Recipes

Potato Cheese and Onion Pasties

Potato Cheese and Onion Pasties

These delicious cheese and onion pasties make a great filling lunch idea served with a little salad or baked beans.

Crunchy Homemade Coleslaw Salad

Crunchy Homemade Coleslaw Salad

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.

Easy Sultana Cookies

Easy Sultana Cookies

If funds are running low and you fancy something sweet, these sultana cookies are very cheap and easy to make. Just 10 minutes in the oven and you have freshly baked cookies for the family.

Homemade Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Homemade Hot Cross Buns Recipe

There is nothing quite like homemade hot cross buns served lightly toasted with butter for breakfast with a nice cup of tea.

Chorizo Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce

Chorizo Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce

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 […]

Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

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 […]

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant Icing

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant Icing

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 […]

Homemade Bread Maker Mix Recipe

Homemade Bread Maker Mix Recipe

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. […]

Lemon Curd Biscuits Recipe

Lemon Curd Biscuits Recipe

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 […]

Simple Sponge Mix for Your Pantry

Simple Sponge Mix for Your Pantry

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 […]

Delicious Lemon Cupcakes

Delicious Lemon Cupcakes

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 […]

Oat Biscuits Made Easy

Oat Biscuits Made Easy

If you have had a stroll around my website you will see I have posted a mix for oat cookies.  Having the mix on hand can give you home cooked biscuits in a matter of minutes. Ingredients to make 12 biscuits. 310g oat biscuit mix […]

Hot Chocolate Mix for a King or Queen

Hot Chocolate Mix for a King or Queen

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 […]

Slow Cooker Beef in Red Wine

Slow Cooker Beef in Red Wine

  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 […]

Millionaires Shortbread Recipe Easy

Millionaires Shortbread Recipe Easy

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.    

Simple Sausage Casserole for the Family

Simple Sausage Casserole for the Family

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 […]

School Iced Sponge Cake Recipe

School Iced Sponge Cake Recipe

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 […]

Easy Potato Wedges

Easy Potato Wedges

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.

School chocolate concrete recipe

School chocolate concrete recipe

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 […]

Cheap cottage pie recipe

Cheap cottage pie recipe

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 […]

Simple rice dish for dinner.

Simple rice dish for dinner.

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.

simple cookie recipe

simple cookie recipe

I think everyone looks for a simple cookie recipe at some point, maybe you are in a hurry and have visitors coming.  I make these cookies most weeks for the biscuit tin, the main reason being that I always have the ingredients in the cupboard. […]

Quick and Easy Tomato Bruschetta

Quick and Easy Tomato Bruschetta

This quick and easy tomato bruschetta is a perfect summer snack or it would also make a super tasty starter for your family meal.

Apple Crumble Recipe

Apple Crumble Recipe

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 […]

Cherry and Almond Shortbread

Cherry and Almond Shortbread

If you like bakewell tarts as I do, you are just going to love these cherry and almond shortbread cookies. These are delicious with a nice cup of tea and ideal to make if someone is popping in.

Easy homemade tortilla recipe

Easy homemade tortilla recipe

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! […]

Lunch Box Pasties Recipe

Lunch Box Pasties Recipe

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 recipe

Golden syrup recipe

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 […]

Easy Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

Easy Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

I am a lover of vegetables and this cauliflower cheese is so easy and quick to make, we normally have it served with ham or chicken.

Cheap lentil and tomato soup recipe

Cheap lentil and tomato soup recipe

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 […]

Ham, egg and mushroom quiche

Ham, egg and mushroom quiche

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, […]

Quick and Easy Chicken and Sweetcorn Pie

Quick and Easy Chicken and Sweetcorn Pie

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 […]

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

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!

Leftover Mincemeat Crumble Tray Bake

Leftover Mincemeat Crumble Tray Bake

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 […]

Easy Flapjack Recipe

Easy Flapjack Recipe

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 […]

Easy victoria sponge cake recipe

Easy victoria sponge cake recipe

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 […]

Chocolate mint shortbread recipe

Chocolate mint shortbread recipe

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!

Festive piped biscuits

Festive piped biscuits

These festive piped biscuits are very quick to make and ideal for the holiday season, you can decorate with cherries or green jelly cake decorations look pretty too.  They also last for a few days packed away in an air tight container, so having to […]

Chelsea Buns

Chelsea Buns

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 […]

Chocolate brownie with a twist

Chocolate brownie with a twist

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 […]

Easy sausage plait recipe

Easy sausage plait recipe

If you are looking for something for a change for tea thats easy, this sausage plait is very tasty.  It is also something different to have in your lunch box or even for a buffet you are planning.  It doesn’t cost the earth to make […]

Easy oat cookies for the tin!

Easy oat cookies for the tin!

These easy oat cookies are so simple to make and are quite filling too.  When I am looking to make something quick to fill up the tins this is the recipe I go too.  Ideal for an on the go snack or just to sit […]

Scrumptious Lemon Curd Recipe

Scrumptious Lemon Curd Recipe

This quick and easy lemon curd recipe is delicious for making homemade tarts, for zesty lemon drizzle cake or if you are like me you will enjoy it with a nice scone.  Its so simple and lovely to have on hand in the fridge, it […]

Jamaican Ginger Cake Recipe

Jamaican Ginger Cake Recipe

Jamaican ginger cake made by Tate and Lyle was always a favourite of our family while we were growing up. Wanting to try and get the same kind of cake I made this Jamaican ginger cake for first time yesterday and I was so impressed […]