Homemade Sauces
Mar03

Homemade Sauces

It is easy and economical to make your own basic sauces and condiments. We have been adding a lot of these basic sauce recipes lately. You can make your own sweet sauces such as chocolate or caramel sauce and boiled custard. Salad dressings and savoury sauces are also easy to make. When you make your own sauce it is usually much healthier and cheaper than the store bought stuff. You know what is in the sauce and can allow for your own...

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Slow Cookers
Jan27

Slow Cookers

Slow cookers are a great addition to your kitchen appliances, having a myriad of uses. They can help to save time and money. Slow cookers are also energy efficient and can turn tough cuts of meat into tender goodness. So many uses Apart from producing tasty and nutritious stews and soups in winter there are many other ways to utilise your slow cooker. It can be used as a food warmer, keeping one part of a meal warn while you prepare...

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Budget Recipes and Cheap Cooking Ideas
Dec16

Budget Recipes and Cheap Cooking Ideas

Many of these recipes are ones my mother cooked for our family when I was young. We had a large joint family- three of his, two of hers and two of theirs so the grocery budget was always stretched to the limit. Many of them went on to being favourite foods I cooked for my kids, especially when I was studying at university and on a tight food budget again. All of these recipes are in our submitted recipes section of Aussie Cooking....

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Cook Ahead to Save Time and Money
Dec10

Cook Ahead to Save Time and Money

When budgeting, saving time is a consideration for the frugal as is saving cash. It’s important to do both. One way to save both time and money is to organize your schedule and your pantry and begin to plan your meals in advance. Now don’t panic and think you have to lay out a full week’s menu every Sunday! Planning even one day ahead will make a huge difference in your pocketbook because you’ll eliminate those...

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Lazy Cooks – Pastry Cooking
Dec10

Lazy Cooks – Pastry Cooking

The Secret Ingredient for Lazy Cooks – Pastry Cooking Have you ever found yourself wondering how you can give a new lift to old favorites? Or worrying over how you can tempt those picky eaters? Try keeping a few sheets of frozen puff pastry in the freezer.Puff pastry is one of the most useful, and at the same time most overlooked, weapons in the cook’s arsenal. It gets less exposure than it should because many people are...

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Once-A-Month Cooking
Dec10

Once-A-Month Cooking

Every evening, all around the world, the same dilemma faces many homemakers. What can be prepared for tonight’s dinner with a minimum of fuss that will be filling and nutritious? With a little forward planning, you can have a month of meals waiting in the freezer, ready to be thawed and heated. All you need to do is add simple side dishes or a salad. This approach is known as Once A Month Cooking (or OAMC for short). The basic...

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