Plain Cornbread

Here's simple cornbread recipe you can make from scratch. As frugal as it is good and perfect with chili, soup or stew.

Cornbread is a staple around here. It comes together quickly and goes perfect with chili, soup or stew. And of course you need a cornbread when you make a big batch of pinto beans. Here’s how I make mine from scratch. 2 medium eggs 1-1/4 cups milk 1/4 cup oil or melted butter 1-1/2 cups cornmeal […]

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Extending Ground Beef

With ground beef prices soaring, use these tips to buy less meat but make your dishes just as tasty.

Do you remember when you could find ground beef on sale for 99 cents? I miss those days. Now I’m lucky to find ground chuck for $4.99 a pound. That’s a big difference and now more than ever it’s important to stretch that meat. That’s why I thought it was about time to re-visit this […]

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3 Simple Ways To Make Housework Easier

Here are three simple little tips to make keeping the house clean a little easier. They may seem deceptively simple, but have made a big difference for me.

Keeping the house clean and organized with a busy family and an even busier schedule isn’t easy. Some days it seems that things get misplaced, used, and dirtied much faster than I can clean. This year I’ve implemented 3 simple new routines that have made housework so much easier and more manageable. I can’t believe […]

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Curried Chicken

A fresh take on leftover chicken - turn it into curried chicken and serve over rice. Quick and simple weeknight dinner.

Here’s a fresh take on leftover chicken. We love roasting whole chickens or putting a large batch of chicken on the grill. Either way we usually end up with plenty of leftovers. Chicken salad is great, but sometimes you’re in the mood for something a little different – and need a quick and easy dinner […]

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Magic Milk Shakes

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I love this recipe because it makes very rich milk shakes without any ice cream. I don’t always have ice cream in the house because the kids eat it so fast. With this recipe we can have delicious frosty milk shakes for a fraction of the cost of those using ice cream. And all the […]

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Beginner’s Bread

  3 cups of white or whole wheat flour, or 1-1/2 cups of each (plus a little extra flour for kneading) 1 teaspoon salt 1 packet, or about 2 teaspoons yeast 1 tablespoon sugar or brown sugar or honey 2 tablespoons oil 1 cup warm water (not hot, just warm) When you need a recipe […]

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Sweet Pickled Cauliflower Recipe

We love this sweet and tangy pickled cauliflower. Perfect for sandwiches, snacking or to perk up a boring salad.

Cauliflower is coming into season and a simple way to preserve it is to pickle it. We like sweet pickled cauliflower as a quick side to go with sandwiches as lunch or to add some extra flavor to almost any main entree. It goes especially well will any type of grilled meat dish. I also […]

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Homemade Towel Rug – Frugal Tip

Turn old towels into this cute diy bath rug.

Do you have some old bath towels that have seen their better day? We all have them and since I’m living frugally and trying to reuse and recycle everything I can, I’m always looking for new ideas. We’re at that time in our live where all the good quality towels we received many, many years […]

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A Fun Little History Of Valentine’s Day

Curious how Valentine's Day became what it is today? Here's a fun little history lesson for you.

Each year, couples from around the globe celebrate their love on February 14. They exchange cards, flowers, chocolate and other gifts, and go out for special dates. But have you ever wondered why we do this? There were actually three saints with the name Valentine, all of whom were martyred on February 14. This makes […]

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