The eldest of seven youngsters, Hazel Wilkinson helped her mum to prepare dinner for the household as a young person.
Hazel, who has 4 grandchildren, went on to carve out a profession as a prepare dinner in a care residence, a job she did for 12 years, earlier than changing into a childminder for a decade.
Now 74 and retired, Hazel, who lives in Burnley along with her husband Eric, nonetheless loves cooking and baking for her household, together with her two daughters and their households.
And, as the price of dwelling bites with meals costs rising, Hazel agreed to give you some again to fundamentals recipe concepts that households can comply with, utilizing contemporary substances that do not price the earth.
Drawing on recipes handed down from her mum, Hazel, who was a volunteer Brownie Guider for a few years, invited the Burnley Categorical into the kitchen of her Burnley residence as she ready a household favorite, pasta bolognaise.
And, utilizing Hazel's recipe, it'll feed a household of 4/5 for simply £6. Different recipes in her armour embrace hen fajitas with potato wedges, cheese and onion pie and beans and cottage pie and peas. All to feed 4 or 5 folks for £5 to £6.
Hazel mentioned: "It is a easy meal that can fill the household and is tasty too with garlic bread.
"I grew up in a giant household so realized how necessary it was to finances and to make meals stretch so far as attainable."