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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Sausages never fail do they? I don’t know if its the same in your family – although I’m guessing it is – but whenever we have sausages for supper there’s very little problem getting everyone to clean their plates! But … Continue reading
from Good Housekeeping A very tasty creamy, mildly spicy curry slightly adapted from a recipe from Good Housekeeping Money saving tip: Use chicken thighs rather than breast. Approximate cost: £2.62 for 2 (£1.31 each) (Prices are current from Sainsburys web-site … Continue reading
**updated 18th Feb 2017 to a much simpler version** This recipe was inspired by one my husband saw on day-time TV years ago when recovering from a back injury. It’s been a long-term favourite in our house. it doesn’t take … Continue reading
What can you cook for supper when your kitchen is covered in dust-sheets and there is sawdust everywhere? [Finally – having left it FAR too long – we have sanded down our lovely wooden kitchen worktops to re-oil them. So … Continue reading
I use this blog as my cook book – except of course for those recipes I haven’t shared with you yet! So every now and then I update them when I find an easier/quicker way to make them. This is … Continue reading
We had a lovely, lovely holiday in Italy last summer during which we saw amazing sights and ate out at a lot of fantastic restaurants. Interestingly, amongst all the gorgeous meals, one of the nicest we had was eating from … Continue reading
What do you make with leftover lamb? Roast lamb is one of my favorite meals, but I’ve always found it difficult to find recipes that work with leftover lamb. I’ve tried a ragu, shepherds pie, lamb curry – but somehow … Continue reading
Do you ever have weeks that don’t go quite how you planned them? Last week was one of those weeks from the culinary point of view. We didn’t do Live Below the Line, but I put together a £15 menu … Continue reading