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!!  

Hi everyone! Ok so I've decided to make a change to the home page & make it more interesting!

From now on as well as news of my latest recipes I will share with you any interesting new ingredients, bargains & kitchen kit I've found! Don't forget to join in too, just email me on creditcrunchcooke@gmail.com with details of your find! 

What's cooking?!


Hello everyone I hope you've all had a great weekend!

There are only two new additions this week I'm afraid as I've been busy re-shooting more of my older recipes but these two are pretty awesome if I say so myself! First is My Big Fat Italian Style Sandwich! Don't be fooled though this is not just an ordinary sarnie & not for the faint hearted! 

Next although a little late for Independence Day is my American Feast! Chicken Wings, Potato Skins & Onion Rings plus a creamy & decadent Blue Cheese dip! 

As I mentioned above I've been re-shooting more of my older recipes & I think they look great!! First are two of my easiest puds Cheesecake Pots & Peaches & Cream Trifles! Next another delicious dessert-my Marmalade Sandwich Pud in honour of my favourite little bear from Darkest Peru! Finally one of my popular takeaway alternatives Easy Chicken Curry gets a photo makeover!

Don't forget you can come & visit me on Facebook (as The Credit Crunch Cooke) & Twitter @mrscreditcrunch!

Have a great week, love from Sarah xxxxxxxxxx


Where is he time going?! I can't believe it's almost July! Well it's been pretty busy here at Triple C HQ I've been doing LOTS of recipe testing & as a consequence it makes the blog a bit quiet-sorry!!

Anyway to make up for it here are a couple of spicy gems! First up we have my Spicy Prawn & Sesame Noodles, make as hot (or not!) as you like for a quick easy week night dish! Next is Spicy Coconut Chicken, this one is on the milder side but still full of flavour! 

Have a great weekend, love from Sarah xxx 


Well it's another Bank Holiday weekend & the weather could be better!! Oh well if it's still a little chilly where you are then warm yourself up with my latest additions! First there's my Cheesy Leeks with Eggs, perfect for brunch or light evening meal-just add crusty bread! That tin of condensed chicken soup you've got in your cupboard can be put to good use in my Chicken Mushroom & Tarragon Pie

I'm currently looking at how I can make the site more interactive so keep watching for any changes! Have a great weekend whatever you're up to!! 

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