Issue #185: The Scrappy Issue

We love a gentle stroll through the grocery aisles as much as the next person, but even if we do our absolute best to rein in our spending, sometimes our ingredient amounts and recipe requirements just don’t add up. Then we either forget or just don’t know what to do with all the leftover scraps, and they end up in the garbage instead of our tummies.

Getting a little crafty in the kitchen can save you some serious cash, and it does some good for mama earth, too. We can’t all be expected to be experts, though, so it’s good to go looking for a little help. Here are six cookbooks that will teach you to whip up some magic while making the most of everything you’ve got.