Available NOW!

It’s finally time! The long awaited Budget Bytes: Over 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half is now available for purchase!

Budget Bytes

A little more about the book…

As the title indicates, the book contains over 100 recipes in my classic budget friendly, easy, real-food style. Most of the recipes are brand new, but I’ve included a few web favorites for new readers to enjoy!

In effort to keep the price low and easily affordable, the recipes do not include step by step photographs (pictures are expensive, y’all!). But fear not, the instructions are easy and as always, I’m happy to answer your questions. If the recipe titles and descriptions aren’t enough to get your appetite going, there will be a 16 page color photo insert with pictures of 24 of the recipes in their final, delicious form.

The beginning chapters include basic information about how to shop, cook, and eat on a budget. I’ve included a kitchen primer with lists of basic kitchen and pantry items to help stock your kitchen and get it ready for major money saving action. And, because the freezer is my favorite secret weapon, I’ve included best freezer practices keep your frozen foods safe and delicious.

In the back of the book you’ll find appendixes with lists of both vegetarian and vegan recipes to help you quickly find the recipes that suit your lifestyle. If you’re having trouble combining recipes to create a well rounded meal, I’ve also created an appendix with menu ideas and simple recipe pairings.

I’ve done my best to create an easy to understand, go-to guide for beginners with enough interesting and exciting flavor combinations to keep seasoned cooks entertained. I hope you enjoy!

Where to purchase…

The book is available at all major book retailers, both online and in person. Here are just a few of the many places where you can pick up a copy!


Barnes & Noble

Books A Million



Indie Bound


BIG Thanks!

A big thank you to all of you out there who read my blog, send me emails, and talk with me on Facebook and Twitter. You inspire and motivate me every single day. This book would not exist if it weren’t for you! (All of you who were in my recipe testing group will have a copy set aside, just for you! I haven’t forgotten about you!)



  1. Nicole says:

    I’ve been following your blog for a while, but for some reason I hadn’t ordered your book until now! Ordered one for my sister and one for myself, I can’t wait for them to get here!

  2. Robin says:

    HI! I just wanted to add (not sure if anyone else has said this), but GREAT job at keeping the cost of your book so low!
    Cookbooks tend to run $15-$20 or more! At less than $13, yours is a steal. Great for young people learning how to cook (for some reason, cooking/recipes seems to be the ONLY thing they don’t look up online).
    I wish you great success!

  3. sonnetium says:

    My 4 year old adamantly hates corn, so imagine my surprise when he told me he wanted corn for lunch. I was looking for your honey buttered roasted corn when I found this. Lo and behold, I had everything needed!
    It’s delicious, and the 4 year old says I need to make it like this every time so it can be just the way he likes it. Thanks :)

    • JBeanie says:

      Is the “honey buttered roasted corn” sonnetium references the same recipe called “Oven Roasted Corn with Honey Chili Butter”? If not, to which recipe is she referring?

      Thanks :)

  4. Priya says:

    Hi Beth! First of all, I love your website. I haven’t actually tried any yet but I have 3 planned for the following week! Just wondering, do you have any plans to put your books on Google Play Books?

    • Hmm, I don’t know anything about Google Play Books! I’ll have to look into it. :)

      • Priya says:

        Thanks for looking into it, hope it’s a platform you think would be great for your book :) Also tried 2 of the recipes so far – awesome! Partner and I both loved the dishes.

  5. Dawne Davis says:

    I am so buying this as a Christmas gift for my son who loves to cook and is going off to college next year. What a great way to get started “managing” your food expenses in real life! Ramen noodles beware!

  6. Beth says:

    Just when I thought I didn’t need any more cookbooks I came across this one. Of course I bought it. Both recipes I tried off your website were amazing, so I figured the book was too! It’s a keeper!

  7. Dianne Farst says:

    Just came upon your website. Will be purchasing a copy of your book! Awesome.
    Do you know calorie count on morning glory baked oatmeal?

    • No, I’m sorry, I don’t have the calorie count. There are several websites that allow you to enter ingredient information and have an estimate calculated for you, though.

  8. Kimberley Mann says:

    Great cookbook! Loving everything I have tried so far. I look forward to making everything in this book.

  9. Anika says:

    Excellent website! I love the creativity of your meals.

  10. Anna says:

    I totally forgot about the book and just thought about it today after I recommended your site to yet another friend. I just ordered my copy and Im so excited! I cant wait to get it and try new stuff!!

    You truly rock!! <3

  11. JSpangs says:

    I’m so happy that I received your book as a Valentine’s present. I’m currently eating the Southwest chicken salad over a bed of romaine lettuce for lunch and it is AMAZING! I’ve never liked chicken salad in my life but this is so delicious. It was hard to resist eating it all last night when I made it even though I’d already eaten dinner (I made it specifically to bring for lunches this week)! I can’t wait to have the time to try more recipes.

    Thank you for all your hard work on both the blog and the book and creating/sharing all these wonderful recipes! You’re an inspiration & I wish you continued success!

  12. Peter says:


    Just received my copy from amazon.co.uk. I love your site and decided to support it by buying this book. Maybe it is the first copy in the Netherlands ;)

  13. Kelly says:

    I just ordered mine! I’ve been a fan of this site’s since I tried the Funky Monkey Oatmeal, and I can not WAIT for this cookbook!!!!! :)

  14. Stephanie says:

    Just ordered it from Amazon! I make your recipe for Chana Saag at least once a week. I’m always trying your recipes, and love their consistency. I’ve never bought a blogger’s book before, and I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate what you do. I’m glad that I’m able to support you finally for the wonderful resource you’ve been to me.

  15. Katherine says:

    I just bought a hard copy for my husband and I’m so excited! Your site has inspired him to learn how to cook. Usually I’m the one who cooks everything. Many of my go-to recipes are a little bit intimidating for him. Your step by step instructions with pictures will really help him learn the basics. Also, I think you and I share similar tastes, so he can’t really pick something I’ll hate.

    So, thank you!


    A stressed out mother of two full time worker/graduate student foodie on a budget with a husband who can’t boil spaghetti


  16. Mari says:

    I bought it on iBooks! I am so enjoying it. You balance explanations of why and method nicely. It offers the novice cook the ability to follow clear instructions, much like the website, and offers more daring cooks tips to tweak recipes to thier liking or ingredients while keeping in mind budget. Bravo!

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