Holiday Gift Guide: The Frugal Foodie Cookbook {Giveaway} (closed)

With a pantry full of everything that doesn’t make sense together or a pantry full of nothing that really doesn’t make sense together, what can you whip up for one of you daily meals or snacks?  The authors of  “The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: Waste-Not Recipes for the Wise Cook” take your everyday kitchen food and turn them in to deliciousness.  Eating at home is the ultimate way to save money and eat better.

Being frugal is about getting the most value from your food.  It doesn’t mean using absolutely the least expensive ingredients. (introduction)

As I flipped through this book I was amazed at how many recipes called for things I already had in my kitchen that I never thought about putting together.  I had a lightbulb moment when I read the recipe for scrambled eggs that called for water instead of milk.  I can recall numerous Sunday morning when I have gone to make scrambled eggs only to find we were out of milk.  It never occurred to me to use water.  One of these weekends I am going to secretly try it to see if anyone notices.  ;-)   The recipe for Cracker Toffee (p. 70) has three incredients (saltine crackers, unsalted butter, and brown sugar).  How fun would it be to make your own candy at home using regular ingredients.  We are definitely going to try this!

This book brings back good old fashion common sense kitchen skills.  In a fast paced world many of us (myself included) were not taught and have not taken the time to learn how to maximize our kitchen to its’ fullest.  “The Frugal Foodie Cookbook” is about more than just saving money and eating healthy, it is about instilling fundamentals.  If you are serious about saving money in the kitchen then The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: Waste-Not Recipes for the Wise Cook should be on your counter.

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Prize: One “The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: Waste-Not Recipes for the Wise Cook” paperback edition

Number of Winners: 1

Giveaway End Date: November 12th, 2010 at 11:59:59 PM EDT

Eligibility: This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S.

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