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.
There is nothing quite like homemade hot cross buns served lightly toasted with butter for breakfast with a nice cup of tea.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
This quick and easy tomato bruschetta is a perfect summer snack or it would also make a super tasty starter for your family meal.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]