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

Work With Patti

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Lifestyle expert Patti Diamond is a recipe developer and food writer specializing in simple recipes, using inexpensive ingredients, that yield extraordinary results.

Since 2009, Divas On A Dime has been a trusted food and frugal lifestyle website with content and original recipes by Patti Diamond.  Patti has helped countless people save money by teaching how to plan meals, grocery shop, and how to cook using exclusively inexpensive ingredients. She also writes and teaches about frugal lifestyle, helping people spend less and enjoy more.

By sharing money saving strategies, frugal family fun ideas, inexpensive décor designs, budget friendly party planning and holidays celebrations, Patti can put her expertise to work for you.

Syndicated Columnist

Patti is an internationally syndicated newspaper columnist with King Features Weekly, a division of Hearst Publishing. Her weekly column is distributed to more than 1300 newspapers with more than one million readers every week.  If you’re a newspaper looking to add her weekly column to your publication, contact King Features Weekly.

Freelance Writing

If your publication would benefit from frugal and fabulous content, reach out to Patti! Share your topic ideas, or we can brainstorm together on how to be of service to your readers.

Recipe Development

If you’re a food brand, restaurant, local farm, winery, brewery, or food related business looking for someone frugal and fabulous to brainstorm, develop and/or test recipes incorporating your product, reach out.

Coaching Sessions

Patti is available for coaching sessions to teach meal planning, money saving shopping techniques, and cooking skills to small groups. Perfect for service groups, networking groups, church groups, or team building.


Private Coaching

Patti is available for private one-on-one coaching for meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking instruction. In person, one-on-one coaching is currently available in the Portland, Oregon area only. Virtual coaching is available. Please use the contact form.

Cooking Classes in Portland, Oregon

Schedule TBD due to COVID protocols – check back or join our email list for updates.

Guest Posts

Divas On A Dime is not currently accepting guest posts, or writing guest posts, but please check back, as that could change in the future.

Stock Food Photos

Along with her partner Jason Coblentz, Patti works to curate a stock of photos for sale to be used on your publications, websites, menus, social channels, and marketing materials.

Custom Photography and Food Styling

Along with her partner Jason Coblentz, Patti works to create stunning original photos to be used on your publications, websites, menus, social channels, and marketing materials. We harness your brand identity and vision into beautiful photos to attract the right customers directly to you.


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