Cheap. Fast. Good!

Cheap Fast Good Not a penny pinching cookbook a get smart cookbook No staring helplessly at rising grocery bills or too harried for time shelling out twenty five bucks for mediocre take out The work of two brillian

  • Title: Cheap. Fast. Good!
  • Author: Beverly Mills Alicia Ross Steven Guarnaccia
  • ISBN: 9780761131762
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • Not a penny pinching cookbook a get smart cookbook No 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 whichNot a penny pinching cookbook a get smart cookbook No 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 Saut 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 DillEven 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 Saut Ultra Easy Veggie Quesadillas Pasta e Fagioli My Beef and Barley Soup Ziti Mexi Cali

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    1. 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 so many times that I finally purchased them for my very own. Their newest book, Cheap. Fast. Good! is another winner.A large book of over 475 pages, the title is a pretty accurate representation of its contents. * Cheap: The authors contend that "saving money in the kitchen is as simple as one four-l [...]

    2. 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 the variety offered. Many different things, representative of different cultures, are featured. (I loved the Moroccan Meatballs over Coucous!) The fast aspect is not precisely true, but that is based on perception. Is it fast for traditional 'from scratch' cooking? Yes. Is it fast compared to a lot of [...]

    3. 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 have to peruse the entire book to find all the little gems. There is a good index and table of contents to aid in this process. I also thought the recipes were quick and cheap and something my family would eat (for the most part.) It is nice to find a cookbook that is not overly fixated on chicken re [...]

    4. 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 to the cooking in advance, not sure what will freeze and what won't, so this guide is pretty good.Not for the moderate chef, but for the beginner cook or someone look for some inspiration then I would recommend the book. Like many others, I got it from the library, actually used several recipes and [...]

    5. 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 family favourites. My only complaint is that this book doesn't really go far enough in the "cheap" department :) There is quite a lot more meat (and more expensive types) than I use in my own cooking. You can certainly feed a family well for much less than they have indicated here, but it's a good [...]

    6. 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 adding it to my list of 'to buy' from . If you are trying to cut your food budget this book is a great place to start.

    7. 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 would be nice if they used the symbols from Desperation Dinners to identify kid-friendly recipes.

    8. Easy and inexpensive recipesenty 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've made a few recipes, all were good.

    9. 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 too!

    10. 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 eat myself.

    11. The fast and the good part was okay but the cheap part was kind of a turn off, because that involved things like hot dogs as ingredients. No thanks.

    12. This cookbook has a bunch of recipes using simple, basic and primarily natural ingredients. Good for a quality meal on a busy day.

    13. I was dissapointed by this book. The helpful hints seemed obvious and I tried four receipies from the book and only one was good.

    14. This is a wonderful book, some of my family's favorite recipes are from here. Another book I really just need to buy, and stop borrowing from the library all the time.

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