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...).
Thanks for visiting.
Keep in touch here.
Follow me on Pinterest
Search this site
Search by Topicapples BBQ biscuits bread budget-friendly budget menu plan Cakes Carrots cheese Chicken Chocolate Comfort food feta fish freezing ham ice-cream Lamb leftovers lemons lentils less-than-£1-a-portion Live Below the Line Make Ahead mushrooms oats Once-a-Month-Cooking Pasta peaches peppers pizza Plums puddings quick budget recipes raspberries Salad sausages soups storecupboard meals strawberries Super-quick meals Tea Time Treats Tomato vegetarian yoghurt
Category Archives: Desserts
Roast Pears with Caramel Sauce
It’s January. Yes I know it has been for a while now (11 and a bit days to be exact) but I always find that January takes a bit of getting used to. It’s great because you have all those … Continue reading
Lemon Cream Brandy Snap Baskets with Frosted Grapes
Well, Christmas is finally over, and I hope you had a good day? I love it when Christmas Day finally arrives. A day with the family is always fun, but there’s also the delicious realisation that there is no more … Continue reading
Posted in Desserts Tagged lemons, puddings, Super-quick meals Comments Off on Lemon Cream Brandy Snap Baskets with Frosted Grapes
Plum and Cinnamon Oaty Crumble
I think the world needs more Crumble. (Interestingly that is one of the few subjects on which my children agree with me!) Doesn’t the thought of a lovely comforting bowl of crumble and custard make you want to smile? It … Continue reading
Posted in Desserts Tagged Comfort food, Plums, puddings Comments Off on Plum and Cinnamon Oaty Crumble
Peach Ice-cream – in 5 minutes
This ice-cream should probably come with a warning or two. Firstly – this ice-cream is so gorgeous that you may find yourself making it far too often and eating far too much of it. Secondly – it’s not a quiet … Continue reading
Not-Quite Eton Mess
Eton mess – the story goes – was first eaten after a meringue pudding was crushed by a yellow labrador whilst on the way to a picnic at Eton sometime in the 19th century. The remains were salvaged and served … Continue reading
Posted in Desserts Tagged puddings, strawberries, Super-quick meals Comments Off on Not-Quite Eton Mess
Grilled Peaches with Raspberry Sauce
Finally! I’ve been meaning to make these peaches for a couple of weeks now, but somehow not quite managing to. Which is a shame as it’s a really quick simple recipe which everyone loves – even my children who aren’t … Continue reading
Posted in Desserts, Quick Meals Tagged peaches, raspberries, yoghurt Comments Off on Grilled Peaches with Raspberry Sauce
Lemon and Strawberry Cheesecake
This is possibly the Easiest Cheesecake in the World. It’s quick enough to make on a weekday night (it takes about 10 – 15 minutes) – and it’s low fat enough for you not to feel guilty about eating it … Continue reading
Posted in Desserts, Quick Meals Tagged lemons, puddings, strawberries, Super-quick meals, yoghurt Comments Off on Lemon and Strawberry Cheesecake
Pear Tarte Tatin
Considering that Tarte Tatin apparently started life as an accident it is one of the most amazingly delicious desserts that you can make! It was apparently first made by accident by one of the Tatin sisters at their hotel in … Continue reading
Posted in Desserts Tagged pears, puddings, Tea Time Treats Comments Off on Pear Tarte Tatin