Category Archives for Frugal Tips

Black Beans Idea/Recipe

I use 1-2 cans of black beans, rinsed 1/2-3/4 cup of your favorite salsa Cooked rice(I usually use 2 bags, boil in bag rice) Mix beans and salsa together. Warm in microwave or saucepan until hot. Serve over cooked rice. You can add anything you like to this. Some of our add ins are: Sour […]

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Homemade Microwave Popcorn

I cannot recall where I got this tip and it works very well. We put about 1/3 cup of popcorn (loose bought in a plastic bag) in a brown paper bag, lunch size. We use masking tape, the kind painters use to close it. Simply fold over 1 or 2 times, place a 3 inch […]

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Oatmeal on Busy Mornings

My family loves my homemade oatmeal. But, in the mornings I don’t have a lot of time to watch a pot of oatmeal so I cook it in my RICE COOKER. I’ve also done it in the slow cooker/crockpot but it’s much quicker in the rice cooker. Just follow the rice cooker directions for the […]

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Newspaper Weeds Away

Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go. Cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic but they will not get through wet newspapers. Highly Recommended – Penny Pinching Mama Find out how Jill Cooper […]

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Using a Grocery List to Save

An easy way to save at the grocery store is to always use a grocery list. A great online grocery list site is www.GroceryWiz.com or just simple pencil and paper will do if you don’t have a computer. The bottom line is that a grocery list will prevent you from reaching for those items you […]

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Hiccup Cures

To get rid of hiccups take a drink of water hold it in your mouth plug your ears and swallow the water. Works every time. From The HBHW: Great tip, thanks for sharing. My daughter brought home another one from school a few weeks ago. A friend at showed her when she had a bad […]

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Saving Old Bananas

buy old bananas dice and freeze to use in smoothies. freeze in air tight jars. this delets need for ice cubes. and cuts down on waste. we wont eat them after the first speck appears. we do now! feel free to rephrase so it will sound better ect-melissa Highly Recommended – Penny Pinching Mama Find […]

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