Frugal

Oct 01

Caramel Croissant Bread and Butter Pudding

Technically this is a bread and butter pudding, i.e. that croissants are bread made from butter, but it far more decadent than any normal bread and butter pudding. Traditionally a bread and butter pudding is a thrifty way to stretch ingredients such as stale bread and still come up with a delicious dish. Its origins …

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Dec 18

Chili Oil – Quick, Easy & Homemade

Walk through the grocery store and you will see an abundance of oils, vinegars and even alcohol infused with herbs and vegetables. Included in this vast selection of flavored liquids for food, are vegetable oils infused with a variety of chilies (hot peppers). The combinations are definitely enticing, but the price can be expensive. Honestly, …

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Dec 12

Green Onion & Cheddar Cheese Egg White Omelet

One of the results of some recipes using eggs is that there is the need for the yolk, but not the egg white; i.e. making homemade ice cream. My personal issue is that I really dislike the idea of discarding the egg whites. Whether you call it frugal, thrifty or cheap, the reality is that …

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Nov 26

Turkey Cottage Pie (Re-Purposing Thanksgiving Leftovers)

I initially was calling this meal Turkey Shepherd’s Pie until Stuart ask me when was the last time I heard of someone shepherding a flock of turkeys? Sometimes the Scot’s can be so infuriating with their exactness. Regardless of the name given, shepherd’s pie, cottage pie, a casserole or a gratin, this meal is a …

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Nov 24

Homemade Roast Turkey Soup

Preparing a turkey soup from the remains of Thanksgiving has become the second most important dish after the pot pies from the remains of the turkey for me. Unfortunately, most people are so stuffed after the Thanksgiving Dinner that the turkey carcass is discarded and that is a true shame. If you still have your …

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