- Check them out at the library first. That way you can give them a test drive before you commit to adding them to your home library.
- Next, I try finding them on paperbackswap.com. This is a free book swapping site that I use when I've found a book that I really want but don't want to spend the money on. You can click on the link above to find out more.
- If I've exhausted all those options then I'll give in a purchase it online.
Clara's Kitchen is an amazing little book written by Clara Cannucciari. She is a woman in her 90's who lived through the depression and knows how to make a meal for a large family out of next to nothing. Her book is full of great tips as well as amazingly frugal and healthy recipes. It's a fast, light and humorous read.
Not Just Beans...50 Years of Frugal Family Favorites by Tawra Jean Kellam is another book just packed with great recipes with little tidbits and tricks tucked in between. This book covers everything from spice mixes, kid friendly casseroles, dressings, desserts, substitutions and tons of other stuff. It seriously does NOT leave out a thing.
Ciao Italia...Five Ingredient Favorites by Mary Ann Esposito is a pasta lovers dream. She covers way more than pasta and the title is true to it's word. All the recipes have just five ingredients. I love simple stuff like that.
Jamie's Food Revolution...Rediscover How To Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals by Jamie Oliver. This book is all about teaching people how to cook from scratch. There are some great comfort meals in here as well as some impressive frou-frou meals. But cooking from scratch is the way to be frugal so if you're looking for a primer or some really creative recipes this is a great book.
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