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Frugal and Delicious: Secrets to Saving Thousands in the Kitchen [Kindle Edition]

Charmaine Gerber
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Author and official coupon fashionista, Charmaine Gerber has had nearly a two decades of experience in the fine art of frugalness in the kitchen and she estimates she saves her family around 5 thousand dollars a year with a simple system that anyone can implement.

Despite her frugalness in the kitchen her family is well fed and they enjoy healthy, delicious meals every time.

The secret according to Charmaine is simple “It is a combination of smart planning, shopping and cooking. It isn’t rocket science, but if you follow my guide, I will show you hundreds of tips that will save you thousands of dollars in the kitchen every year and also leave your family healthier as a result. The choice is yours, you can harness all of my tips and save even more money or select which tips are right for you and still enjoy significant savings.”

Just a sample of the many techniques covered in the book are:

Her system of selecting meat and produce that ensures you get both healthier food and enjoy significant savings as a result.

Tips for stocking and storing produce to maximise your savings and ensures that your food maintains as much quality as possible over time.

Tips to turn boring leftovers into exciting lunches that your kids will look forward to eating. Included are a number of recipes and ideas to work with.

A comprehensive guide for how long you can store each type of food so you can plan out months in advance.

Bonus 30+ recipes for delicious, healthy meals that won’t bite your purse (or your wallet).

If you are looking for a way to give your family healthier meals, save time and also save thousands of dollars a year in the process, this is the book for you.

Pick up your copy today.

Also By Charmaine Gerber
Confessions of a Coupon Fashionista

Product Details

  • File Size: 254 KB
  • Print Length: 78 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Y1OS4M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402,184 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good tips, but can be found elsewhere June 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I downloaded this because it was free. This was a very quick read and packed with information for people who have no clue where to start. There are just as free good website and blogs out there now on how to save money on groceries. I liked that she did include recipes. Some of her advice is not very do-able for someone like me to lives in a tiny condo with only one refrigerator and one small pantry. Also, you need time to do a lot of these money saving tips. Yes, going to farmer's markets, grocery store, Costco, AND Walmart on top of clipping coupons and comparing prices in the Sunday ads will maximize savings, but at some point, my time (especially when I work my 80hour weeks) is worth much more.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book for every homemaker May 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I know that stuff in the kitchen can be very expensive, especially those foodstuffs that we used for our cooking can really added up a lot of money. It can be quite painful for the pocket. I have tried various means to save money by buying "reduce-to-clear" veges, fruits, and even canned food. But sometimes, these foodstuffs can do more harm than good when they are near their expiry date. That is why I am searching for possible ways to save money for stuffs in the kitchen. I stumbled upon this book and wondered if it claimed what it is being mentioned. To my surprise, the content provided really works, especially the chapter on homemade savings, and lend a hand. These are two of the chapters are power-packed with good information on how to save money in the kitchen. Highly recommended for any homemaker out there.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tips May 17, 2012
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I love books that provide excellent tips and is full of good content and not fluff that I can purchase inexpensively. I purchased the author's other book Confessions of a Coupon Fashionista, and found so many tips I thought I would give this book a try as well. Glad I did.

I found the book to be full of tips that will truly keep some savings in the pocket, and now a days we need to save anywhere we can. And the kitchen is an area that can easily explode a family budget.

If your looking for ways to cut back start in the kitchen and get this book, you will be glad you did. Very useful information that we all can implement.

5 Star...Yes
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound advice to help you trim your grocery bill! June 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I'll be honest and say that I'm somewhat of an expert on frugal grocery shopping, so I picked up this book seeing if there was anything I didn't already know. This is more than just using some coupons and buying extra of an item when it's on sale kind of book. The author does a great job of covering a multitude of topics such as breaking down when produce is in season (a great resource) and how to store food appropriately (and for how long). I even picked up some great tips on gardening! This is really a great resource book for everyone's kitchen. I highly recommend, this is a book I'll be referencing for a long time to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best cookbook I've seen, full of useful info November 19, 2013
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It was a freebie. With freebie e-books it often seems you get what paid for. Not so in this instance. The writer discusses how to save money and cut waste, and shows the cost benefits of her made-at-home versions of convenience foods.

Mist of the cost comparison charts don't translate to digital media, but you get the idea of just how much you can save by using her recipes and ideas. As I live alone, most times, some of the recipes are rather oversized, but they can be halved and leftovers can be frozen or otherwise stored for later use.

One of the things that bothers me most is how much food I end up tossing out because it gets lost in the recesses of my refrigerator or its freezer. I hoped this book would help me with this problem, and it offers a lot of great ideas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saving you money May 10, 2013
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Your kitchen can save you money if you follow this book.
Frugal and delicious all in one book.
Your kitchen will smell so good too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to save in the kitchen March 12, 2013
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Loved the different ways to save money, especially the branching vegetables part. I liked the recipes and can't wait to try them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas February 28, 2013
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I normally delete books after I read them. I will keep this one and refer to it often. It also includes great sounding recipes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I've read a lot of living frugal type books but this one really clicked with me. Almost everything the author suggests is something I can actually do, unlike some other books... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Mollie Langenback
3.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
Many ideas with the most easiest to the most difficult. I made a few ideas from the book and was very pleased.
Published 1 month ago by evie
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 3 months ago by connie Stambaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo!
This is an up to date and relevant book. There is everything from how to find bargains to recipes. I have to admit, this book impressed me. Read more
Published 5 months ago by RabbitAdoption
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good recipe ideas, but most stuff common knowledge in my book.
I thought this book was okay. Granted I got it as a freebie, so if I had paid for it I might have liked it less. Read more
Published 7 months ago by FarmGirl
2.0 out of 5 stars Just another American book that looks like it is out of date
How to save money. Most of us already know the ideas, but this book looks like it was written around the time of WWII.
Published 7 months ago by Lynley Harris
2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing New and Only For Families
There's absolutely nothing in this book that you won't find in every "busy mom" blog or women's/parenting magazine. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Gem Bond
5.0 out of 5 stars very helpful!
I thought the whole book was helpful, but especially love that recipes were included as well. Great ideas. Appreciate the book and will recommend it.
Published 10 months ago by Suzannah Brandt
5.0 out of 5 stars Most helpful
I have been struggling with my grocery bill along with planning delicious quick dinners for my family. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Michelle Crowther
3.0 out of 5 stars Good information
Great tips for saving money. I love that the book encourages shopping locally.
I wish there were more main course recipes without meat.
Published 11 months ago by Mountain Girl 64
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More About the Author

Charmaine Gerber descends from a long line of frugal homemakers.

She has four kids aged 7 - 14 with busy schedules and works work part-time whilst being a full time mum. She abhors sewing and she loves saving money!

Her interests include fashion, soccer and mystery novels.


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