- Paperback: 423 pages
- Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (May 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060960574
- ISBN-13: 978-0060960575
- Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cheaper and Better: Homemade Alternatives to Storebought Goods Paperback – May, 1988
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You can make at home, usually cheaper and often better, goods that you buy everyday. If you have allergies or sensitivities to chemicals used in commercially produced products this could be a life saver. If you are trying to live frugally it's a real budget saver. This book is well organized, easy to use. You won't use every recipe but it's amazing how many things you really can make at home "cheaper and better".
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If you want an alternative to high-priced supermarket items, check here. If you want a food item with less sodium, sugar, etc., the recipes in this book can easily be adapted to your needs. For instance, I follow the instruction for Thousand Island dressing, but make substitutions and end up with a dressing which is fat-free and tastes delicious without the chemical aftertaste of mass-produced big name brands.
Of course, there's more to the book than food recipes. It's a great help when you need a cleaning product and can't get to a store or don't want to go. You can create your own with just a few ingredients you keep around the house.
It would be nice to see a new edition come out. I'm sure it would sell well.
Contents include: Pantry Stockers; Convenience Foods; Snack and Sweets; Beverages, Wines and Liqueurs; Health and Personal Care Aids; Household Cleaning supplies; Clothing Care; Gardens, Pets and Pests; High-tech toys; Children's Play and Rainy Day items; Craft, Holiday, and Decorating Items.
The book was published in 1987, wish they would come out with a new edition.