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A charcuterie grazing table.

Charcuterie Grazing Table
It looks lovely !

 

Ramen noodles and seasoning packets.

Mock Chicken Gravy
Love the idea. Will try it !

 

Taking a check out of an envelope.

Frugality And A Question Of Morals
Dont cash it. It will give them your banking info. Not good.

 

Cubes of butter in the butter section of a refrigerator.

Storing Butter
I freeze unsalted butter all the time. No difference in taste or texture.

 

An American flag made of wood.

Name Ideas for a Wooden Flag Company?
How about The Patriotic Tree Company ?

 

Refurbishing A Lampshade with Jute Cord - lamp turned on

Refurbishing A Lampshade with Jute Cord
Does anyone know where you can purchase a lamp shade that clips onto the light bulb? Thanks

 

cooked Garlic Basil Scallops

Garlic Basil Scallops
Aldis large scallops(10.00) are delicius !

 

Coloring over the scratches with a black sharpie.

Repairing A Scratched Hamper with Marker
I also use a black magic marker to polish my scuffed black shoes.

 

Garlic Breadsticks

Garlic Breadsticks from Leftover Bread
I was out of bread and wanted garlic bread so used flour tortillas and now thats all they want. I like how you used up what you had.

 

Chili Sauce Sauteed Scallops

Chili Sauce Sauteed Scallops
Aldi have great large scallops for $9.99. I make them a lot and theyre always delicious.

 

Cans of fried onions from Trader Joe's.

Stock Up on Seasonal Food Items
I bought a bag of onions like those at $Tree($1,00). They were very good and a nice amount.

 

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An artificial Christmas tree decorated with poinsettias and white lights.

Decorating an Artificial Tree with Elegance
Lovely ! I also use poinsettias to fill in !

 

burger on plate

Turkey Salad Burger
We love cranberries and celery in Turkey Salad.

 

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Making Soft Cookies?
Dont bake them as long as it says in recipe. Lots of times oven temp. is not uniform

 

A green glass filled with a red liquid on top of a 2018 calendar.

Happy Frugal New Year
Thanks for #12 !

 

Applebee's gift cards purchased at a CVS pharmacy.

Stretching the Value of a Dollar
Its good to read a young person giving such sensible advice. If youre thrifty all your working life, youre retirement will be wonderful.

 

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Prioritize Grocery Shopping Trips
What is double dip ?

 

A ferris wheel at Disneyworld.

Thrifty Regrets
I bet your children never worried about where their next meal was coming from, or had tense parents when an emergency arose. Congrats !

 

A ferris wheel at Disneyworld.

Thrifty Regrets
I totally agree with you !

 

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Slogan Idea for Cleaning Business?
Let the busy bees clean while you relax !

 

stuffing baked in dish

Homemade Apple Cranberry Stuffing
I do something similar. I sautee celery and onion in several T. of butter and add it and a shredded apple and walnuts to a box of Stove Top. I make the stove top as per box. Pop it in oven til it heats through.

 

A bunch of coins, ready for counting.

Give Yourself a Second Payday With Coins
My bank, Wesbanco, has a coin machine in the lobby. If you take the receipt to the teller, and have an account there, there is no charge at all.

 

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Amish Remedy for Leg Cramps?
Thats what I do, but I buy organic raw unfiltered ACV with a mother. Absolutely the only thing that helps my severe leg cramps. I use 2 T in about 8 ou. water before bed. I used to buy the Amish formula but it was very expensive and didnt work as well. It has...

 

Single Senior on a Limited Budget

Single Senior on a Limited Budget
I saw a small upright freezer advertised at Sams Club not too long ago.

 

Single Senior on a Limited Budget

Single Senior on a Limited Budget
Sams Club has some nice small freezers.

 

Custard Layer Cake

Custard Layer Cake
what temp ?

 

Keeping Celery Fresh and Crisp

Keeping Celery Fresh and Crisp
Ive had great luck keeping celery fresh by wrapping tightly in foil.

 

frozen veggies.

Adjusting to a New Life
When you get the celery, clean what you need and wrap the rest securely in foil..lasts a looooooong time.

 

frozen veggies.

Adjusting to a New Life
Wrap your unwashed celery in foil, its keeps a long time.

 

frozen veggies.

Adjusting to a New Life
If you wrap your celery in foil, it will last for weks.

 

Learning Frugality

Learning Frugality
When I think of the people I knew, who have passed, I dont remember what they had , but how they treated me. I remind myself of that frequently. Great post.

 

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Bachelor Spaghetti
This is also called Cincinatti Chili.

 

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Curtain Color Advice?
I have the same combo of colors, and I love the teal accents I got.

 

Easy and Delicious Tortellini Soup

Easy and Delicious Tortellini Soup
Do you have an Aldis ?

 

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Using Vegetables in Fridge?
Chop whatever veggies you have, add a can of diced tomatoes, some beef or chicken broth garlic and onion powder, sweet and low to taste, and if you wish, some rice or ramen noodles. Cook until veggies (rice) are tender. If you use ramen noodles, add for the...

