For those who are not familiar with e-books, you purchase the
item and then download it onto your computer. You can view it on
your computer or print it out. This e-book by Molly Green contains
many different types of recipes by moms all over the United States.
There are recipes for soup, casseroles, meats, and meatless meals.
There is a bread section and a very large dessert section. One
of my favorite parts was the menu section. Sometimes I can come
up with the main part of the meal but forget about the side dishes. At the
end of each recipe, there is a breakdown of the cost of the items. The dinners
are near or below $5, and the desserts are at or below $3. Of course, food
prices vary from state to state. The recipes have the author's name and state
written on them.
I liked the fact that the recipes were from contributors all of
the United States. Sometimes I wonder if families in the southern
states have the same thing for dinner as those of us on the west
coast. I had never made pudding from scratch, so it was fun to
read the recipe for Vanilla Pudding and give it a whirl. The Basic
Brownie Mix is yummy and very economical. Kris Price's Homemade
Chicken Nuggets, Vegetables and Hash Browns was my favorite menu
piece. It was under $5, and all of the ingredients and instructions
fit on one page. The Handy Substitutes list was a nice addition.
It had some substitutions that my 1950s basic cookbook didn't have,
such as the substitute for cake flour.
I loved that the meals were reasonably priced. I can give my older
daughter the e-book, and she can look for dinner recipes. The only
thing I would add would be pictures. My younger daughter can read
the e-book, but she is much more attracted to real pictures.
All in all, Molly Makes $5 Dinners and $3 Desserts Cheap & Delicious is
an e-book that fits mom's budget, dad's taste buds, and the younger
children's desire to cook just like mom in the kitchen.