Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Julie and Julia

365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen: how one girl risked her marriage, her job, and her sanity to master the art of living by Julie Powell

This is the true story of Julie Powell's project of cooking all 500-something recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year. She started a blog and chronicled her journey, gaining many blog followers over the weeks.

While I found the story itself interesting, I cannot recommend this book because of the profanity in it. Julie herself even writes in the book of blog comments objecting to it.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Miserly Moms

by Jonni McCoy

This book has tons of tips and instructions for living frugally. There are ways to reduce expenses in almost every area of your life without being cheap or stingy. Jonni suggests ways to cut back on the price of groceries, travel, furniture and many more things. Each chapter covers a broad topic and there are a number of recipes at the end of the book.

I loved this book! The money-saving ideas were great and I really liked some of the recipes. Find out more at the author's website.