Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Ricotta Cheese, Can You?

When I buy Ricotta Cheese, it is usually in a large container, way too much for me to use in one recipe. And after I use it for whichever pasta recipe I am preparing, I usually won’t need it again for a couple of weeks. Once the container is opened, it breaks down quickly, not […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Fresh Grapefruit, Can You?

Grapefruit

Peak season for grapefruit is just around the corner in April, and the fruit are at their tastiest right now. If you drive near an interstate highway anywhere in the South, you’ll see stands set up hawking 10-20 pound bags of Florida grapefruit. Grocery stores nationwide offer the tasty fruit, but that will soon tail […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Cabbage, Can You? (St. Patrick’s Day Reminder)

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Have you ever bought too much cabbage? Maybe you want to make corned beef & cabbage, but only need half of the head of cabbage? If you have read my Keys To Saving, you know I try to avoid throwing away food. So can you freeze cabbage? Yes you can. For more like this, read […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Leftover Baked Beans, Can You?

Baked-Beans

One of mankinds biggest dilemmas has always been: do I buy the big can of baked beans because it’s a better deal, or the smaller can because the larger can is just too many beans to eat? Summertime is prime season for baked beans. And for saving money on baked beans too. So you make […]

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Mid-day Money Minute 3/14: Which Direction Is Your Ceiling Fan Spinning?

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So, which way is your fan turning? Did you switch the direction when the colder weather ended? Ceiling Fan Direction in Summer On hot sticky summer days nothing can beat the breeze you feel from a ceiling fan. A ceiling fan’s direction in the summer should be rotating counter clockwise or forward to produce a […]

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Keys To Saving: Woof Woof! Hey, You Can’t Freeze My Dog Bones, Can You?

Does your dog love to chew on bones? Mine does. I’ve read all about the dangers of giving cooked bones to dogs, and of course I know about not giving them chicken bones. But what about uncooked bones? I’ve seen “experts” take both sides of the argument. I do like to give Gypsy beef bones, […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Nuts, Can You?

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Have you seen the price of walnuts lately? They must be filled with oil or something. Actually, they do contain oil, and after time, the oil can turn rancid. Rancid isn’t good. Keeping walnuts (or most other nuts) in the pantry, will be fine if they are kept cool. Once the weather turns warmer, shelled […]

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Mid-day Money Minute 3/5: Buy In Bulk- Even Chocolate Chips

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Do you shop at a price club? Studies have shown that you save on average 30-35% on the cost of groceries purchased in a price club vs a grocery store. The key is to only buy what you will be able to use before needing to throw it away. It isn’t a great deal to save […]

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Mid-Day Money Minute 3/4: Plan Ahead For Holiday Shopping Savings

Lawn Blow Up

Do you go all out and decorate the house for every holiday; from Christmas and New Years to Cinco de Mayo and St. Patricks Day? Even if you don’t do all holidays, try to buy 364 days in advance, and save 50-75% by doing it. Most stores markdown the Holiday merchandise a week or so before the […]

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