March 14, 2013
Are you a survivalist concerned with having a supply of food on hand in case it all hits the fan? Do you love camping and want easy to carry and pack foodstuff for your trips? Perhaps you love canning, dehydrating and seeing beautiful jars of ready-made meals in your pantry. Or if you simply enjoy giving meals in a jar to a new mom or busy family as a gift, Meals in a Jar: Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes is for you.
Author Julie Languille created this cookbook for all types of people who simply want to be prepared. Imagine coming home after a busy day at work and shuffling the kids around to extracurriculars, and dinner being as simple as popping open a can, mixing with water and heating.
Meals In a Jar features recipes for creamy soups, healthy breakfasts, hearty suppers and even beverages, desserts, side dishes and breads. In order to create the recipes, you will need to have a kitchen stocked with such supplies as a dehydrator, pressure cooker/canner, and be comfortable with the art and science of home canning. (But once the kits are assembled, the meals are easy to whip up even for teens, kitchen-phobic husbands, or anyone.) If that describes you, pick up a copy of this book!
Meals in a Jar: Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes is available on Amazon.com
October 10, 2012
Author: Ree Drummond
Food from My Frontier is a collection of down home recipes straight from the Pioneer Woman herself. With over 119 recipes straight from her kitchen, it covers breakfast, lunch, appetizers, soups, dinners, sides, desserts and even canning. It brings the taste of the south into your own kitchen.
These recipes use ingredients that can be found on any pantry shelf. Applied techniques are simple and there’s no use for special gadgets to create these tasty dishes. The recipes include step by step images of how it all comes together. It’s formatted in the same manner as most cookbooks which make it simple to navigate.
Some of the scrumptious recipes include: Sloppy Joes, Chicken Enchiladas, Pancakes, Soups, Pizza, Pasta dishes, Rib Eye Steak with a Blue Cheese Sauce, Apple Dumplings, Cakes, Homemade Ice Cream any more. What makes this cookbook different from others of its kind? That one simple little ingredient you can’t find in any of the same type recipes or that one step that adds to the flavor or texture of the meal.
Ree Drummond is a New York Times bestselling author from Oklahoma. She has her own cooking show “The Pioneer Woman” on the Food Network and her website The Pioneer Woman where she platforms her tasty recipes. She lives on a cattle ranch with her cowboy husband and 4 children.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier is available on amazon.com
September 10, 2012
The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half Review
Where to buy: www.amazon.com
Looking to save more money on groceries and drugstore items? In this economy it’s not unheard of to spend hundreds of dollars a week on things your family needs. A weekly supermarket outing can be a real budget buster.
Stephanie Nelson, aka the Coupon Mom has built a following of more than a million and a half people by providing proven money saving tactics. She shares her top cost cutting tips and strategies in her book, The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half: The Strategic Shopping Method Proven to Slash Food and Drugstore Costs.
She shares more than just how to clip and use coupons in this top rated book. Stephanie is a pro at showing others how to capitalize on wholesale clubs, utilize meal planning, and comparison guides. She teaches rookies and experts alike how to save money at the supermarket, natural food stores, drug stores and much more.
The Coupon Mom book also features inexpensive recipes. I have tried several of them and they’re delicious. They use ingredients that are commonly available for pennies on the dollar using Stephanie’s techniques.