Easy Paleo Mayonnaise with a Stick Blender

I'm going to to be honest and tell you that this post almost didn't happen. You see, I was a total flunkie my first few attempts at making homemade mayo. I tried making it with a food processor, with my Blendtec and with a whisk. None of the … [Read more...]

How to Cook Beans in Your Slow Cooker the Easy Way

Canned beans are a major convenience item in my house. But since I'm participating in the SNAP4aWeek Challenge, I'm reminding myself that it's really not that inconvenient to buy dried beans and chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) and cook them … [Read more...]

How to Spruce Up Your Front Porch On $5 or Less

For a while now, I've been envious of all those pretty planters I see on neighbors front steps - especially when they're filled with a gorgeous spray of seasonal flowers. The only problem is these pretty planters are crazy expensive. Have you ever … [Read more...]

A Frugal Experiment | Does Making Salsa from Scratch Save Money?

Anyone remember my first Frugal Experiment waaaaay back in October? I talked about making my own red sauce - which has proved to be so tasty that it is now a constant in our make-ahead-and-freeze rotation. After a too-long hiatus, I am getting … [Read more...]

30 Frugal Things We Do. And 4 That We Don’t.

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know by now that I'm a big proponent of using coupons, especially when you can combine them with a sale. But coupon shopping is far from the only frugal strategy we use. If you're looking for new ways … [Read more...]

A Frugal Experiment: Does Making Tomato Sauce From Scratch Save Money?

We eat a lot of Italian-style food in our home -- from lasagna and baked ziti to homemade pizza to 'oh my gosh, it's 5:30 and I haven't started dinner so let's just have plain pasta and sauce'. For all these meals, I buy jarred sauce, because it … [Read more...]