Chicken Tips And Bargains

It used to be that the cheapest and tastiest chicken you could buy was the whole chicken. This is no longer the case. With all of the low-fat and weight loss paranoia around today, chicken breasts have become as popular and available as sirloin steaks used to be in the 1960’s, when meat and potatoes […]

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Homemade Convenience Foods

Are convenience foods ruining your budget and robbing you of your hard earned cash?  Fight back with these great recipes.  Create your own convenience foods, and pocket monstrous savings in the process.  Begin by substituting your Homemade Granola for expensive Zowie Wowie Sugar Puffs.  Then move on to more ambitious projects like Biscuit Mix, Flavored […]

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Free e-Books from the Government

As near as I can tell it is legal for me to offer these downloads here. If you see anything that shouldn’t be here, then contact me and I will remove it asap. Thank-you. These e-Books are all in PDF or Adobe Acrobat format. Right Click then choose Save Target As to download to your […]

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Foods in the Bible

(arranged alphabetically) Almonds—Genesis 43:11; Numbers 17:8 Anise—Matthew 23:23 Apples—Song of Solomon 2:5; Joel 1:12 Barley—Ruth 2:23 Barley Bread—2 Kings 4:42 Beans or Pulse, also known as Legumes—2 Samuel 17:28; Beef—Deuteronomy 14:4 Bitter Herbs (dandelion greens, watercress, arugula, parsley, cilantro)—Exodus 12:8 Bison (Pygarg)—Deuteronomy 14:5 Bread—Luke 22:19 Butter—Isaiah 7:22 Carob (St. John’s Bread)—Matthew3:4; Mark 1:6 (akris: this […]

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Best Buys For Your Budget

At most markets there are certain foods that are almost always good buys. In different areas of the country these foods will vary, sometimes considerably. For instance Grits are a great buy in the Southern US but in Australia they are impossible to find. Conversely, there are good buys in Australian supermarkets that I will […]

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Menu Planning Made Easy

The concept of planning and preparing 3 meals a day, 21 meals a week or 1,092 meals a year is pretty mind boggling when you stop to think about it.  Doing it all while short on cash is even more challenging.  This is where the art of menu planning comes into the picture.  By taking […]

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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

Created by Miss Maggie in the Summer of 2004. Firmly planted in the public domain. These are all copyright-free. You may download, copy and paste them as you see fit. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through […]

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Powdered Milk

With the price of milk soaring through the roof lots of folks are reconsidering powdered milk for it’s economy. The dairy price hike hasn’t affected dry milk much yet, making it the best dairy bargain currently available. Through an informal investigation I’ve discovered that fresh milk costs between $3.50 and $4.50 a gallon in most […]

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Bread Machine Basics

What to do when your manual is missing. The Missing Manual People often ask me what to do with a bread machine that doesn’t have its own manual. It can be very frustrating, especially when you have never used a bread machine before. Some folks find used bread makers at yard sales. Other folks may […]

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Apron Evangelism

Dear Readers; This is a post written by Maggie, a ‘dyed-in-the-wool’ believer who sometimes takes a look back in time to turn things around.  Please enjoy this post and be sure to comment about your own “apron experiences.” Susanne – The Hillbilly Housewife One day not too long ago I was struggling with the boys […]

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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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Suggestions For School Lunches

An empty lunch box can be an intimidating thing at 6 am when you are wiping the sleep from you eyes and wishing you had taken the time to prepare and program the coffee maker the night before. To help you out of this predicament, I offer the following suggestions. You can mix and match […]

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