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How to Save Money with Locally Grown Food

. . Continuing from last week’s article: How to Save Money at Farmers’ Markets, below are other advantages of Street Markets. I do not normally bring my camera to farmers’ markets. However, when we go on vacation, one of our priorities is to search out street markets in the area.  Every area of the world sells different […]

How to Save Money at Farmers’ Markets

. . I am a huge advocate of farmers’ markets.  I wrote a series of articles I wrote to show how anyone can save 40%+ off their food budget.  See 10-Step Supermarket Combination Technique.  I explained that one of the steps is by using farmers’ markets (see Buy Local and Know Where to Go).  I […]

Pumpkins Are Not Just for Halloween

. . One of the things that I love most about the different seasons is the different foods.  For example, when I think of autumn, I think of foods such as apples, cranberries, gingerbread, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin. For this article I want to provide some info about pumpkins because pumpkins are always on sale […]

November Tasks and Tips Intro

. . Have you ever completed a MAJOR QUICK CLEAN of your home when you know someone will be stopping by and you do not want them to see your house all in a mess?  You can avoid conducting a super power cleanup by being proactive and work short bursts of pickup and cleaning your […]

Creative and Frugal Kitchen Utensils Storage

. . Do you have a variety of kitchen utensils: serving spoons, a variety of different types of spatulas (metal flippers, fish spatulas, baking, silicone, icing, etc.), whisks, graters, knife sharpeners, and the list goes on and on? Are those utensils within easy reach of where you need them, when you need them? Or do […]

Sales Tax Holiday 2015

. . Sales tax holidays were initiated in New York State in 1997 to offer its residents temporary relief from paying sales taxes on certain items.  Following the Empire State’s lead, 8 more states began offering their own tax-free holidays.  Sales Tax Holidays were offered primarily in August to help families with kids a perk […]

National Blueberry Month

. . July is National Blueberry Month.  Did you know that early American colonists made grey paint by boiling blueberries in milk? Native Americans also made tea from blueberry roots, and used blueberry syrup for coughs. They called blueberries “star berries” because the blossom end of each berry – the calyx – forms a perfect […]

Watermelon Seed Spitting Week Trivia

. . Hello and happy summer!  In recognition of Watermelon Seed Spitting Week (June 26 through June 29), I thought it would be fun to provide some fun trivia. Watermelon is Very Healthy and Versatile It is low in calories: a one-cup serving has only 48 calories. It is a great source of Vitamins A […]

Herbs: Mint Methods

. . Mints of all varieties are herbs.  There are more than 30 species and it is abundant in the summer.  In fact, I was given a huge bunch of the herb by a co-worker last week because she knows how much I love mint.  I got a variety of perks out of the bunch […]

National Vinegar Month

. . Although I’m not a meteorologist or scientist, I do know that the weather I’ve seen in recent years has become significantly more extreme and it is becoming more violent: colder winters, hotter summers, more frequent hurricanes and tornadoes, and the list goes on and on. From my own lay-person perspective, it is not […]

Older Americans Month

. . Older Americans Month was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, when only 9 percent of the population at that time (189,240,000) had reached their 65th birthday.  At the time, there were few programs to help older Americans and one third of the American population lived in poverty. According to the Administration for […]

Cut Your Air Conditioning Bill

. . As I have worked to cut costs on my day-to-day living, I found a really cool way (no pun intended) in cutting my air conditioning bill almost in half. Delmarva nicely provides a variety of tools that you can use to show how much energy you use. In a book that I am […]

Flea Treatment for Dogs That Works 100%

. . I love it when I can find a natural solution that I can use for my dog rather than giving her something that has chemicals in it. Better yet is when the flea treatment is a natural solution that works BETTER than the type with chemicals AND it is extremely inexpensive! I have […]

16 Frugal Uses for Aluminum Foil

. . I love it when I find items that I normally have around home that I can use for a variety of uses, particularly when the uses have anything BUT what the product waned for. Barbecue Base put a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom of your BBQ grill to catch the drips […]

Earth Awareness Month

. . Whether or not you believe in global warming, it does not take a rocket scientist to know that as the world’s population continues to grow more carbon dioxide being expelled (exhaling), more waste being created, more food needed, more clean water being used, more, more, more, etc. That being said, Earth Awareness Month […]

Creative Inexpensive Travel Sizes

. . Since I travel quite a bit (Traveling Nana!), I was determined to cut costs for many items that I use on a regular basis.  Over the years I have assembled a bunch of tips, tricks, and techniques to save money when traveling, whether to amusement parks, road trips, airline trips, visiting other countries, […]

Make A Basic Stock Item for Almost Free

. . As people become busier with their day-to-day schedules, they tend to eat whatever happens to be in the kitchen that can be fixed in under 30 minutes. Fast food restaurants saw the profit they could make by capitalizing on people’s rushed schedules. It was only recently that the Food & Drug Administration has insisted […]

Extend the Life of Baking Flour

.. . I love Mighty Minnies because these super simple quick tricks and tips always save money and/or time and yet they only take SECONDS to do. That’s my idea of a win/ win situation! . Have you ever purchased flour or rice or pancake mix or Bisquick or cream of wheat or wheat germ […]

A Great Recipe Beginning

. . March is National Nutrition Month.  What better way to celebrate the month than by sharing a recipe that is used as the base for many recipes. Talk about a winning recipe, let’s start with a great recipe beginning: When the base is great tasting and healthy, the rest of the recipe will taste […]

14 Cheap and Natural Cleaning Tips

. . When I was young, I thought hydrogen peroxide was used only to disinfect wounds heal; however, I have since learned many more uses of this item. Hydrogen peroxide was discovered by a French chemist in 1818. Doctors’ offices used hydrogen peroxide to clean counter tops in patient rooms because of the disinfectant qualities. […]

Save Money with Check Offs

. . A Check-Off is a method used by many industries to research and promote their products. These types of campaigns are from the industries such as dairy, meat, agriculture, etc. as opposed to individual producers or brand marketers. These programs are called “Check Off” as a result of section of a form that individual […]

Save 20-35% Off Your Food Budget

. . Hello. Thanks for visiting. How would you like to save 20-35% off your food budget? I do it all the time. It is very easy and you do not need to spend one single penny. There are FREE programs that many people do not know exist. And when you also complete several steps […]

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