Apple – The Frugal Fruit

We love apples around here. I don’t think a week goes by where we don’t eat them raw or cook with them. Apples are inexpensive (especially if you go out and pick them yourself), store well and can be used in a variety of dishes. I use them as a pancake topping, in my oatmeal […]

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Affordable Herbs – Dry Them Yourself

Herbs are a great way to flavor almost any food dish, but buying them at the store can be expensive. A more cost effective option that adds money to your pocket and flavor to your meals is to grow and dry your own herbs. It can also be tons of fun, especially if you have […]

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Frugal Breakfast Foods

If you are a regular on the site, you already know that some of my favorite frugal breakfast items are homemade muffins and oatmeal. Pricewise almost nothing can beat either one of them, but if you are looking for a little more variety for that all-important first meal of the day, try some of these […]

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Frugal Grocery Shopping

Prices for anything from groceries to gas have been soaring the past few ones and our hard-earned dollars are challenged to stretch further. Now, we may be able to ride a bicycle around town if we can’t put gas in our cars. But, we have to eat. There’s no getting around that. So, we have […]

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Homemade Sanitary Pads

I learned about homemade cloth menstrual pads on a Christian Ladies’ message board in 2002. I had just been diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS. Some of my symptoms were heavy, irregular and painful menses which left me feeling very much like the Woman in the New Testament with the issue of blood […]

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Beverage Bargains

Beverages are one of the easiest places to save money on your food bill. In order to do this we have to be willing to let go of old expensive attitudes and open the door to newer, cheaper ones. All beverages besides water, milk, and fruit juice are luxuries. This includes kool-aid, soda-pop, coffee, cocoa, […]

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Hot Dog Ramblings

Hot Dogs, Wieners, Frankfurters, Franks, or Dogs; whatever you call them, they are one of the main stays of low cost cooking, especially if you have children to feed. In my hot dog explorations I have discovered that all beef franks taste the best, at least to my taste buds. They are usually the most […]

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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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