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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

DIY Decadent Crème Brûlée

DIY Decadent Crème Brûlée

Impress Your Sweetheart: DIY Decadent Crème Brûlée for Valentine’s Day! Looking for an impressive sweet for your sweethearts on Valentine’s Day? Let’s make Crème Brûlée. Most assume that because it’s a staple at swanky restaurants it must be difficult to make. I assure you, restaurant …read more

Best Healthy Foods on a Budget

Best Healthy Foods on a Budget

Can’t eat healthy on a budget? Top 8 excuses that won’t work anymore. Happy New Year! If you’re like millions of people, you’ve just made resolutions to improve your health and finances. First – good job! What we eat and how much we spend on …read more

How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party

How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party

  Everything You Need to Know to Host a Fun and Easy Cookie Exchange Party As I write this tiz’ the week after Thanksgiving and holiday baking is officially in season. As we gear up for all the holiday hoopla and fa la la la …read more

Thanksgiving Fails and Easy Fixes

Thanksgiving Fails and Easy Fixes

From Flubs to Fabulous: A Frugal Cook’s Guide to Thanksgiving Fixes Making the Thanksgiving meal can be stressful because there are many things that can go wrong. So, here are fixes to the most common fails. But first, we’re going to make an emergency kit …read more

Save Big on Groceries: 12 Money-Saving Tips

Save Big on Groceries: 12 Money-Saving Tips

Prices are going through the roof and the struggle to keep food on the table is real! Every penny we can save on food costs makes a difference. If you’re looking for the best cheap shopping tips, here are 12 strategies you need to start …read more

Spaghetti Squash – The Pasta Proxy from Produce

Spaghetti Squash – The Pasta Proxy from Produce

  Whether you’re trying to lose weight, eat more veggies, lower your carbohydrates, go paleo or gluten free; say hello to my little friend – spaghetti squash.    In short, this squash cooks into long tender strands like, well . . . spaghetti. I’m not …read more

Dating On A Dime

Dating On A Dime

    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 …read more

Five Easy Ways to Minimize Food Waste

Five Easy Ways to Minimize Food Waste

  It’s happening right now in refrigerators across America:  Lifeless lettuce, moldy muffins, squishy squash and festering fruit – all headed toward the trash.  I hate wasting food and I’m guessing you do, too!   Statistics show the typical American family wastes 25% of the …read more

Budget Shepherd’s Pie

Budget Shepherd’s Pie

  This is how we’re dishing up comfort for under $2 a serving   Growing up as I did, with a very British mother, shepherd’s pie was regular fare at our dinner table.    But most memorably, it became a tradition that Mom would make …read more

A Cheat Sheet for S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g Meat

A Cheat Sheet for S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g Meat

AKA – How to serve less meat to your “meat and potatoes” family. It’s a fact – the cost of meat is skyrocketing and the frustrating question everyone is asking is –  “How can I possibly save money on meat while keeping my meat and …read more

Two Ingredient Ice Cream

Two Ingredient Ice Cream

      DIY premium ice cream at half the price.    Never have only two ingredients made so many people so happy. This is premium ice cream at half the cost of name brands.   So easy to make – no ice cream maker …read more