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Delicious and Inexpensive Main Dish Salad Recipes

As the weather warms up, we don’t want to turn on the oven and heat up the kitchen. That’s why we love a good main dish salad for dinner. They’re fresh, packed full of nutrients, and are quick to put together. Here are some of our favorite main dish salad recipes. We hope you like …

5 Easy Finger Foods for Your 4th of July Bash

The 4th of July is all about celebrating our freedom, but it is also about eating some delicious summer party finger foods. Why bother with stuffy silverware at your big Independence Day bash when you can whip up some yummy snacks that are easy to take from the deck to the pool? Here are some …

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3 Tips for Spending Less on Your Grocery Bill

Are you finding that your grocery budget is getting out of control? If you are trying to get your household finances reduced, one of the best places to cut is your grocery budget. There are a number of strategies you can employ that will drastically lower what you spend at the grocery store. Here are …

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5 Tips to Save Money on Groceries in a Small Town

When you live in the city, your grocery options usually are numerous. You may even have several large chains and local grocers to choose from. But when you live in a less populated area, your choices are limited. Some small towns have only one grocery store. Often prices are higher in smaller towns because there …

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9 Types of Fresh Produce that Will Last a Long Time

If you’re trying to head to the grocery store less frequently these days, it can be hard to ensure you’re eating enough produce. Here are nine options that will last a few weeks when properly stored. They’ll help make sure you can enjoy your fruits and vegetables until your next shopping trip. 1.      Carrots Whole …

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3 Budget-Friendly Dieting Tips for The New Year

Losing weight and getting healthy are among the top New Year’s resolutions that many people make. However, some can become sidetracked due to the increased costs that are associated with getting healthy. The good news is that there are many affordable ways to get in shape and eat well all year long using the following …

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4 Ways to Stretch Ground Beef

There are plenty of recipes that use ground beef. But, with the price of meat creeping up, budget conscience shoppers are looking for ways to lower the grocery bill. You can always buy meat in bulk, but the best way to lower your meat budget is to use less. Here are four add-ins you can …

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5 Delicious Popcorn Variations

Whether you’re having a family movie night, or enjoying an inexpensive date night, popcorn is the perfect snack! It’s cheap, easy to prepare, and offers some nutrition. Stovetop Popcorn Directions To pop popcorn on the stove, you’ll need: A 2-quart pot with a lid 2 Tablespoons oil (canola, olive, coconut) ½ cup popcorn kernels 1 …

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Thanksgiving Hacks: A Feast for Under $20

Whether you’re a college student stuck at school for the long weekend, or you’ve just decided to start a new tradition with friends, there are alternatives to a full-blown Thanksgiving dinner. The traditional meal with all the fixings can really add up and blow the budget. So, here are a few ways to take the …

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