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Book Review: Make-A-Mix


Title:
Make-A-Mix

Author: Karine Eliason, Nevada Harward & Madeline Westover

ISBN: 1-55561-073-0


Review: With the high cost of both food and gas these days one of the best ideas to save money on groceries is to buy in bulk and prepare food ahead of time. Make-A-Mix is a book I've had for several years and I use it as a weekly reference. The first portion of the book is seperated into the following categories:
Dry & Semi-dry Mixes - with recipes for bulk mixes of onion seasoning, oatmeal, granola, pancakes, etc...

Freezer-Refrigerator Mixes - with recipes for cubed pork, chocolate chip cookies, oriental stir-fry, etc...

Special Mixes - with recipes for chili seasoning, hot chocolate, seasoned rice...

The second portion of the book is a variety of recipes to use the mixes with. The recipes are all easy to make and quick because they use the pre-made mixes from the front of the book. Everything is cross-referenced for easy use.

This book has saved me tons of money. I can buy chicken and beef and other staples in large quantities when they are on sale, make up the mixes in the front of the book, and then pull the mixes out to make during the week when I'm tired after work. I would definitely recommend purchasing the book rather than getting it out of the library so you can use the book as a reference when shopping in bulk.

Amazon.com has several used copies for less than $5.
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