Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sandra Lee Cookbook & Giveaway

In these budget-conscious times, you never have to pay a fortune to feed your family first class.

In her new book, MONEY SAVING MEALS & ROUND 2 RECIPES , Sandra Lee helps readers save more money than ever before, one meal at a time. Sandra says, “My goal with the book is to give you both—fabulous, fast, budget-conscious food for everyday cooking, and healthy meals that take minutes to make and that you’ll be proud to feed your family.”

Filled with invaluable tips on saving big bucks at the grocery store, MONEY SAVING MEALS & ROUND 2 RECIPES details a cost breakdown of each recipe, including everyday costs, the money-saving pricing, and the total savings, so that readers see what they save and what they spend with every dish.

I'm a big fan of making a meal and either doubling the recipe to eat later or else making a meal and then reusing the leftovers to create another fantastic meal.  That is what this book is all about.  Reusing and recreating.  Saves time and money.

So he has this recipe for Chicken Jambalaya.  Then I save part of the jambalaya for quesadillas and a delicious red bean and rice soup.  See?  Saves time and money.  

She has a lot of great ideas.  I recommend checking the book out


I have a copy of this great book to give away.  Leave me a comment and let me know if you have any money saving tips!  I'll pick a winner Sunday night.



  1. I would love to be entered into this giveaway. My biggest money saving tip is:

    1) buy what's on sale that week when it comes to fruits and veggies - Scan the flyers and plan your shopping trips by store.

    2) If you find something that is a staple in your diet (ie oatmeal) that is super cheap...STOCK UP!

    3) buy what's in season (fruits and veggies that are in season are more abundant and therefore cheaper)

    4) buy as local as possible. Because local farmers/growers don't have to pay for shipping, it's reflected in their prices.

  2. My favorite tip lately is for saving money on salad greens. I pack them semi-tightly into large mouth canning jars and then use my Food Saver to suck out the air. The salad lasts for at least 2 weeks. I bought bags of salad for half price 2 weeks ago, and the salad is still good.

  3. I love her show!

    My money saving tip is to meal plan and take an inventory of what you have in your house. You can plan meals for what you have in the house and not waste food AND with meal planning, you don't buy extra food that may go to waste! :)

  4. Oh, cool! Well, I always check out the discounted meat area at the supermarket b/c you can get a steep discount for meat that's about to expire. If you use it right away, it's perfectly good, but I often freeze it to use later and it's still great! I also shop at Aldi, which is so much cheaper, but you can't get everything there. Still, it's worth going--for instance, canned pumpkin is $1 at Aldi, whereas it's $1.68 at Dillons here in Wichita. I buy a lot of pumpkin so the savings add up!

  5. My tip would be to search the flyers for the week from the grocery stores. Then look through what is on sale compared to the coupons that you might have and then also go onto the coupon websites to see if you can print up any extra coupons. Make sure you use the card that the store has generated for extra savings too.

  6. Use coupons and stock up on items in season. Plant your own vegetables and herbs.


  8. To save money I would...
    1. Never use a credit card ever again
    2. Pay off credit cards
    3. use cash
    4. Enter giveaways like its your duty to your wallet

    Also I love to use coupons, wait on good deals, and start saving for Christmas one year in advance :)

  9. I live by myself... so to save money I always cook and freeze half... that way I'm not tempted to stop on the way home from work - I always know I have something ready.

  10. I would love to get my hands on this cookbook as I love how Sandra is budget conscience.

    I'm a big believer of doubling recipes and freezing the other half for those crazy nights when dinner is knocking on the door and you have NO time!

  11. I do what I can to save money on my groceries and use coupons as needed. I really need some new meal ideas that in inexpensive to make.

  12. What a great giveaway. My biggest money saver is to shop carefully -- no impulse junk -- cook in batches and use up everything.

  13. I'm trying to use from the pantry and freezer to keep from spending money at the grocery store!

    by the way, I've tried that jambalaya recipe and the bonus easy and cheap! I've posted it on my blog too!