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Beef Stock

Making your own stocks saves money on your grocery bill. The bone of the roast are used, after it has been roasted and most of the meat removed. It is fine to leave small pieces of meat on the bone. The finished product may be frozen in ice cube trays, and then placed in a […]

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Freezer Mix-Ups

What are mix-ups?  Well, to make a mix-up, all you do slice or chop fruits and/or vegetables for freezing. These will likely be different each time you freeze, depending on the available produce and the amounts. They are easy to throw together and place in the freezer for later use. This is a good way […]

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Homemade Vegetable Stock

By not having to purchase canned vegetable stocks, you’ll save money on your grocery bill.  Use the peels and ends of the vegetables from your cooking ventures, along with some pieces of whole vegetables, if necessary.  Herbs may also be used. Nothing has to go to waste completely. The finished product may be frozen in […]

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Homemade Chicken Stock

Use chicken bones and skin to make a stock for soup.

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Getting Enough 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 a body 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 […]

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Best Ways to Save Money on Food While Keeping it Healthy

It’s difficult to eat healthy while sticking to a small budget, but it’s important we try. Our medical bills later on will be astronomical if we don’t, and the future of health insurance is unsure at this time. Grow as much of your own food as possible. Having an indoor window garden for growing herbs […]

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Quick Tip: Buy Larger Quantities of Small Eggs

If you are looking to save money on eggs, consider purchasing small eggs in quantities of 2.5 dozen or more. The small eggs can be used in place of large eggs in most recipes. They will keep well in the refrigerator as well. If you you really want to go all out and purchase larger […]

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Herbed Ice Cubes

These ice cubes are easy to make. Be sure you always have plenty on hand for those hot, summer days by storing in freezer containers. Separate according to what herb is used. Ingredients fresh herbs such as mint or chamomile water ice-cube trays Rinse the herbs and cut them to fit easily into compartments of […]

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The Freezer Set-Up

If you are going to begin freezing your leftovers for later use, you’ll have decide how best to store the food that will be placed inside. It’s also necessary to do this when you decide to deliberately cook  foods to store in the freezer. By planning the placement of food ahead of time, you’ll become […]

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Use Those Odds and Ends

Odds and ends are not necessarily considered leftovers. They are those foods that you find at the bottom of a pan or left on a platter when everything else has been eaten. They may be a tablespoon of some type of vegetable, or a few pieces of meat. Perhaps there is a quarter-of-a-cup of rice. […]

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How-To Store Food Odds and Ends for Future Use

There are a couple of methods for storing odds and ends when picking up after meals. Either method may be used with success, and will enable you to save a little money on your grocery bill each year. What are food odds and ends? Food odds and ends are simply the small amounts of food […]

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Using and Storing Cooking Liquids

I have mentioned that the liquids leftover from making roasts may be used to make stocks and broths, but other liquids may also be saved and used when cooking. There really is no need to let these types of liquids go to waste. Consider, if you will, that many people must pay every time they […]

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Pork Stock

By not having to purchase canned stocks, you will save money on your grocery bill. This stock is made the same as the Chicken Stock was made. The bone of the roast is used after it has been roasted, and most of the meat removed.  It is fine to leave small pieces of meat on […]

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Turkey Stock

This stock is made the same as the Chicken Stock was made. The skin and bones of the bird are used, after it has been roasted and most of the meat removed.  It is fine to leave small pieces of meat on the bone. The finished product may be frozen in ice cube trays, and […]

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Favorite Frugal Recipes Blog Articles from 2010

2010 saw many changes here at the Frugal Recipes blog. One such change was the addition of informational articles for my readers to enjoy and learn from.  The Frugal Recipes feature writer, Sheila Buck, and I worked hard to get these articles out to you. This is a list of my 10 favorite articles, in […]

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Make and Freeze Your Own Honey Butter

Honey adds a sweet flavor to homemade or store bought butter. This type of butter is easy to make, and is preservable by freezing instead of processing in a water bath or pressure canner. It may be frozen in canning jars, however. Honey butter is not difficult to make at home and uses only a […]

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Beef Tomato Freezer Mix

This freezer mix will allow you to have meat filling available without having to make it fresh each time it is needed for a recipe. Simply freeze in meal size portions, and pull from the freezer the day before it is needed. This recipe can be used in place of taco meat and other meat […]

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Corn Tortillas

Tortillas have a great many uses at meal time. They can be used warm, right after making them, or allowed to cool. Many filling combinations can be chosen from for them, and children love them. Ingredients: (Makes 32. Recipe can be halved.)   2 cups cornmeal 3 cups boiling water 4 Tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon […]

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The Art of Leftover Wizardry

I first published this post to Living the Low-Income Life on the 13th of this month. Older children can easily throw together a simple meal with these ideas. On page 133 of Amy Dycyzynz book The Complete Tightwad Gazette, she discusses the art of leftover wizardry. This is an important concept when trying to live frugally. […]

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Quick Tip: How to Use Up Snap Peas and Green Beans

Many people are ending up with a bunch of peas and beans this year. Perhaps you have too many to deal with. Maybe you’re looking for ways to use them up. Wash and dry them, snap of the end and snack on them as is. Just make sure they dry thoroughly if you wont eat […]

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