Master the Art of the Frugal Lifestyle: Money-Saving Strategies, Easy Affordable Recipes, Stress-Free Meal Planning, and Family Celebrations. Spend Wisely, Live Lavishly

Divas On A Dime- Where Frugal Meets Fabulous

You know what I love about this time of year?  There are so many reasons to get outdoors and enjoy a meal al fresco.  Weekends by the shore, an irresistible rooftop, outdoor concerts and plays, even movies in the park.   A picnic is the ultimate frugal family fun because you can. . .

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So, you’ve set traps to guard your adjustable thermostat that would baffle Indiana Jones. Your doors and windows are hermetically sealed, you’ve changed every bulb in the house to compact fluorescent, and you BBQ everything but oatmeal. Here are 6 things you can do to. . .

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Do you think it’s hard to plan an impressive a date on a limited budget? Well, think again! After all, creativity and thoughtfulness can’t be bought at any price. These ideas can be used whether you’re dating someone new or the same old fart for the last 20 years. You don’t even have to. . .

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE:

Ditch the Can: Discover the Delights of Homemade Cream Soups

You probably have a repertoire of quick and easy recipes that call for condensed cream soups like cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, or cream of celery. These pantry staples have long been relied upon to add a creamy, flavorful touch to countless dishes. In fact, you might have a few cans tucked away in your cupboards right now. But have you ever taken a moment to scrutinize the ingredients listed on the can? Prepare to be surprised.

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Perfectly Prepared Dried Beans

In the realm of frugal foodie favorites, beans reign supreme. These humble legumes possess an incredible combination of qualities: they're easy to work with, budget-friendly, packed with nutrition, and their taste adapts to a multitude of culinary creations. From soups and stews to salads and spreads, beans have earned their reputation as culinary rock stars. However, despite their many virtues, are you truly harnessing the full potential of beans in your kitchen?

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The Art of Homemade Nut Butters

Nut and seed butters have been receiving a well-deserved spotlight in the world of nutrition, as experts extol their abundance of health benefits. The nutritional value alone makes them a positive and pleasurable addition to any eating plan. However, there's a catch - the price. But not for us Divas!  Say goodbye to pricey store-bought jars and embrace the satisfaction of homemade nut butters that are as nutritious as they are delicious. Prepare to embark on a flavorful and cost effective journey.

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Spaghetti Squash – The Pasta Proxy from Produce

Imagine a vegetable that effortlessly transforms into long, tender strands, reminiscent of everyone's beloved pasta dish. Enter spaghetti squash – nature's gift to guilt-free indulgence.But the benefits don't end there. Not only is spaghetti squash a guilt-free alternative, but it's also incredibly easy to prepare, budget-friendly, and impressively versatile. Its culinary possibilities are boundless, making it a kitchen staple you'll quickly fall in love with.

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Streamline Your Mornings: DIY Frozen Smoothie Packs

Picture this: all the ingredients for a delicious, nutritious smoothie meticulously prepped, perfectly portioned, and conveniently frozen in a handy baggie; all you need to do is blend the contents of the smoothie pack with your choice of liquid, and voila!! A ready-to-enjoy smoothie awaits you. But it's not just about convenience; making your own frozen smoothie packs also offers unbeatable affordability.

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Unleash Your Inner Yogurt Guru: Homemade Crock Pot Yogurt

Transforming humble milk into creamy, tangy yogurt requires just two ingredients: milk and a live culture of yogurt bacteria which can be found at any local grocery store. That's right – no mysterious additives or preservatives. In this comprehensive guide, I'll walk you through the foolproof steps of crafting your very own crock pot yogurt, from the right milk to the perfect yogurt starter to ensure your yogurt-making journey is a resounding success.

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Spring Recipe Essentials

Easy French Macaron Recipe

Easy French Macaron Recipe

Indulge in Homemade Delights: Mastering the Art of Macarons Ah, the French macaron – a delightful treat that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also captivates the eyes with its vibrant colors and delicate structure. These dainty Parisian confections have garnered a reputation as …read more

Very Versatile Vegetable Soup

Very Versatile Vegetable Soup

Soup-ercharge Your Health: Very Versatile Vegetable Soup for Easy, Affordable Nutritious Delights! Embarking on a journey toward a healthier lifestyle is a timeless pursuit, and what better way to embrace it than with a bowl of pure goodness? Introducing the Very Versatile Vegetable Soup – …read more

EASY CHICKEN SATAY WITH PEANUT SAUCE

EASY CHICKEN SATAY WITH PEANUT SAUCE

Grilled to Perfection: The Magic of Easy Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Chicken satay is a delightful dish originating from Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. It’s typically made with marinated, skewered, and grilled chicken, served with a flavorful dipping sauce. What makes chicken …read more

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Sizzle Up Your Cinco de Mayo with Scrumptious Pork Carnitas! Spring is in full swing, and Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner! What better way to celebrate than with a mouthwatering dish that captures the essence of Mexican cuisine? Get ready to tantalize …read more

Show Stopping Spiral Veggie Tart

Show Stopping Spiral Veggie Tart

Spring Sensation: Colorful Spiral Veggie Tart Recipe! Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner. I was wandering the produce department and saw these beautiful multi-hued rainbow carrots. They reminded me of my favorite line from the Rankin/ Bass Easter television special. Seymore …read more