Frugal Ideas

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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Money Saving Tip | Know How Much Food to Make

March 10, 2014

You can save a lot of money by knowing how much to make.  I love my left overs for lunch, but some others in my family do not like left-overs so much.  So I don’t like having more then one serving left over because it will most likely go to waste otherwise.  That essentially means […]

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Coconut Oil vs. Antibiotic Diaper Rash | Our 10 Day Test

March 3, 2014

Coconut Oil came to the rescue in our house the past couple weeks.  Let me explain how. Several weeks ago I took my little one to the doctor for what I thought was an ear infection.  It was so bad that the doctor actually said, “Whoa” upon looking in her ears.  This was definitely not […]

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Giant Eagle Coupon “High” Trip & a Recipe

February 28, 2014

Here are the results Giant Eagle Coupon “High” trip.  My store didn’t have any of the free Fiber One Fruits so I grabbed a rain check for those.  In regards to those, be on the look-out for peelies.  Collene commented on TCH Giant Eagle Facebook Group that she found 50 cents peelies on them that […]

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