Cook books for a budget

If you’re set on cooking more in the coming year, a few cookbooks offer budget-conscious meals and recipes you’ll actually use.

Epicurious covers three cookbooks released this year that serve as guides for how to stretch your dollar at the grocery store without sacrificing what you’re eating at the dinner table: The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: 200 Gourmet Recipes For Any Budget; Family Feasts for $75 a Week; and Dollars to Donuts: Comfort Food and Kitchen Wisdom From Route 66’s Landmark Rock Cafe.

For a sense of the first cookbook — which I believe may be the best of the lot — read the blog Two Fat Als, where co-authors Alex Small and Alanna Kaufman blog about food and post recipes.  

Categories: A&E, Dining