Category Archives for Frugal Tips

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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Can You Freeze Muffins?

Here's how to freeze muffins to enjoy them later.

Now that fall is here, we all seem to be getting back to baking more. Over the past few weeks, I had two different people reach out and ask about freezing muffins. It’s one of the easiest things you can make and freeze to enjoy later. I thought I’d share what I shared with them […]

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How To Freeze Peppers

How to freeze peppers to use throughout the year.

We’ve been growing a lot of peppers in the garden this year including bell peppers (we even got the yellows to grow this year), jalapenos, tabasco, habanero, hot wax peppers and a few varieties. We’ve been eating a lot of them in salads, making hot sauce and salsa… you name it, we’ve probably tried it. […]

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How To Get Free Moving Boxes

Packing up to move with free boxes.

Some good friends of ours are getting ready to move and we shared some tips with them for getting free moving boxes. I thought I’d share the same info with you here. Even if you aren’t getting ready to move, these tips may come in handy down the road, or even when you have to […]

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Replacing Cream Of Tartar in Recipes

How to replace cream of tartar in recipes - Frugal Tip

Cream of tartar isn’t something I usually keep around. There are only a few recipes that need it and without fail, I’ll have everything else in the house when I’m getting ready to make something that calls for it. It’s great for stiffening egg whites and also called for as a leavening agent in some […]

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