How to Revive the Lost Art of Scratch Cooking

Scratch cooking is becoming a lost art but it doesn’t have to be. If you can read, know how to set a timer, and possess the ability to use a measuring cup, you can cook just about anything.

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4 Tasty Ways to Spice Up Your Rice

Want to stretch your grocery money further? Just add rice. Here are 4 tasty ways to eat rice, stick to your budget, and spice up your life!

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Random Roasted Winter Vegetables with Herbs

Roasting root vegetables tones down more pungent flavors and makes them a bit milder. Here’s a flexible recipe for roasting random winter vegetables using whatever you have on hand.

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Frugal Winter Vegetables and How the Heck to Prepare Them

Try adding some potentially unfamiliar winter vegetables like turnips, rutabagas, and celeriac to your diet. They’re good for your health and your grocery budget.

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How to Make Hot Chocolate from Scratch

Everything is better when you make it from scratch, and that’s true for the ultimate winter drink, hot chocolate. And of course…it’s also thriftier to DIY your hot cocoa.

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Jamaican Pumpkin Soup: Frugal Recipe

Jamaican Pumpkin Soup is warm, cozy comfort food at its finest. There’s nothing exotic, pricy, or hard to find in this international-sounding soup.

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How to Use Up Tortillas: Chilaquiles

Do you have a bag of tortilla chips or soft tortillas that became stale? Don’t throw them away! Use them the way they do in Mexico and make chilaquiles!

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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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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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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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