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This debut cookbook by the creator of the popular family-food-budget web site www.5dollardinners.com presents 200 recipes for meals that cost $5 or under to make. In her introduction, Chase discusses how to spot a good product deal, create a weekly food budget, use coupons, stockpile large quantities of a sale item, and plan meals. Recipes include dollar breakdowns for each ingredient as well as total meal cost, frugal facts (e.g., corn usually goes on sale during the early and late summer), and easy-to-follow instructions. Appendixes include essential kitchen gadgets, pantry necessities, and coupon web sites. This one-of-a-kind book, which mixes thrifty shopping tips with recipes, is sure to be a hit with library patrons, especially those who saw the author on Rachael Ray's show, and every cook on a budget. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.