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Spend with Pennies
Everyday Comfort

Holly Nilsson

Bring easy, home-cooked comfort to your table every night of the week with over 120 "recipes for real life" from the creator of the beloved food blog Spend with Pennies.

For over a decade, Holly Nilsson’s website Spend with Pennies has been a go-to source for tried-and-true family recipes. In her debut cookbook, Holly shares deliciously comforting dinner recipes from fresh to cozy—as well as a few favorite desserts to end the meal on a sweet note.

An Overview

Everyday Comfort brings the best of Spend with Pennies to your table in a new and exciting way!

Beautiful photography: Each recipe is accompanied by a photo.

Tested to perfection: We tested these recipes and variations over 1,200 times for perfection every time.

Exclusive recipes: Over 90 of the 120 recipes are brand-new book exclusives, including never-before-shared family favorites.

Blog favorites: The book has the recipes you know, love, and make on repeat in a printed format.

Spice blends: Includes my most popular homemade spice mixes and blends.

Tips for real life: Substitution suggestions, prep-ahead instructions, and shortcuts throughout for real-life cooking.

Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal, trying to figure out how to use that pound of ground beef in the freezer, or seeking a dish worthy of a dinner party, Everyday Comfort is here for you. These are recipes for real life, designed to meet you where you are in the kitchen. With chapters like Weeknight Quick Fixes, Slow Down Sunday Suppers, and When All You Have Is Chicken, you'll never be left wondering what's for dinner.

Spend with Pennies fans will find 25 favorite recipes from the blog, such as Baked Chicken Spaghetti and The Best Ever Meatloaf, presented alongside over 90 brand-new recipes to put into the weekly rotation. From new twists on classic dishes to skillet suppers, sheet pan dinners, and cozy casseroles, there’s something for everyone. Clear, simple instructions and accessible ingredient lists make shopping and prep a breeze.

Not up for making that from-scratch sauce or spending hours in the kitchen? That’s okay. The recipes are adaptable and forgiving, with handy tips for substitutions, storage, and make-ahead options. Above all, these are recipes you can turn to when you're uninspired and getting dinner on the table feels like a chore. Reclaim dinnertime and celebrate the love and comfort of a family meal.

About the Author

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Holly Nilsson

Holly Nilsson is the creator behind Spend with Pennies, a blog devoted to tried-and-true recipes designed for the everyday home cook. Since 2012, Holly has been sharing recipes that are easy to follow and transform simple ingredients into deliciously comforting meals from fresh to cozy. Her brand has grown to become one of the most popular sites for quick and easy home-cooked meals. Holly lives in Canada just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband, Ken, and loves spending time with her four children and grandson.

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