Category Archives for Frugal Tips

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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Does Bacon Grease Need To Be Refrigerated

Tips for using and storing bacon grease or bacon drippings.

Bacon used to be a cheap breakfast meat, but no more. Over the past few years, it has gone up quite a bit in price. Of course I’m still bacon, because …. well, it’s bacon and it tastes amazing. I don’t think it needs any more explaining than that. We’re still eating bacon regularly, but […]

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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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Checking Yeast For Freshness – Frugal Tip

There’s nothing worse than having a nice loaf of bread starting to bake in the oven or the breadmaker, only to discover that it isn’t rising properly because your yeast is less than fresh. There’s a simple test you can do to see if your yeast still rises properly. All you need is a 2 […]

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Natural Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner – Frugal Tip

Cleaning Your Toilet Naturally

I used to clean my toilet with plenty of harsh chemicals and bleach. If it didn’t smell toxic while scrubbing, I didn’t think it would get things clean. Then I stumbled across a simple and natural toilet bowl cleaner you can make yourself from two ingredients that are probably sitting in your kitchen pantry right […]

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Planting For Spring – Frugal Tips

Container garden with lots of spring vegetable plants.

We’ve started getting our garden beds and containers ready for spring gardening. This is our second year of “serious” gardening, meaning we’re working on growing a fair portion of our veggies in the garden, not just playing around with a few container plants. Last year we ended up spending a fair amount of money. This […]

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How To Clean Your Shower Head With Vinegar

How to clean a clogged shower head

I got in the shower this morning and noticed that my shower head was starting to get pretty clogged. It happens every six months or and after much trial and error, I came up with a quick and easy way to get it cleaned. It’s very simple, doesn’t take a bunch of elbow grease and […]

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DIY notepads

Submitted by a HBHW Reader: I make my own notepads by cutting copy paper sheets into the desired sized and bind them together with a rubber band. What’s more – I do quite a bit of printing for business purposes, and often get a bad copy of something (or those sheets the printer uses to […]

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Using Old Envelopes – Frugal Tip

No matter what we do, we get quite a bit of junk mail and of course there are bills coming in each week. It all adds up to quite a bit of paper, particularly from the envelopes. If you look at an envelope, there’s quite a bit of white paper to work with. I used […]

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Microwaving Potatoes – Frugal Tip

Let’s talk about potatoes today. They are a great frugal staple. You can buy them inexpensively, or if you’re so inclined you can also easily grow them in your yard. I prefer to buy them and use my limited gardening space to grow more expensive foods (herbs, lettuce, tomatoes etc.). I always have a bag […]

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