I love it when magazines put out cookbooks. You get all those amazing recipes without having to wade through everything else that lies between the pages of each dish. I admit it; when I buy a food magazine, I don’t much care about the kind of lip gloss a celebrity chef wears. I want recipes, uninterrupted recipes. And lots of them.
(They call that a cookbook.)
I love it even more when those magazines send the cookbooks to me so I can review them for you. That’s what happened with this one.
All You Magazine, which is available only at Wal Mart and through subscription, put together this wonderful cookbook. Then they sent it to me and asked me to review it for you. And, of course, being the wonderful people that they are, they’re providing me with an extra cookbook to give to you. Cool, huh?
Why should you want Delicious On A Dime? I’m glad you asked and I’m more than happy to tell you.
For those who like to live frugally, many of the dishes come in under $10, some costing as little as $1.29/plate.
For those who keep the bare basics in the pantry, the recipes in this cookbook will allow you to stay in your comfy clothes and fuzzy slippers since they use ingredients you probably already have on hand.
For those who are micro managers and want every little bit of information on the dish, each recipe tells you everything you could want to know. You’ll get prep time, cook time, servings, cost per serving, nutritional information, and a photo. With each recipe.
But, here’s why you really want this cookbook.
But, there’s one more in case those weren’t enough to convince you. How about some bacon?
- 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, trimmed
- 16 sage leaves
- 8 slices thick-cut bacon
- 1½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly mist a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
- Sprinkle chicken with salt; place 2 sage leaves on each breast half. Wrap a bacon slice around each chicken piece; place chicken in baking dish. Bake until chicken is cooked through and interior registers 165F on an instant read thermometer; about 40 minutes.
- Transfer chicken to a platter and cover loosely with foil. Skim fat from juices in baking dish and pour them into a small saucepan. Place over medium-high heat; whisk in flour until a paste forms, about 1 minute. Whisk in broth and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, whisking until sauce is smooth and has thickened, about 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Whisk juices that have accumulated on platter into sauce. Pour sauce on chicken. Serve.
It’s good looking stuff, eh? It can all be yours.
Starting today, you can enter to win it. Here are the official instructions:
1. Leave a comment that answers this question: What’s your favorite meal to cook when you’re trying to cook on a budget?
2. Follow me on Twitter and let me know in a different comment that you’ve done so.
2. Leave both comments by noon EDT, Wednesday, October 31. At that time I’ll use random.org to get the winner.
3. The giveaway is open to those living in the continental United States.
So, who wants a cookbook?