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!
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.
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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.
(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).