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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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No dishwasher? Handwash the right way.

I just finished washing a few dishes by hand, and started thinking about the long-standing argument over which is the thriftiest way to clean dishes. Is it hand washing or dishwasher? The Simple Dollar takes a look at the numbers, and says that the real cost is in the use of hot water.  But there are lots of variables. Do you wash and rinse in hot water? I do. Is your dishwasher an energy-saving model? Do you use the light wash or the heavy-duty wash cycle? The CS Monitor  and the Huffington…

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January food budget results!

    I hope some of you climbed aboard the food challenge train this month! Although I have practiced frugality for a long time, I still learned a few things this past month. But first, I will share the budget numbers. My original budget for January was $300. That seems high for one person, but my food budget includes non-food household items and vitamins (some people separate the two, but I find it easier to put them together as I shop for both at the same time). My January spending…

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Food Budget Challenge Update!

  Last week’s self-imposed Food Budget Challenge forced me to take a look at my spending habits in the kitchen, and come up with creative ways to use it up, make it do, or do without. I realized I was in a pretty good position to spend a fraction of the $300 allotted in my budget this month. And I had to come to grips with my biggest food habit.     Coffee. Because this is not a starvation food challenge (and I count doing without coffee as starving, Cronies),…

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January Food Budget Challenge!

How low can you go? On your food budget, that is! I created my January budget over the weekend, and realized some numbers needed to change. My food budget is pretty big at $300 for one full-time person and one part-time person (Bill Spaid spends part of his month here). I don’t drink wine or beer, but I really love coffee. Good coffee. So the beans are “spendy.” Sometimes I’ll mix my first choice of coffee beans with less expensive beans, but it is an item that is on my list every…

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