What Can You Make with Butter and Oil?

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter.Here’s a fun round-up of recipes that use fats, specifically butter and olive oil. Lemon Buttercream from LifeasMOM - this frosting is delish! Tart and sweet and lemony! How to Make […]

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Great Giveaways This Week!

Prepare for giveaways galore this week! Many of them are quite delicious. First up, this week marks two years of Life as MOM: The Blog. Celebrate my blogiversary with me! There will be daily giveaways all week over at my other site. You can win: an EatSmart Pro Precision Kitchen Scale By Grace Alone Necklace […]

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Build a Frugal Pantry with Fat

Photo Source: Robert S Donovan Cooking from scratch will save you money. Recently, I went on a rather unorthodox shopping trip to Trader Joe’s and purchased a few ready-made items. We filled the cart with fun food, if you will, tortillas, french bread, hummus, and pesto. These are all things that I could make from scratch, but […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Vegetables

Pop over to LifeasMOM for a great roundup of Vegetable recipes as well as the how-to for easy, oven-roasted asparagus. Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email.

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Preparing Artichokes

Artichokes are definitely an interesting vegetable. Technically, they are the large bulb of a thistle plant. Tell your kids that Eeyore would eat them, and they just might try them. Globe artichokes, considered to be the “true artichoke” are cultivated mainly in California’s Central Coast. We had them growing wild behind our house last year. We […]

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What Can You Make with Vegetables?

Here are some good cheap eats featuring veggies: Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers Super Easy Veggie Tray Broccoli Slaw with Pecans and Cranberries Caesar Salad What’s your favorite way to serve vegetables? Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email.

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Build a Frugal Pantry with Vegetables

When you’re building a frugal pantry, it can be easy to stock up on lots of carbs that are readily available at low, low prices and neglect the bounty of fresh produce that is necessary to a balanced diet. So, while we’re not dedicated a week to each family of veggies, please don’t ignore this […]

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Great Coupon for Acai Berry Juice – Coupons.com Reset

The coupon selection at Coupons.com has been reset, and there are lots of great coupons to print, including $1 off Genesis Today Acai Berry Juice. This is usually about $6 at Walmart and is one of the better tasting acai berry juices that we’ve tasted. Browse through the offers to see what else fits your […]

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Making Homemade Jam

I am not a canning expert. Nor do I play one on TV. But, I have canned a few jars of jam in my time. We enjoy homemade jam as a healthier alternative to storebought. I say healthier, because I usually make jam without added pectin. This can be a tricky process as pectin is […]

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Cutting Grapefruit Sections

Grapefruit can be one of the most economical choices in fruit, but many people don’t really know what to do with them. When we first started budget-eating, I would cut a grapefruit into quarters for FishPapa’s lunch. It wasn’t the tastiest of options, I confess. But, we were new home-owners and just had to suck […]

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