Book + Blog is our chance to share favorite food or fitness-focused books and blogs with you! We have lots of great food bloggers & cookbooks lined up for you and we’re starting with a giveaway of one today!
Think you have trouble feeding your house full of boys? Try keeping up with the appetites of TEN kids!
That’s reality for Mary Ostyn, writer at Owlhaven and mother of four boys and six girls. She shares her wonderful stories of family and adoption and life and food on her blog in such a lovely way that makes you feel right at home!
The recipes shared on Mary’s blog are a mixture of lovely comfort foods and international cuisine – a little something for everyone!
Mary has also written a fabulous cookbook, Family Feasts for $75 a Week! Here’s a little more about the book:
Family Feasts for $75 a Week to the rescue! Written by blogger mom and penny-pincher extraordinaire Mary Ostyn, who prepares three meals a day for her family of 12 for $800 to $900 a month, this book is stuffed to the gills with Mary’s expert, in-the-trenches tips on savvy food shopping, plus 200 delicious recipes for homecooked meals that make the most of economical ingredients.
Selected by Good Morning America as one of the best cookbooks of 2009, Family Feasts for $75 a Week offers real-world advice teaches real-world families how to save in more ways than one.
This cookbook is great for so many reasons! I have loved reading Mary’s advice on saving money and time in the food department. And there is such a great variety of recipes – lots of new things for your family to try!
I threw together the super-easy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pork Carnitas from the cookbook for supper a few weeks back and it was delicious! Only a few ingredients were needed for this versatile dish! We ate the pork in tortillas for dinner, and I used the leftovers for pork quesadillas the next day for lunch, as well as mixed with quinoa, corn, and lettuce as a little carnita bowl for myself!
There are several stir-fry recipes I can’t wait to try, along with breakfast ideas, homemade condiments, desserts, and full dinner menu ideas for special occasions!
Mary has generously donated a copy of Family Feasts for $75 a Week to give away to one of you! Just enter below for your chance to win!
*I was provided a copy of this book to review and a copy to giveaway. I was not compensated in any other way for this post, and all opinions are 100% my own.
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