Category Archives for Cooking

Lowering The Fat Of Regular Ground Beef

Ground Beef is sold according to it’s fat content: Ground Beef is available in many forms these days. The most common forms are Super Lean, Extra Lean, Lean, and Regular old humble Hamburger. Each type has a different percentage of fat added to it. Super Lean is the most expensive; it has the least amount […]

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Vegan Pyramid

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$45 Emergency Menu for 4 to 6

I’ve seen various places around the web claim that in an emergency you can feed your family for only $10 or $20 a week.  While I appreciate their intentions, I have noticed that they all assume you have certain supplies already on hand.  In my experience this isn’t always the case. Forty-five dollars will seem […]

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Lunch Box Basics

Lunch boxes and lunch menus are a private obsession of mine. I can spend hours pouring over lunch box descriptions, thermos manuals and sandwich cookbooks. With so many of my brain cells invested in lunch box knowledge, this article is a personal favorite. Doing the Math There is a myth in some frugal circles that […]

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Frugal Staples

Ever wonder how our ancestors always seemed to have food on the table even in lean times? When we are visiting the grocery store every week to the tune of hundreds of dollars, we long to know their secret. In fact it isn’t a secret at all. It is actually good planning and preparation on […]

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Turning Leftovers Into Dinner

Leftovers – we all have them at least from time to time.  What do you do with them? Do you have them for lunch, or do they just sit in the fridge for a few days and then you end up throwing them out? You can start saving some time and money by learning how […]

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