Frugal Ideas

Crockpot Tuesday Recipe | Pineapple Pork

May 5, 2015

Several months ago I stocked up on Dole Canned Pineapple when it was Free at Giant Eagle.  So when I pulled a Pork Loin out of my freezer for dinner, that pineapple came to mind. In the past I had made Pineapple Pork with Orange Juice and Teriyaki Pork with pineapples, and while both were […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Health & Beauty

May 4, 2015

Recently I’ve been using Apple Cider Vinegar more frequently in my cooking.  But just like white vinegar has multiple uses, so does Apple Cider Vinegar.  In fact there are quite of few ways to implement Apple Cider Vinegar into your Health and Beauty routines. Here are my top 10 ways to use Apple Cider to […]

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Another Laundry Room Must Have | Thanks to Pinterest

May 1, 2015

Several months ago I saw a post on Pinterest on How to Get Grease Stains Out of Clothing.  Having several pieces of clothing that I thought I would have to trash because of grease stains that didn’t come out in the wash and had been dried,  I figured I would give it a shot. The […]

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2 Natural and Frugal Produce Cleaner Recipes

April 27, 2015

We’ve all seen them.  The natural vegetable cleaner mixtures at the store.  They sell for about 3 to 5 dollars.  I will confess, I am guilty of picking one up at Trader Joes.  Not anymore.   Here are 2 simple, frugal and natural ways to clean that produce. One method involves soaking while the other uses […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe | Black Bean and Cream Cheese Enchiladas

April 20, 2015

Not only is this meal a meatless meal, but it’s also a stockpile meal.  Both are great ways to save money on groceries. The one thing you have to be when cooking from your stockpile is flexible.  By that I mean willing to adapt a recipe to what you have on hand.  You might find […]

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10 Natural & Frugal Kitchen Cleaning Tips using Table Salt

April 16, 2015

  We all have salt in our kitchen to spice up our food, but this very frugal seasoning item, can be very handy in naturally cleaning your kitchen. Here are 10 great ways you can use Table Salt to clean in your kitchen. Deodorize Metal and Plastic Water Bottles – Do you send the kids […]

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My thought on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Food Stamp Experience

April 13, 2015

This morning, the first thing to catch my eye on the internet was Gwyneth Paltrow using food stamps.  Did you see it?  She was given $29 which is the amount a Snap or food stamp participant get for a week’s of groceries per person.  She purchased the items pictured above. Apparently, she’s been getting quite […]

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6 Reasons White Vinegar should be in your Laundry Room

April 10, 2015

White Vinegar has become my go to disinfectant, but it is so much more powerful.  In addition, it’s frugal and chemical free which are two things that are very important to me. Here are 6 reasons why you want to have a bottle of vinegar in your laundry room. Brighten Colors – Repeatedly washing clothes […]

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How NOT Cleaning the Closet saved me Hundreds

March 31, 2015

Organization and Spring Cleaning are  great things, but I can tell you I was very glad I hadn’t gotten around to totally cleaning out my closet – especially my husband’s side.  It saved me hundreds of dollars.  Here’s how. Early in the school year my 16 year old son came to me and said that […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe | Black Bean Lasagna

March 30, 2015

Although my husband doesn’t love meatless meals, he is on board for going Meatless one night a week to help out the family budget.  Not only are food prices, especially meat,  increasing, but so are the ages and sizes of our five children.  It seems that my 16 year old has an empty leg he […]

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