Thrifty

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 21

Comforting Slow Braised Beef Heaven

Even though I do say so my self, I made a dish this weekend that is worthy of a place in my top dishes ever. Simple ingredients and long, slow cooking produced a beef dish that was like a warm hug. Before I describe what the dish was, I have to say that some of …

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Nov 01

The day after Halloween – Pumpkin Bargains

Normally the day after Halloween is when you can pick-up bargains on candy (sweets), but it’s also the day that supermarkets drastically reduce the prices of pumpkins since everyone has finished making their lanterns. Not that pumpkins in the US are particularly expensive anyway, but just look at this 13lb (5.8kg) beauty I picked up …

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Oct 12

Save Money and Marinate your own Olives

The mountains of glistening olives that you see in supermarket deli bars sure look tempting and they are hard to resist, but they can make quite a dent in your wallet. With a couple of ingredients, you can make your own at home, for a fraction of the cost and enjoy this little treat more …

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