As the man recited often, "frugal" doesn't mean cheap, it means that you don't waste food or time. Here's a cookbook for real folks who aren't into salty prepared foods and canned goods. If you never get past the soups that open the book you'll find it a good addition to your kitchen bookshelf. Smith advocated spending most of one day cooking a week's worth of meals then doing little more than finishing the meals the rest of the week. You can do that or cook them one by one as I do. He wrote several books and this is the only one I happily return to.