CLOSED Season of Giving: The Frugal Foodie Cookbook AND The D.I.Y. Guide (48-HR Giveway)

by Beth Montgomery on December 4, 2010 · 25 comments

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Happy Holidays! This giveaway is part of The Holiday Gift Guide: Season of Giving Giveaways. Check back daily for new giveaways and gift ideas for everyone on your list!

I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m all about saving money and I’m always looking or new frugal recipes to spice up our meals.   I also try to do things at home and while I’m pretty handy with tools, I have a completely black thumb when it comes to growing anything in a garden.

That’s why I was thrilled to get this set of money-saving books, The Frugal Foodie Cookbook and Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It: The D.I.Y. Guide to The Good Life.   Truly, they are the perfect pair.

The Frugal Foodie Cookbook is full of mouth-watering frugal recipes, but also busting at the seams with tips on everything from roasting your own coffee to using leftovers to make excellent encore meals.   While The D.I.Y. Guide focuses on saving money by doing things yourself.     While it might not be able to make my thumb green, it’s full of money-saving ideas that never occurred to me, including ways to save on the holidays!

Learn how to:
*Ditch the lawn and raise organic veggies
*Cook healthy meals for pennies
*Eco-clean your house with lemons and lavender
*Cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet
*Join a seed sharing community garden
*Save big dollars with small repairs
*Organize a free market
*Put the “happy” back in your holidays

Both books are available through Viva Editions.

About Viva Editions: Viva Editions are books that inform, enlighten, and entertain.   And while Viva Editions is a line of books that are as fun as they are informational, the intention behind Viva is very serious”these are books that are truly helpful and intended to enhance people’s lives.

Perfect Gift For… Cooks, Newlyweds, Moms, Grandma’s, Dad’s, Wanna-Be Chefs, College Students, Extreme Couponers, Frugal Shoppers, Do-It-Yourselfers, Men, Women

Features: Frugal, Helps Save You Money, Written by Moms, Tried & Tested, Made in the United States

Holiday Gift Guide Listings: For Everyone and Under $25


Two (2) lucky In Good Cents Reader will each have a chance to win a The Frugal Foodie Cookbook AND Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It: The D.I.Y. Guide to the Good Life.

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What is your how do you “do it yourself” to save money at home?   Do you make your own household cleaners?   Grow herbs?   Cook a favorite frugal recipe?   Or something else? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Check out all the current & past giveaways! And stop by the Holiday Gift Guide for fun and unique ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Disclosure: This giveaway was sponsored the featured business as part of The Holiday Gift Guide: Season of Giving Giveaways. I did not receive payment for this post. I did receive a product for review. However, as always, all opinions are my own, regardless of compensation. For more information, check out my disclosure policy.

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1 Brandi December 4, 2010 at 1:27 PM

I have a few receipes that I make for very little then store the extra in the freezer. I make a chili with beans, sauce, crushed tomotoes ( from the garden), spices ( from the garden) and ground turkey. I crock pot the batch then freeze half of it for the next month.

2 Holly December 4, 2010 at 6:45 PM

I use vinegar as my primary household cleaner. My husband makes most of our sauces, marinades and even our ketchup from scratch.

3 Holly December 4, 2010 at 6:46 PM

I subscribe via Google Reader.

4 Kristen @ JoyfullyThriving December 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

I stockpile my groceries and make sure to cook based upon the sales. These books like quite interesting!

5 Kristen @ JoyfullyThriving December 4, 2010 at 8:33 PM

I also subscribe via Google Reader. As an Indiana girl myself (Fort Wayne area), I’ve especially enjoyed your local perspectives!

6 Lorie December 4, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Some times I make my own crackers. Thanks for the chance to win.

7 debp December 5, 2010 at 1:15 PM

I stock up on products when they are on sale, and then I cook with what I have on hand.

8 debp December 5, 2010 at 1:15 PM

I am a email subscriber.

9 Heather Pierce December 5, 2010 at 11:54 PM

Some foods I will make homemade instead of getting at the store … spaghetti sauce, pizza, brownies, breads … it saves money and tastes so much better!

10 Debbiek December 6, 2010 at 6:00 AM

I would love to expand my “what’s for dinner” list and learn to make more thing from scratch so I know what I am offering my family. Also learning more ways to reduce, reuse and recycle is a gret bonus too.

11 Matthew B December 6, 2010 at 9:55 AM

i get the emails

12 Matthew B December 6, 2010 at 9:57 AM

When cooking at home, i shop with coupons, often from this site and then stock up by buying in bulk. then i freeze anything to save for later. home made bread is a great way to save as well!

13 Kaylan December 6, 2010 at 10:11 AM

I grow as many herbs as I can in our small space.

14 Kaylan December 6, 2010 at 10:12 AM

I am an email subscriber

15 Cami December 7, 2010 at 12:12 PM

We have our own garden and that saves a lot on produce in the summer.

16 Cami December 7, 2010 at 12:13 PM

I get your emails.

17 Alicia C. December 7, 2010 at 3:50 PM

I’m always looking for ways to DIY. I make my own laundry detergent & handsoap, grow my own herbs & veggies, can & freeze produce from the farmer’s market (organic & costs WAY less than the grocery stores!), cook most meals from scratch, and do ALL of my own household repairs (books are great for learning how to wire in a new wall switch, etc.!)

ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

18 Alicia C. December 7, 2010 at 3:51 PM

I’m an email subscriber!

ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

19 Melanie December 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM

I grow a garden full of vegetables that I regularly use in my kitchen, like tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots, beans and broccoli. I also try to use baking soda or vinegar to clean most things around the house. I stack sales with coupons at my local grocery store to buy things at rock-bottom prices and I cook triple and quadruple batches of whatever I am making at least once a week and freeze dinner size servings to eat at a later date. We also use our leftovers from dinner to make the next days lunch. If I didn’t do all of these things, I wouldn’t be able to be a stay-at-home Mom! (-:

20 Janet Chan December 7, 2010 at 8:06 PM

I love new recipes and using things that are on sale at the grocery. Leftovers are always used to make another meal.

21 Greta December 7, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Good question. I don’t know that we have one. Maybe using vinegar for cleaning floors? Also really considering making our own bread and granola

22 Greta December 7, 2010 at 10:21 PM

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23 Greta December 7, 2010 at 10:21 PM

I followed Viva Editions on Twitter


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25 Greta December 7, 2010 at 10:23 PM

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