April 2008 | Keeper of the Home

Going no- ’poo?by  

Nope, it's not a post about diapering! I stumbled upon a brilliant suggestion through Clothesline Alley last week that I sure hope it going to work for me, and just had to pass it on to you. Here it is:... Read More

Spring is beckoning to meby  

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Salmon Melts, Broccoli Salad and Cinnamon Sconesby  

I spent most of the day working on my garden (so exciting, I can't wait to show pictures soon!), so I am exhausted and ready for a relaxing evening, but as requested, here are a few of the recipes I... Read More

Simply Super Baby Stewby  

As I work away on my calculations and post for tomorrow's Frugal Cooking Carnival, I thought I would just quickly post a simple, but very nutritious stew that I made for my 11 mth old baby the other day. This... Read More

Frugal Cooking Carnival!by  

At long last, the greatly anticipated Frugal Cooking Carnival is here! My challenge in doing this was two-fold--1) Trying to figure out how we could eat more frugally than we usually do (without sacrificing nutrition- it's only worth it to... Read More

Q & A: The necessity of a low grocery budgetby  

Here's a comment from my recent post on rising grocery costs that I wanted to respond to: Do you have that low of a grocery budget because you have to or because you want to (ie: pay off your mortgage... Read More

Menu Plan Monday- April 21by  

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Cost-per-serving for dinner menusby  

As promised, I've worked this week on some more breakdowns of the cost-per-serving for meals, particularly dinner dishes. If you missed last week, I broke down different breakfast dishes into the cost-per-serving, in order to compare them. This all stemmed... Read More

I’m busy, busy, terribly busyby  

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Menu Plan Monday- April 14by  

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Feeds, images, and all that good stuffby  

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Breaking down meals into price-per-servingby  

Tedious as it may sound, this is what I've been working on in my "spare" time this past week (I use that term extremely loosely). As I mentioned last week in my post about working with rising grocery costs, I... Read More

A very happy endingby  

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Spring time= Modesty check!by  

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Oatmeal: A Guide to Choosing, Soaking and Cookingby  

Today's kitchen tip is a quick lesson in soaking and cooking oatmeal. Recently, I've been asked multiple times what kind of oats we use, and to explain the details of how I make our breakfast cereal, so here goes... For... Read More

A short break, but it will be worth the wait!by  

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Rising to the challenge of higher grocery costsby  

Am I the only one who has felt an increasing difficulty in making the grocery budget stretch to keep our family well fed? It feels that each time I visit the grocery store these days, yet another item on my... Read More

Inviting you to the grand opening…by  

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War on the familyby  

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Raising Healthy Eaters- Retraining children’s eating habitsby  

When I put out my request for a guest post for this very last edition of the Raising Healthy Eaters series, it didn't occur to me at the time that I had the perfect person for the task right under... Read More

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