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  • Cheap Family Friendly Meals
    Cheap Family Friendly Meals

    These are just a few go to meals that are great to have since almost all the ingredients can be bought ahead of time and stored, this means you can stalk up on them when they go...

  • Barbecues: Gas or charcoal

    With the summer months fast approaching many are turning their attention to preparing for the much anticipated warm weather. For many the warm weather means lots of barbecues but before enjoying the outdoor food you must make...

  • Five Ways To Cut Costs, But Not Nutrition

    Having a nutritious diet doesn’t have to break the bank. All you have to do is cook at home more often, and apply some simple methods when you shop for ingredients. Enjoy the change, then you’ll enjoy...

  • Uses for stale bread

    When bread goes stale it usually gets tossed out. But rather than throwing it away, try rescuing it. Stale bread can be used for bread pudding, French toast, breakfast casseroles, strata, homemade stuffing and breadcrumbs, to name...

  • Make your own baking and seasoning mixes

    Homemade mixes are very popular with Frugal Living readers, and understandably so. When you buy pre-packaged “convenience” mixes, you don’t have any control over the additives and preservatives they contain. Creating your own homemade mixes lets you...

  • Curb spending on eating out

    The new year often brings about a commitment to change. If one of your goals is to save money, you’re probably taking a good look at your food bill. Buying takeout food is a bad habit you...

  • Use up leftover candy canes

    Candy canes are popular during the Christmas season. But once the holiday is over, these festively striped candy leftovers tend to get thrown away or sit untouched. With candy canes now being made available in a wide...

  • Freeze foods to avoid waste

    Frugal families use their freezers to stock-up on food. While some foods don’t freeze well, such as mayonnaise, lettuce or cucumbers, there are quite a few foods that you might not think would freeze well that actually...

  • Bring on the cupcakes

    Cupcakes aren’t simply for children’s school parties anymore. They now have a prominent place among desserts and are served for most any occasion. The following are tips to improve your cupcakes, so you don’t waste ingredients:  ...

  • Add a French twist to your breakfast

      Dear Sara: I’m looking for a French toast casserole recipe. Do you know of one you prepare the night before and bake in the morning? — S.B., Idaho S.B.: Paula Deen has an excellent French toast...

  • Make it yourself

    While convenience products provide tasty shortcuts, it’s good to know how to make things yourself. This time of year, families tend to buy more boxed, flavored instant oatmeal and canned cream soups. I’m sharing two recipes you...

  • Save on food at work

    Packing a lunch can help you save money at work. Keep foods at your desk or in an emergency snack box in your car with items such as granola bars, peanut butter, crackers, microwave popcorn, applesauce or...