Are Sales and Using Coupons Really Saving You Money?

July 30, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Meals · Comments Off on Are Sales and Using Coupons Really Saving You Money? 

There is a common misconception that to live frugally, you have to buy products from the grocery store that are on sale, or only buy with coupons, and that you should stock up on these products before the prices shoot back up again. Actually, this isn’t necessarily the case. The majority of items that grocery […]

Quick & Delicious Meals with 4 Ingredients or Less

July 15, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Meals · 1 Comment 

If you’re looking for ways to save money when cooking at home, the simpler the recipe, the better. In fact, using four ingredients or less will almost ensure you a frugal meal to feed your family. Some of the recipes you cook on a regular basis would probably fit in this category. Here are some […]

Save Money with Crock Pot Cooking

July 10, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Meals · Comments Off on Save Money with Crock Pot Cooking 

Looking for ways to make frugal meals for your family? Fall in love with your crock pot! Not only is it easy to use and clean, it allows you to purchase less expensive cuts of meat and still come out with tender, juicy, delicious meals for your family. Here are some recipes that will almost […]

Feed a Family of Four for Less Than $5 Per Meal

June 17, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Meals · Comments Off on Feed a Family of Four for Less Than $5 Per Meal 

Feeding a family is a growing challenge in a world where grocery prices rise nearly every week. But you can eat well and still stay within your budget by planning your meals in advance and choosing simple, low-cost options. Here are five frugal recipes that will let you feed a family of four for under […]

Newman’s Own Dressings Make Cooking A Breeze

March 12, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Meals · 1 Comment 

How can anyone forget those ice blue eyes… The passing of Paul Newman left a world sad, but with hopeful hearts.  His legacy goes beyond Hollywood and reaches around the globe.  You may be familiar with the line of dressings and other food that Paul Newman created.  However, you might not be familiar with the […]

Quinoa Super Food = Whole Grain Options

February 20, 2009 · Filed Under Frugal Meals · Comments Off on Quinoa Super Food = Whole Grain Options 

Super Food Quinoa = Complete Protein By Deb Bixler The old world grain, quinoa, is a complete protein and another whole grain option. It is a grain that has all of the essential amino acids that are usually contained in animal proteins. A healthy diet always includes whole grains. Few people think of whole grain […]

5 Ways Never To Eat Plain Old Leftovers Again

February 19, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Meals · Comments Off on 5 Ways Never To Eat Plain Old Leftovers Again 

If big family meals have been served in your house over the last several months, like me you’ve probably run out of ideas for polishing off the many dishes of leftovers piling up in the refrigerator.  I am guilty of forcing my family to eat “deja vu meals”… those endless repeats of the same old […]

Stick With Your New Year’s Diet

December 30, 2008 · Filed Under Frugal Meals · Comments Off on Stick With Your New Year’s Diet 

Are you making another New Year’s resolution? Did you know that the average New Year’s dieter loses interest in her or his weight loss program by January 14th? Diets That Work Are you part of that statistic? It doesn’t have to be that way. The word diet really means to sustain life, not to lose […]

10 Restaurant-Style Meals You can Create At Home

December 13, 2008 · Filed Under Frugal Meals · Comments Off on 10 Restaurant-Style Meals You can Create At Home 

photo credit: jvree We all know that eating out costs much more than eating at home no matter how you look at it. Therefore, a great way to save money, is by recreating your favorite restaurant-style meals at home, allowing you to eat them more often, and save money at the same time. The following […]

40 Painless Ways To Trim The Grocery Budget

December 3, 2008 · Filed Under Frugal Meals, Stay at Home Sanity · Comments Off on 40 Painless Ways To Trim The Grocery Budget 

photo credit: KarlOnSea For the past 3 years, our family of 6 has stuck to a very tight grocery budget. It has gone up $100 since we really started budgeting our food dollars. However, in those three years we have added another 2 mouths to feed and allowed for some wiggle room due to rising […]

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