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apple season

4 Ways to Tell if Apples Are Ready to Pick

It’s autumn, which means it’s apple season! If you have an apple tree, your apples might be ready. But, different varieties of apples ripen at different times. So just because your neighbors are picking their tree doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s time for you to do the same. Some types of apples won’t be ready …

easy apple recipes

4 Easy Apple Recipes for Fall

4 Easy Apple Recipes for Fall It’s fall, which means apples are ripe and being harvested. Apples are a versatile fruit. You can use them to create plenty of delicious dishes. That means you don’t have to worry about getting sick of them. Here are four easy apple recipes that are prefect for this time …

save money on eating out

Here’s How to Eat Out Cheaper

When times are tough, eating out can be one small pleasure that most of us find hard to give up. Especially on the weekend after a busy week of work, school, cooking and cleaning, it feels like a great reward to have a meal served to you and not have to do the dishes! For …

Frugal lunches

6 Frugal Lunches that Actually Taste Good

  Keeping your meal costs low means you’ll be handing over less of your money to the grocery store. If you’re in need of some frugal lunches to add to your meal plan, give these ideas a try. Not only are they inexpensive, they’re also tasty. They can be prepared ahead of time and reheated, …

Simple Snacks

5 Simple Snacks You Can Make from Scratch

When you’re hit by a case of the munchies between meals, a snack is often the cure. But, prepackaged, processed snacks cost a lot of money. Here are five simple snack recipes you can create from basic pantry ingredients. Give them a try; they’re an amazing way to curb your appetite until the next meal …

Family friendly beverages

4 Ways to Save Money on Family Friendly Beverages

  Everyone gets thirsty, but sometimes plain water gets a little boring. The problem is that many beverages for your family are expensive. Items like soda and juice can really consume large portions of your grocery budget. Here are some ideas for ways to give your family fun drinks that aren’t too expensive. 1. Limit …

Save money on cooking

7 Low-Cost Substitutions for Expensive Ingredients

  Cooking at home saves a lot of money! However, some recipes call for ingredients that are way outside of your budget. Here are some inexpensive substitutions that many home cooks will appreciate. While gourmet foodies might be able to tell the difference, most people won’t be able to. 1. Filet Mignon Filet mignon is …

Foods to buy in bulk

The 10 Best Foods to Buy in Bulk

  Buying food in bulk is a great way to save money. You’ll minimize some of the manufacturing costs associated with smaller packages and usually see a much lower price per ounce or pound. However, there are a couple of guidelines to follow before purchasing any food in bulk. Always consider: The actual price per …

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