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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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Budget Savvy Eating Well For Less - and Other Kitchen Charms Groceries and Shopping 

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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Easy to make cookies – just 3 ingredients!

Sometimes you just have to have cookies. I had the oven preheating for a loaf of sourdough bread (made from William Butler Yeast, my awesome starter. You can read his tale here. Whenever that oven goes on, I try to find other things to do with the heat – so, I looked in the pantry to see what was available. Not much. I could throw in some baking potatoes, I thought. But I had an upcoming trip to Toronto, and really wanted to bake something sweet to munch along the…

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You can have fun this fall without spending a dime – hunt for leaf goblins!

Woooooo – Fall is Here! This morning I went hunting for goblins. It is a tradition for my sons and I. We look for elusive little faces in the fallen leaves, search for eyes and profiles and comical looks among the scattered bits of color. Yes, those perfect, colorful leaves of red, yellow, and orange are the dreams of some. But most often we bag the best goblins among the crisp brown leaves that few acknowledge. For subscribers who may not receive the post pictures in the mailing, click on to…

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