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

About Divas On A Dime

Hello! Welcome to Divas On A Dime – Where Frugal Meets Fabulous!®

I’m Patti Diamond, AKA Diva Patti and I’m so happy you’re here!

Here’s what I know:  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to live a life filled with style, elegance, and grace. You also don’t have to spend much money to eat extremely well. I’m here to show you how.

Why I’m Here

My passion is finding inexpensive ways to make ordinary life extraordinary.

I especially love helping people save money on their food budget. This is because, as much as I love food, I think we have better things to spend our money on, like paying off debt, saving for retirement, college, vacations, or buying more shoes. What you do with the money you save is up to you, I just want you to have the freedom to choose.

Core Values

Inclusivity: More than anything, I value inclusivity. At Divas On A Dime, we believe in the idea that everyone deserves respect, security, self-esteem, belongingness, and happiness, irrespective of their income.

There is a place at the Diva’s table for EVERYONE.

Empowerment: Our mission is to empower individuals by providing practical tips and guidance on saving money, enabling them to live a fulfilling and abundant life on a modest budget.

Community: Fostering a sense of belonging and building a supportive community where individuals can share their experiences, learn from each other, and offer guidance and encouragement.

Sustainability: Encouraging sustainable practices in cooking and shopping, such as reducing food waste, using environmentally friendly products, and supporting local and ethical food sources.

Divas On A Dime® is a trusted food and lifestyle website with original recipes by yours truly

I’m the recipe developer, and content creator for Divas On A Dime.  I’m also an internationally syndicated food writer and newspaper columnist with King Features Weekly, a division of Hearst Publishing. My column is distributed to more than 1300 newspapers with more than one million readers every week.


On this website you’ll find easy, family friendly recipes using exclusively inexpensive ingredients. I teach people how to plan their meals, how to grocery shop, and how get dinner on the table with less stress.

I also share frugal family fun ideas and offer inspiration for holiday and party planning.

Thank you!

I’ve been around for a while and want to thank my readers both long time and new. Your support means the world to me. You are the ones who inspire me to be a better writer, a better human, and to continue to scour the world for frugal and fabulous ideas to share with YOU.

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About Me

I’m a fearless home cook, lover of all things elegant and stylish, world traveler, connoisseur of life, a self-styled, Auntie Mame kind of a gal.

In the words of Auntie Mame – “Live! Live! Live! Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!”

I like things fancy but I’m not a snob. Actually, I’m quite the opposite of a snob.

I believe we all desire and deserve grace and beauty in our lives and such things should be available to everyone. Not just reserved for the wealthy. 

I believe everyone should live like a Diva, even if you’re living on a dime.

If you’re looking to add more “style” to your lifestyle without breaking the bank, you’ve found your people! Welcome!

Thanks for reading!