Tasty easy recipes that dont break the bank!



Hello & welcome to The Credit Crunch Cooke!

Do you want to save money but still eat well?  

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I'm Sarah Winkle, a keen home cook who loves to save money & create delicious food on a budget! 

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On my website you will find recipes to suit all abilities & great ways to save time & money in the kitchen. 

Now who doesn't want to save time & money?! 


What's new?!



So after a quiet couple of weeks at the beginning of February I got back in the kitchen again to test out some new recipes!

My latest additions are all ready for you & I hope you like them! Last weekend I added a new easy pud, my Store Cupboard Crumble & Ham & Leek Pasta. Both quick & easy to make & well under £1 per serving.






The next couple of weeks are going to be a bit quiet again. This is because a certain Mr W has a special birthday coming up (Shh, he's going to be 50 but don't tell anyone!)😊🎂


This week I took inspiration from a childhood favourite.  School trip packed lunches always included Sardine & Tomato paste sandwiches & now my latest pasta dish pays homage to them! Click here to check it out!

I have added another slow cooker recipe, the lovely weather this week conned me into thinking that I wouldn't be using it much but how wrong I was as I look out of the window at the rain! My Chicken & Sausage Gumbo may not be terribly authentic but it is packed with flavour!