How to transform leftover mashed potatoes

Anytime I make mashed potatoes, I always make a few extra so that I can use them for this recipe. Having grown up with perogies, these potato cakes are especially good with sour cream and chopped green onions. It’s a great way to use up your leftovers, and they are usually a big hit with kids. First, heat up a…

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The Tightwad Gazette: Saving Money When You Have No Time

I wanted to talk about an article I read in Amy’s book. Sometimes when time is tight in our lives, we rationalize that we are ‘too busy’ to bother with being frugal, and even go a step further and justify why we should be able to spend a lot of money on convenience items because we ‘have no time’.

Do you reuse plastic containers?

As you know if you read the Bone Broth post, I made my own stock. Usually, I save empty sour cream and yogurt containers, and freeze the stock in there once it’s cooled.  I didn’t think too much about it, since I wasn’t heating foods in the plastic. But an article got me thinking – even if I am not…

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Frugal Living: Doing more with less

A big part of frugal living is not only saving money, but finding ways to do more with what you already have. We are so used to running out and buying something new as the need arises. But how many of us will actually stop and think ‘what do I have that I could use instead of buying another…?’ It…

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How to feed your family for $100/week

I have been wanting to do a segment for a while on how to eat well within a budget. Every week, I scan the flyers, see what’s on sale, and plan around that for each week’s menu plan. When something I use often is on sale, and the sale is particularly good (good=only on sale once every few months at…

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Homemade PlayDoh

This is a timeless classic! I remember this activity from when we were kids. We didn’t use PlayDoh then (it existed, but I don’t remember us buying it). I do remember my mom making her own, and that’s what we would use. It was a salty, pliable dough, and we would have to remember to wrap it up in plastic…

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