Destitute Gourmet...

One of the most well used recipe books I own is the Everyday Smart Food for the family by Sophie Gray. Not only are the recipes within delicious and easy to make, most of their ingredients can be found in your pantry on any given day.

Fried scones are a favourite on a cold day and use only basic ingredients yet seem so decadent.

 The pecan tartlets, although requiring the initial cost of the pecans, is the perfect afternoon treat, and the Free-form fruit galette is a great throw together desert that requires very little effort.

You can find more info and recipes on Sophie's blog or on her website (there is even a forum there!)