I appreciate how she's added a side to most dishes included in the recipe. Nothing fancy, but good food. I didn't have much hope for it based on its cover, but it turned out to be a keeper.
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I'll be buying a copy. The recipes are perfect for a busy mom: short, simple and few ingrdients. Love it. Dec 22, Ginnie Grant rated it did not like it. I am a busy mom on a budget so you'd think that this book would have been perfect for me. Oct 14, Nova rated it it was ok.
This book is supposed to be a guide for cooking cheap meals to feed a family. I'll bite. The thing is, the way she saves money, while it works for those with enough extra income to stock up when the buying is at its best, those of us who can't afford not to have two incomes and those of us who live paycheck to paycheck my family currently falls into both categories can't take advantage of the low prices that she ca This book is supposed to be a guide for cooking cheap meals to feed a family.
The thing is, the way she saves money, while it works for those with enough extra income to stock up when the buying is at its best, those of us who can't afford not to have two incomes and those of us who live paycheck to paycheck my family currently falls into both categories can't take advantage of the low prices that she can because we can't afford to spend on a larger package for a cheaper per item price later and we can't afford to buy items in bulk on sale to take advantage of low sale prices during certain times of the year.
This is a great strategy for solidly middle class families to save money, but for my working class family, it doesn't work out. There were a few helpful tips here and there but most of them were either common sense or not practical for my situation. I would be interested in trying many of the recipes and I can see where they could definitely be made cheaply, but the portion sizes are a lot smaller than what my bottomless pit husband and kiddo like to eat per meal. For our family of three, her four portions don't appear to be enough. Mar 05, Alisa rated it liked it.
I was curious to read it since on so many frugal blogs I read, she has been mentioned. The first part of the book goes over how to save money in shopping, menu planning, watching sales, using coupons, then most of the book is the recipes. I did like how at the end of each recipe she has a frugal tip for that meal. I like the story at the beginning how she decided to start shopping smarter as a stay-at-home mom to be able to watch their budget in the eating category.
I have marked several recipes to try and am working through those. Jul 29, Laura rated it liked it. While I don't generally review cookbooks, this book included lots of good advice for saving money at the supermarket.
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It covers some of the same ground as The Coupon Mom's book, though this author isn't driving around to as many stores. The recipes were a little bland, though very kid-friendly. I particularly liked that while she's focused on saving money, she's also generally eating healthy - there are lots of fruits and veggies in this book, and she does address the misconception that it's mor While I don't generally review cookbooks, this book included lots of good advice for saving money at the supermarket. I particularly liked that while she's focused on saving money, she's also generally eating healthy - there are lots of fruits and veggies in this book, and she does address the misconception that it's more expensive to eat healthy.
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While the recipes are not all to my taste, the one I've tried so far crockpot turkey was good, and extremely eacy to make. They're also all accompanied by a Frugal Fact, which was great. She writes from the midwest, and some of her prices do reflect that. Jan 06, Lee-Ann Sleegers rated it it was amazing. I enjoy cooking and these books have really emphasized the back to basics cooking. Oct 31, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , cooking.
Another solid budget-friendly cookbook. I wasn't in much of a cooking mood while I had this one checked out, so I didn't prepare that many recipes, but the Mediterranean Pizza we made was delicious. Chase's story of how she started her website 5dollardinners. She offers several homemade alternatives to commonly store bought and more expensive ingredients, but if you're strapped for time, like me, you may still find yourself buyin Another solid budget-friendly cookbook.
She offers several homemade alternatives to commonly store bought and more expensive ingredients, but if you're strapped for time, like me, you may still find yourself buying the store-made ingredients. Still these recipes are fast, tasty, and easy on the wallet. Jan 02, Jane H rated it really liked it Shelves: cooking-and-food. I like that the basic premise is that these meals are inexpensive.
However, I find the portions to be too small for my family, and the prices in my area are definitely higher than the author's. Add to that that we only eat pastured meats, eggs, and milk, and the prices don't work anymore. However, we just tried the chicken potpie recipe turned into turkey and loved it. I'd definitely like to keep t I like that the basic premise is that these meals are inexpensive. I'd definitely like to keep this on hand. Jul 13, Kristen rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfiction , nonfiction-cookbooks. I've only used about four recipes in this book, but they were all very popular with my family.
I like that the author included bread machine instructions for all of the breads and dough. I made a pizza using the pizza dough and pizza sauce recipes and it turned out great. I can still smell it almost 24 hours later! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is on a budget. Jul 12, Felicia rated it liked it. Like all recipe books there are some recipes you like and some you don't, but with this many recipes it's a good book to have- even just for ideas. Although the prices are exact- inflation and area- you know that they aren't going to have anything outrageously priced or hard to find.
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I of course didn't make all the recipes but all the ones we tried were good and ideas were easy to find most if not everything for every meal in my house already. Skip to main content. We're sorry, something went wrong. Please try again.
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