Category Archives: Budget

How To Make Homemade Laundry Soap – An Easy Recipe

Making homemade laundry soap is very easy to do, costs pennies per load and you control the ingredients. I’ve always had good results with my recipes. I use the liquid because I always wash in cold water. The powder works … Continue reading

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Making Your Own Vegetable Stock In 3 Easy Steps – And It’s Practically Free!

Don’t you love getting things for free? Making your own vegetable stock is very easy and it’s almost free too! 

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Kidney Bean and Vegetable Salad – An Almost No Cook Easy Vegetarian Recipe

It’s getting hot here in the South. When the temperature rises, I feel less and less inclined to turn on my stove. And now my air conditioner is on the fritz. By dinner time the house is muggy and hot. So, until my … Continue reading

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The Cash Envelope System – Free Printable Cash Envelope

                                                         Did you know that you can print your own cash envelopes? The cash envelope system … Continue reading

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Bargain Meal of the Week – Monster Chicken Wings and Grilled Corn

Most grocery stores are gearing up for July 4 cookouts. This means great bargains on ribs, chicken, hamburger and hot dogs. Now is a good time to stock up and save some money. Over at $5 Dinners, I contribute to … Continue reading

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Carolina Red BBQ Sauce – Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Even though BBQ sauce can be cheap to purchase, I like making my own. I can add some heat with red pepper flakes, make it sweet with honey or smoky with liquid smoke. The flavor is completely up to me and … Continue reading

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How to save money while doing the laundry

Let’s face it, clothes are expensive. Taking care of those clothes can also put a big hole in your budget. By the time you buy all the products ‘needed’, wash and dry your laundry, you’ve taken a huge hit.  I … Continue reading

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Easy Potato Recipe – Potato Pancakes

I love to make potato pancakes. These crispy, slightly oniony pancakes are a savory addition to any meal, even breakfast {similar to hash-browns}. It’s a good way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Potato pancakes are a versatile base for many … Continue reading

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Chicken Recipe – How to stretch 1 chicken into 8 meals in 7 easy steps

credit Yesterday I lucked up on an unbelievable sale! An 8 lb Perdue Whole Roaster Chicken was on sale for $1.08 a pound! This is a vegetarian fed, cage free, antibiotic and hormone free bird. So of course I grabbed one. Instead … Continue reading

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What Is Chamomile – Home Remedies With Herbs

This is one tea I think every household should keep on hand. The uses for chamomile are endless. It makes a mild flavored tea and is easily combine with other herbal teas for home remedies. Chamomile is an herb and … Continue reading

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