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Jen’s Candy Jar

Join us in congratulating Jen Laskey on the publication of, Jen’s Candy Jar, a unique collection of recipes that celebrates the comeback of the artisanal candy-making tradition and embraces its author’s distinctive taste in sweets. This richly-photographed eBook provides easy-to-follow …

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Homemade Applesauce

There is no better comfort food on a crisp fall day then homemade applesauce. Add a dollop of ice cream to make a delicious healthy

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Pizza with Fresh Oregano and Basil

As a parent I'm always looking for meals that are kid-friendly, delicious, healthy, quick, easy, and frugal. This summer I'm also looking for meals that allow me

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The Lengths I Go To for An Amazing Glass of Wine

I live on a freelance writer's salary, so if I want to drink really, really good wine on a daily basis, I pretty much have to go


Lentil Soup: A Perfect Frugal Meal

Lentil soup is one of my favorite comfort foods, especially on chilly winter nights. Packed with protein, fiber, and veggies, it's a complete meal that's easy to


Popcorn the Frugal Way

I’ve tried every popcorn technology known to modern people. My earliest experience was with Jiffy Pop. I shook the pan like a maraca, as the foil balloon expanded.

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Budget-Friendly Bubbles for the Frugal Imbiber

[caption id="attachment_1936" align="alignleft" width="203" caption="Budget-Friendly Bubbly"][/caption]One of my best girlfriends is 3,000 miles away right now, but she just called and proposed that we drink our first

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Homemade Holiday Candy: English Toffee

It's hard to go wrong when there's butter, sugar and dark chocolate in the mix. This is the recipe for the English toffee I made as part

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Homemade Holiday Candy: Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

In my previous post, Last-Minute Homemade Holiday Gifts, I mentioned that I was planning to make some dark chocolate peppermint bark and English toffee as


Last-Minute Homemade Holiday Gifts

I have to admit that I share Kim’s disdain for crafting, but each December I do enjoy playing a bit of Santa’s Workshop and making

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