Crock pot rice

Appliances, Food, Kitchen, Recipes, Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker

Crockpot Rice

Comments Off on Crockpot Rice 09 January 2017

In an attempt to cut down on the amount of appliances that I have, I decided to get rid of my rice cooker – even though I was eating a fair amount of rice. It took up too much room and it sputtered while it was cooking, leaving a sticky white watery residue all around […]

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dried pears

Dehydrator, Food, Gardening, Household, Kitchen

Should I buy a Dehydrator?

Comments Off on Should I buy a Dehydrator? 16 October 2016

Should you? In an earlier post, I was totally on board with the fact that everyone should have a bread machine. A dehydrator is another story and that story depends on you. I have a dehydrator, a cheap one that I bought at Walmart.  I have another one in storage that I bought off of […]

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woman chasing money

Barter, Bills, Eating Out, Finance, Food, Gardening, Groceries, Homestead, Household, Kitchen, Medical, Money, Personal Care, Shopping

How to Live on $600 a Month

Comments Off on How to Live on $600 a Month 26 May 2016

Enjoyed watching this video.  Although I do not live on a homestead, many of these principles are still valid. Taking care of your teeth, your body, your weight, and watching what you consume can circumvent many health issues. Ongoing health issues are expensive both in terms of medications, in terms of time spent going to […]

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Food, Household, Kitchen

Frugal Food Storage

Comments Off on Frugal Food Storage 24 April 2016

How can frugal food storage help you get more from your food dollar. For example, when your food labels say: use by, sell by, of best by…what does that really mean in terms of food quality and safety? And did you know that if you wrap your banana stems with plastic wrap it prevents bananas […]

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Food, Kitchen, Recipes

Homemade Bread – The Miracle of the Bread Machine

Comments Off on Homemade Bread – The Miracle of the Bread Machine 29 February 2016

  Recently pulled out a bread machine that I got at a rummage sale for $20. Basically, I was afraid to use it. Not sure why, but it seemed overwhelming. I finally decided that enough was enough and made a loaf of bread. I chose the Cinnamon Raisin Bread following the Betty Crocker Bread Machine recipe.  It […]

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barter haul

Barter, Finance, Food, Household, Kitchen

The Beauty of Bartering

Comments Off on The Beauty of Bartering 17 January 2016

Bartering is defined as “an exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money”.  I enjoy bartering because it cuts out the middleman (money) and both people get what they want without the monetary value of either object standing in the way and creating false expectations and false valuation. I belong to […]

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Cleaning, Green, Household, Kitchen

4 Natural Cleaning Tips for Your Kitchen

Comments Off on 4 Natural Cleaning Tips for Your Kitchen 22 April 2015

Earth Day should be everyday!  Here are some tips on how to: Clean spilled red wine Clean out a coffee grinder Clean up cutting board stains Freshen up the garbage disposal All using items that you already have in your kitchen cupboards.  No chemicals.

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cobb salad

Food, Kitchen, Recipes, Tips

Ten Things to do with Rotisserie Chicken

Comments Off on Ten Things to do with Rotisserie Chicken 08 January 2015

We have all bought rotisserie chicken, we have all eaten it, and we have all had leftovers…here’s how to make your rotisserie chicken go further and last longer. Here is the list of ideas: 1. Burrito or Tostada 2. Grain or Green Salad 3. Chicken With Rice & Steamed Veggies 4. Taco SaladAdd New 5. […]

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Rapid Ramen

Food, Household, Kitchen, Recipes

Rapid Ramen

1 Comment 04 July 2014

I rarely indulge in impulse buys, but when I was checking out of the grocery store, I saw this Rapid Ramen cooker along with packages of Top Ramen and I thought I’d give it a try. This thing rocks.  Instead of having to cook the ramen in a saucepan, you can literally microwave it in […]

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Mason Jar Blender Hack

Beverages, Food, Household, Kitchen, Recipes

Mason Jar Blender Hack

Comments Off on Mason Jar Blender Hack 26 June 2014

I saw this mason jar blender hack and got totally excited about using a mason jar instead of the blender container. Basically, you fill your mason jar with your ingredients, remove the blender base, screw it on the top of the mason jar and you are good to go. What a great idea.  Less to clean, plus […]

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Household, Housing, Kitchen, Remodeling

Frugal DIY Tiny House Owner

Comments Off on Frugal DIY Tiny House Owner 17 May 2014

This is a very interesting video about a frugal DIY tiny house owner.  Not only does she live in the house with her family, she also built the home using found materials.  The whole effect is very charming in a green and frugal way.  Many of the tiny houses I have seen are like perfectly […]

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The Year of no Sugar

Food, Groceries, Household, Kitchen, Recipes

No Sugar Coconut Cake – Eve Schaub Year of No Sugar

Comments Off on No Sugar Coconut Cake – Eve Schaub Year of No Sugar 11 April 2014

Eva Schaub has just written a book called The Year of No Sugar and here is a video of her and her daughters preparing the no sugar coconut cake.  If you think that eating sugar is no big deal, check this out: “Two hundred years ago, the average American ate only 2 pounds of sugar a […]

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How to Regrow Vegetables

DIY, Food, Gardening, Green, Groceries, Household, Kids, Kitchen

Magically Regrow Vegetables

Comments Off on Magically Regrow Vegetables 06 April 2014

Not everyone knows that you can sometimes regrow vegetables, and that these successful resurrections can take place in something as small as a glass or water.  The easiest vegetables to regrow are: Scallions (the green tops): Put the white ends with their roots in a glass of water and change the water daily Garlic sprouts […]

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Un-Paper Towel

Cleaning, DIY, Green, Household, Kitchen, Tips

How To Make Un-Paper Towels

Comments Off on How To Make Un-Paper Towels 23 March 2014

What are un-paper towels?  A piece of cotton and a piece of terry cloth sewn together with a flannel lining. Why is this a great idea? Once you’ve made them you never have to do it again (unlike constantly replenishing conventional paper towels) You never run out of paper towels Storage is minimal Depending on […]

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