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The Broke-Ass Cookbook [Kindle Edition]

Kimberly Foster
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The key to getting through these rotten times is knowing you’re not alone. You may be new to the world of paycheck-to-paycheck broke-ass living but it’s a very big community, populated with every kind of ethnicity, nationality, religion and class. How we get through is with a little help from our friends and that’s what this book is about. How we make great family dinners work with little to nothing is what I am going to teach you. I do not claim these recipes to be gourmet. Some are simple, "Why didn't I think of that?" recipes. Most are designed to be quick, "We've got 20 minutes, what can I make?" type of meals. Simple foods, quick preparation, kid-pleasers are what we focus on. Season as you like, get creative or just prepare as written, it's really up to you. The recipes contained are hearty meals for growing families, they are time tested and will feed a family of 4 for pennies a day. Because this book is for hard working struggling families a portion of the proceeds of the sale of this book go to families in need.

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  • File Size: 117 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,243,906 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cooking ideas I hadn't thought of!! April 30, 2012
By bri
Format:Kindle Edition
I thought I knew it all about cooking on a budget, but "The Broke-Ass Cookbook" actually introduced me to some new dishes I had not tried. I can definitely relate to the author's humor, as I grew up pretty much the same way. Great book and I recommend it to everyone. I keep the book handy for those in-a-pinch moments.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Been there, done that! June 6, 2012
By Meg
Format:Kindle Edition
I didn't grow up in a situation where we were worried about food, but I have lived in one as an adult. I appreciate this book for what it is. This is a simple ebook and yes there are lots of grammatical errors but it's a work from the heart, not from a top publishing house with editors on staff. No, the recipes are not of the healthiest variety but when you have to feed hungry children and only have $5, you do what you have to do.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great for a college kid! June 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
As a broke-ass college student, i find these recipes extremely helpful. I think this book is great and easy to understand and I love the personal touch she gives by sharing her experiences.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars could not finish it. May 4, 2012
By Kermi
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The concept is good. The writing and grammar is pretty bad. I found over 5 errors in under 20 minutes of reading. I generally enjoy cookbooks, but I don't think boiling pasta, chopping up cheap hot dogs, and opening a can of tomatoes counts. Why can't the author be bothered to add the seasonings to the ingredients list? Give us a starting point for "what tastes good". Not everyone has been cooking since they were 10.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't much. May 28, 2013
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If you've been cooking for awhile this book isn't for you. More than likely you've been doing all this type of cooking all along. I would love to run across a book that has new information in it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!! March 7, 2013
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My children are grown, but with just two of us I can stretch these recipes even further!! Ready to make the grocery list!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Money Saver! February 25, 2013
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Nice money saving ideas. If money is tight, or you what to save some money when you have to go shopping, read this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I am broke, but...
I didn't read this. I just want this off my non-reviewed list. I went over my head getting books that I didn't really had the time to read. Read more
Published 19 months ago by DNCB
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just for college!
I download most cookbooks when they are offered free and this one wasn't a waste of bandwidth. The recipes are basic and that's what is intended, someone can make these recipes... Read more
Published on February 18, 2013 by AprilWhine
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for those new to cooking while being totally broke
I have gone through some pretty tough times when it comes to money, and cooking on a budget is nothing new to me. Read more
Published on January 21, 2013 by Elen
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm a real cook, so this doesn't work for me.
This cookbook might be all right for someone very, very poor or frugal, but it just isn't for me. I consider myself a cook that makes complex foods from scratch and somehow, there... Read more
Published on November 23, 2012 by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied
I had hoped for more recipes in this book but I realized as I was going through it that it truly is a book for college students who have never had to cook before. Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by ValKro
3.0 out of 5 stars Cow? Really???
Some practical information here, but the author stating she doesn't eat COW seems crude and condescending, in line with her tone throughout. Read more
Published on June 13, 2012 by Patti K. Bolin
4.0 out of 5 stars No-nonsense thrifty cooking advice
The Broke-Ass Cookbook is filled with no-nonsense cooking and shopping advice from someone who has "been there" and has learned how to stretch the food dollar. Read more
Published on May 6, 2012 by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Kimberly Foster was born and lives in her beloved Chicago, IL. She lived for a time in Los Angeles and worked in the entertainment industry. Unhappy with life in L.A., she drove alone cross-country in a "drive-a-way" car packed with her belongings in the middle of winter to get home to Chicago. No stranger to hard times, Kimberly survived homelessness and abject poverty to live in relative comfort with her two dogs. Her books center on helping others who are struggling through hard times. The Broke-ass series is equal parts anecdotal memoir and satisfying recipes.


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