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Clean Clothes On The Cheap

Posted by idawrites on December 15, 2008 in Chores, Frugal, Frugal Tips, Going Green, Recipes |

I haven’t seen too many good deals on laundry detergent recently, and I NEVER find deals that excite me on fabric softener. With frugal laundry supplies a little difficult to come by, I got pretty excited when I found a series of articles about homemade laundry detergent and fabric softener from our friends over at […]

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Frugal Friday – Vegetable Chowder Recipe

Posted by idawrites on September 19, 2008 in Cooking, Coupons, Food, Recipes |

Before we started tracking our spending, and trying to make every dollar work for us, I never would have guessed that food is the biggest fluctuating expense in so many households. We used to spend $200 to $300 every week at Costco, Kroger and Publix. We always got caught in the “pick up one more […]

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Escaping the Amish Friendship Bread Trap

Posted by idawrites on September 15, 2008 in Family, Food, Recipes |

A couple of weeks ago, I found this recipe for Amish Friendship Bread. I really really wanted to try it, but was a little apprehensive about finding homes for all of those starters! Well, I did it anyway. Against my better judgment, I gathered the ingredients for starting my own starter, and went to work. It amuses […]

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Anniversary on the Cheap

Posted by idawrites on September 5, 2008 in Food, Frugal, Recipes |

Wednesday was an anniversary of sorts for Mark and me. Not our wedding anniversary, but it was the day we pledged to be together forever (neither of us was certain we ever wanted to take the “Legal” Plunge again). Our normal anniversary celebration includes dinner at a nice restaurant to the tune of $100 or […]

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The New R Word

Posted by idawrites on July 29, 2008 in Food, Frugal, Recipes |

The “R” word is being tossed about everywhere. Whether you call it Recession, Stagflation, Hyper-inflation, or just plain rising prices, chances are it’s impacting you more and more every day. The higher prices go, the more things like hot dogs, tuna, and marked-down items from the meat case are making it into your grocery cart […]

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Recipes

Posted by idawrites on March 18, 2008 in Cooking, Family, homemade, Recipes |

I have a love of cooking and fun recipes. I have almost a dozen cookbooks, but only one that we use religiously. It’s a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook with all the basic instructions for types of food and base recipes in the front of each section. This has, many times, been invaluable to me. […]

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