I received a copy of Dollars to Donuts by Dawn Welch last week to review.
The premise of this cookbook is making the most of your pantry and cooking on a budget with appropriate meal planning and taking advantage of bargains. The recipes run the gamut from roasts to breakfasts to desserts. All of the recipes use ingredients you are likely to have on hand as well. What I really liked was that the recipes are not made up of processed foods to save time, but good real food and pretty healthy for the most part! The book looks lovely as well, with lots of pictures (I loves my pictures!) and a sprinkling of humor.
I tested out the Chicken and Dumplings (which you saw the other night), since we did indeed have everything on hand! My only substitution was using 1/2 whole wheat flour in the dumplings:
Dinner was on the table in 30 minutes and oh so yummy!
You can visit Dawn’s website here and see some of her recipes, as well as her pantry staple list, menu planner, and tips.
Next stop for me is probably the couscous with butternut squash and dried fruit.
YC Media has generously offered a copy of Dollars to Donuts to one of my readers!
Here are the rules:
1. This is open to US residents only as it is being shipped by YC Media.
2. To enter, leave a comment with one of your money/time saving tips for meals.
3. For a 2nd entry, link back to this post on your blog and let me know in a separate comment that you have done so.
4. For a 3rd entry, add me to your reader using the RSS feed and let me know in another comment!
That is 3 chances to win!
This giveaway is open to US residents until 10:00 am EST on Friday December 18, 2009. I will choose a random entry using random.org. I will pass on the winner’s address to YC Media for them to ship the cookbook!