Frugal Ideas

Semi-Homemade Tilapia Corn Chowder | Uses Dole Garden Soup

March 25, 2015

We aren’t big soup eaters, but several week’s ago I couldn’t resist picking up a package of Dole Garden Soup when it was better than Free.  I figured I could use it as a base of meal.  My original thought was to combine it with chicken.  However, I got a bit more adventurous with it. […]

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Meatless Monday Meal | Mexican Cabbage Tortillas

March 23, 2015

I am so excited!  I finally found a meatless meal that my husband actually enjoyed.  This is important because I have been incorporating a meatless meal each week to help with the food budget.  Most times when I ask him how the meatless meal was, he says it was ok, but it would have been […]

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Get N Go | Working to Stop Identity Theft

March 17, 2015

Several weeks ago I wrote about the most dangerous places to use your debit card.  One f the top places was at the gas pump. That is because it is very easy for criminals to put skimming devices on the front of the gas pumps which collect all your information and then come collect the […]

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15 Minute Frugal Chili | Meal from My Stockpile

March 17, 2015

A great budget saver is to have some quick cooking recipes in your pocket.  Being able to make a meal in 15 minutes will keep you from ordering take out many times.  After all, you don’t get take out most times in 15 minutes.  For me, just driving somewhere takes 15 minutes. This stockpile meal […]

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Coupon Users – Are you Cheap or Frugal?

March 16, 2015

  Recently I had some alone time with my 11 year old daughter and she asked me to come up with one word to describe each person in the family.  After I had told her my words, she said, ok now I’m going to tell you my word for you. Can you guess what her […]

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Green Cabbage Deals + Health Benefits, Tips & Recipes

March 12, 2015

It’s March and that means Cabbage is on Sale.  In the past, this is a vegetable I have passed over, but last year when  my husband told me he really enjoys cabbage I picked it up and gave it a try.  Turns out I really enjoy it too.  So I was very happy this year […]

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Save Money–Don’t Toss Your Junk Mail

March 9, 2015

People often complain about getting junk mail in their mailbox.  Not me though.  I love junk mail because it often offers the potential for Freebies. Just in the pile pictured above I received $15 worth of freebies.  Now the free money isn’t always right on the front cover.  Many times you have to flip through […]

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My Money Saving Laundry Tip

March 5, 2015

One of the ways I have saved money at home is by using microfiber clothes in place of paper towels for many chores.   This hasn’t been easy because my kids and husband have become dependent on paper towels.  I was finding  that if I had a roll of paper towel on the holder in the […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe| Lentil & Mushroom Gratin

March 2, 2015

I don’t like bean soup (including Lentil Soup), but I couldn’t pass up a bag of Lentils for 79 cents at Aldi the other day.   So I figured there had to be other ways to eat Lentils.  That’s exactly what I did for this Meatless Monday Meal.   I knew I also wanted to include the […]

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7 Most Over Priced Items at the Grocery Store | Plus how to beat the costs

February 23, 2015

I recently came across a list that shared the 7 most over priced items at the Grocery Store.  Some of these items actually do make my shopping list which I consider to be very frugal. For most of these I realize there are great simple ways you can save on these overpriced items.  There is […]

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