Synopses & Reviews
"We have always known that delicious and nutritious meals can be prepared at home for less than a family spends off the value menu at the local fast food stop.The Frugal Foodie not only features tasty recipes that stretch the food dollar but also includes fun and useful tips for kids projects, beauty remedies and edible gifts."
-- Rima Barkett and Claudia Pruett, authors of Cooking Dinner: Simple Italian Family Recipes Everyone Can Make.
"Shirk and Star will have you whipping up delectable meals on a shoestring. Just think of all the cute shoes you can buy with those savingsyou'll truly be strutting your stuff in the kitchen!"
Ame Mahler Beanland, co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Nesting: It's a Chick Thing© and Postcards from the Bump
"This is the perfect book for the times. Actually, its perfect for any time! Cook up any of these delicious low-cost recipes, and you can put the extra money toward something else! If you love saving money, and you love food, youll love the The Frugal Foodie, these recipes do not skimp on flavor!"
Nina Lesowitz, author of Living Life as a Thank You and The Party Girl Cookbook
"Delicious fun! With kitchen goddess savvy and Betty Crocker smarts, Lynette Shirk and Lara Starr have concocted a gem of a cookbook that is both entertaining and practical, simple, yet resplendent with excellent recipes. The perfect gift for any foodie, this will be a staple in kitchens for years to come."
Margie Lapanja, author of Romancing the Stove, Food That Rocks, and Food Men Love
"During a difficult economy, nothing could be better paired with good food than simple wisdom and humor. Lara Starr and Lynette Shirk serve it all up with a generosity of spirit that will keep a smile on your face and extra change in your pocketbook." --Jennifer Sauer, author of The Way to Tea
The recession has put a lot of strain on the grocery bill, especially for those with families or friends to feed. But that doesn't mean having to skip gourmet food and a balanced diet. Noted chef and "four-star frugal gourmet" Lynette Shirk shows readers how to creatively and cleverly use ingredients and leftovers to produce wonderful inexpensive meals for any occasion. This book has everything, from roasting coffee at home to concocting inexpensive crave-worthy casseroles to whipping up snacks on a shoestring. Chapters include "Bankable Breakfasts," "Lunch for Less," and "Dinner on a Dime," and feature irresistible recipes from Shaved Shrimp Rolls and Gourmet PBJ to an "Exponential Chicken" that stretches the bird over five different courses. With hundreds of delicious dishes and expert advice (including fun ideas for serving), The Frugal Foodie Cookbook
keeps hungry readers living well and eating better.
Noted chef and "four-star frugal gourmet" Shirk shows how to creatively and cleverly use ingredients and leftovers to produce wonderful inexpensive meals for any occasion. "The Budget Crunch Gourmet Cookbook" keeps hungry readers living well and eating better.