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  • Lowering Food Costs

    When we begin trying to control finances, lowering the food expense can be the easiest place to start and the one we can quickly see results. What are your best tips to making a food budget and sticking to it to help someone starting out with better finances?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 07-27-2011
  • Dark Meat from the Chicken

    The stores around me usually have the better deals on the dark meat portions of chicken.Only the children really like the taste but I have found that this meat can be used in a variety of dishes with gravy or sauce to stretch the budget. Do you use the dark meat to save on your food expense? What are...
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 07-13-2011
  • Deleted - Duplicate

    Cold Roast Beef Sandwiches on homemade buns, pasta pepperoni salad and fresh strawberries from the garden.
    Posted to Forum by Karen K on 06-26-2011
  • Frugal Beverages

    Ahh the price of soda and other prepared drinks! There are frugal alternatives to soda, what are your choices?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 03-02-2011
  • Cooking for One

    One of our readers is single and struggling to eat frugally. Can you help with ideas on frugal meals? I am an older male and because of constant price increases at grocery stores etc. have started to pay attention to coupons, sites like Group-On etc. The problem is that even if I buy something on sale...
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 01-26-2011
  • Re: Inflation in Food Prices (Sacramento, CA BEE story)

    I guess we need to read the whole article. All quotes are from the SacBee article; Title: U.S. inflation holds steady, but food prices keep rising Good news for some of us; "Prices for fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meat and milk have dropped as commodity prices fell in lockstep with the economic...
    Posted to Forum by Mr. Hands on 01-11-2010
  • Re: What was for Supper?

    More of yesterday's clean fridge soup served on rice.
    Posted to Forum by Anna Marie on 01-04-2010
  • Re: Challenge for May 3 - 9th

    We did this a few weeks ago, and I was floored how much we had stashed away. We have a Costco membership, and it really paid for itself the third week of April when we were out of ready cash and still needed to eat. (I blogged about it over at LiveJournal, if you're inclined to see.) We're in...
    Posted to Forum by dakotawitch on 05-04-2009
  • Homemade Bread

    I've found a simple recipe for homemade bread. It's a cool rise, wet dough recipe. I found it on Mother Earth News. They market it as 5min a day bread. NOT!!!! BUT, it is easy! lol.... You make the dough, then it can keep in your fridge for up to 2 weeks. I had to make mine in a very large plastic...
    Posted to Forum by missapril_piano on 03-05-2009
  • Making meals that make other meals

    I have started trying to plan better, by making meals that make other meals in order to cut down on waste and to save money. This has been a big budget saver for me. I would like to get some more ideas. What do you do to make your meals budget saving and also saving time and energy in the kitchen? If...
    Posted to Forum by usellubuy on 10-05-2008
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