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Publisher Comments:

Not a penny-pinching cookbook—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 less—and usually far less—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 love—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 Sauté

Bayou Stew

Catfish with Pecan Crust

Cinco de Mayo Skillet

Quickie Cacciatore

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 Sauté

Ultra-Easy Veggie Quesadillas

Pasta e Fagioli

My Beef and Barley Soup

Ziti Mexi-Cali

Review:

"The focus in this collection aimed at working parents like the loyal fans of Mills and Ross's 'Desperation Dinners' syndicated newspaper column is far more on how to save money than on quality or speed. The authors offer many helpful penny-pinching ideas, such as finding bread outlet stores and getting reasonably priced salad greens. Most of the recipes are quick to assemble, even for less experienced cooks, as long as frozen or canned ingredients are used and not the optional fresh or from-scratch versions. How tasty the food is will depend on the family; almost all the dishes, such as the simple, warming A Chicken in Every Pot, have an unfussy feel to them, which is great for picky kids but may strike some as too bland. The authors make gestures to international cuisine, as with the Moroccan-style Lentil and Chickpea Soup with Cilantro, and Mary's Greek-Inspired Pasta, but to minimize costs they use few spices or special ingredients, often resulting in inauthentic takes on another country's food. But cooks who are too thrifty or frazzled (or both) to be snobbish about the sophistication of what they prepare will undoubtedly relish the authors' familiar, easygoing but expert manner and the satisfying variety of recipes." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Who doesn’t want to eat cheaper? And who doesn’t want to eat better? And who wouldn’t like to sit down to a dinner of Salmon Pasta with Tomatoes and Dill, or Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Pepper Medley, or Enchanting Enchiladas, or Moroccan Meatballs over Couscous—and know that any one of these meals (for four) costs less than $2 a serving?

In their two previous cookbooks, Desperation Dinners! and Desperation Entertaining!—together with over 330,000 copies in print— Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross showed us how to save time in the kitchen without ever sacrificing flavor. Now the Desperate duo turns to the universally appealing idea of saving money, too. Cheap. Fast. Good! is not a penny-pinching cookbook—it’s a “get smart” cookbook. It’s about planning smart, shopping smart, cooking smart, and, not coincidentally, about eating smart. The work of two brilliant problem solvers, it presents 275 delicious recipes that are thrifty, quick to prepare, and intrinsically family-friendly and healthy, too: Barbecued Chicken and Black Bean Burritos, Sweet Onion Chowder, Bayou Stew, Ham and Asparagus Crostini, Basic Beef Brisket, Perfect Spinach Pesto Pizza, Gayle’s Country-Style Steak, Souped-Up Chicken Stroganoff. Recipes are filled with techniques for pushing flavor, substituting ingredients, and using what’s in the refrigerator or pantry already, and every chapter includes strategies for running a kitchen more economically—The When, Where, and How of Shopping, The Miracle of Menu Planning, Making Your Own Convenience Items, Cutting Up a Roasted Chicken, and more.

Synopsis:

Not a penny-pinching cookbook—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 less—and usually far less—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 love—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 Sauté

Bayou Stew

Catfish with Pecan Crust

Cinco de Mayo Skillet

Quickie Cacciatore

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 Sauté

Ultra-Easy Veggie Quesadillas

Pasta e Fagioli

My Beef and Barley Soup

Ziti Mexi-Cali

Synopsis:

This new collection by the authors of "Desperation Dinners" is about planning smart, shopping smart, cooking smart, and, not coincidentally, about eating smart. Presents 275 delicious recipes that are thrifty, quick to prepare, and intrinsically family-friendly and healthy, too. Full color.

About the Author

Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross have been writing together as a team for almost ten years. Their weekly newspaper column, "Desperation Dinners&Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross have been writing together as a team for almost ten years. Their weekly newspaper column, "Desperation Dinners&

Table of Contents

Super-Saver Soups and Stews (2)

Versatile, easy, filling, and delicious--what could be better than a freshly made soup or stew with plenty of adult and kid appeal? Ladle out bowls of Turkey Vegetable Soup with Brown Rice, Super-Saver Tortilla Soup, Minless Meatball Minestrone, and Beef Stew

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761131762
Author:
Mills, Beverly
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Illustrator:
Guarnaccia, Steven
Author:
Ross, Alicia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Culinary Arts & Techniques
Subject:
Consumer education
Subject:
Methods - General
Subject:
Methods - Quick & Easy
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Quick and Easy
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The focus in this collection aimed at working parents like the loyal fans of Mills and Ross's 'Desperation Dinners' syndicated newspaper column is far more on how to save money than on quality or speed. The authors offer many helpful penny-pinching ideas, such as finding bread outlet stores and getting reasonably priced salad greens. Most of the recipes are quick to assemble, even for less experienced cooks, as long as frozen or canned ingredients are used and not the optional fresh or from-scratch versions. How tasty the food is will depend on the family; almost all the dishes, such as the simple, warming A Chicken in Every Pot, have an unfussy feel to them, which is great for picky kids but may strike some as too bland. The authors make gestures to international cuisine, as with the Moroccan-style Lentil and Chickpea Soup with Cilantro, and Mary's Greek-Inspired Pasta, but to minimize costs they use few spices or special ingredients, often resulting in inauthentic takes on another country's food. But cooks who are too thrifty or frazzled (or both) to be snobbish about the sophistication of what they prepare will undoubtedly relish the authors' familiar, easygoing but expert manner and the satisfying variety of recipes." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Who doesn’t want to eat cheaper? And who doesn’t want to eat better? And who wouldn’t like to sit down to a dinner of Salmon Pasta with Tomatoes and Dill, or Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Pepper Medley, or Enchanting Enchiladas, or Moroccan Meatballs over Couscous—and know that any one of these meals (for four) costs less than $2 a serving?

In their two previous cookbooks, Desperation Dinners! and Desperation Entertaining!—together with over 330,000 copies in print— Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross showed us how to save time in the kitchen without ever sacrificing flavor. Now the Desperate duo turns to the universally appealing idea of saving money, too. Cheap. Fast. Good! is not a penny-pinching cookbook—it’s a “get smart” cookbook. It’s about planning smart, shopping smart, cooking smart, and, not coincidentally, about eating smart. The work of two brilliant problem solvers, it presents 275 delicious recipes that are thrifty, quick to prepare, and intrinsically family-friendly and healthy, too: Barbecued Chicken and Black Bean Burritos, Sweet Onion Chowder, Bayou Stew, Ham and Asparagus Crostini, Basic Beef Brisket, Perfect Spinach Pesto Pizza, Gayle’s Country-Style Steak, Souped-Up Chicken Stroganoff. Recipes are filled with techniques for pushing flavor, substituting ingredients, and using what’s in the refrigerator or pantry already, and every chapter includes strategies for running a kitchen more economically—The When, Where, and How of Shopping, The Miracle of Menu Planning, Making Your Own Convenience Items, Cutting Up a Roasted Chicken, and more.

"Synopsis" by , Not a penny-pinching cookbook—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 less—and usually far less—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 love—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 Sauté

Bayou Stew

Catfish with Pecan Crust

Cinco de Mayo Skillet

Quickie Cacciatore

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 Sauté

Ultra-Easy Veggie Quesadillas

Pasta e Fagioli

My Beef and Barley Soup

Ziti Mexi-Cali

"Synopsis" by , This new collection by the authors of "Desperation Dinners" is about planning smart, shopping smart, cooking smart, and, not coincidentally, about eating smart. Presents 275 delicious recipes that are thrifty, quick to prepare, and intrinsically family-friendly and healthy, too. Full color.
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