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Frugal Recipes Happenings for 6/27/2015, Plus Updates

Happy summer everyone! I have been such a busy girl. I threw a baby shower for my daughter and son-in-law. I got sick. New owners took over at work, and ...

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Freebie: Frugal Ways to Save Money In the Kitchen + Frugal Recipes for the Health Conscious

I wanted to let you all know about a Mini eBook I just published called Frugal Ways to Save Money In the Kitchen + Frugal Recipes for the Health Conscious. ...

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Making Soup with the Bestest: Missy’s Vegetable Soup

This post was supposed to have been published last winter, but I am horribly I spent a few days with the bestest. She needed some healing time, and I went ...

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Simple Ways to Eat Healthier While Saving Money

Consuming nutritious food is important to our health, but can also be ...

Farmers’ Market Shopping by Shannon L. Buck

(This article was originally published to Y! Contributor Network on August 11, ...
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Cooking for 1: Pre-Roasted Chicken

You know those already roasted chickens you buy at the grocery store? ...
Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015.

Simple Chicken Soup

This is the easiest soup ever, and is made when I am ...
Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015.

Chicken and Potato One-Pan Meal

I love one-pan meals. Only one pan is dirtied, and all the ...
Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014

The Experiment

If you read Try This to Save Money on Groceries and A ...

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.

Frugal Recipes Happenings for 6/27/2015, Plus Updates

Happy summer everyone! I have been such a busy girl. I threw a baby shower for my daughter and son-in-law. I got sick. New owners took over at work, and things have been so stressful cut backs and all. I lost a few hours, but it looks like I will gain them back for the […]

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Freebie: Frugal Ways to Save Money In the Kitchen + Frugal Recipes for the Health Conscious

I wanted to let you all know about a Mini eBook I just published called Frugal Ways to Save Money In the Kitchen + Frugal Recipes for the Health Conscious. “Unfortunately, it is cheaper to drink soda than almond and coconut milk. And it is less expensive to eat white potatoes, rice, and pasta than […]

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Making Soup with the Bestest: Missy’s Vegetable Soup

This post was supposed to have been published last winter, but I am horribly I spent a few days with the bestest. She needed some healing time, and I went stay with her. It is difficult to watch your best friend go through some things. I ran errands with her, helped with the daily cleaning […]

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Frugal Recipes Happening for March 31, 2015

Another issue of Frugal Recipes Happenings is ready for your enjoyment. A new season is here, and many articles have been written since the last newsletter. Grab a cup of tea/coffee, and enjoy the read. Shannon

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Simple Ways to Eat Healthier While Saving Money

Consuming nutritious food is important to our health, but can also be darn expensive. I could easily spend around $60.00 a week to eat healthy, but can’t really afford to do so very often. There is only one of me! It would be far less expensive to eat Ramen noodles and boxed mac and cheese, […]

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Benefits of Organic Foods by Shannon L. Buck

(This article was originally published to Y! Contributor Network on July 8, 2009. Choosing organic foods can be expensive, but small changes don’t have to be.) Benefits of Organic Foods Eating for a Healthier You Over the last couple of years, I have been making changes in my eating habits. One of those changes is […]

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No More Plastic Food Storage Containers by Shannon L. Buck

(This article was originally published to Y! Contributor Network on July 8th, 2009. Reusable containers allow you to save money over time.) In an effort to make my home environment more green, I am boycotting plastic food containers. I have been reading about the possible harmful effects of the chemical BPA (Bisphenol A), and that […]

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Farmers’ Market Shopping by Shannon L. Buck

(This article was originally published to Y! Contributor Network on August 11, 2009. It is still relevant, and may aid you in living a more frugal lifestyle.) Farmers’ Market Shopping Shopping Locally is the Way to Go Shopping at a farmers’ market is a lot of fun. They offer a plethora of items and a […]

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Corned Beef and Potatoes One-Pan Meal

