Homemade Convenience Foods
Best-seller from Next Generation Publishing!
Have you ever stood in the kitchen fifteen minutes before dinnertime &
realized you have nothing started for dinner?
Have you ever wished you could spend more time with the family and less
with the pots and pans?
Break free from the clutches of the kitchen!
Have a freshly prepared dinner on the table in 15 minutes or less!
Research shows that the average woman has spent 50,000 hours in her
kitchen by the age of 45!
Not interested in being the “average” woman in that statistic?
I wasn’t either, so I developed a system that allows me to have homemade,
nutritious food on the table in 15 minutes or less.
I call it Homemade Convenience Foods. It saves both time and money and
works with my sample recipes as well as your own favorites.
Easy for anyone to learn!
Homemade Convenience Foods is not once-a-month cooking or frozen pizzas
or carry-out burgers, but a simple method that even never-cooked-much-
before college kids and newlyweds can easily learn to implement.
The Homemade Convenience Foods system is perfect for busy homeschool
moms, those who work away from home, and empty-nesters who need
motivation to cook for just one or two people.
Homemade Convenience Foods even teaches you how to avoid those last-
minute grocery runs that cost you so much time and money. With this
system, you will always have the ingredients on hand to prepare at least a
dozen different menus. Even drop-in guests won’t faze you.
Homemade Convenience Foods is available as an e-book or in a comb-bound
print edition. Be sure to order extras as gifts for new graduates, brides, and
Works with most recipes!
We’re not talking about using this method for every meal—sometimes you
want to fuss and certain recipes won’t work well with this system. We’re
talking about a system that will get you through 3-4 meals a week with much
less time and hassle, so you can make your specialties on evenings when you
are less stressed.
Interestingly, when my adult sons come home, they most often request the
foods that I can make using the Homemade Convenience Foods system.
Homemade Convenience Foods teaches you the rationale for the system and
detailed how-to's to make it work for you, followed by lots of recipes to get
you started. Best of all, the system is easily adaptable to your family's favorite
An ideal gift!
In these days of eating out, many young adults have never learned to prepare
meals at home. Their idea of eating at home involves carry-out from the
Chinese restaurant or a pre-made pizza from the deli.
Homemade Convenience Foods teaches inexperienced cooks how to make
great food from scratch. It is ideal for those just learning to cook. It makes an
ideal gift for a college student, a new bride, or a brand-new mommy.
Those who have been cooking for years are enthusiastic about Homemade
Convenience Foods, too. They love the time savings and the new method of
preparing their old favorites.
Saves money, too!
Homemade Convenience Foods not only saves time, it saves money.
No more late-afternoon runs to the grocery store or fast food place to get
something for your family's dinner.
The system even teaches you how to never run out of anything again using a
method that even your children can use. Fewer trips to the store equals more
money in your pocket.
Be prepared for drop-in guests!
Have you longed to show hospitality to those God brings into your path? Have
you hesitated to spontaneously invite someone over because you didn't have
the ingredients to pull together a meal?
Homemade Convenience Foods will teach you how to always have the
ingredients on hand to prepare at least a dozen different menus.
You will never be caught unprepared again!
Order your copy today!
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"I have tried several methods for preparing food in bulk for my
family that just didn't work for me. I don't have the time to stand in
my kitchen all day cooking. Homemade Convenience Foods is a
cookbook that has an easier solution that is sure to work with any
family. You will learn what you need to stock your freezer,
cupboard, and refrigerator with essential ingredients that can be
the starting point for any number of recipes. You will learn Marcia
Washburn's method of bulk cooking that really won't take you any
more time than it would to prepare a normal meal.
"The recipes . . . give you an idea of how to use all the ingredients
you have been stocking up. The ingredients are normal things you
can easily purchase and are not expensive or hard to find. There
are also some tips sprinkled throughout the book that are
informative and helpful.
"This method is very simple, and that's what I love about it. . . .
Having some staple ingredients already available that don't need a
lot of prep helps me quickly pull togehrer a healthy meal and save
my family from a fast food run. This is definitely a great cookbook
to jump-start you into the world of . . . cooking and stocking your
kitchen with ingredients for your favorite recipes that can be
prepared in a moment's notice."
