Thursday, February 16, 2012

*GIVEAWAY* & REVIEW - Dining On A Dime Cookbook



*This giveaway is closed*


Dining On A Dime is the work of mother daughter team Tawra Kellam and Jill Cooper.  Tawra is a wife and mother of four.  Her family paid off $20,000 in debt in 5 years on an average income of $22,000 per year.  Tawra's mother, Jill, started her own business without any capital and paid off $35,000 in debt in 5 years on $1,000 a month income.  Later, she raised two teenagers on $500 a month after becoming medically disabled.  Did I mention Jill was a single mother, supporting her children on one income?  Amazing!

In Dining On A Dime, Tawra and Jill share the lessons they learned to become frugal stewards of their kitchens and homes.  In addition to money saving and frugal cooking advice, the book is filled with great recipes that are tasty and budget-friendly.  A few of our family's favorites:
  

Cinnamon Muffins (p 59)
Delicious and great for breakfast on the go


Broccoli & Pasta (p 144)
A tasty vegetarian meal perfect for the upcoming Lenten season


Beef & Taco Bake (p 181)
An easy Mexican inspired dish.  With just 1/2 lb of beef, it's still full of flavor - and filling!


Brownies (p 282)
Simple, moist and delicious!  If you normally have problems removing your brownies from the pan (like me!), you'll definitely want to take note of the tip on page 283.


Homemade Dishwasher Detergent (p 401)

But Dining On A Dime is more than just delicious, family pleasing recipes.  The book also contains recipes for homemade cleaning products, homemade personal care items, homemade finger paints and other fun for the kids and an entire section of homemade gift mixes with instructions.  Dining On A Dime is a complete money saving guide for the home!

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I'm so thankful to Tawra Kellam of Living On A Dime for giving me an opportunity to review this wonderful cookbook.  I've found that by using the tips offered in the book and including some of the recipes into our weekly meal plan, I've been able to save each week on our grocery spending!  

And now, I'd like to offer you a chance to save money as well!  Tawra has graciously offered to giveaway one print copy of the Dining On A Dime Cookbook to a reader.  The printed book is almost 500 pages with over 1200 recipes and money saving tips.

TO ENTER:

(1) Leave a comment on this post - that's easy!

(2) For an additional entry, visit the Living On A Dime website and sign up for their FREE email newsletter.  And let me know you did so in the comments.

Please make sure your current email address is in your profile, or leave it with your comment.  The giveaway will end on Wednesday, February 22nd.  A winner will be selected at random and announced on Thursday, February 23rd.  Open to US residents only.

Good luck!

Mary Ellen 



(Disclosure:  I received a print copy of the book in order to write this review.  All thoughts expressed are mine.  This post also contains an affiliate link.  Read my disclosure policy here).

23 comments:

  1. Good Morning Mary Ellen, you always have great advice on tips on your site! Where do you get all this info? {smile} I signed up for their newsletter and hope that I will be the winner of this book. If not, I will probably order it anyway. It looks like it would be very beneficial for my family.

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  2. In this economy I am sure that this is a great help. I have the hardest time coming up with dinner ideas. I know that once dinner is over for the night I then have to think about what I will have the next day. I feel I have to make it interesting for my family.

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  3. I love the extra tips that some cookbooks include. Ideas for better products to use to clean etc. Thanks for the chance. The recipes look great too.

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  4. I signed up for their newsletter.

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  5. Great food photos! The Broccoli and Pasta, and Beef and Taco bake look like perfect dinner/lunch menus...I'm all in for those! Signed up for the news letter as well!

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  6. Tawra's hints and helps are great!! Thank you for this giveaway!

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  7. I've been a subscriber to their newsletter and facebook page for a long time!

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  8. Would love to win the Dining on a Dime Cookbook. I already am signed up for their newsletter! Thanks! My email is: iamdaveswife@yahoo.com

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  9. I've been an email subscriber for a few months (right after I found this ste!) & love their ideas! Plus, the 22nd is my birthday & that would be an awesome gift!! :-)

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  10. I love your recipes and ideas for saving money. I would also love to win your cookbook. I signed up for your newsletter, also. My name is Kathy Frith and my email address is: kathyfrith007@yahoo.com

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  11. LOVED....
    your "Not Just Beans" cookbook and I regularly use. My family thinks everything we have tried from that cookbook is "out of this world"! I would love to win this next one...thanks for making life simplier and healthier!
    Dwan Tjeerdsma
    ldhurchma@brookings.net

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  12. Good post. Already suscribe to their email.

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  13. subscribed and would love a copy of this book!

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  14. I'm already a subscriber to the newsletter so I'd love to be entered!

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  15. This sounds like a wonderful book Mary Ellen! Please count me in for the drawing! :)

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  16. I would love to be entered into this drawing. I have just subscribed to the Living On A Dime email list, I don't know how I haven't happened upon that site before! I think my email is visible when I comment, but if not expect to see another comment from me in about 4.5 seconds!

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  17. I would love to win this giveaway. I was disabled last year in an accident and can no longer work. I have to really pinch pennies and I know this would help. I've been a subscriber to the living on a dime newsletter for a long time now. These ladies are great.

    njones127 at tampabay dot rr dot com

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  18. What a fantastic story of life. The cookbook sounds great. Everything that you featured looks yummy. Please count me in.
    Have a.great Sunday.

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  19. Just made my 2nd batch of homemade laundry detergent the other night. Can't wait to learn about homemade dishwasher detergent!

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  20. Hi MaryEllen, Your site is definitely "On Point!" I too like many others commented, have raised children while working. I like your style and your wonderful "real" experiences in your everyday life as a working wife and mother that is trying to do it as economically as possible without losing your joy. Yeah, I guess that's how I see what you seem to be saying on your blog. To comment on the cook book - I have checked this book out and it seems to be an all around household reference book, from what I have seen it would probably be "THE" reference book. I hope to win but, look forward to more of your blog either way. God bless You as you go along your "Working Homekeeper" way! Sandy

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  21. this book sounds so helpful! i would love a copy!!
    judithelenore(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. i signed up for the newsletter
    judithelenore(at)gmail(dot)com

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