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20 Great Frugal Skills — and How to Get Them

Independence is at the heart of frugality. But to be independent, you need skills. Here are 20 easy-to-learn skills that can save you money.

Better Brewing: 12 Ways to Make Coffee at Home

For all the talking we do about how much money you can save making coffee at home, we don't say much about how to make it. Here are 12 great methods.

5 Kitchen Luxuries That Are Worth It (and 5 That Aren't)

When it comes to saving time, cooking food right, and making meals delicious, these simple kitchen investments can go a long way.

The Best Cooking Oils: For Your Heart and Wallet

A little bit o' oil can go a long way to making a meal tasty. Find out which cooking oils make the most sense to use in terms of health, taste, and cost.

31 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Fall

Embrace the cooler weather with these 31 inexpensive ways to celebrate the season (one for every day in October!).

6 Tips for Making Cheaper, Faster, Better Meals

You don't have to slave over the stove to make a great meal. Craft delicious dinners quickly and cheaply with these tips.

4 Low-Cost Foods for Everyday Italian Cooking

Stocking these staples will help you create fast, frugal, and healthy Italian meals.

7 Savory Food Gifts

I love sweets, but by the time December gift-giving comes around, I can feel my cavities forming. Here are some savory alternatives to traditional sugary gifts.

Kick-Ass Alternatives to Canned Cranberry Sauce

Canned cranberry sauce is lame. Here are six ways to shine up that holiday staple, from chutney to booze-spiked berries to tart-cherry sauce.

Five Last-Minute Thanksgiving Fixes

Don't throw out your Thanksgiving mistakes; follow these tips to salvage everything from dry turkey to bad wine.

Turkey Dinner for Two

Recently we've grown tired of traveling to big, traditional Thanksgiving gatherings, so we decided to create new traditions for just the two of us.

What to Do With 100 Tomatoes

Growing your own fruits and vegetables can provide a bounty of fresh produce. Here's what to do when things get a little too bountiful.

The Food Strainer: My New, Old-Fashioned Gadget

Learn how I made my best marinara sauce ever and easily processed 20 pounds of fruit with the same electricity-free tool.

Canned vs. Dried Beans: Which Are Cheaper?

Should you buy dried beans or canned? Discover which kind costs 50% less.

Waste Not, Want Not: Stop Throwing Away Your Food!

Getting rid of less, not just spending less, is one of the keys to saving money. Here are some tips to keep waste to a minimum in your kitchen.

Book Review: On a Dollar a Day

Could you survive on one dollar worth of food per day? Vegan high school teachers Kerri Leonard and Christopher Greenslate endured an one month experiment where each of them consum

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Flour Tortillas that Taste Great!

This easy recipe for homemade tortillas is fast, delicious and entirely gluten-free. The best part is, even your gluten-eating friends will enjoy them.

The Cheap Lazy Foodie: 3 Frugal Dishes Without Compromise

3 frugal, easy, and tasty recipes for the lazy and broke foodie.

Start a Cooking Club: Cook Up Some Frugal Fun

Slaving away in the kitchen may not be such a chore once you start your own cooking club.

5 Quick Fixes to Salvage a Good Meal

We all can make mistakes in the kitchen. Instead of throwing out what we think we have ruined, there are some handy tips that are so easy to do and can save an entire meal from the