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#1 of 5 Old 03-28-2005, 01:48 PM - Thread Starter
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I used to hang out at ParentsPlace a few years ago with the author and I would like to buy it but wonder if anyone could review it for me? Good recipes? I admit I love cookbooks! But I'm in canada and can't find it on ebay so the shipping is probably going to triple the cost of the book (13.50 US$ just for shipping on one site I found.) Is it worth it? Anyone have a spare one? LOL

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Well...I would say get it from the library first. I enjoy tawra & I like the little stories she tells, and there are a couple or recipes in there I might use. But it's not quite my cup-of-tea. My fav book for real frugal, more healthy cooking, is by a Mennonite woman named Doris Longacre call More-with-Less.
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I used to hangout with her at a frugality board she used to frequent prior to her moving on to ParentsPlace.

I have her cookbook and I like it. Very basic recipes. Yes, Mennonite cookbooks are great, but please keep in mind Tawra kept her family in budget by cooking really cheap meals.
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I got it from the library, and I thought it was really good! It's on my wish list now.

Edit: I do like the More with Less cookbook more, though. But I have a penchant for ethnic food. Those Mennonites sure know how to cook!
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Persephone, there's a followup to More with Less called Extending the Table that you might like if you like ethnic food. It has recipes from around the world contributed by various Mennonites when they were on their missions (I'm not terribly familiar with Mennonites, and I can't remember if missions is the right word to use or not!).

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