Making a Shopping List: Do You Really Need That?

Sundays are usually my grocery list making day. Sometimes I end up going on Sundays, other times, I delay it until Tuesday or Wednesday, when I know the produce will be fresher at my local grocer, but it all sort of depends on the day and my schedule (which is hectic most of the time!). [...]

Make Your Own Pickles and Save Money


Once you learn how easy it is to make your own pickles and fermented foods, you will never want to get store bought again. The art of fermenting foods is so much easier than you could possibly imagine. You can make your own sauerkraut, pickles, or pickled vegetables, save money, and the best part is, [...]

Cut Your Grocery Budget With A Price Book App


A grocery price book is a time-tested tool that can empower you to save hundreds of dollars on groceries every year. There are four key ways it can help you save but the basic concept is simple – track a product’s price over a span of time and determine the sale cycle for it. Then [...]

Frugal Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

Chicken Parmigiana

What’s needed: 1 – 9 X 13 baking dish 1 – Pack of thawed breaded chicken patties (we use the BIG pack – 7 people) 1 – Big jar of spaghetti sauce 1 lb of sliced cheese 1 piece of aluminum foil to cover the dish 1 glass of your favorite wine Directions: Preheat oven [...]

5 Simple Yet Yummy Brown Bagging Ideas

Lunch Bento Box

Brown bagging is the battle cry of frugal advocates. It’s been the mantra of everyone with simple living at the back of their minds. For many of us, our morning routines start with packing a bagged lunch. For many years, brown bagging has become the core of saving money and frugal living. But more than [...]

Quick and Easy Recipes for Frugal Moms

Mount Pancake

The secret to getting food ready in time at the table when you are a busy work-at-home mom is to use quick food storage recipes that are easy to prepare, keep well and tasty enough to make your family ask for seconds. Here are some  frugal recipes to try when you’re looking to save money, [...]

Frugal Breakfast Recipe: Refrigerator Oatmeal

Refrigerator magic!

Like most people, I end up eating my breakfast at my desk most days. I work in an old school building that’s been converted to a technology center, but in the lobby right when you walk in the door, is a cafe. That cafe has given me more breakfasts than I can count. Bacon, egg, [...]

Super Healthy, Super Cheap Foods 

Blueberry Maple Quinoa

Remember when the acai berry hit the market and suddenly it was everywhere? Diet products, extracts, juices, yogurts, smoothies, even desserts. Wow, what a fantastic addition to your diet. The deep purple color is a dead giveaway to a rich concentration of powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins and flavonoids. These power-packed nutritional elements boost your immune [...]

Come Dine With Us: The Magic of Potluck


There are many popular TV programs that encourage throwing lavish dinner parties and cooking for groups, which sounds like a great idea. But for the majority of the population, this expensive sharing and boasting of culinary skills is difficult to achieve. With this subject in mind, let’s take a look at not only how it’s [...]

Save Money on Your Daily Cup to Go


I love my morning coffee, not only does it give me a much needed kick start to the day, but I also get to enjoy delicious, artisan coffee that is prepared with good quality coffee beans. But obviously this comes at a cost! Every morning I pick up an Americano on my way to work [...]

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