recipes

5 Unexpected Uses for Oats

Think oatmeal is the only use for oats? No way. This versatile grain can eliminate odors, give you glowing skin, and much more.

Sweet and Salty Snacks You Can Make at Home

Sweet-and-salty snacks can satisfy two mighty cravings at once. Make your own quickly and cheaply with these delicious recipes.

How to Make Your Own Soda

From healthy fizzy juices to root beer actually made from roots, from simple seltzer recipes to fermented treats, discover all the ways to make soda at home.

17 Uses for Stale Bread

Using up leftover bread is not only frugal, it's delicious. Make sure you eat every last crumb of that aging loaf with these recipes.

4 Low-Cost Foods for Everyday Italian Cooking

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

5 Theme Menus for a Merrier Holiday Meal

From southern comfort to old-world classics, these atypical theme menus will have your guests falling on their knees and hearing angels' voices.

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.

Save Money by Making Your Own Mustard?

Welcome to my third and final installment about making your own condiments. I have now experimented with mayonnaise, ketchup, and finally, mustard.

5 Best Money-Saving, Healthy, Homemade Salad Dressings

Making your own salad dressings will cut down on expense, waste and your waistline. Here are the top 5 favorite salad dressings, in their easy homemade versions.

6 Wonderful Ways to Use This Year’s Cherry Crop

In addition to the more traditional pie fillings and jams, here are the 6 unique ways we plan on using our cherries.

How (and Why) to Make Good Pan Gravy

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to master the art of good brown gravy (sometimes called “pan gravy”) -- and why you’ll want to add it to a few meals here

Homemade Gluten-Free Oreo Cookies

Thanks to this recipe, if your kids are gluten intolerant, they can have their Oreos and eat them, too. And you won't have to worry about dietary repercussions later!

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Easy Pizza Crust

You can have a gluten-free pizza at home without spending $9 on a mix at the store. This recipe will keep the gluten out of your diet, the money in your wallet, and won't scare yo

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.

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Delicious Homemade Gluten-Free Bread

Here is an easy to make Gluten-Free Bread recipe that is extremely affordable and much better tasting than store brands. Celebrate and have toast again!

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Gluten-Free Desserts

These gluten-free desserts are easy to make, delicious and cheaper than splurging on packaged dessert products in the store. Get re-acquainted with your sweet tooth, the gluten-fre

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Homemade Gluten-Free Noodles

You don't have to give up noodles when you're gluten-free. This simple and delicious homemade gluten-free noodle recipe will have all your gluten-grubbing friends asking for second

8 Swanky Sauces to Glamorize Dinner

Are you tired of buying boring, budget cuts of meat or poultry? Dress them up!

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.

Carving a Pumpkin This Fall? Don't Throw Any of It Away!

Americans buy more than one billion pounds of pumpkins at Halloween, and the vast majority of those end up in the trash. But at my house, we eat our jack-o-lantern, every last bit