Build a Frugal Pantry with Beans and Lentils

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email. Photo Source: Tim Shoes Untied I haven’t always been friends with beans. I liked them and all, but they were more a supporting actor in the play on my plate. They weren’t the star. Until I […]

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The Humble Spud, A Pantry Staple: A Guest Post

A Guest Post from Brandy @ The Prudent Homemaker Potatoes are a main staple in my pantry.  Per pound, potatoes are one of the least expensive foods that you can buy. A modern-day root cellar Kept indoors, potatoes start to sprout in about a week. Because I like to stock up on potatoes when they’re […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Bulbs and Roots

This week we’re sharing recipes made with root veggies — and bulbs, too – at the Ultimate Recipe Swap. They are some of the most versatile ingredients and can add great flavor and nutrition to your plate. Here are some of our favorite ways to use them: Bratwurst with Sauteed Onions and Peppers – I […]

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How I Taught My Kids to Like Visible Onion Pieces: A Guest Post

A Guest Post from Jenna @ Food with Kid Appeal I’m a recovering picky eater.  I just started eating onions in the past couple years, and as a gateway to large onion pieces I used to dice and mince very finely so I didn’t really notice them. As my ignorant discrimination waned and my fondness […]

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What Can You Make with Root Veggies?

Talk about yum! Are you ready for this roundup? I shouldn’t write these posts when I’m hungry…. Potatoes and Carrots and Onions, Oh my! Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes from My Blessed Life - these cook up in the crockpot with brown sugar and nuts. Sounds so good! Gingered Carrot Muffins from GoodLifeEats – Katie is always […]

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Build a Frugal Pantry with Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, and Other Root Veggies

Photo Source: Net Efekt This week we’re adding potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root veggies to our frugal pantry. I am sure that I am going to get called out eventually on how I classify ingredients. I’m a little nervous about Fruit Week. There are some finer technicalities of what is a “root vegetable.” Onions […]

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Keeping Life Budget-Friendly and Spice-y: A Guest Post

A Guest Post from Kate @ Cooking During Stolen Moments Our family sticks to a very strict grocery budget. It has increased quite a bit over the years, but one things that has always remained the same are the spices I stock. For me, spices are a key to keeping costs down in the kitchen […]

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Have You Tried Springpad?

Have you tried SpringPad? It’s an online organizer for all the things you don’t want to forget, including recipes. I’d love to know what your experience has been. Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email.

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Couscous Salad

Years ago, I worked for my college catering company, making salads, sandwiches, and deli trays. One of the recipes I frequently made was one similar to this one. It was filling and tasty and spicy. Not hot-spicy, but exotic spicy, using seasonings I hadn’t ever come in contact with before. This is a great salad […]

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Using Spices In Everyday Cooking: A Guest Post

A guest post from Myra @ My Blessed Life There are many gourmet recipes that call for expensive and/or hard-to-find ingredients that are way out of my league, but I’ve found that using spices when cooking is one of the easiest, frugal ways to make both healthy and tasty meals that my family loves. Spices […]

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