Bolognese pasta bake

I’m a real fan of cooking from scratch. Often I will put a meal in my slow cooker. When I have the time to spare I look to cook fresh at dinnertime and this bolognese pasta bake was a recent meal I made. It took under 20 minutes from start to getting it in the oven and it was delicious too. Hot, hearty, and cheap to make here is the recipe for my bolognese pasta bake.

Bolognese pasta bake

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Homemade croutons – Make use of your oven when cooking

I’m someone who loves to save money. A pound saved is the same as a pound earned. Often I try to make use of my oven being on. I will bake treats such as midnight cookies, or even cheese straws, when I already have my oven on. By making the most of the space in my oven I am saving energy, have nice treats at home and save money too. Homemade croutons are super simple, take just two minutes to prepare and taste delicious too!

Homemade croutons

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Slow cooker beef casserole – super lazy version!

Fancy making a nice slow cooker beef casserole? Don’t want to put too much effort in? I’ve got you covered! This slow cooker beef casserole takes just 5 minutes to get ready and you can even cook dumplings in the pot. You can make this for under £5, serving 3-4 hungry people. Obviously this depends on the appetite and the quality of the ingredients that you buy. If your budget is small then you do what you can. Anyway, here we go. My slow cooker beef casserole – the super lazy version!

Slow cooker beef casserole - A look at the dinner once the flour has been added

Here is a look at the slow cooker beef casserole after the flour is added but before the dumplings.

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Airfryer sweet potato fries – tasty and low calorie!

I’m a real fan of cooking food from scratch. Firstly, it is usually cheaper. Secondly it is usually healthier too. These are a winning combination for me and often what motivate me to get off my backside and make something tasty for dinner. While getting a takeaway is a nice treat I don’t always want to feed my family unhealthy food and this is where my airfryer sweet potato fries come in. They are a nice compromise between fried chips and being healthier. Which I’m often trying to be these days. My airfryer sweet potato fries take just a few minutes to prepare and they are pretty tasty too.

My airfryer sweet potato fries taste delicious, are simple to make and healthy too

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Simple cheese straws.

The lovely people at Wyke farms recently sent us some of their delicious cheese so I have just had another attempt at this recipe – it is still just as easy and even more delicious with the addition of Wyke Farms cheese!

I like to bake, cook and clean in my home. I’m a regular ‘1950’s housewife’ according to my friends, which suits me just fine.

Sometimes I want to make something tasty but I am short on time, or effort. It is days like this when I make cheese straws, puff pastry sausage rolls or other party food. Party food is always a hit in my home, especially when we have guests over.

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