Making Homemade Jam

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. 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 […]

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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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How to Cut a Melon

Years ago I worked for my university’s catering company in their prep kitchen. I learned how to put together deli trays and fruit platters. And among other skills that I learned, they taught me how to cut a melon. Perhaps you have a method that you like and are happy with. Great! If not, you […]

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What Can You Make with Fruit?

God certainly blessed us with fruit. I can’t think of any other ingredient that takes less work and tastes as good. At least where dessert is concerned. Fresh fruit can pretty much stand alone. However, if you’d like to “gild the lily,” you might want to try one of these recipes using fruit: Slab Apple […]

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Build a Frugal Pantry with Fruit

Whether it’s canned, fresh, or frozen, fruit is a wonderful asset to any pantry. In fact, few of us eat as much fruits and veggies as we should, so it’s a good thing we’re talking about it this week. Frugal pantry staples can be high on the carbohydrates which is not a bad thing, necessarily. […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Beans and Lentils

In case you missed it, URS has started over at LifeasMOM. Come share YOUR favorite bean recipes. Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email.

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Southwestern Black Bean Pasta – A Guest Post

A Guest Post from Katie @ GoodLife{eats} This is a great inexpensive meal to serve that is full of flavor and texture. I made this a lot in my early married days when money was not as abundant as it is now. Even while my husband was in graduate school, I still found the resources […]

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What Can You Make with Beans?

Looking for some good bean recipes? Try these for starters! Black Bean Burgers from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures Mexican Casserole from The Gluten Free Homemaker Baked Beans with A Kick from The Finer Things in Life and don’t forget to check Amy’s post on how to cook dried beans. Seasoned Black Beans from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures Want […]

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Build a Frugal Pantry with Beans and Lentils

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 met Dave Ramsey (or at least read the book) and realized that beans and rice, rice and beans would […]

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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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