Frugal Ideas

Ricotta Sausage from my Stockpile, plus a Confession

April 22, 2014

I’ve got a confession and it might cause a gasp from many of you.  That’s because I break the mold of many frugal bloggers. My confession is – I DON’T Menu plan.  Not one bit.  In fact many nights I don’t know exactly what we’re eating until about an hour before dinner time.That doesn’t mean […]

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Easter Dinner from My Stockpile

April 21, 2014

This year for Easter we weren’t certain until the last minute if we would be home or going to visit family.  Turned out that we ended up staying home.  Even though it was just our immediate family, I still wanted to celebrate Easter and have a celebratory meal for after church. Thanks to my stockpile […]

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Pineapple In Season | Tips for Picking, Storing & Prepping

April 21, 2014

April is peak season for Pineapples.  Not only are they in peak supply and taste, but it’s also when you will find the lowest prices.  Bottom Dollar and Aldis are offering them for $1.28 each.  Pineapple Nutrition Facts Pineapples are high in dietary fiber, but their most important nutrient is vitamin C.  In addition, the […]

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Crockpot Tuesday–Raspberry Balsamic Roast & Balsamic Sweet Potatoes for a Side

April 8, 2014

Today’s Crockpot recipe of Raspberry Balsamic Roast combines two opposite flavors for a delicious taste inspired  by the series “The Worst Chef in America” on Food channel.  I love this show and the great cooking tips they share. On one of the episodes they talked about combining extreme flavors.  In my opinion putting Raspberry jam with […]

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Asparagus is in Season | Tips to Make the Most of It

April 7, 2014

April is prime season for Asparagus.  That means money saving deals for you and a great time to stock up.  Follow these great tips to make the most of your Asparagus. Apsaragus Nutrition  Facts This (usually) green veggie is packed with B Vitamin Folate.  This helps prevent birth defects and can protect your heart.  It […]

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Strawberries in Season | Tips to Make the Most of Them

April 3, 2014

It’s April and that means Strawberries are in season.  This means money saving deals will be found at the stores on strawberries. Even with deals, you still want to make the most of the produce you pick up.  Here are some great tips on picking, processing and storing your strawberries.  There’s even a great recipe […]

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9 Rebate Tips So You Don’t Lose Money

March 31, 2014

Have you ever bought something because there was a great rebate for it and then ended up forgetting to send the rebate in?  I know it has happened to me and it’s such a disappointment.  It’s basically like losing money. To help you (an myself) out I have come up with 9 tips to help […]

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10 Uses for Kool-Aid (other then drinking it)

March 24, 2014

This week at Giant Eagle, Kool-aid is on sale for 20 packs for $2.50.   That makes them just 12 cents each.   The only problem is we don’t drink a lot of Kool-aid in my house. While it’s not free, it’s very cheap and some of these alternative uses make it worthwhile to pick up […]

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Homemade Ranch Coleslaw

March 18, 2014

I am not a Coleslaw lover, but I did LOVE this Homemade Ranch Colelaw and so did the rest of the family.  Not only is is delicious, but it’s super frugal.  Especially when you can pick up Cabbage for 9¢ per pound at Bottom Dollar this week. The first step in this recipe is to […]

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Money Saving Cooking Tip | How Long to Cook Fish

March 17, 2014

It’s lent and for many that means Fish on Fridays.  If you are trying to go a healthier route then the Fish Fries you could consider making it at home. So you don’t waster your money and over cook and ruin your fish, here are some helpful tips.  Money Saving Tip – Is My Fish […]

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