Cheapskate in the Kitchen Author:Mary E. Hunt Big Savings begin at home-- in your very own gourmet kitchen! — If you think eating well means eating out, you're probably feeling the effects of restaurant dining-- in your pocketbook. Now you can go from being a diner in debt to making irresistible meals at home-- at a fraction of the cost. — With the down-to-earth wisdom that has made The Ch... more »eapskate Monthly newsletter a household name, Mary Hunt guides even the most inexperienced cook through the basics of gourmet cooking, and reveals tricks that turn the everyday chicken into a masterpiece, the basic salad into a memorable melange of flavors and textures, and mealtime into a special occasion.
Here is everything you need to know about:
$ Kitchen Equipment-- What you need, what you don't, and how to use it
$ Recipes-- From soups to desserts, simple meals to special feasts, and fabulous can-do recipes from top restaurants' most popular menu items
$ Cheapstitutes-- Take a bite out of your grocery bill with do-it-yourself dressings, muffin mixes, extracts and more
$ Resources-- Save even more with mail-order supplies and bulk items
$ Motivation-- There's plenty to go around, compliments of America's #1 penny-pincher, Mary Hunt« less
I was extremely disappointed with this book. The title Cheapskate in the Kitchen: Everything you need to know about creating fabulous meals at a fraction of the cost! is very misleading. I thought the book was going to include many frugal recipes, not so. Hearts of Palm with Shrimp salad and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus are not cheapskate recipes to me. About one fourth of the book is basic info on how to cook. A lot of pages are devoted to cooking and shopping tips that are already very well known. To be fair I will note that the back of the book says "Big savings begin at home- in your very own gourmet kitchen If you think eating well means eating out, you're probably feeling the effects of restaurant dining- in your pocketbook. Now you can go from eating a diner in debt to making irresistible meals at home- at a fraction of the cost." However the title did not reflect this description. One more gripe, the recipe index is not user friendly it is by chapter instead of by subject or just being alphabetical.