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3 Thrifty Ways to Make Your Food Go Further

Wondering how to make the food you have feed more people while leaving them feeling full and satisfied? Here are 3 ways to make your food go further.

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The Ultimate Frugal Casserole Formula

Casseroles sound very “50’s Housewife,” but when you’re on a budget, they’re a great way to make a little bit of food stretch further in a tasty way.

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How to Make Gravy (And How It Can Liven Up Frugal Food)

Nothing helps stretch a meal, pull things together, or disguise less than stellar quality food like gravy. Here’s how to make brown gravy and white gravy.

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How to Make Sunflower Seed Pesto

The problem with pesto is that pine nuts are so darned expensive. If you want a budget-friendly option, Sunflower Seed Pesto just might become your new favorite condiment.

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The Ultimate Frugal Soup Formula: Stretch Your Grocery Budget with This Make-It-Your-Own Guide

Have a hankering for soup? The nice thing about the Ultimate Frugal Soup formula is that you can use what you have on hand to make it.

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Frugal Food Prep Keeps You On-Budget

When you prep your food ahead of time, dinner is on the table faster than you can say “drive-thru”.  Your budget (and your health) will thank you!

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Thrifty and Delicious Summer Salads

There are all sorts of reasons that cold salads have been a summer fixture for many decades, not the least of which is the fact that they’re a very frugal side dish. 

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10 Ways to Make Mac and Cheese Magic

Boxed mac & cheese isn’t the healthiest food, but it’s cheap in a pinch. Here are 10 ways you can jazz it up, use it to extend leftovers, or feed a large family.

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