Dining On A Dime Cookbook: New Hard Cover
Eat Better and Spend Less with Quick And Easy Money Saving Recipes!
New Design! Hard Cover With Color Pictures
(This is the SAME book as our previously existing Dining On A Dime 20th Anniversary Edition, except that it comes in a hard cover with color pictures.)
Dining On A Dime Cookbook now has brand new design!
Our best selling book that readers have loved for 20 years is still packed full of inexpensive recipes you can make at home that your family will love. It still includes the practical tips and useful hints you’ve become accustomed to and now includes lavish mouthwatering color photography bound in an easy to clean laminated hard cover.
While coming up with the new design, we made sure the cookbook still lays flat.
We Will Show You How To Prepare Quick And Easy Recipes Made With Simple Ingredients Your Family Will Love that will ALSO Save You Money! (Without cutting coupons!)
If you’re reading this right now, that means one thing: you’re on a mission to find recipes your family will love and eat AND also save money on your grocery bill.
You’ve tried other cookbooks in the past and have come to see less than stellar results, likely despite some of your best efforts.
You’re also a busy person and you don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare your meals everyday.
Now you’re looking for something else – something new and something that will actually work for a change. The good news is that you found us and we’re here to help you!
As we think you’ve noticed, we have a strong passion for easy yet amazing home cooking and saving money on food.
We get excited about sharing tasty new recipes and great tips to make your life easier!
Dining On A Dime Is Realistic!
We Noticed Something was
with most cookbooks
If you’re someone who’s been looking for healthy recipes that are inexpensive and if you have used a variety of different frugal cookbooks to save, then you very likely know by now that those cookbooks don’t really work.
Why don’t they work? What is it about them that makes it so difficult to cook healthy, delicious AND inexpensive meals?
Here are some of the reasons why:
The Dining On A Dime Cookbook Succeeds Where Other Cookbooks Fail
A Sneak Peek At What’s Inside…
- Pancakes – The best homemade pancakes you will ever eat!
- Slow Cooked Pot Roast – Just like Grandma’s
- Fudge Brownies– Even better than a box mix
- Granola– Why pay $4 for a box when you can make it yourself for $1
- Homemade Seasonings– Don’t run to the store every time you run out of an ingredient
- Ranch Dressing – Who knew homemade tasted so much better?
- Pizza– Save $20 on take out and make it at home for $2!!!
- and about 1200 other money saving recipes and tips…
…that are quick to prepare. Unlike some of those other frugal cookbooks that include meals where you’d have to sacrifice flavor and take lots of time to prepare, our meals are quick and easy. The recipes require minimal time in the kitchen so you can spend more time enjoying your family.
All of the recipes are made with simple ingredients and they’re easy and fast to prepare so anyone will be able to find the time to prepare them. They are also kid friendly so the whole family can enjoy these nutritious meals.
Real Life Success Stories…
What The Pros Are Saying…
What you’ll find in Dining On A Dime
MORE THAN 1200 MONEY SAVING RECIPES AND TIPS, all designed with easy to find ingredients you already have on hand. These recipes are all quick and easy to prepare, are ultra tasty, and will save you time and money.
LEARN HOW YOU CAN SAVE $10,000 IN JUST ONE YEAR ON FOOD. No, these aren’t crazy money saving ideas– They are practical, everyday things that you might have never thought of.
EVERYTHING ABOUT SAVING MONEY ON FOOD: Everything that a person looking to save money should know about food and nutrition.
OUR 22 MENU PLANS ALREADY MADE OUT WITH RECIPES FROM THE BOOK: Learn our how to plan meals and essential principles to be successful with cutting your grocery bill.
NEED FAST SNACK IDEAS FOR HUNGRY KIDS? Check out page 53.
DID YOU KNOW THAT DIRTY DISHES CAUSE DEBT? See page 492 and read how to save money just by doing the dishes.
LOVE NATURAL HOMEMADE CLEANERS? There’s a chapter dedicated just to homemade cleaners you can make with ingredients you already have on hand.
GOT LEFTOVERS IN THE FRIDGE? Use them up!!! Dining on a Dime has a complete index of recipes using nothing but leftovers.
