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  1. Coupons
    Being a mom of 3, I have a hard time finding the time to cook full, good, and healthy meals. I am always running around after school and before dinner, so I need quick meals. Which meals my meal arsenal is small. They are getting bored of my go-tos, but every night I still get the, "What's for...
  2. Food challenges
    Sometimes when it's not payday I have to cook like I was on the food channel show "chopped" and instead of the mystery basket, I have to use what's in my cabinets and freezer to make good meals. I thought it would be fun to share recipes that take 4 or less ingredients to make. Here is mine...
  3. Question and Answer
    Please give the recipe for your best frugal meal. Mine is Mac and beef. I have an electric pressure cooker and I love to cook mac and beef in it. I cook the ground meat first and add to the pressure cooker. Then you simply add dry pasta, canned tomatoes, and tomato sauce. You may need to...
  4. General Chat
    Cooking from scratch has been the best frugal idea I've used. It does take a little more time but saves a ton of money. The food not only taste better but are healthier because they don't have all those chemicals like the pre-boxed items.
  5. Blog
    We discovered we should not be using the garden hose to fill the water jug. So we went out and picked up an RV water hose from Walmart for $12 CAD to do the job. Other than that, the system works great. Hubby is reacting to all the dust and fumes from the renovation. This could get...
  6. Blog
    It started this past week. Tuesday the contractor arrived with help and started ripping out the kitchen. It took two days. Then the electricians came. They were supposed to take one day. They were here for two and will be here for two days next week...at least. They found active knob and...
  7. Blog
    I finished my mega-cooking for the month of September in preparation for the renovation. Hubby thought he would not have to do any dishes all month. I had to enlighten him that there would be plastic storage containers and pots from side dishes that needed doing. And that we would need a...
  8. Blog
    The kitchen renovation is looming large. DH and I rearranged the dining room to make room for the fridge and stove. DH thinks he can just switch the stove outlet around to the dining room for the duration. Hmm... I am hoping the microwave and fridge won't blow the circuit in the dining room...
  9. Blog
    We signed the dotted line for the kitchen cabinets and countertop. Total cost will be about $9000, half of which we already put down in a deposit. We also bought a dishwasher and range hood, for $1100. Now all we need to do is buy the backsplash tile and decide on the flooring. August will...
  10. Blog
    Sorry for the long absence everyone. I had a slight problem with my heart over the winter months and now sport a brand new piece of equipment called a pacemaker. I feel much better now. However other areas in my life have suffered. What are we up to these days? We have embarked on a kitchen...
  11. Meal planning
    One of my New Year's resolutions is to cut out processed foods for my family. I'd love some ideas for doing that while working full time and being able to eat before 7:30.
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    9 April 2012 Cooking Dried Beans. 9 April 2012 Cooking Dried Beans Beans are a large portion of my diet. A supply of beans is purchased from as bulk food store and all pressure cooked together.They are a low cost source of nutritional food. The beans are washed, boiled vigorously for ten...
  13. General Chat
    A week or so ago, someone posted in a thread about canning dry beans by just putting them in the jars with water and processing them. There was no pre-cooking involved, and the person who posted about that method also posted pictures. And now, of course, I can't find it! I don't think it was...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    Baked beans: a serio-humorous medical paper - Ephraim Cutter - Google Books Read page 18 and 19 and you might learn something about the bean. The original format is Pdf so I cannot copy and paste. Again, Under cooking dried beans. I eat soy beans daily and other almost every other day...
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    23 October 2010 Processing Dried Beans. 23 October 2010 Processing Dried Beans. A variety of dried beans purchased in bulk is very low in cost. This variety is a possible replacement for meat. Two cups (500 ml) enlarges to about four after cooking. The process is: Wash thoroughly. Boil for 20...
  16. General Chat
    After 2011's Grocery Price Surge, Is Cooking at Home Still a Bargain? By Bruce Watson Posted 6:45AM 01/06/12 Retail, Family Money, Food Everybody knows the basic rules for saving money on food. Don't eat out. Ditch the steaks in favor of ground beef. Stick to the staples, like milk and...
  17. General Chat
    Every so often I get a little adventureous when I cook. Well.... actually, a lot of the time! Anyhoo, I tried something this weekend that really turned out well. I got the little 50c packet at the grocery store for making Chex mix. But instead of using Chex, I used pop corn. Man! Was that...
  18. Just Tips
    I love Taste of Home Cookbooks. So I went to their site and found a subscription to their magazine for $5, plus 2 other magazines. Here's the link; Find Recipes, Appetizers, Desserts, Holiday Recipes & Healthy Cooking Tips, | Taste Of Home Also went to bookcloseouts.com and there are quite a...
  19. Cast Iron cooking
    I've got a bunch of cast iron, and it's great for steak, stew, sauce, soup, etc... One thing that has always defeated me is bacon. In a $5.00 walmart aluminum griddle I can cook bacon like a pro, but the cast iron (a 12" lodge skillet) has too much of a hot spot in the middle of the pan. The...
  20. Frugal Canadians
    Anyone know where we can buy these in Canada? I love Chef.com in the US, but we can't bring their goods over the border. There must be something up here in the hinterland too?
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