Make It Monday Recipe Week 5: Three Kinds of Salad Dressing

IMG_5282After many, many different salad dressing recipes I’ve tried, here are three that I (and now, my daughter) make on a regular basis. Pretty photos will be added later. We are too busy cooking! Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 5: Three Kinds of Salad Dressing”

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Make It Monday Recipe Week 3: Everyday Meatballs

This became a family favorite in 2011, when I discovered Tosca Reno’s cookbook, The Eat Clean Diet Cookbook, at my local library.  (BTW, I can’t stand the word “diet”! Healthy eating is about eating delicious food, not depriving yourself of favorites!)  Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 3: Everyday Meatballs”

How to Lower Your Cost for Trash Removal: My Zero Waste Home Log February 2016

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One bag of garbage and a pizza box from Pizza Bingo fundraiser at school.

In the big garbage bin in the garage, there is one kitchen size garbage bag and a pizza box. Our kitchen garbage is ¾ full.  Continue reading “How to Lower Your Cost for Trash Removal: My Zero Waste Home Log February 2016”

Make-Your-Own Hummus: A Delicious, Frugal Gateway to Eating More Fiber – Especially If You Have Teenagers

Hummus + veggies and/or whole-grain snacks = High fiber intake

I’ve been making homemade hummus from this recipe since March 2007, when food.com was recipezaar.com. Continue reading “Make-Your-Own Hummus: A Delicious, Frugal Gateway to Eating More Fiber – Especially If You Have Teenagers”

Attention Frugal Fashionistas: One Day Sale at Plato’s Closet, Orange, CT

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Last weekend, my teenage daughter and I got some great deals on clearance, including the dark wash jeans shown below, for just $5.00. Continue reading “Attention Frugal Fashionistas: One Day Sale at Plato’s Closet, Orange, CT”

Winter Clearance Event at Plato’s Closet: Designer Clothing and Shoes-not just for your fashion-forward teenager, but for you, too!

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Yesterday was my third visit to consignment shop, Plato’s Closest in nearby Orange. Though it is a store aimed at teenagers and 20-somethings, it was full of folks of all ages shopping and selling clothes and shoes.  Continue reading “Winter Clearance Event at Plato’s Closet: Designer Clothing and Shoes-not just for your fashion-forward teenager, but for you, too!”