Cookbooks to Help you Save Money

Saving money on our grocery bill is always a priority for our family, and I bet it is for you as well. We have chosen 10 of our favorite cookbooks to help you save money. 

Saving money on our grocery bill is always a priority for our family, and I bet it is for you as well. These 10 cookbooks to help you save money make the perfect gift for the homecook, newlywed or for the budget friendly friend!

Good Cheap Eats Cookbook

My friend Jessica Fisher has wonderful budget friendly recipes, in fact, she has written 3 cookbooks, all making our top 10 today. Her newest cookbook – “Good Cheap Eats – Dinner in 30 minutes or less” shares over 200 recipes for the time-pressed cook (aren’t we all busy?)

Good and Cheap Cookbook

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a day” is a perfect and irresistible idea: A cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes created for everyone on a tight budget—and a cookbook with a strong charitable component: With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, a second copy will be given to a person or family in need.


My friend, Merissa Alink lives a simple life, and her recent release – “Little House Living” shows you how you can too. From recipes for cake mixes or breads to dish soap and ways to grow your own herbs, she covers it all.

Mom Knows Best Cookbook

Mom DOES know best, right? Well the “Gooseberry Patch Mom Knows Best Cookbook” is packed with easy, great-tasting recipes that moms just like you have shared with Gooseberry Patch.

Good Cheap Eats Cookbook

The second cookbook from Jessica Fisher, is “Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or less“.  With 200 plus recipes to choose from there are multiple ways to mix-and-match for a tasty menu. And as an added bonus she has included over 100 money saving tips to help you along the way. You can read more and grab one of her recipes that we shared.

Make Ahead Meals

Next in the line-up is a long time favorite of ours – “Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms“, we have made many recipes from this cookbook and absolutely loved every single one. What if you could save valuable time, money and effort all while enjoying better meals with the whole family? The secret lies in Jane Doiron’s recipes optimized for make-ahead preparation. You’ll get special menus perfect for freezing, pre-assembling or quick reheating—so that you can plan your family’s dinners when you’re ready, not when you feel pressured and stressed out.

The DIY Pantry

We love making our own mixes and pantry items, so “The DIY Pantry: 30 minutes to healthy, homemade food” was a must for our list. With The DIY Pantry, you can break free from processed foods and learn to make healthy, delicious meals without spending hours in the kitchen or breaking the bank. From artisan breads and aromatic seasonings to irresistible treats like Black-and-White Sandwich Cookies and Peppermint Patties, this book shows you how to stock your pantry with all the ingredients you need to make your favorite meals for the entire week. Best of all, each flavorful recipe can be completed in fewer than 30 minutes, making them perfect for anyone looking to add more wholesome dishes to their repertoire.


Not your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook” In today’s fast-paced society, TV dinners and fast food can easily take the place of good home cooking. But with the help of one of the most underused appliances in most people’s kitchen — the freezer — anyone can make and preserve about two weeks’ worth of delicious home-cooked meals in a matter of hours.

Budget Bytes

Budget Bytes: Over 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Slash your Grocery Bill in half ” has more than 100 simple, healthy, and delicious recipes, including Greek Steak Tacos, Coconut Chicken Curry, Chorizo Sweet Potato Enchilada, and Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Mayonnaise, to name a few. It also contains expert principles for saving in the kitchen—including how to combine inexpensive ingredients with expensive to ensure that you can still have that steak you’re craving, and information to help anyone get acquainted with his or her kitchen and get maximum use out of the freezer

Gooseberry Patch Foolproof Cookbook

The best recipes are those shared by Mom, a sister, a friendly neighbor or a best friend, don’t you think? Well, that’s just what you’ll find in “Gooseberry Patch Foolproof Family Recipes“…a whole cookbook full of can’t-miss, tried & true recipes!

These 10 cookbooks to help you save money make the perfect gift for the homecook, newlywed or for the budget friendly friend!

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