Hi, my name is Annie!
As a busy working mum I'm always looking for ways to save time (and money) in the kitchen but still produce healthy home-cooked meals. Here you can read about my continuing attempts to make delicious quick - & cheap - meals in no time! (and a few other recipes too...).
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This picture may need a bit of explaining, but I need your help for this. Close your eyes – no, that won’t work – Wake up your taste buds and just imagine: a forkful of creamy fishcake … flavoured with … Continue reading
As we all know, the best plans can go awry. One such thing was the third recipe in this weeks budget menu: Coley Korma. It was not a success. I can’t blame anyone else for this – I made it … Continue reading
You would expect – wouldn’t you? – that a week of living on pasta and mixed veg (total cost 28p a portion) would you make you VERY grateful to be able to go back to a more varied, tasty (and … Continue reading
Everyone needs a good standby pasta sauce. Easy and quick to make – ideally from store cupboard ingredients. This one fits the bill beautifully.
It was inspired by a …
Steamy, buttery mashed potato is one of my favourite foods, although my eldest hates it (- what’s there to hate?). But the cold and clammy version found in the fridge the next day is distinctly unappealing – combine them with … Continue reading
(If you’re busy, the best meals are, of course, those cooked by someone else! This post is written by our teenage Guest Blogger. If you have ever been put off making homemade pizza as it seems too complicated and difficult … Continue reading
Do you ever have those days when you get home and really don’t want to have to cook supper? In the ‘Olden Days’ when all I had to worry about was me, I’ld have cracked open a bottle of wine … Continue reading
I guess this is a rather strange picture for a recipe – but I can’t imagine that my picture of fresh tomato sauce would be any different from anybody else’s! (And don’t you think that fusilli looks like an old … Continue reading