Posts tagged with: making it from scratch

  • quick french bread
What? Quick French bread that’s also easy? It sounds too good to be true, I know, but I’m here to tell you it’s not only possible… I’ve done it! I’ve seen this recipe (and others that are very similar) popping...
  • frugal living tips to get you strarted
Frugal living doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Lots of us, me included, are used to spending what we have on what we need, when we need it. There was a time in my life when I spent without thinking about...
  • 7 financial lessons my grandmother taught me
It’s no secret our grandparents view the world differently. If you’re like the majority of people, your grandparents or great grandparents lived through the Great Depression. The financial lessons they learnt during that harsh time are a legacy worth sharing....
  • apple pie
Apple pie and birthday candles might seem an odd combination to most people but, apple pie is generally what my daughter asks for when it comes to the sort of birthday cake she’d like. I reckon that’s lucky for me...
  • save your food budget banish takeout forever with these 3 tips
Food Budgets Like all people with a frugal frame of mind, when it comes to my food budget, I endeavour to do these three things: Cook all my meals from scratch, Avoid fast food outlets and, Save restaurants for special...
  • avoid food waste banana muffins
Like many people whose parents were born during the great depression, I was raised with the adage “waste not, want not…” as a permanent echo in my ears. This seems to be a value we’ve lost. How often have you...
  • frugal living tips - simple cinnamon rolls
I admit it, I’m a complete sucker for cinnamon rolls. So much so that as soon as the batch cools, I have to get all but one of these scrumptious delights into the freezer where they’re (relatively) safe until another...