GIFTS IN A JAR AND MIX RECIPES – Go home and make your own for pennies. Check out page 433 for ideas!
NEED TO CUT DOWN ON MEAT? Tawra and Jill have pages of tips for eating better and spending less.
FORGET AN INGREDIENT AT THE STORE? Dining on a Dime has a special list of substitutions to save you making another trip to the store.
MAKE THREE MEALS FROM ONE CHICKEN? Yes, Dining on a Dime has this, too! (Page 230)
HOMEMADE BATH AND BEAUTY RECIPES – “Pretty for Pennies” and great for your skin too!
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR KITCHEN, YOUR MEAL PREPARATION AND YOUR FOOD BUDGET SUCCESSFULLY: you will learn all the tricks to manage and prepare your meals faster than ever, and won’t be wasting your money anymore.
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
What You Get With Dining On A Dime Cookbook
So if you’re ready for a cookbook that will totally change the way you think about home cooked meals, plus bring a new joy of cooking into your life, it’s time that you picked up your copy of Dining On A Dime Cookbook.
15 Chapters In All
The 15 chapter-cookbook will teach you how to make your own tasty home cooked meals that every member of your family will love that will ALSO save you a lot of money!
Dining On A Dime makes saving money taste a lot better and will make your life a lot simpler! This cookbook is a must-have resource in your kitchen that you will find yourself reaching for every day.
You will find over 1200 quick and easy recipes and tips including:
- Soups and Sandwiches
- Vegetables, Beans, Pasta and Rice
- Salads, Dressing, Pickles and Dips
- Meat and Main Dishes
- Cakes, Pies, Candy, Cookies and Desserts
- Miscellaneous Recipes
- Substitutions and Equivalents
Make Your Own Mixes and Gifts In A Jar
Did you know that you can save time and money by making your own mixes at home in just 5 minutes? Keep a homemade ranch dressing mix on hand and then you can throw together a fresh homemade salad dressing or dip in just minutes that your family and friends will rave about.
Dining On A Dime gives you ideas for gift baskets and easy recipes you can use to make your own Gifts In A Jar and give great gifts that everyone will love!
Cleaning cents is all about how to organize your house and kitchen. It includes professional secrets for getting a clean house quickly and easily, tips for how to get kids to do chores and all the homemade cleaning recipes you will ever need!
Miscellaneous Homemade Recipes
You can quickly make homemade budget friendly versions of many common food items that people usually buy pre-made.
Whether you simply prefer to make it yourself with ingredients whose names you can actually pronounce or you just happened to run out of something, you can make all kinds of common condiments and food items with our easy recipes, including:
- Homemade Shake and Bake
- Taco Seasoning
- Barbecue Sauce
- Garlic Mayo
- Sweet and Sour Sauce
- Tartar Sauce
- Kettle Corn
- Popcorn Seasonings
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Jams and Butters
- Powdered Sugar
- Self Rising Flour
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Baking Powder
- and MORE
Recipes Just for Kids
When the kids are home from school, you can keep them entertained and teach them how to read recipes with all these fun creations!
Dining On A Dime includes an extensive list of incredibly handy substitutions that you can use in place of other ingredients when you discover you’re out of something right in the middle of making a recipe. These substitutions can really save your bacon!
Did you know you can use regular milk and vinegar if you run out of buttermilk? Or cracker crumbs in place of bread crumbs? The substitutions list will save you time, money and gas because you won’t have to make extra trips to the store.
Pretty for Pennies Bath And Beauty Guide
Pamper yourself with these elegant, all natural homemade bath and beauty products! Make your own easy to make bath and beauty products that are safe and natural!
You can easily make:
As if that wasn’t enough we’ve also included:
- Basics of Frugal Cooking
- Our Guide To How To Plan Your Meals
- 22 Ready Made Meal Plans
- Time Saving Kitchen Tips
- How to Eat Better and Spend Less
- Freezer Guide – What To Freeze And How To Freeze It
- Easy Lunch and Snack Ideas
- What To Do With Leftovers
- Tawra’s Pantry And Shopping List
You can start cooking now for less than the cost of a meal for one at an average restaurant.