~Heidi Miller-Ford, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine June 2011
"Marcia has balanced life with a bunch of hungry boys with
homeschooling and home businesses to juggle as well. This title is
NOT a book to get you mass cooking one day to stock your
freezer. Like many moms, she recognized that the 30 day method
wouldn't work for her. Instead, Marcia came up with shortcuts to
help her have food items on hand so dinner could be convenience
food quick on preparation time while being homemade, healthy, and
easy on your food budget. And that is what you get in this ebook.
~Laura O'Neill, Alaska Day By Day in Our World
|Homemade Convenience Foods
"By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established." Proverbs 24:3 (NIV)
E-book: $5.99 (ready to download immediately)
E-book edition on sale through July 30th
"This book is wonderful! It has given
me many good ideas!" ~R.M.
". . . a great way to get a Sabbath rest!
I'm sure that I am not the only one who
likes a break without having to break the
budget with going out . . . I will definitely
be continuing this method. I'm already
experiencing more freedom!
"I just wanted to let you know how
much I enjoyed your book. You have
fantastic ideas that I will be putting to
good use!" ~Brande G.
I got so engrossed I didn't stop until I
had read the entire book. By the end I
felt like I'd just had a nice long chat with
Marcia. She writes in a way that makes
you feel like she is talking with you, gives
instructions in a straightforward way that
even the most inexperienced cook could
understand, yet keeps it interesting
enough for someone who has been
around the kitchen a bit longer like me.
"This book would be the perfect shower
gift for a bride-to-be, or a young woman
wanting to learn how to set up
housekeeping, and even an experienced
cook like me can learn a few new tricks.
It is available in a paper edition as well,
perfect for those gift-giving
~Phyllis Sather at
Proclaiming God's Faithfulness
"We all have those days that we stand
in the kitchen or stare into the freezer
(I’m famous for that one) wondering
what I am going to feed everyone. I’m
definitely trying this out. Marcia
includes yummy recipes in her book.
Everyone could use this book. It
makes a great addition to my
Faith and Family Reviews
"Thanks, Marcia! A very practical
book!" ~Debbie K., Equatorial
"When Marcia sent me a copy of
Homemade Convenience Foods, I was
so excited! I do the majority of the
cooking for our family of eight. I like
to cook from scratch so “homemade”
& “convenience” are two great
words to put in one sentence–in a
I’ve really enjoyed reading thro’ the
ebook (It’s also available in bound
form). It is full of great advice &
recipes. This is not the typical “save
time in the kitchen book.” It’s new &
refreshing & simple. I would
recommend it to all cooks."
~Miranda The Fashionable Plate
"I'm always looking for ways to prepare
healthy meals at home that don't take too
long or are budge-friendly. This
cookbook helps you make yummy food
in a fraction of the typical cooking time.
So yes--it saves you both time and
money! I found myself saying, "Oh yeah,
that makes sense!" and already applying
some of her suggestions within the day.
Now that is a book worth reading, don't
~Dianna Gardenhour Savings in
"I came upon Marcia Washburn on
the Homeschool Channel . . . where I
heard about Homemade Convenience
Foods. The e-book comes up nicely on
my Kindle Fire as well as the
computer. If you follow her plan, you
will have meals that can be fixed
anytime in 15 minutes or less. She tell
s you about the method, what you
need, how to do it and also gives you
recipes. It is a short e-book but a
wealth of information is contained in
these 34 pages. I will start using this
method to have some extra meals on
hand to make in a hurry instead of
heading to fast food or take-out!
"I don't hate my kitchen. I don't even
hate to cook. What I do hate is that
feeling that comes around at about 4:30 .
. . . of not being prepared to cook
dinner. I have tried several methods of
cook ahead planning including freezer
cooking, once-a-month cooking and a
variety of menu planning services.What I
needed was a method that would allow
me to accommodate a variety of diets,
allow me to customize my menu, take
into consideration my limited freezer
space, be economical, and not take an
entire Saturday on my feet of cooking to
get it together. I am happy to share,
Homemade Convenience Foods does
this! I've tried several of the recipes so
far and they've all been well-received!
No left-overs! I'm SO inspired by this
power-packed little book that I am
going to do some long range planning
with it to REALLY save some money."
A Cherished Keeper
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