I personally would've been more impressed with this book if I was younger and just starting out in the savings scene. Rhonda has some good ideas, but they are SO basic that much of this is what grandma probably could taught me if I'd paid more attention. I liked her cheerful writing style. Unlike some other frugality experts, she doesn't take potshots at other authors. After reading this book however, I'm still unsure as to how she actually feeds her family. Her grocery lists don't match up well with the meals she actually prepared. In fact, some of her grocery lists are full of "fluff" foods, boxed cold cereal, crackers, pretzels, candy, popcorn etc. My own family would require far more protein, than what she bought. Rhonda reports making wonderfuls meals, including ham, chicken, enchiladas etc., but we are left to wonder how she does this. I speculate she practices the "pantry principle" (outlined in her book), but she instead leaves us to wonder. I have enjoyed some of the recipes here, particularly the low fat Ranch Dressing recipe, Momwiches, and her chicken recipes. A few of her food ideas are odd, my husband would balk if I served Cheesy Tuna Sauce over whole wheat toast for dinner. And he is a NOT a picky eater.
So this book could be helpful if you are new to cooking/saving. Rhonda offers some great resources, she is not hesitant to give credit to others. I respect her for that.