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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Tag Archives: Comfort food
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
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Bacon and Lentil Soup
The last low cost weeklymenu plan should probably have been called ‘Lentil Week’ in our house! (I wonder if there is one?) First there was the Lamb and Lentil Curry with peas, then the Lamb pasties – both of which … Continue reading
Posted in Budget Meals, Quick Meals, Soups Tagged budget-friendly, Comfort food, lentils, quick budget recipes, soups Comments Off on Bacon and Lentil Soup
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
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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
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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
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
Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes
They say that cooking is a Science. So as my contribution to pushing back the frontiers I decided to do some research into how to create the Perfect Brownies – but not just ordinary Brownies, I wanted to make Brownie … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Desserts Tagged Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort food, Tea Time Treats 9 Comments
Jubilee Apple and Lemon Cupcakes
There is something out-of-this-world-delicious about a good apple cake. They used to serve Dorset Apple Cake sometimes in our work canteen, and it was a real treat if you could get down there to find that (i) they were selling … Continue reading
I know there are lots of banana bread recipes, but my family seem especially keen on this one. The preparation for this is about 10 mins, and then you can sit back and put your feet up for an hour … Continue reading
Posted in Baking Tagged bananas, Cakes, Comfort food, leftovers 2 Comments