Save Money in the Kitchen

For many people, cutting back on their grocery budgets can be an overwhelming experience. They know they’re spending too much, but don’t know where to begin to cut. Often, they fear that they will deprive themselves and their children if they become frugal. The good news is that there are ways to have your cake, eat it and save money at the same time. The whole secret is to start slowly. There are countless ways you can cut, but if you need to, target just one thing at a time – you will still be saving money if you do only one thing. If you are a frugal beginner, try these simple suggestions from my cookbook, Not Just Beans, (www.notjustbeans.com) for saving on your food bill:

Save Money by Using Homemade Natural Cleaning Products

To avoid the health and environmental negative effects of chemical-based cleaning solutions, some companies are producing natural cleaning products made out of organic or biodegradable elements. These natural ingredients make them good and safe for daily cleaning use and they can even be obtain at a very small financial expense. Do not waste another time in saving your family from dangerous chemical ingredients. Choose to use natural cleaning products in cleaning your home.

Acres of Apples, Frugal to the Core

I’ve always dreamed of having an apple tree in my back yard. You know the old saying, “be careful what you wish for?” Now that I actually have my own apple tree, I stand in my yard watching the apples piling up around me thinking, “Oh no — What do I do with this mess now?!” If I could make gasoline out of apples, I could retire, but since that is not an option and my frugal mind will not allow me to waste one apple, I have had to come up with some yummier “apple disposal” methods.