Tasty easy recipes that dont break the bank


Hello & Welcome to the Credit Crunch Cooke!

Tasty, easy recipes that are kind to your budget.

As a nation we waste about £480 worth of food a year which is shocking but I think we are learning!


More & more people are starting to look at their food shopping habits & looking at ways to save money & avoid food waste.

This is where I can help!




These four words can change your current habits!





My aptly named "Getting Started" section will....get you started, from organizing your kitchen & store cupboard to shopping!







Once you are ready go & check out my recipes! There is something for everyone-family favourites, meat free options & delicious puds & cakes. I've even catered for special occasions, because why should you miss out when you're on  a budget?


 When I'm not at work or in the kitchen I blog about all sorts of stuff & you can read all about it in Mrs Winkle's Blog. You'll find anything from new products I've tried, places I've visited & maybe the odd restaurant review in the future! Cleo the cat will probably make an appearance but that's because she is a bit of a diva & likes the attention! (Actually I blog when I'm at work but don't tell anyone!)

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?!!

It's been a busy one at CCC HQ this weekend! I have added two brand new recipes which just happen to go really well together!

My Italian Chicken which is so simple but very tasty & Creamy Polenta, again easy to make but delicious!



Mr W & I have been on our annual Blackberry forage a little earlier than usual this year thanks to the warm weather! We picked just over 2kg which is far more then I can fit in my freezer at the moment...so what's a girl to do....?


Start the Blackberry Gin off early that's what!!

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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!