Recipes

Stretch your budget by learning to cook from home, make your own convenience items and more with these money-saving recipes!

7 Ideas for Campfire Pie Irons

by Jessica 7 comments
7 Ideas for Campfire Pie Irons

This summer I decided we needed to use our pie irons over the campfire more, besides the obvious use of making pies. If you haven’t made pies in a pie iron over the fire, they are super easy.  Usually the first item you make takes a little longer because you are heating up the irons, […]

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Fight Rising Food Costs By Making it Yourself

by Michelle 7 comments
Fight Rising Food Costs by Making it Yourself |www.northerncheapskate.com

When I was 16 I would often grocery shop with my mom.  I remember her saying that if she averaged about 1 bag of groceries for each $10 spent, she felt like she did a good job managing costs. Nearly 3 decades later, I still think about that when I am checking out at the […]

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25 Amazing No-Bake Dessert Recipes

by Christina Brown 2 comments
25 Amazing No Bake Desserts

When the weather is hot and you want a sweet treat, it’s nice to have some no-bake dessert ideas. And while healthy treats to help you keep cool are best, sometimes you just want something a little more, well, decadent. Check out this collection of 25 amazing no-bake dessert recipes that are perfect for hot […]

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Make Your Own Seasoning Mixes and Save Big

by Michelle 2 comments
Make Your Own Seasoning Mixes |Counting Willows for www.northerncheapskate.com

I truly love the simplicity that comes from making things for myself.  Once you have basic ingredients on hand, you can create a lot of similar items.  Just like my homemade cleaner recipes, these three seasoning mixes use common ingredients and some are used in more than one of the recipes.

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Easy Crunchy Baked Chicken

by Christina Brown 0 comments
Easy Crunchy Baked Chicken

My favorite meals are the ones that are tasty AND easy, and this super easy crunchy baked chicken recipe fits the bill. The recipe is one that my mom shared with me years ago when I was a newlywed.  I’m not sure where she got it, but it’s a family favorite of ours to this […]

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Super Simple Fruit Salad

by Christina Brown 3 comments
Super Simple Fruit Salad

My husband’s Grandma asked me to bring fruit to the family Easter gathering.  She wasn’t specific, and not being a really enthusiastic fruit eater, I was a bit stumped on what to bring. So I did what any modern day woman would do.  I looked around on Pinterest.  Several hours later, I found a great […]

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Easy Homemade Banana Bread Recipe

by Christina Brown 2 comments
Easy Homemade Banana Bread

One of my family’s favorite treats for breakfast or a snack is homemade banana bread. My mom has used this easy homemade banana bread recipe for years, and now we have another generation of kiddos who ask for it often.

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