 

Slow-Carb Scrambled Eggs, Greens and Sausage

Slow-Carb Scrambled Eggs, Greens and...
Could you give an example of a slow carb lunch and dinner (no salmon)

 

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Recipes Using Stovetop Stuffing?
I mix as per the box but add onion and celery when boiling the water. After mixing in the stuffing I add walnut pieces and a shredded apple. You can heat in oven or sandwich between two layers of meatloaf and bake. I use lean beef for the meatloaf.

 

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French Bread Scrambled Eggs
I used to make this for my kids too (long ago). Thanks for the reminder !

 

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Crab Au Gratin Over Pasta
I make the Bisquick impossible seafood pie with imitation crab. Just search impossible seafood pie.

 

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Crab Au Gratin Over Pasta
I substitute Imitation Crab for crab in the Bisquick Impossible Seafood Pie. The recipe can be found easily on line. We love it .

 

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Cheap Recipes?
Cook 1/2# ground beef with 1 large (cheap) onion and drain. Cook 1# elbow macaroni and drain. Put the meat and elbows in a large bowl and add 1 can of Spaghetti sauce(I use Hunts 4 Cheese) You can then add any bits of cheese you have or none at all. bake @ 350...

 

Cash register receipt with incorrect marshmallow price.

Really Saving Money at Walmart
That happened to me at Shop n Save on the same item(Herbox boullion) for two YEARS and I told them every time , and it wasnt fixed for over 2 years. The mistake was $1.00/box in the stores favor...guess thats why.

 

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Cucumber Bites with Chive Cream Cheese and Radish
I put mayo on cocktail ryebread, then a thin slice of cucumber, sprinkle with lemon pepper...done!

 

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Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide?
A Dr. once told my daughter, who had an auto-immune disease, that when she thought she might be getting a cold(stuffy nose, scratchy throat, earache), she should put straight peroxide in her ear and leave it there for at least 5 minutes. The more it bubbles...

 

My Frugal Life: Oddball Of The Family
You go girl ! You have my utmost admiration.

 

My Frugal Life: Oddball Of The Family
Congrats Tawnya. You are to be commended for getting rid of all that debt. You will sleep better at night than the rest of your family, and that is priceless !

 

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Cleaning With Hydrogen Peroxide
If any of us have a sniffle, scratchy throat or stuffy nose, I put a dropper of Hydrogen Peroxide in each ear9at different times) and the more it bubbles, the longer you let it in...usually 5 min. will do. We never have colds. Got this advice from a doctor...

 

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Buying Items to Reuse the Containers?
I use them in the cupboard to keep taco seasoning envelopes, etc. neat. I also have a yellow container, similar to the one at the beginning of this file, and use it to store sandwich-making fixings in the frig. I just pull it out when hubbys hungry.

 

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Tried and True Ways To Save
WOW ! You are an expert. One thing I have done for years is wash and reuse Ziplock bags, unless they contained meat . Never thought Id use anything but Hellmans Mayo, but I tried Aldis Berman brand and we all like it.(Also their ketchup).

 

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Double Stuffed Meat Loaf
Use ground sirloin...lots less fat

 

Relearning a Frugal Upbringing
You are so right. No one wants to wait(and save cash) for anything. My husband and I always worked, but didnt have high paying jobs. But we paid cash for everything and NEVER paid a cent in CC interest. Now young people refinance their big homes, and never...

 

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Getting Out of Debt?
Getting out of debt is work. You must list your income, and any other money you get in each month. Then make a separate list with your must pay expenses , like rent , utilities, insurance, and add an amount to feed you (and your family if you have one.) Dont...

 

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Use the Dollar Store for Shopping Sprees
One great buy I get at Dollar General is their lubricating eye drops. The same ingredients as Systane (I showed it to my eye Dr. and got his ok), and I pay $4.00 for the same weight as $12.00 Systane. My dry eye condition is better than when I used the expensive...

 

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Use the Dollar Store for Shopping Sprees
I wear reading glasses. I had some that that gave me the best results for reading, and eventually I was no longer able to use them. I bought some for $8.00 and 14.99 and they just werent right. One day in dollar tree I saw a pair I liked(yes, for $1.00) and...

 

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Stock Up On Whole Hams After Easter
I have already bought a whole ham, taken it to the deli and they cut it thin for lunch meat. No charge and I had great lunch meat for $.99/#

 

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Stock Up On Whole Hams After Easter
Aldi and Kroger recently.

 

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Why You Should Eat A Complete Breakfast Every Day
If you have a Trader Joes and like raspberries, they have a great low-sugar raspberry jam.

 

You Don't Need a Financial Windfall to Start Saving...
My husband eats a lot of lunch meat. At 8.99/# it gets pretty expensive, so when a whole boneless ham goes on sale for 1.99 or less/# I buy one and ask the man at the deli counter to slice it thinly. I freeze it and end up with about 9# of lunch meat at 1.99...

 

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Bake Your Bacon
You can also use parchment paper.

 


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