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Molly Makes $5 Dinners and $3 Desserts Cheap & Delicious

By Molly Green
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
www.econobusters.com

PO Box 8426
Gray, TN 37615

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.

Product review by Maggi Beardsley, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, October 2010





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