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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 ...

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Foods to Serve with Chocolate Fountain

A chocolate fountain is a fun addition for a number of celebrations, from weddings and anniversaries to graduations and birthday parties. Set a fountain in the center of a dessert ...

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.

A New Way to Plan Meals

Often times, the meal planning session takes place before the grocery shopping does. We look at sales papers, planning our shopping lists and meals around those discounted items. We use ...

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Try This to Save Money on Groceries

I don’t buy as many groceries as I used to and, when ...
Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.

4 Meat Chili with Butternut Squash

I never was a fan of chili, until I started trying to ...
Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.

Candy-Filled Ornaments or Gift Tags

Whether celebrating Yule or Christmas, these ornaments will make good gifts hung ...
Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014

Autumn Sausage Slow Cooker Meal

Autumn is here, and I am using the slow cooker more and ...
Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014

Berry-Orange Iced Tea

I am still coming up with the occasional iced tea recipe. This ...
Photograph by Shannon L. Buck Copyright 2014.

More Workweek Meal Prep

With autumn upon us, I spend more time cooking. I love it, ...

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014

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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Camping Food Ideas for Vegetarians

Camping is a fun activity that many people enjoy. The packing of food for one of these trips is taken seriously. It is important to be sure that you can store the items properly and that what you bring will be good choices when preparing meals and snacking out in the wild. Consider what you […]

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Foods to Serve with Chocolate Fountain

A chocolate fountain is a fun addition for a number of celebrations, from weddings and anniversaries to graduations and birthday parties. Set a fountain in the center of a dessert table, or on a table of its own, and surround it with napkins, plates and dipping utensils, as well as the foods that will be […]

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Easy Potluck Ideas

(This article was first published on Helium.com. It was not specifically geared toward frugality, but money can definitely be saved by doing such things as combining sales with coupons, gardening, and purchasing store brands.) Barbecues, picnics and family reunions are outdoor potluck affairs, where everyone brings a dish or two for the enjoyment of all […]

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Preparing and Serving Cantaloupe

(I first wrote this article for Helium.com. The company decided to stop featuring articles, so I am moving it here. Enjoy.) Cantaloupe is used in a number of ways, from eating by the slice to using as an addition to salads. The sweet fruit is low in calories, and adds flavor to many dishes. It […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.

A New Way to Plan Meals

Often times, the meal planning session takes place before the grocery shopping does. We look at sales papers, planning our shopping lists and meals around those discounted items. We use coupons for bigger discounts. Plan the menu for the coming week or two, then do the shopping. However once I have tried my new (to […]

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Try This to Save Money on Groceries

I don’t buy as many groceries as I used to and, when I do, I generally have a recipe in mind when I get to the store, as well as a shopping list and a menu planned. But, I have been wondering if there is a better way to shop that will allow me to […]

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Hearty Winter Meal Ideas

This week I added a series of recipes to my Easy Meals channel on examiner.com. During the winter months, we tend to want heartier meals that will fill us up and give us energy, especially when we have to do time consuming things such as shoveling. No one has time to come in for a […]

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How to Eat More Vegetables Affordably

Vegetables are one of the most important meal and snack components to consume, providing your body with necessary vitamins, protein, minerals, and other nutrients that aid in keeping you healthy. We should be eating mostly vegetables at each meal, being sure to mix it up for full benefit. It can be expensive to eat so […]

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Don’t Like Vegetables?

Vegetables are such an important part of a healthy diet. They are essential and provide the body with, among other things, vitamins and provitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy carbohydrates. I used to think I only liked a few: Corn, peas, white potatoes. Raw carrots, celery, and cauliflower. For the most part, that was what I […]

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All Time Best Recipes, Articles, and Pages on the Frugal Recipes Blog

While gathering information for The Best Frugal Recipes and Articles of 2014, I noticed I could also look up what the most popular recipes, articles, and pages have been since I started the blog in 2007. I have been working on it for a long time. I was not surprised to see Hamburger Helper Add-Ins […]

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4 Meat Chili with Butternut Squash

I never was a fan of chili, until I started trying to live a Paleo lifestyle. At that point, in my ongoing search for the perfect Paleo recipes that would be absolutely delicious and satisfying, I came across a chili recipe that looked like it had potential. I tweaked. I keep changing it up. The […]

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The Best Frugal Recipes and Articles of 2014

Readers seem to enjoy articles as much as they like recipes. Maybe even a little more. I will keep this in mind when planning articles for 2015. It is interesting to see how many people in other countries read my blog. While many countries visited, most of you came from the US, Canada, and the […]

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Frugal Recipes Happenings for 12/29/2014

The current Frugal Recipes Happenings Newsletter is now up on the blog. You can access it here. It is the winter newsletter, and discusses Yule, Christmas, and the New Year, as well as recipes, challenges, and goal setting. Enjoy the newsletter! Shannon

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Food Gifts for Yule and Christmas

I know. I know. This is the second unhealthy food post I am making today. Let’s face it, though. Sometimes we are going to treat ourselves (Or I am, anyway!). And my people do enjoy receiving candies and other treats at the holidays. So, until I learn to make the best-tasting healthy alternatives, this is […]

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Candy-Filled Ornaments or Gift Tags

Whether celebrating Yule or Christmas, these ornaments will make good gifts hung from branches on the tree on Christmas Eve, as well as a nice decoration. They might also be added to a wrapped gift. The candy can be eaten once the sabbat or holiday has passed, and refilled the next year. The ornaments are […]

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Festive Hot Cocoa

Every so often, even I like to have a treat. Now that the autumn holidays are over, I am craving hot cocoa. I wont have it often, but once in a while I will sit to relax and watch a movie, with a hot cocoa. This simple recipe is what I  usually use. Depending on […]

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Even More Workweek Meal Prep, Plus

Autumn is the time of year I start to cook and bake more. Makes life feel more homey :) And I love the way it makes my place smell. This was the time, when my daughters were young, that we would stock up on foods so we could make what we wanted on a whim. […]

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Crock Pot Meal: Pork and Vegetables

Have I mentioned that I love to cook? I look forward to having a day off from work, because I know I will be making good food to have during the busy week ahead. This recipe was made a couple of weeks back, and came out tasting delicious. The carrots were free, from my parents […]

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Getting Enough Protein Affordably

When trying to eat nutritious meals, remember to get enough protein. If half your plate should be filled with vegetables, almost another half should be protein. I mainly try to follow a Paleo lifestyle, and I do pretty well, but I am well aware that the cost can be astronomical. Living on a budget, I […]

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Frugal Recipes Happenings for 10/28/2014

Just a note. An autumn issue of Frugal Recipes Happenings has been posted. Reminiscing, planning, recipes, and crafts. Enjoy! Shannon

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Multi-Site Autumn Roundup

I have a number of blogs and channels, many I have been writing for years. Today I decided to create one blog post of autumn recipes and more for the blog, spanning back to the beginning. All previous recipes, kitchen crafts, and other autumn related posts and articles will be listed here, to make it […]

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