Cheapskate in the Kitchen

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St. Martin's Press, Feb 15, 1997 - Business & Economics - 257 pages
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Big Savings begin at home-- in your very own gourmet kitchen!

If you think eating well means eating out, you're probably feeling the effects of restaurant dining-- in your pocketbook. Now you can go from being a diner in debt to making irresistible meals at home-- at a fraction of the cost.

With the down-to-earth wisdom that has made The Cheapskate Monthly newsletter a household name, Mary Hunt guides even the most inexperienced cook through the basics of gourmet cooking, and reveals tricks that turn the everyday chicken into a masterpiece, the basic salad into a memorable melange of flavors and textures, and mealtime into a special occasion.

Here is everything you need to know about:

$ Kitchen Equipment-- What you need, what you don't, and how to use it
$ Recipes-- From soups to desserts, simple meals to special feasts, and fabulous can-do recipes from top restaurants' most popular menu items
$ Cheapstitutes-- Take a bite out of your grocery bill with do-it-yourself dressings, muffin mixes, extracts and more
$ Resources-- Save even more with mail-order supplies and bulk items
$ Motivation-- There's plenty to go around, compliments of America's #1 penny-pincher, Mary Hunt

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About the author (1997)

Mary Hunt is a self-avowed reformed spendthrift and credit-card junkie. When she and her family of four found themselves $100,000 in debt and her husband suddenly lost his job, it was time to tighten the belt.

Refusing to sacrifice her quality of life, Ms. Hunt systematically put to work every tip, trick and technique to turn her financial disaster around.

Translating that experience into her immensely popular newsletter, The Cheapskate Monthly, Ms. Hunt now tells you all you need to know to turn around your own finances for good.

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