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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Category Archives: Baking
Baking for the Freezer
I’ve been singing the praises of Once a Month cooking for a while now, but if I’m honest a whole day of cooking can get pretty tedious. This time it took 7 hours – and I ended up spreading it … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Freezing 2 Comments
Easy Cheese Crackers (91 pence)
As you’ve probably realised I’m into all things freezeable and frozen at the moment. This is one such recipe. It’s very easy – and quick – and tasty – and you can freeze the crackers and cook from frozen. Delicious … Continue reading
No-bake Oat and Seed Bars
Spring is here! And with it, all things spring-like – sunshine, salads, Easter and…Spring-cleaning? Well – maybe. In the April No Waste Food challenge, the lovely blog JibberJabber UK encourages us all to spring-clean our cupboards and gather up all … Continue reading
Posted in Baking Tagged dried fruit, nuts, oats, storecupboard meals, vegetarian 8 Comments
Lemon Curd fairy cakes with Lemon Drizzle
I still think it’s hard to beat fairy cakes if you’re looking for the perfect sized cake. I know we’ve been making all sorts of other size cakes in recent years – triple layers, cupcakes piled high with frosting, cake … Continue reading
Posted in Baking Tagged Cakes, lemons, Tea Time Treats, yoghurt 5 Comments
Cereal Bars (Granola Bars)
Kinder Scout, Mass Trespass and ‘Healthy’ Cereal Bars Some recipes are a long time in the making. I’m not referring to the time in the kitchen actually making them – I mean from idea to creating the recipe. Some come … Continue reading
Yesterday was always going to be a day for Chocolate. It all started a couple of days. I’ve been off work on sick leave recently, and I was talking to a very good friend of mine who advised me that … Continue reading
Posted in Baking Tagged Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort food Comments Off on Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
How do you spend your holidays? We enjoy cycling and walking and as we had a few days off over New Year were hoping to get out. As you may well know the weather has been terrible, so it was … Continue reading
Posted in Baking Tagged biscuits, Chocolate, Comfort food Comments Off on Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe has got me out of trouble on many an occasion. For instance – the time my parents turned up for tea and I realized as they walked in the door that the children had eaten the cake I’d … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Storecupboard suppers Tagged biscuits, Comfort food, storecupboard meals, Super-quick meals Comments Off on Ten-minute Flapjacks
Two-for-One: Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia and Homemade Pizza bases
Click on the headings to see the choices! This is one of those great recipes where you can cook double and have the basis for two different meals. Just my kind of recipe! Make some extra bread dough and you … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Cook Once - Eat Twice, Freezing, Two-for-one Tagged bread, freezing, Make Ahead, pizza Comments Off on Two-for-One: Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia and Homemade Pizza bases
You really NEED to make these – yes, you do – because these cinnamon rolls are to die for. Ok – maybe that is overstating it slightly – but they are SO GOOD that once you’ve tasted their soft, spicy, … Continue reading
Posted in Baking Tagged bread, Cakes, Comfort food, rolls 2 Comments