$2 Dinners Cook Book by Penny Hawkins

$2 Dinners Cook Book by Penny Hawkins.   Tate Publishing, 2014. $14.99, 252 pages.

In today’s economy, the grocery store can put quite a strain on one’s wallet, especially with a family to feed. Rising costs of food and shrinking amounts of available cooking time can make homemade meals a difficult prospect at best.

Local author Penny Hawkins has just released a new cook book that should help alleviate this problem. “$2 Dinners Cook Book: Easy, Delicious Meals for $2 or Less Per Serving” is full of quick and easy recipes that will fill you up, but won’t empty your bank account.

With recipes for appetizers, breads, breakfast, side dishes, soups, desserts, and more, Hawkins has provided enough options to fill your menus for a very long time. And in addition to the numerous recipes, there are also tips on freezing, essential pantry items, substitutions, and more.

“$2 Dinners Cook Book” could be an invaluable resource for those who want to provide home cooked meals for their family without breaking the bank. If you’d like to learn more about it, Penny Hawkins will be at May Memorial Library this Tuesday, August 12 at 6:00 to talk about “$2 Dinners Cook Book.” Books will be available for purchase. For more information, call 336-229-3588.

Rebekah Scott is a reference librarian at May Memorial Public Library. Visit us on the web at www.alamancelibraries.org.