07.14.11

Eight Inexpensive Family Outings

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

07.11.11

Does Groupon Beat Frugality?

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

07.10.11

Preserving the Value of Food

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

07.09.11

Does Frugality Beat Inflation?

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

07.08.11

Dinner With My Family #23: Zucchini-Quinoa Lasagna

Zucchini-Quinoa Lasagna Recipe One of my favorite food blogs out there is Peas and Thank You, which focuses on healthy cooking with children in mind.

07.08.11

Organic? Vegan? Vegetarian? What Does It Cost?

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

07.05.11

Handling the Disappointment

For the past month, my family and I had been looking forward to traveling to the Chicago area. We were going to stay for four

07.01.11

Dinner With My Family #22: Cooking Out with Healthy Options

Healthy Cookout: Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers and Potato Salad This past weekend, we had several houseguests over for dinner. For these houseguests, we had

07.01.11

Reducing the Startup Costs of a Food Garden

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

06.25.11

Handling Clogged Drains Frugally

I’m going to be kind and spare you with pictures in this post. Yes, I took them. No, I don’t really think they’re all that

06.24.11

Dinner With My Family #21: Stone Soup

Stone Soup Recipe One of my children’s favorite bedtime stories is the classic tale Stone Soup. The basic story is as follows: Some travellers come

06.17.11

Dinner With My Family #20: Quinoa Monk Bowl

Veggie Quinoa Monk Bowl I’m not quite sure where we picked up this simple recipe. I was extremely doubtful about it the first time we

06.10.11

Dinner With My Family #19: Slow Cooker Pot Pie

Vegetable Pot Pie My favorite meals are ones that are flexible enough to incorporate whatever we have on hand as well as incorporating whatever might

06.03.11

Dinner With My Family #18: Baked Salmon with Asparagus

Baked Salmon with Asparagus One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is to cook an excellent meal with minimal dishes to do

05.27.11

Dinner with My Family #17: “Magic” Jambalaya

Vegetarian Jambayala Karen writes in: I really like it when you show meals that you can use bits of leftovers in easy. Could you do

05.24.11

Ten More Giant Money Wasters

A few days ago, CNN Money posted an article listing ten giant money wasters. Here they are, in summary form: 1. ATM fees 2. Lottery

05.20.11

How We Shop for Children’s Clothes

It’s the middle of spring. We’ve seen our first 90 degree day in central Iowa. That means, of course, that it’s time to take stock

05.12.11

The Value of a Minimal Approach

Above, you’ll see a picture of a Le Creuset 5 1/2 quart enameled cast iron pot. I picked it up at a cookware sale about

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