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Homestyle Cooking From Scratch
by S. L. Watson

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I like to make as many items from scratch as possible. Homemade recipes are budget friendly and I know what I am feeding my family. Prepared foods are loaded with sodium and many ingredients that I do not want to feed my family. Many recipes I have used for years but it is nice to have them all in one handy reference book. This is an excellent cookbook and reference source for beginning cooks, new brides and for anyone who loves cooking from scratch.

I love cooking for my family and friends. The information and recipes in this book are from decades of cooking experience. Everyone knows my freezer and pantry are always full. Family and friends know they are always welcome at my table. Single family members and friends tend to drop by for a quick meal or dessert. Having a full pantry and freezer makes it easy to make quick meals and share memories with them.

If you are looking for gourmet recipes or fancy ingredients, this is not the book for you. This is homemade and homestyle cooking at it best.

Stocking a freezer or pantry can be overwhelming in the beginning. It is also expensive to buy everything needed at one time. Stock your freezer and pantry a few items at a time. When I first started stocking my pantry, I spent an extra $5 each week on items for the pantry. Start slowly and steadily increase your pantry items. If you are making rice, make double the amount and freeze the extra. If you are browning ground beef, cook a double batch and freeze the extra meat. Start slowly and steadily increase your freezer meals based upon your freezer space, time and money.

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