Category Archives: Budget Tips

Soaking Beans & Our Allergy Home Meal Plan

A dear friend texted me last week asking if I soak my beans before cooking them in the crockpot.  {As a side note, she told me that she had several cans of beans in her hand at the store, but … Continue reading

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Beans, Beans…& Our Allergy Home Meal Plan

‘Tis the season for staying indoors more.  I say it’s also the season for stocking up your freezer.  Since soups, chilis, casseroles, and the like are typically seen on meal plans this time of year, why not plan ahead a … Continue reading

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Shopping Around Encouragement & Our Food Allergy Meal Plan

You have heard me on more than one occasion suggest that shopping around at various grocery stores is the maximum way to get the best deals.  This is not a new concept; most frugal shoppers employ this method.  I am … Continue reading

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Balancing Life and Food Allergies: The Economic Crunch

Everyone is feeling the pain of a down economy right now.  We’re seeing it everywhere we turn whether it’s from job loss or rising costs of gas, groceries, and so on.  How does one afford to put food on the table when … Continue reading

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Budget Tip: Lowering Food Costs & Our Allergy Meal Plan

In these tough economical times, or if you just generally try to live frugally, food can be a money sucker.  I do my best to shop sales, use coupons, buy in bulk, cook from scratch, and resist restaurants, but there … Continue reading

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Succumbing to Summer Meal Planning & DIY Bathroom Curtains

I’m finally admitting to the fact that I’m not doing a very good job with my meal planning this summer.  Rather, I’m having trouble sticking to my meal plan to be more exact; I’m doing fine coming up with the … Continue reading

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Benefits of Cooking Dried Beans & Our Allergy Home Meal Plan

You’ve all heard the benefits of adding beans to your diet.  (If you haven’t, do a google search.)  They contain a good amount of fiber, are easy to prepare, inexpensive, and a great meat substitute.  Let me challenge you to … Continue reading

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Happy Friday! And Reminders…

Today is the last day to enter the giveaway for 1 gallon of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!  You have until midnight EST tonight to enter.  To enter:  Go back to the giveaway page and follow the directions. … Continue reading

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Budget Tip: DIY Kitchen Curtains & Food Allergy Meal Plan

{Warning: The first half of this post has absolutely nothing to do with food allergies. It does; however, speak highly of living frugally.  In my home, it all goes together.} I am not a crafty person.  Although my home is … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday, 2/24/2012

If you have access to a Meijer in your area, they have some great organic vegetables on sale for $1 (11th item free) this week.  I was able to pick up organic baby carrots, Napoli carrots, mushrooms, and more. Tropical … Continue reading

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