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Making cheap turkeys tastier

Later today I hope to pick up a couple of the 40¢ per pound turkeys at Walmart. I like to get nice big ones, because I’m planning for leftovers. (I buy 2, freeze the second one, and we enjoy another nice turkey dinner in early spring.) One of the things I’ve learned about cooking a…

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Couponing Myths Debunked

Here’s a link to a creat article debunking a common couponing myth: Couponing Myth: No Coupons for products I use I just found this site tonight and it looks like there are a lot of good resources.

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Frugal Vacations – Camping!

I grew up in a family that went camping for vacations and have many fond memories of hiking with my sisters in the Santa Cruz mountains and swimming in lakes further inland. Camping was the time when my mom splurged and bought us soda pop to drink and other treats like the makings of s’mores.…

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Success!

The “Learn to be Frugal” Workshop at the Chesapeake Central Library yesterday was a great success. It was a small group, which suited me fine since I’m not comfortable in front of large crowds. The small size of the class also made it possible for a lot of interaction and I learned several great tips.…

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Clothing Swap Success

A few weeks ago, a very good friend of mine held a clothing swap. The last one she held at her house was so successful, that this time she chose to use the parish hall at her church to accommodate the almost 40 people who came. If you’re not familiar with the concept, its a…

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Saving even more money by using multiple coupons

If someone would have told me a year ago that I would eagerly collect 5 or 10 (or more) of ANY coupon, I would have thought they’d lost their marbles. I just didn’t understand … yet. I’d never experienced the rush we get when we pay only pennies or even NOTHING for something that usually…

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$12 Eyeglasses

Well, I figured it was worth a shot and I’m pleased as punch with my two paires of glasses from Zenni Optical Total, INCLUDING SHIPPING, was only $30.85 That was for 2 pairs of single-vision eyeglasses, one with tinting. Shipped from Hong Kong.

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Homemade Liver Snaps (dog treats)

[schema type=”recipe” name=”Homemade Liver Snaps (Dog Treats)” author=”Valerie Cudnik” pubdate=”2008-11-14″ image=”https://dollydomestic.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/img_9117.jpg” description=”A delicious, and nutritious dog treat recipe. Made with beef liver, egg, flour and corn meal. Your dog will LOVE ’em!” prepmins=”20″ cookmins=”69″ yield=”1.5 lbs” ingrt_1=”1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour” ingrt_2=”1 cup cornmeal” ingrt_3=”1/2 cup wheat germ” ingrt_4=”1 tsp garlic powder or several cloves…

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Couponing

I don’t think “couponing” is a real word. Sort of like “garage saleing.” Anyway, using coupons can be a powerful weapon in your arsenal of money saving techniques. My favorite sites for couponing are Hot Coupon World and Money Saving Mom. By using these two sites I get the latest on the deals out there,…

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Kitchen Tips

Microwave your lemon for 30 seconds before juicing. You’ll get double the juice out. Microwave your garlic for about 8 seconds, the peel will slip right off (just pinch it). Don’t store potatoes with onions, moisture from potatoes can cause onions to sprout. Did you know you can freeze applesauce? Buy the big jars &…

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