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Pizza Helps You Save Money

Pizza is a given on a tight food budget. If you are the average American, you will eat approximately 6,000 slices of pizza in your lifetime! To celebrate National Pizza Day, let’s chew on some facts about pizza: The first American pizza joint was in New York City. Lombardi’s was a grocery store, but  then they started selling pizza in 1905. Smart move. Word spread, and pizza traveled to Boston, New Jersey, and other cities that were homes to Italian immigrants. Pepperoni is the favorite topping. According to Pizza.com, 36%…

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National Spaghetti Day – Fork Over a Frugal Meal

It’s a favorite meal of many – everyone loves spaghetti meals on a budget. Every country across the world makes some sort of noodle for dinner. Let’s face it, combining flour and water and stretching it into a satisfying meal is economical and keeps the kids entertained at dinner. National Spaghetti Day is January 4th of this year – so be sure to celebrate by including this versatile pasta into your menu. “On top of spaghetti, All covered with cheese.” That old children’s tune, On Top of Spaghetti, is just…

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Waste Not – Consumers Accept Discarded Ingredients in Retail Food.

One standard dinner menu in our house is “Clean Out the Fridge Night.” That means that any leftovers or discarded ingredients – that spoonful of mashed potatoes, a serving of soup, one leftover hamburger – is pulled out and either magically turned into a new and improved food or eaten out of the container in which it was found. Everything is fair game to become part of the meal. Waste not, want not. Food Toss But across the country, a large percentage of the food we produce is never eaten.…

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Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

Mom used to make a big pot of ham and beans in the winter. Dad loved it, and so did my sister. But I just couldn’t bring myself to eat more than the obligatory spoonful that answered Mom’s “just try a little” request. Blech. But can black beans help my budget? Last year, Cash Crone had a food budget challenge – to use up, make do, and save on groceries. I budgeted for one and one half people last year, as Bill Spaid and I lived in separate households. But…

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Make cookies, not war.

C is for Cookie The incredible, edible cookie! The month of October is dedicated to this favorite sweet treat. “There is a very strong emotional link for so many people which is why cookies are a comfort food,” says Brette Sember, author of Cookie: A Love Story: Fun Facts, Delicious Stories, Fascinating History, Tasty Recipes, and More About Our Most Beloved Treat.  “They are a true American food – the modern concept of them was born here and is an expression of American ingenuity.” Sember tells us that the fortune cookie…

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