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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (August 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764226134
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764226137
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #869,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"The recipes are well written and easy to follow, the food is simple but delicious." -- The Cooking Club, Inc.

About the Author

Jonni McCoy, author of Miserly Moms holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Prior to motherhood, she spent ten years as a senior buyer and supervisor for electronics firms such as Apple Computer and National Semiconductor. She presents seminars on living for less to women's groups and other conferences. She has been practicing her frugal ways since 1991.

Jonni has appeared on the Gayle King Show and The 700 Club, and radio programs such as Family Life Today and the Dick Staub Show. She has also been featured in Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day magazines. Jonni and her husband, Beau, make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they homeschool their children.


More About the Author

A versatile author, shopping expert, media spokesperson, and public speaker, Jonni McCoy has been helping increase the shopping power of people since 1991. She has appeared on the Gayle King Show and The 700 Club, and radio programs such as Dr. Laura and FamilyLife Today. She has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, and Woman's World magazines. Prior to motherhood, she spent ten years as a senior buyer for electronics firms. Jonni and her family make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Customer Reviews

At a time when we need to save money, esp in the area of food, this book came in quite handy.
Mary Louise Fletcher
One also needs to understand that you can interchange 'boneless chicken breasts' with the 'thighs' or just debone a chicken yourself.
frugalfanny
I doubt I will make anything from this book, and I have to say nothing really sounded that great.
Katie E.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Mom of Many on June 22, 2005
Format: Paperback
I am a fan of Jonni McCoy's other two books - "Frugal Families" and "Miserly Moms", so I purchased her book "Miserly Meals". I have to say that we have tried a week's worth of meals (including lunches) and we are sorely disappointed. These may be inexpensive and healthy, but they are not all that tasty. Some don't even work right. Last night, I made Mock Pizza in the slow cooker and it called for uncooked egg noodles. There apparently wasn't enough liquid in the recipe because the bottom noodles were cooked, but the top ones were still crunchy. I kept adding liquid, but then it was plain old mush. Yuck. Several other recipes are bland and boring.

I did like the meatball recipe, however, and even tripled it for my freezer. Some of the other basic recipes were also good, such as the taco sauce and spaghetti sauce. But we were very disappointed in many of the meals.

One other concern I had was that the yield of the recipes were not consistent. Some served four, some six, some eight. I would have appreciated a little more consistency there. We have a family of six, though, and even recipes that said they served six weren't enough for us.

I did like the kitchen tips and the nutritional breakdown of each meal. I wish the index was a little more comprehensive so that I could find a recipe when I wanted to use tomatoes, for example.

Overall, we were simply disappointed.
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67 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Pamela on February 24, 2003
Format: Paperback
I think the author's list of "pantry basics" for the "miserly kitchen" is great. I can match 80-90% of what I have on the shelves with the foods she lists. But I'm doubtful that I would come up with the same results from the same ingredients.
For instance, why do so many recipes in this book call for Tobasco sauce? And sorry but I can't foresee my family would ever accept ground turkey, or anything containing tofu or lentils. And we LIKE butter!
And what's this innovative stuff called "broth powder"? What happened to the good old fashioned (and cheap) method of simply saving the water you cooked the meat in?
The book opens with a chapter of beverages, but I can't help but wonder how they can be called "miserly"? Wouldn't drinking plain water be a whole lot cheaper than some concoction from the blender?
Good points about this book: The desserts look delicious. And each recipe in the book is followed by a helpful "kitchen tip." The tips themselves make pretty good reading.
However, instead of this book, I would recommend an older (and harder to find) book, called _ Good Recipes for Hard Times_ by Louise Newton.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Katie E. on February 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
I was not satisfied with this book. I agree with the other reviewers who pointed out that it is very basic - I think it might be helpful to someone who doesn't have much cooking experience, but if you do it won't help you much. I doubt I will make anything from this book, and I have to say nothing really sounded that great. One of my main problems with this book it that every chicken recipe called for boneless, skinless breasts - how un-frugal can you get?? That is absolutly the most expensive way to buy chicken, and don't tell me it is the only healthy option - it won't kill your family to eat chicken legs once it a while. Give me a break! If you are new to both cooking and frugality, you might get something out of it, but otherwise, take my word for it - you already know everything the author has to say.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By E. Von Anders on January 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have owned this book for a couple of years and tried many of the recipies in it. It is the cookbook that is the most "used" looking on my shelf right now. Some of my favorites are the taco seasoning mix, ranch dressing mix, dough enhancer, broth powder, (No MSG like nearly every store bought ones), and Caesar salad dressing ...these are things I make over and over and end up saving $$ in my food budget.

It makes me sad to read other reviewers who probably didn't give this book a chance. It truly has a frugality to it that is hard to find in other cookbooks. I checked mine out from the library and decided it was one I wanted to own. I have never been disappointed!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Schick on April 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
While the "Kitchen Helps" section is good, and I loved all the mixes and substitution info she gives, "Miserly Meals" was a bust as far as the recipes go. I too have tried several and they either didn't taste good, or didn't turn out right.

Mrs. McCoy's Bisquik substitute has become a staple in our house and IS saving a ton of money, but on the whole, I was disappointed.

I do reccomend her "Miserly Moms", however!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DDJM on September 1, 2004
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Food tasty overall - being from TX did have to add some spice but didn't blow our budget. Introduced us to TVP - we mix it 1/2 and 1/2 with meat - love it! Really helped us think about food and money in a different way. Have given copies to friends for birthdays - reviews back are positive.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 11, 2002
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I found very little original recipes in this book, if any. Recipes could be found online for free from most any recipe site. the recipe for SUN TEA is actually included! Most chicken recipes include boneless skinless chicken breasts. 12 days of turkey page is no help at all...mostly substitutions for the mayo on a sandwich.
This book could have been much better. A frugal person would never spend money on this book because most of the info could be found elsewhere, or a frugal person would know how to make sun tea without the book.
chicken nugget recipe can be found in The Freezer Cooking Manual from 30 Day Gourmet : A Month of Meals Made Easy
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