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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 Soup

When my siblings, cousins, and I were young, our Nan had a standard chicken soup she would sometimes make. If one of us was sick and wanted her to make a soup, she would cater it to our particular likes. Did you have someone who would do the same for you? While chicken soup is […]

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Smoothie Bowls

I recently received samples of Leap Organic Instant Smoothie Bowl Powders from their team. They want to get the word out to a wider range of people about their products, and I agreed to try these powders and write about my experiences. I was more than happy to help. I love smoothies, and have toyed […]

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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 late. 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 […]

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Vitamin Water

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been making fruit waters lately. Drank hot tea all winter, and now I’m in the mood for something else. But I don’t want the same thing all the time. I want different flavors. So I am experimenting. My latest concoction is below. It turned out to be a very […]

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Easy Turkey Soup

I started the Whole30 plan today, and have to come up with new recipe versions, and sometimes completely new recipes. You will benefit from this, in that I’m going to share each of the recipes here on the blog. This turkey recipe is a new one for me. One I thought up and threw together […]

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eCookBook: Very Frugal Vegetables

This eCookBook features the numerous vegetable recipes and their uses that were featured on the Frugal Recipes blog from 2007 to 2009. There are great ideas for using up excess vegetables, and for creating your own recipes as well. These recipes will not be offered on the blog again, so you will want to purchases […]

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Zucchini Bake

Vegetable based bakes are easy to create. They do not take much time, and can be served as the main component of a meal or as a side dish. The best vegetable to use are organic heirloom variety that you grow yourself. The amount of each ingredient needed will depend on the size pan you […]

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Beef and Vegetable Soup

Soups are easy to prepare on the stove top or in a slow cooker. On the stove, simply cook until the vegetables and meat are cooked through. This will depend in how big the pieces of food are, and whether or not the meat was precooked. In the slow cooker, two or three hours on […]

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Venison and Vegetable Soup

Many people hunt, bringing home a dear or moose for their efforts. The meat from these animals is delicious, and can be used in many ways. Soups are great during the fall and winter months, and venison can take the place of beef and other meats when cooking. Soups are easy to prepare on the […]

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Fresh Garden Salad

My mom is picking vegetables left and right from her garden. Two weeks she told me they were filling their cupboards and freezer with all they will need for the winter before giving any to me, my sister and brother. Last week, she sent up a huge head of cabbage, a bag of small cucumbers […]

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Zucchini and Carrot Omelet

There are a variety of food combinations that can be used when making an omelet, depending on your tastes. This food allows you to start your day off right by getting in some vegetables. Ingredients (Per person) 2 eggs a little milk 1/8 to ¼ cup grated, fresh zucchini 1/8 to ¼ cup grated, fresh […]

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Using Leftovers to Make Chicken Soup

This is a quick recipe that uses leftovers that have been stored in the freezer or refrigerator, fresh herbs and dried pasta. Ingredients Broth from the freezer, and/or liquid from cooking vegetables Cooked chicken chunks Vegetables from the freezer and/or small amounts of leftovers from the refrigerator Parsley, freshly chopped Egg noodles Place the liquid, […]

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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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Top 10 Vegetables for Your Frugal Garden

Growing vegetables, even organically, allows for saving a great deal of money at the grocery store each year. There are many choices available when deciding to plant a vegetable garden. Obtain seeds for the vegetables that you use most often as sides, in soups and stews, and in roasts and casseroles. The most important rules […]

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How Much Room will I Need in Order to Grow Food for My Family

You will want to figure out how much space you will set aside for planting before beginning your garden. This will depend on factors such as the size of your yard, and how many people are in your household. You will want to be sure to take into consideration fresh eating foods, foods that will […]

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Planning for Christmas Leftovers

I am a firm believer in planning for leftovers when making holiday meals. I simply cook extra of everything, to be used over the few days after the holiday. By using this tactic, I am able to free up time for putting away holiday items and, well, relaxing. Anything that won’t be used within that […]

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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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Simple Tuna Salad Idea

I do not eat tuna often. Those little cans of tuna and water can be quite expensive, and I’m not sure which ones have the lowest mercury levels. However, when I do pick up a can of tuna, I prepare mine with no mayo or other dressing. I can’t stand that stuff. This is how […]

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Turkey Salad (From Leftovers)

I usually have leftover turkey after Thanksgiving, and sometimes after Christmas. While I freeze some of it, I keep some in the refrigerator to use over the next few days. I try to make at least one salad during this time. Ingredients: handful of romaine lettuce few leaves of baby spinach handful of shredded cabbage […]

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Chicken Salad from Leftovers

Often, at the end of the week, I find odds and ends from previous meals that I have consumed over the last few days in my refrigerator. These need to be eaten, but what can be done with them? I am a lover of salad, and raw fruits and vegetables. I would rather eat a […]

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