TWO WEEKS! (Budget Bytes Book Countdown)

Hey! I just wanted to give y’all an unapologetic reminder that in just TWO SHORT WEEKS you can have your hands on a physical copy of my cookbook! Woot!

On February 4thBudget Bytes: Over 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half drops! You can preorder it now (ordering info here) or wait and get it in a bricks and mortar store on the 4th. It is/will be available at all major book stores and, as I just discovered, at the New Orleans Public Library! Very exciting!

If you haven’t yet, check out the fun little video we made about the book and the philosophy behind it:

Stay Tuned…

I’ll most likely be hosting a little Pinterest contest giveaway with Penguin next week to kick off the book launch, so stay tuned for more details! Fun and games! Yay!


I can never say it enough—Budget Bytes wouldn’t still exist without all of you. So, THANK YOU for reading, commenting, and talking with me on a daily basis. This experience has been a dream come true and it’s all because of you. :D

And now for a few gifs to express all of my feels:

See that little guy in the middle that’s practically vibrating because he’s so excited? That one is me.


  1. Jenn says:

    I’ve been in love with your blog for years. So in love that I prefer surfing your recipes before hitting up Pinterest (gasp!). Are the recipes in the book the same as the site or did you throw in some new ones?

  2. Tiffany says:

    I never order cookbooks anymore (because, internet) but I just got yours yesterday and I’m so excited, I LOVE it! Every single recipe that I’ve ever made from your site has been amazing so I knew that I needed your book ASAP. Hopefully there will be more to come! :D

  3. Heather says: arrived, cold MN winter day…home from work…flipped on fire and now going to read book!!! Ate your pumpkin baked oatmeal custard at work today….lots of comments on how good it looked. Think I can influence some more purchases!!!

  4. Hubby pre-ordered the new book for me for Christmas! So excited to get it this Wednesday and congratulations! The boy and I are huge fans of your blog.

  5. Heather says:

    Ordered the book in December. You have great recipes. Have loved the ones I’ve made and have a nice long list of ones I haven’t yet. Thanks and looking forward to the book arriving from Amazon this next week!!

  6. I am SO excited for this book…My wife and I make a menu every week and almost every week we go to BB first!

  7. Sarah says:

    I pre-ordered in December and cannot wait for the release. Thank you for your inspiration in the kitchen!

  8. Kerri says:

    Just pre-ordered it! Can’t wait!

  9. Wendy says:

    Thanks for the reminder, Beth! Just pre-ordered via Amazon China. Looking forward to waving it under my fiance’s nose so he can expand his repertoire. I am a longtime fan but find I get more inspiration from your recipes than need to follow them (meanwhile I still needed to buy your book because you provide such a great resource and you deserve the support).

    So excited for you on taking such a huge step. Congratulations!

  10. Beth, I am so excited about your cookbook but haven’t ordered yet because I can’t decide on the e-book or real book. Do you know if its possible to print from the e-book?

    • Well, I believe it’s Kindle format and I don’t believe you can print from those (although I don’t own a Kindle, so I’m not completely sure).

  11. Nicole says:

    Four copies will be in the Vancouver library up in Canada :)

  12. Molly F. says:

    Hey Beth!
    I have been following your site for a while and I just love it! Congrats on the cookbook!
    Also, though I don’t know you and have only ever seen your pic on the side of the blog (with darker hair), I just had to say that you are rocking the blond in your video– love it!
    Thanks for all the great recipes and fun ways to think about saving money while eating well!

    • Thanks! My natural color is about half way between blonde and brown, so I can go either way without it lookin’ too crazy. :)

  13. Amber says:

    I think we all need to get you on Ellen or Rachel’s shows…everyone needs to know about this book and website.

    You’ve made me a better cook, made my bf think I’m the best cook ever and saved us money!

  14. How exciting! Can’t wait to see it!

  15. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the video about your new book. It was very cool to see and hear the creative and dedicated person who inspires so many people.
    Several of your recipes are in my rotation and my husband has a breakfast burrito or one with your crockpot not refried beans in his lunch box every day.
    Thanks for all your hard work.

  16. Wenda says:

    Done. Ordered it in Germany. It will be among the first post to arrive in our new home in a new country, but I’m sure the smells of homecooking will help us ease into our new life there!

  17. Amanda s says:

    Just ordered my copy! I’m obsessed with your banh mi bowls recipe. I eat it once a week!

  18. SoRefined says:

    Congrats, Beth! So happy for you. Can’t wait for my copy to arrive.

  19. Gahh how exciting! Love the video too :)

  20. just have to share – opened up this email from you and as i looked at the gif, my iPod started playing Daft Punk “one more time”….. it is the PERFECT soundtrack for your celebration!!!!! congrats – i love your recipes, simple easy clean eating doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg!
    “celebrate and dance so free”

  21. Daniela says:

    Your book will also be at the Naperville, IL library too! I requested that it’d be bought last night and they just sent me an e-mail saying OK, and I’ll be first on the hold list once it arrives :D

  22. Preordered mine last week. I can’t wait to get it! Eeep!

  23. Saw the reference to NOLA Library — are you in NOLA?

    Love your blog and save (but haven’t cooked yet) a bunch of your recipes.

    Looking forward to getting the book. And if you are in NOLA — I want mine signed ;-)


    • Yep, I sure am in NOLA! :) I hope I get to do at least one signing event somewhere. If I do, I’ll be sure to post about it!

  24. Congrats! Definitely will buy the book! Love your recipes :)

  25. beth lehman says:

    SO excited!!!

  26. Anonymous says:

    I’m happy for you! Every recipe I’ve Masefield rom your site has been delicious, and I’ve recommended it to all my friends.

  27. Aww- loved that video! So awesome to put a voice to the website :)

  28. Mike says:

    Another Librarian here, we have a cooking class at the campus so I’m going to have to get a second copy to add to the stacks to go along with my own personal one.

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading it, and making ALL the things.

  29. Amy V. says:


  30. I preordered mine, too, as soon as you made the announcement last year! I cannot wait to read through the recipes! Like Dunja, I served only recipes from your blog over the holidays to my family, and my Mom was so in love with everything she ate, and how you broke up the recipes and portions by price. I think I know what she’ll be getting for Mother’s Day this year!! Congratulations!!

  31. Dunja says:

    Obviously I have preordered the book as soon as it was possible, and will now add a second copy to the order for my Dad’s 73rd birthday. I’ve been serving him BudgetBytes recipes whenever they came to visit, and he loved all of them, so this is the logical consequence.

    It was very nice to put a – beautiful! – face to all the fantastic recipes, watching the video :)

  32. Emily says:

    Congrats to you! I’ve got your book on the buying list at the library where I work… University of Utah, Marriott Library. :)

  33. Kierston says:

    I have followed your blog for years and I love your work endlessly! Have you ever considered being a host on the food network?

    Another foodie and number cruncher

  34. Congrats on your first book! Are you making your dragon noodles in the video? Those are my favorite! I think I’ve made them like five times since I discovered the recipe (which was three weeks ago…)

  35. I’m so excited for you! I’m the minion on the right! Lol

  36. Hi there! Congrats on your book launch happening soon! I have followed Budget Bytes for quite some time and always enjoy checking out the latest Budget Bytes recipes.

  37. Karen says:

    Just ordered mine! So excited!

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