Not a penny-pinching cookbookâ€”a "get smart!" cookbook.
No more staring helplessly at rising grocery bills or, too harried for time, shelling out twenty-five bucks for mediocre take-out. The work of two brilliant problem-solvers, Cheap. Fast. Good! cuts through both the budget dilemma and the time dilemma with 275 recipes for great, family-pleasing dishes, most of which take under 25 minutes to prepare and average out to cost lessâ€”and usually far lessâ€”than $2 a serving.
Home Ec simplified
Saving money in the kitchen is as simple as one four-letter word: Cook. But cooking to save means cooking food you and your family are going to loveâ€”and cooking (and shopping) smart. In dozens of time-and-money-saving tips, techniques, strategies, and solutions, the authors show how to make the right choices again and again.
They'll never know you're thrifty
Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Pepper Medley
Stuffed Peppers with Kielbasa Rice
Zesty Chicken SautÃ©
Catfish with Pecan Crust
Cinco de Mayo Skillet
Perfect Spinach Pesto Pizza
Moroccan Meatballs Over Couscous
Salmon Pasta with Tomatoes and Dill
...Even when it's time to s-t-r-e-t-c-h
Onion Chopped Steak with Easy Gravy
Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs
Fall Sausage and Cabbage SautÃ©
Ultra-Easy Veggie Quesadillas
Pasta e Fagioli
My Beef and Barley Soup
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The Desperation Dinner Duo, Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross, earned my respect with their earlier books, Desperation Dinners! and Desperation Entertaining! In fact, I checked them out from the library s...
The tips in this cookbook were a wonderful addition and even though they are suited to an early stages cook, I found a few new ones for me as well. I felt that the greatess success of this book was th...
I found the informtation in this book to be very helpful. There were good ideas about substituting and stocking up on food items. The information sections were intermixed with the recipes so you did h...
Some pretty good recipes and hints and tips. Like another reviewer I found the tip of jacket potatoes - 1hr at 450 served up some great jacket potatoes for dinner and to use later in the week.I'm new ...
If you are a novice cook or new to frugal cooking, this would be a great resource. Since I am the consummate tightwad chef, I didn't find anything new here. Many of the recipes were similar to our own...
As a fan of Mills and Ross's previous cookbooks Desperation Dinners and Desperation Entertaining, I found this book a joy. They make things seems so easy. I found this at my local library, but I am ad...
I'm pulling more from this cookbook lately. Just like Desperation Dinners, most of what I try actually tastes good! I'm also amazed that they have a background story for just about every recipe! It wo...
Easy and inexpensive recipes...plenty of money-saving tips and helpful ideas. Some recipes have suggestions for substitutes, etc. Here and there I just pick it up and read some of the side columns. I'...
Great cook book for beginners, or "well-seasoned" cooks who like to try new and fun things but don't have the time to get all Martha Stewarty about it. Great shopping tips and fix ahead time savers to...
I borrowed this from the library and may be purchasing it for myself, since I really want to try several of the tips and recipes. They seem like real person recipes - stuff that I would like and would...