on November 14, 2003
Catherine Kitcho is the former owner of the Five Star Kitchens catering company and a culinary expert whose recipes and food articles have been published both online and in food oriented magazines. She draws upon her many years of experience and expertise in The Use-It-Up Cookbook: Creative Recipes For The Frugal Cook to show delicious examples what can be done with such refrigerator debris as half-used cans of tomato past, half cartoons of milk, leftover salsa, and vegetables on the verge of being discarded. This unique cookbook is organized by ingredient for ready accessibility to recipes that match what you find in your own refrigerator. Enhanced with blank "recipe cards" printed on the pages so that you can jot down your own variations on left-over based dishes of your own, The Use-It-Up Cookbook offers 25 chapters that range from Buttermilk, Olives, and Orange Juice, to Celery, Cheese, and Lemons. This is one cookbook that can be confidently recommended money-saving, budget stretching, and palate pleasing!
on December 9, 2003
This is the rare cookbook which is not only fun to read, but also useful. The chapters are organized by main ingredient, to help you determine how to use up those staples which always have something left over in your refrigerator. The recipes are everything from comfort food (shepherd's pie, to use up those potatoes) to the exotic (orange chiffon, to use up the orange juice, or champagne-roast salmon, to use up extra wine). It also contains an appendix containing the USFDA food storage guidelines, to definitely answer just how long you can keep things like salsa in your refrigerator. The directions are straightforward and easy to follow, producing tasty results. This book isn't just fun; it's a great investment!