Book coverThe Use-It-Up Cookbook: Creative Recipes for the Frugal Cook
by Catherine Kitcho


Be Frugal! Be Creative! Use it Up!

This unique cookbook has 125 recipes for using up 25 different leftover ingredients, such as honey, wine,olives, or tomato paste. If you want to be frugal and get the most out of your food dollar, this is the book for you (and in TODAY'S ECONOMY, it's even more important). If you like to be creative in the kitchen, this is also the book for you, because each chapter has a creative guide for the ingredient and a place to record your own notes and recipes.


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About the Book

This unique book presents a fresh new way to think about leftover ingredients, such as buttermilk, salsa, applesauce, orange juice or rotisserie chicken…25 in all. Rather than just one more thing to deal with in the refrigerator or pantry, the ingredient becomes a creative medium.These ingredients are seldom listed in the index of the average cookbook, and it can take hours to flip through cookbooks page by page to find a recipe with the ingredient in it. The Use-It-Up Cookbook by Catherine Kitcho is the answer. It is organized by ingredient, so cooks can easily find recipes for using what they have.

There are 125 recipes from everyday comfort food such as “Open Sesame Biscuits” and “Cha Cha Chili” to gourmet delights such as “Champagne Roast Salmon” and “Olive Focaccia”. By using this cookbook, cooks can feel good about using everything up and being frugal, and can also create exciting new dishes for their families at the same time. Have fun using it up!

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Book details:
The Use-It-Up Cookbook: Creative Recipes for the Frugal Cook
by Catherine Kitcho
Cumberland House Publishing, 2003
211 pages, $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-58182-366-0