Now imagine if you were to eat at the restaurant AT LEAST once a week. At a minimum of $50 for two per meal, you’d easily spend at least $200.00 a month!
For a fraction of that price, with Dining On A Dime recipes, you could have tasty money saving meals that the family will LOVE EVERY DAY on YOUR table!
Over 250,000 readers have treasured their copies of Dining On A Dime, so we’re confident you will, too!
Tawra and Jill
P.S. Have a question? We probably have the answer to it below!
Still not sure if it’s the right fit for you?
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Dining On A Dime Cookbook and how will it help me save more money?
A: The Dining On A Dime Cookbook has been designed with the best money saving recipes in mind. Rather than using cardboard tasting, “beans and rice” cheap foods that leave you wanting more, we’re using time tested recipes that have you eating satisfying, delicious meals.
Many people are looking for ways to cut back on their food budgets. When you use Dining On A Dime, you’ll spend much less each month on food than you did before, without sacrificing good nutrition. You won’t be eating out because you and your family will look forward to these meals and you’ll save because all of the ingredients are so cost effective.
We’ve also included hundreds of money saving tips to give you new ideas and ways to cut your grocery bill.
Q: How Is The 20th Anniversary Edition Different From The Classic Edition?
At 584 pages, the Dining On A Dime 20th Anniversary Edition has all of the great recipes, tips and humor of the previous editions, but it has also been REVISED AND EXPANDED! The new edition includes over 100 more pages with 28 additional recipes, family pictures and pictures of some of my family’s original recipes cards, which reveal the origins of our cookbook’s 75 years of family favorite recipes!
Q: Will my family REALLY eat these recipes?
A: You better believe it! So many people struggle to find recipes their families will really eat but, for you, the search is over! Most recipes in magazines and home and garden cooking shows aren’t geared toward families, but Dining On A Dime was specifically created by moms WITH families FOR families. Each recipe in our Dining On A Dime Cookbook has been tested and re-tested by my family of picky eaters. These recipes are proven to make tasty dishes that won’t end up in the garbage disposal!
Q: Am I going to have to buy fancy, pre-packaged and hard to find ingredients to make these recipes?
A: No! I wrote this book while living in a remote part of Idaho when we had to drive 60 miles for groceries and I couldn’t go to the store more often than necessary. I can assure you that each of the recipes uses commonly found foods that anyone can find at their local supermarket. You won’t have to spend a lot of money buying ingredients, but you will be able to make easy, healthy and nutritional meals for your family.
Q: Am I going to have to spend hours in the kitchen every day?
A: Like you, we are busy and we definitely don’t have time to spend hour after hour cooking. I’m chronically ill and I have 4 kids so I’m not about to spend 4 hours a day in the kitchen! We know that every single one of you feels the same way. Life is busy and you need recipes that can be ready in minutes. When you use the Dining On A Dime Cookbook, you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in minutes and have a delicious meal ready every time. You’ll also find lots of tips and ideas to speed up the cooking process so, if you’re really short on time, you can still eat at home faster and cheaper than running to get take out.
Q: I don’t know how to cook. Is Dining On A Dime still for me?
A: Many people only know how to open a box and press start on the microwave, but that’s not a problem. Dining On A Dime will guide you and you’ll soon be cooking great meals like an expert! Dining On A Dime is full of easy to make recipes that you can easily learn. It’s also a great resource to use to teach your kids how to cook.
You’ll learn simple and fast cooking techniques with step-by-step directions that are incredibly easy to prepare. One of the most common comments we get from readers is that they can’t believe just how easy it is to prepare the meals.
Q: Who Would Be Able To Benefit From Dining On A Dime?
Dining On A Dime is great for:
- Teaching your kids to cook (don’t forget teenagers and grandkids)
- Wedding and Bridal Gifts
- College Students
- Teachers’ Gifts
- single moms and even more desperately important, Single DADS! ;-)
- ANYONE you want to help learn to cook great meals, get out of debt, or just give a “thank you” gift
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