- Plastic Comb: 480 pages
- Publisher: Newman Marketing (January 31, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0974255211
- ISBN-13: 978-0974255217
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dining on a Dime Cook Book: 1000 Money Saving Recipes and Tips Plastic Comb – January 31, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
Even better, the recipes are ones my family will eat. I'd had some "frugal" cookbooks where the recipes were indeed quite inexpensive...unfortunately, EVERY bit ended up feeding only our garbage disposal. No thanks. Cheap is only a part of the "frugal" equation. Taste is equally important, with recipes that are special, yummy, something a family can savor. If a meal isn't a pleasant occasion (or, at least, the food itself isn't tasty even on the most stressful days), then I say...what's the point?
Luckily, these recipes ARE tasty...and there are plenty of money-saving tips which don't focus only on WHAT you eat but remind readers that saving money includes minimizing trips to the grocery store (less gas money) and making the most of sales that might pop up unexpectedly (you know, like the time the meat department accidentally has an oversupply of some item and drastically cuts the price). Now you can take advantage of these times and know WHAT to do with the items you've bought.
Finally, there is plenty of humor in this volume and humor is always a plus! The author neither takes her subject too seriously (cooking can and should be fun) or lightly. I learned plenty and had fun along the way.
I think that is works beautifully with another book, Miserly Moms, which has less recipes and is mostly how-to-save-money in chapter form. Read the Miserly Moms for the info, read Dining for tips and recipies.
I'm so grateful that I provide warm, homecooked meals from scratch and healthy, fresh snacks and lunches for my family on such a tight budget!
Anyway, 5 stars and here's hoping other people get inspired to save their money as I have.
This book does have a few redeeming qualities, though. The recipes are probably quicker than those in More-with-less, and I suspect they would be more kid-friendly (I can't say for sure because I don't have kids.) Also, I use the recipes for homemade cleaning products.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter likes this book too. Especially making our own seasoning mix, etc. Saves her money since she is in college.Published 18 days ago by Kate T
Have purchased man;y of these since purchasing my own. If you can have only one cookbook this is the one.Published 26 days ago by spurs
I love this book! It's an easy read, filled with simple yet great recipes. I considered this to be my new go to on quick household tips.Published 1 month ago by DeSeana
I just love this book. It gives a ton of ideas and helpful hints for quick dinners, cleaners, and saving money. It's a must have staple in every home.Published 1 month ago by Delora
Good little book with interesting suggestions and bits of food/recipe trivia. Fun reading!Published 6 months ago by Roberta Rankin
Not worth the money. Any one with common sense would already be taking these steps.Published 7 months ago by Dianne Perkins