Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam are a mother / daughter dynamic duo of dollar stretching. As a single mom Jill raised two kids on a limited income without giving up their comfort or security. When Tawra married Mike, they struggled to raise their small family, but by applying the lessons learned from Jill (Tawra’s mom), they were able to pay off $20,000 worth of debt in five years. They did all of this on an average income of $22,000. Tawra and Jill now operate the popular Web site LivingOnADime.com.
The Dining on a Dime Cookbook is like an encyclopedia of frugality. It provides information on; shopping smarter; planning menus; cooking cheaper; making homemade baby food; hundreds of recipes from breakfast to dessert; and even homemade cleaning solutions.
Tawra and Jill’s writing style is easy to read and you don’t have to be an experienced cook to understand the cooking terms they use. The recipes they include are easy to prepare and use inexpensive ingredients. They also weave humor throughout the book — so you’ll actually laugh while you’re saving money. Our favorite line is, “Life’s too short to stuff a cherry tomato.” If you want to stop eating out so much and start cooking more meals at home, this book will get you started on the right path.
Here's one of Tawra's money saving ideas for making your own laundry detergent.
Here's a second video featuring Jill Cooper on how to fold a fitted sheet
Learn more about how Tawara and Jill save money by picking up some of their ebooks here: