Category Archives for Frugal Tips

Use That Bacon Grease

Saving bacon grease in a jar for cooking and frying

It’s Saturday morning and I have a big batch of bacon cooking in the oven. It already smells amazing and I know we all look forward to bacon sandwiches for breakfast with a side of cantaloupe. Yum! But to be honest, the main reason I’m cooking bacon today is because my bacon grease jar is […]

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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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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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Homemade Croutons

Turn stale bread into delicious croutons.

Homemade croutons are a great way to use up leftover bread. If you don’t like to make sandwiches out of the heels of your bread, toss them in the freezer and when you have about 10 slices, thaw them on the counter and get started making croutons. This also works out really well when you […]

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Simple Snack Ideas

Great snack ideas for hungry kids. Good for you and your wallet.

Ants on a Log:  Take clean celery sticks and cut them into 5 or 6 inch lengths. Spread peanut butter down the center of them, and then lay raisins on top of the peanut butter. This is a favorite of my kids. Snow on the Chimney:  Similar to the one above, except you use cream […]

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Frugal Fabric Softener Alternatives

Doing laundry with fabric softener alterntatives.

An easy way to save on laundry is to skip fabric softeners and dryer sheets. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have nice, fluffy laundry and sheets that don’t cling to each other. The trick is to use some of these reusable alternatives. Aluminum Foil Balls This couldn’t be simpler. Go grab the heavy duty […]

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