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I recently had the chance to review The Frugal Foodie Cookbook by
Lara Starr is a baker, blogger, and a cook with a calculator. Lynette Shirk is a four-star Frugal Foodie who has cooked at Masa’s, Postrio, Chez Panisse, and Williams-Sonoma. Together they have cooked up a recipe-filled guide to eating better than ever on less. The Frugal Foodie Cookbook will show you hot to creatively and cleverly use ingredients and leftovers to produce wonderful, inexpensive meals for any occasion.
The Frugal Foodie Cookbook covers everything from roasting coffee at home to concocting inexpensive, crave-worthy casseroles and whipping up snacks on a budget. Starr and Shirk feature irresistible recipes like Shaves Shrimp Rolls, Gourmet PBJ, and Exponential Chicken—which stretches the bird over five different courses. With hundreds of delicious dishes and expert advice, The Frugal Foodie Cookbook will keep you living well and eating better.
When I saw the description of this cookbook, I thought that this was the cookbook for our family. It had to be with that description since that is how we cook at our house. OK, it is how my home chef husband cooks. I consider myself a guest contributor in the kitchen. I contribute when I want to.;) The first recipe we tried was the scrambled egg recipe. We never really use a recipe for scrambled eggs but my husband and I also don’t agree on how to make scrambled eggs. We had nice fluffy eggs that morning for breakfast and for a dish later that day. I admit I forget what that second dish was but it was yummy too.
The tips sprinkled through out this cookbook are great for someone who is just starting to live on a frugal food budget or for the veteran frugal cook.
I have a list of other recipes to try from this book and my husband is now eager to start roasting his own coffee beans with the tips offered in this book!
So would I recommend this book? Most certainly! It is a very easy cookbook for a beginner or home chef. It would make a great present so think of the holidays coming up and who would love to have this as a gift!
I am pleased to add that Viva Editions has offered to giveaway one signed copy of The Frugal Foodie Cookbook to one of my blog readers!
This drawing will end Saturday, October 31st at 11:59pm EST. I will pick the winner using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to reply with their address. You must include your email address in your comment or have it in your profile so you can be contacted if you are a winner! Please make sure I can see your email address!!! You must complete the Mandatory Entry for the additional entries to count.
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NOTE: I received a copy of The Frugal Foodie Cookbook from Viva Editions to support writing this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.