Earlier, I posted the Chicken and Potato On-Pan Meal. This meal is only slightly different, and maybe even more tasty. Ingredients 1 – 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 small carrot 1 medium white potato 1 small sweet potato 1/2 to 3/4 cup pre-cooked corned beef Seasonings to taste: sea salt, pepper, onion powder Melt the […]

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Cooking for 1: Pre-Roasted Chicken

You know those already roasted chickens you buy at the grocery store? I picked one up last week for $4.99. These chickens are not large, but you can do a lot with them. This is what I did with mine: Day 1 I also bought a pre-made salad that day, because I was on my […]

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Do You Drink Milk? What Kind?

Rarely do I ever drink cows milk. I would be more apt to if I could get raw milk, organic, but I cannot. So I bet I drink about a gallon a year… mostly because I like the occasional milkshake. I do drink other milks, however, and I try to do so organically when possible. […]

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What do You use Instead of Grains?

If I don’t use grains, what do I use? I don’t have an all-the-time substitute. I simply do not make the same types of foods I used to. However, when I do have a few things on hand about 1/3 of the year. Usually for a few month period after the tax returns show up […]

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Why not Grains?

I followed the Whole30 program, then switched to a Paleo lifestyle. This aided me in eliminating specific foods from my diet for a number of months. And I have spent time attempting to reintroduce items. Not always successfully. Why did I do this? This is how I am learning what I can and cannot eat […]

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Indoor Gardening is Fun and Easy by Shannon L. Buck

(This article was originally published to Y! Contributor Network on August 29, 2009. I thought it might be useful to those of you who love to garden. Growing food in your home year round will save you money.) Indoor Gardening is Fun and Easy Gardening is a great way to live a sustainable lifestyle. However, […]

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Simple Chicken Soup + Vegetables

My grandmother used to make chicken soup however you wanted it. She knew each person liked specific things, and would make the soup to suit us when we were sick. There are so many ways to make chicken soup, anyone can have a version they like. I like mine made different ways, depending on the […]

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Simple Chicken Soup

This is the easiest soup ever, and is made when I am low on food and funds during a given week. The base: 1 pre-cooked roaster chicken, on the bone, with the skin on, remove the string holding the legs together. water Place a pre-roasted chicken in the slow cooker, and cover with water. Cover […]

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Chicken and Potato One-Pan Meal

I love one-pan meals. Only one pan is dirtied, and all the flavors from the different foods come together for a great-tasting meal. Usually make these during the winter months, these meals can really be made anytime. And the sheer number of vegetable, protein, and seasoning combinations is remarkable. These meals are a great way […]

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What Type of Chocolate do You Use?

The second in a continuing series of posts asking readers’ questions, this one deals with one of my favorite foods. Chocolate! Yes, I do love chocolate. And I do eat it sometimes. Otherwise, I would feel deprived and would not stick to any healthy eating plan at all. I know this is true, because I […]

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What Fruits do You Use?

Every so often, a reader will email me or comment here on the blog with a question. I decided it was about time I added a category here for answering these questions. One question people have asked recently is what fruits I use when preparing foods, beverages, and just for eating as are. Usually this […]

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Toaster Oven Pizza

I love homemade pizza, but I am trying to eat healthier. My old way of making this delicious treat just wasn’t going to cut it. I had to come up with something different, not using white or wheat flour. Also, I know longer have an oven, because I rent this room, so I had to […]

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The Experiment

If you read Try This to Save Money on Groceries and A New Way to Plan Meals, you know I was planning an experiment. I meant to do this before now, but the temperatures have been too low for me to walk from Walmart to work. Ordinarily I do the shopping then walk to work, […]

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Getting Enough Fruits Affordably

Fruits contain many nutrients essential to a healthy body, including vitamins, folate, fiber, and potassium. The nutrients and their amounts depend on the type of fruit, but all are good for you. They are an important part of the daily diet. Many people consider fruits too expensive to bother with most days. They believe you […]

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