new ones don’t you. The family were certainly pleased to […]
These easy potato wedges make a super addition to a meal or can be served on their own with a dip of your choice. These wedges are crispy, delicious and a more healthy option to chips made in a fryer.
I have a lot of people asking if I still have the chocolate concrete recipe from my school days. I thought it may be a good idea to put the recipe on my blog and hopefully it will take people back in time. Even […]
When making any meat dishes such as this cheap cottage pie recipe I do not use a lot of meat. We are not really big meat eaters as you have probably already seen but this way also keeps the cost down. This makes a lovely […]
If you have a busy day and are looking for a simple rice dish for dinner this one is very cheap and easy. You could always prepare the vegetables beforehand and keep them in the fridge.
A delicious apple crumble and custard is definitely a family favourite! Its that time of year again to harvest the apples. There is nothing like a good old British pudding to complete your meal. As with all of my recipes this is another reasonable […]
Todays dinner is homemade Tortilla. This recipe is so easy and one of the cheapest meals you can make for your family. I know you can buy these already to pop in the oven but they are no where near as good as home made ones! […]
If you are looking for lunch box ideas, these lunch box pasties may just go down a storm. I am not going to call them Cornish pasties as they are not! After living in Cornwall most of my life true Cornish people would soon pull […]
Golden syrup is one ingredient that I use a lot of in my baking, especially with the Christmas baking. Unfortunately sometimes I do run out so I have to make do with making my own, although very delicious and is similar to Tate & Lyle […]
If you are stuck for ideas for a week day dinner this cheap lentil and tomato soup is a quick but very filling meal. Sometimes it is lovely to have something a little different than plateful of meat and potatoes. This soup is also quite easy to […]
This delicious ham, egg and mushroom quiche is a great make ahead meal, which can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days until required. I normally make a big one so that we can have it more than once either with a small salad, […]
I started making this simple quick and easy chicken and sweetcorn pie a few years ago when I was at a loose end on what to have for dinner one night and it went down a storm, so has become a regular part of the […]
I just love making this easy fruit cake recipe, its simple but delicious at the same time. Its also handy for a lunch box or just to be naughty now and then with a coffee!
Trying to think of something different to make, I went through my cupboards and came across a jar of leftover mincemeat from Christmas. I had not made this mincemeat crumble tray bake for a while so thought it would be a nice change and also […]
If you like flapjack this is a very quick and easy flapjack recipe. I make this quite often just to have as a treat or to put in the lunch box. It uses very few ingredients and most of what you would have in your […]
This easy victoria sponge cake is wonderful if you have guests popping in for afternoon tea. Well to be honest I make it even without the guests coming 😉 But all the same it is so easy to make and you can have a wonderful […]
If you like peppermint you will love this delicious chocolate mint shortbread! The peppermint just gives that extra up market touch to the shortbread, without the upmarket budget!
Making Chelsea buns takes me back a few years. My gran used to make these quite often and that smell when they are baking in her kitchen will always stay with me! Chelsea buns were first created in the 18th century at the bun house […]
I have tried a lot of chocolate brownie recipes but never really found one that I would keep using time and time again. Adding walnuts to the brownie mix makes all the difference and gives it that delicious crunch. This recipe has become a family […]