Seems like every family has a few things in common these days. Most of us are cooking more meals at home than in years past and we're ALL looking to get the most out of our grocery dollar, aren't we? If your family fits this description, then this week's Cookbook of the Week is just what you've been looking for!
Dinners on a Dime is filled with family-friendly meals and they've all been selected for the book because they're wallet-friendly too! Economical twists on suppers, soups, sides and even sweets makes Dinners on a Dime one you'll refer to for every meal.
Let's take a look at the chapters!
Each chapter opens with a page of Tips & Tricks that, in addition to the tips at the bottom of every page, give you some great inspiration for spending less without sacrificing flavor or fun.We'll share some of our favorites later in the week!
Beyond the everyday meal chapters, there's also an entire chapter called Budget-Friendly Gatherings filled with entertaining recipes that won't break the bank. It even includes decorating-on-a-dime ideas!
One of the hidden treasures in Dinners on a Dime though is the chapter called Penny-Pinching Pantry Staples. Inside, you'll find recipes for quick breads (without a mix!) along with canning and preserving recipes for jams, veggies, pickles and more. There are also recipes for homemade seasoning mixes that'll add zip to your favorite dishes!
Speaking of favorite dishes, here's one of ours from page 204 of Dinners on a Dime. Originally shared by Angela Farrell of Boise, Idaho, it calls for just 5 ingredients and we're betting you have almost all of them in your pantry right now!
Fruit Cocktail Cake
This tasty cake is great...it's super fast and uses just a few ordinary ingredients! My mom used to make it when I was growing up, and it was one of my favorite desserts. Now, I make it for my kids and it's their favorite too. I feel good about serving them this cake since it has fruit in it!
1-1/2 c. sugar
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. baking soda
2 eggs, beaten
15-oz. can fruit cocktail
Combine first 4 ingredients; add undrained fruit and mix well. Pour into a greased 13" x 9" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, until cake tests done wtih a toothpick inserted in center. Makes 12 servings.
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