The Cookbook

Are you looking for inspiration for budget-friendly, home-cooked meals? The Hard Times Kitchen - Homestyle Recipes for a Small Budget is full of frugal, from-scratch recipes. 

The Hard Times Kitchen Cookbook
Are you trying to save money on your monthly grocery bill?

Do you want to feed yourself and your family fewer take-out meals and packaged, processed foods?

Overwhelmed with the idea of cooking from scratch?

Not sure how to stock your pantry with a limited budget?

Are you already an old-hand in the kitchen, but are looking for some fresh inspiration?

A home-cooking revival is underway!

So many people are tired of expensive prepackaged "convenience" foods, and unhealthy fast food. It's hard to know where to start, when you're on a budget, but still want to feed your family wholesome food. That's the position where I found myself eight years ago. After years of not giving a second thought to food prices, the whole economy changed, and I found myself in a situation where I needed to pay attention.

Out of economic necessity, I needed to brush up on those cooking lessons from Grandma, and freshen up the home economic skills I learned back in high school. I began shopping at the local farmers market in the summer, and shopping for actual ingredients - instead of packaged food - at the grocery store. I began growing some of my own food, and re-learned how to can and preserve (things my mother taught me long ago, but which I promptly forgot when I moved away from home).

In the process of all of this, I revived (and in some cases updated) many of my mother's and grandmother's recipes, and then created many of my own. They are based on common, easy-to-find ingredients, with nothing too exotic or pricey. If you like good, home-cooked meals, then you will enjoy this cookbook. I've included over 40 homestyle recipes, and even a few money-saving tips for the kitchen. They are all recipes that my family loves. I hope you will enjoy them, too.

The Kindle version is available right now from for just $2.99.

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