Tasty easy recipes that dont break the bank


Hello & Welcome to the Credit Crunch Cooke! Simple recipes that are low on cost but high on flavour!

With the current state of the economy thrifty cooking is very important, did you know that the average household wastes about £480 worth of food a year?

Shocking isn't it?! Don't worry though, with some savvy shopping & cooking you can keep your purses & tummies full, & as someone who shops & cooks in the real world I can help! 

So whether your a family of four, cooking for one or a hard up student, get your cupboards stocked, put on your apron & head for the kitchen, because it's time for some Credit Crunch Cooking!!  

What's new this week?!

Hi everyone I hope you've all had a lovely weekend!

We seem to be experiencing a bit of an Indian summer here in Stafford & if you've got the same where you are I hope you're all making the most of it!


I have finally got round to doing a budget version of one of my favourite dishes... Spaghetti Carbonara or as I have re-named it My "No Parm" Carbonara! It's just as delicious as the original so I hope you enjoy it, oh & by the way it goes really well with my Easy Garlic Bread!

Last week I made a few tweaks to my Simple Victoria Sponge recipe & transformed it into a chocolate lovers dream! Try my Double Chocolate Sponge & make someone's day (or maybe just yours!) I made it for my Mum's birthday & it went down very well!


I've got lots planned for the next few months & I'm very excited! My latest project is my new YouTube channel! At the moment there is only one video on there but I will be adding to it as soon as I can (It was quite fun!) Click the link below to go to my channel & you can subscribe to it too!!



Don't forget if you have any money saving recipes or tips drop me an email here at  & I will add you to the "Cruncher Wall of Fame" page!