REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – The $5 Takeout Cookbook

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The 5 Dollar Takeout Cookbook Cover

THE $5 TAKEOUT COOKBOOK: GOOD, CHEAP FOOD FOR WHEN YOU WANT TO EAT IN

  • Author: Rhonda Lauret Parkinson, Margaret Kaeter, Belinda Hulin, Jennifer Malott Kotylo
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (May 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440525870
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440525872

ABOUT THE $5 TAKEOUT COOKBOOK

We all get that ruthless craving for fried takeout foods: juicy Southern fried chicken, mouth watering chicken fried rice, steaming deep dish pizza, but we don’t always want to pay premium prices to provide the whole family with dinner on a Friday night. You shouldn’t have to give up the foods you love just to save some dough! Luckily for you, now you can satisfy those cravings for tasty take-out guilt-free with THE $5 TAKEOUT COOKBOOK: Good, Cheap Food for When You Want to Eat In (Adams Media, a division of F+W Media; May 2011), and without the tip!

When it comes to take-out, two things are true: People like it fast and they like it cheap, and don’t want to fumble with menus and cold deliveries. THE $5 TAKEOUT COOKBOOK gives parents, students, and people on the go the ability to make everyone’s favorite take-out dishes at home— for $5 or less per meal! With 200 recipes that feature pizza, Mexican, Chinese, or Thai food, take out cravings can finally be made with ease, from the comfort of one’s home:

* Pan-Fried Chimichangas
* Traditional Mu Shu Pork
* Tandoori Chicken

MY THOUGHTS

I received a copy of The $5 Takeout Cookbook. Chapters include Mexican Thai, Pizza, and Chinese. I like that each chapter has a table of contents. The 200 included recipes are clearly written and easy to understand. Each recipe includes number of servings and the total cost, which are great for planning and shopping. What would be equally as helpful would be if the total prep and cooking time were also included. All sorts of food, cooking, prep and shopping tips are scattered through the book. There are no photos in the book, something I prefer in a cookbook. But, if you’re looking for lots of takeout recipes in one place, this book is the place to go to.

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a copy of The $5 Takeout Cookbook.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter leave a comment on this post telling me one takeout dish that you love that you’d like to know how to make.

BONUS ENTRIES

1 – Leave a comment on the wall of my new Facebook page stating what giveaway you’re entering. (at top of sidebar)
1 – Subscribe to my newsletter. (at top of sidebar)
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1 – Follow me on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here. (at top of sidebar)
1 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here.
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1 – Leave a comment on any other non-giveaway post on this blog. Unlimited entries for this method of entry.
1 – Visit any of my blogs – Mom Knows It All, Val’s Views, Game Review Network and Living With Special Needs – and leave a comment on any post. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned there. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.
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Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

The winner will be selected using the “And the winner is” plugin. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Thursday 06/30/11 at 11:59 pm est.  If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won.  Good luck to everyone!

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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29 comments

debbie June 21, 2011 - 7:15 am

I would love to know how to make really good pad thai.
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patricia Marsden June 21, 2011 - 8:31 am

Wonder if it has recipes for some of the secret sauces that make the fast food what it is.

Shana June 21, 2011 - 7:52 pm

I cannot seem to get the recipe right for Orange Chicken. I have to buy bottled sauce & it just isn’t the same.
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Michelle June 22, 2011 - 8:29 am

I would love to learn how to make General Tso’s chicken.

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Anders June 22, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Sweet and Sour Chicken.

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angie June 22, 2011 - 10:32 pm

would love how to make sweet n sour chicken like the great places do
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Marj M. June 23, 2011 - 12:31 pm

I would love to know how to make The General’s Chicken.
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Jenny @ Freebie Spot June 26, 2011 - 2:41 pm

I’d love to learn to make crab rangoon

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Teresa Young June 26, 2011 - 9:44 pm

I’d like to learn how to make sesame chicken

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Lisa June 28, 2011 - 9:36 am

I would really love to know how to make General Tso’s Chicken or Chicken Fried Rice. Both are yummy and I have yet to find a good and somewhat easy recipe!

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Karen Propes June 30, 2011 - 10:21 pm

Chicken Fried Rice and those Chinese noodles for the soup. I would love to make them.
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