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To buy or not to buy ... that is the question

October 30th, 2007 at 10:35 am

I am thinking about buying a cookbook. I never buy books. Instead I check them out from the local library. Every time I go to the library, I grab a new cookbook and try a few recipes from it.

Recently, I've been cooking meals from Robin Miller's Quick Fix Meals and I have to say it's one of the few cookbooks I've used in the last year or so that I think might be worth investing in. Everything I've tried out of it so far has been great, not to mention fast and easy.

Part of her schtick is that she starts with one recipe that includes cooking extra of something, which you then use for three or four other meals. Last night, I whipped up this incredible talapia dish with a sauce that I'll use later in the week with another meal.

Given how crazy busy I am, it might be worth having a book like this around for weeks like this one where I barely have time to sit down -- let alone stand in the kitchen for very long.

Tomorrow's big family Halloween dinner comes out of the cookbook. I've already prepared the sauce part of it. Assuming it's as good as the other recipes I've tried, I think I might splurge and invest in my own copy of the book.

(p.s. Checked PaperbackSwap.com and it's not available there for free, but I found it used -- but NEW -- for $4.85 on Amazon Marketplace. Definitely buying it at that price...)

5 Responses to “To buy or not to buy ... that is the question”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    There's some of her recipes on the Food Network site too.
    I usually end up using recipes off the internet vs buying yet another cookbook. I should probably sell some of mine! To save yourself some money, can you put it on your Christmas list instead?

  2. Caoineag Says:

    Got to say, we love our recipes. I like to buy cookbooks because they are great for giving me ideas. I do use Allrecipes.com alot, especially their ingredient search and collection sections.

  3. Amber Says:

    I am not much of a cook but will check this out, thanks

  4. baselle Says:

    It passes my first rule: will you use it? It sounds like you will use it and use it and use it. For 5$ for something that you will use a lot - its a bargain.

  5. koppur Says:

    check half.com as well! Sometimes they are even cheaper there than amazon!

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