30 Minute Meals, aka My New Cookbook

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My 30 minute meals cookbook is here! Grab your copy of Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less. I promise it will earn its keep.

30 Minute Meals: A New Cookbook from Good Cheap Eats

Writing a cookbook has always been a family affair. Not only does my family need to adjust to my new time investment, but they also have to eat the recipes I’m testing.

We’ve developed a few habits and traditions in the process of each cookbook’s creation:

  • It’s called The Cookbook while it’s in process.
  • Once it’s out of my hands, it’s called The Freezer Book, The Juice Book, The Good Cheap Eats Book, or in this case 30 Minute Meals.

I don’t give the books their final titles, but I give input and in the meantime, we need a secret agent name so the book can fit in with the rest of the family. Plus, cookbook titles are so long, aren’t they?

Anyway, 30 Minutes Meals, aka Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less is here! I didn’t say much about it sooner because IT’S SO HARD TO WAIT. Isn’t it?

But, it’s here. I mean, like here. Like your book store may be hoarding its copies in the back, waiting for it’s official “release” date of September 8th. Amazon has told me that my copies will be here on the day. Good times, I tell ya!

I want you to know now so that you can preorder and get “30 Minute Meals” in your hot little hands in just a couple of days.

30 Minute Meals: A New Cookbook from Good Cheap Eats

Greek Steak Kabobs

30 Minute Meals, aka Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

If you haven’t guessed already, the book is made up of recipes that you can make in 30 Minutes or less! Awesome sauce.

I love it when FishPapa or one of the kids comes in the kitchen and asks, “When’s dinner?” Ahem.

In 30 minutes.

You can say that now, too.

The book contains:

  • Over 200 budget-friendly recipes that come together quickly
  • 65 two-course meals
  • flexibility in meal planning, the recipes mix and match beautifully
  • 100+ tips for saving time in the kitchen
  • chapters divided by preparation style — because beef, chicken, pork can get so boring
  • a bonus DESSERT chapter because every 30 minute meal deserves a sweet ending
  • strategies for saving time, cooking efficiently, and gaining confidence in the kitchen

I hope you enjoy the book as much as we do. It really is a part of our family.


About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. You look lovely on that cover!

  2. I preordered! The last two I have just put on hold at my library and checked them out, but ended up buying the kindle version of the freezer book because I loved it. Decided to bite the bullet and buy it today because I’ve loved your site for years and your other books were good. 🙂

  3. After using and loving your freezer book and Good Cheap Eats, when I saw this new one hiding in plain sight in a picture in a post about your favorite cookbooks I had to investigate…and preorder…

    Amazon is promising delivery on the 8th….,


    I am excited to get my copy.

  4. I pre-ordered. So fun. I have to ask though as the cover reminds me of the Rachel Ray covers. Where you aiming for similarities?

    Also last few books you did a gift paring idea. I’d love to know what kitchen tool or gizmo would coordinate great as a gift idea.


  5. Congratulations!!! Beautiful cover. I look forward to working my way through another great cookbook!

  6. MelanieL says

    Congrats! You are beautiful on the cover!

  7. Roberta says

    Congrats on the new book! (And I agree with the others who say you look great on the cover.)

  8. Congrats! So exciting, and I think the topic is perfect–Good, Cheap, and Quick are the name of the game around here 🙂 Can’t wait to have a look through!

  9. Melanie A. says

    I am echoing the thoughts of others – you look great on the cover! Love the photo! I am adding your book to my wishlist!

  10. Lisa Suit says

    Your cookbooks are my family’s favorite-this is the first book I’ve ever pre-ordered, I’m so excited!! And I agree with the others, you look just beautiful on the cover!!

  11. This will be your best one yet!! Looks fabulous!! xoxox

  12. Received mine today!!!!! Loved looking through it this afternoon. So many recipes that look so good! Great job on your cookbook, Jessica!

  13. Your picture looks great. 🙂 I was so happy to see that this was available on the Kindle. I’ve pre-ordered my copy, and I’ll be able to see it in a few days. 🙂

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