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How to Make an “Easy” Gingerbread House

Crafts are not my thing, especially holiday crafts. If you enjoy wielding a glue gun or stitching up a quilt, you won’t understand this, but the thought of spending an afternoon doing anything that first requires a trip to Michael’s …

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My LIC CSA ROCKS!

CSA has become a fairly well-known household term — even among us urban folks, but if it hasn’t yet shot up on your radar, the acronym stands

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The Milkman Saves Us (more than just money)

In my pursuit of frugal utopia, I've started to realize that the price I pay for an item at the register doesn't always reflect its true cost.

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La Cucina Povera – An Autumn Pasta with Acorn Squash and Anchovy Sauce

In Italy, la cucina povera is a term that embraces the idea of cooking with basic farm-fresh ingredients, but the original concept more or less assumed that you

My Loss, My Gain

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A couple of months ago when I was visiting my close friend Jen in Seattle she gave me

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Blackberry Lavender Gelato with Bittersweet Chocolate Chips

This is my most recent experimental collaboration with my ice cream maker. The recipe makes about 2 pints of gelato. [caption id="attachment_1217" align="alignleft" width="165"] Blackberry Lavender Gelato with Bittersweet

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Victory Garden

"To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." - Mohandas K. Gandhi For mother's day, my husband and son built

5 Free Newsletters That Help Me Stay in the Know and On A Budget

You can Google “frugal,” but that won’t necessarily lead you to these newsletters (or their companion sites). Here’s to finding frugality in some unexpected places!

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Do-It-Yourself Aperitivo

[caption id="attachment_667" align="alignright" width="333" caption="3 Prosecco Cocktails (+ a cordial glass of strawberry mint syrup)"][/caption] It’s easy to be a frugal foodie in Italy. Food, for the most part,

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How in the Hell Do You Cook a Chicken?

My greatest expense is food, and in the past, the money I spent on food was predominantly spent in restaurants. In an effort to reduce this expense, as

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