I’ve been remiss in my book reviews lately. I’ve enjoyed the Owl Haven blog for quite some time and was thrilled when I heard Mary Ostyn had a cookbook coming out. I didn’t even try to get a review copy but went out and bought a copy as soon as I saw it at our local bookstore.
If you’re new to trying to save money in the kitchen and need to learn how to shop wisely, take advantage of sales, plan menus and the like, you’ll love the front section of this book. I skimmed through that part because that’s pretty much what I’ve been writing about on CheapCooking.com for over 5 years. Not that there aren’t some fabulous ideas–there are! It’s just that I bought the book for the recipes.
The recipe collection is a great one, that will expand your culinary horizons in delightful ways. The migas recipe is one of my favorites so far. And I know I’m going to be exploring a lot of recipes in this book! Definitely a worthwhile purchase and a book that will more than earn its keep in my kitchen for many years, I’m sure.
There are a spate of new cookbooks from bloggers these days, but this one belongs near the top for any curious cook. Whether you’re after money-saving ideas, and who isn’t these days, or just want to expand your repertoire in the kitchen, this book fits the bill.