Why is Good Quality Bread So Expensive?

I’ll admit it. I couldn’t go a day without at least once slice of bread. I used to think only artisan bread was expensive but these days it seems (at least where I live), prices of all types of bread have been rising…no pun intended. I’ve been buying bread from a discount supermarket and while it’s okay, it’s […]

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Happy New Year

    Welcome to 2017 and the new site for Budget Smart Girl. It’s still work in progress while I work on the new graphics so bear with me for a few more weeks. I was able to transfer everything over from the WordPress.com site to this new WordPress.org site but I’m not sure if […]

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Merry Christmas

    First of all, my apologies for not keeping up with posts on the site, and for the first time in eleven years, not having a Budget Smart Girl Holiday Gift Guide. Some of you might know that I now self publish books not only for myself but help out others wanting to go […]

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A Simple Supper

I recently got to try some wonderful cooking wines and a pasta recipe that I thought I’d share with you. It’s perfect for a cold winter’s night and when you’ve just returned from holiday shopping. To bring a bold boost of flavor to everyday meals this season, Holland House Cooking Wines has partnered with YouTube cooking show […]

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Web Site Shout Out-The Penny Hoarder

      Here’s a new feature I thought I’d start on Budget Smart Girl. A shout out to sites, people, products, whatever  I think you should check out for their great content or ideas. My first shout out is to The Penny Hoarder. How did I hear about this site? Someone named the penny hoarder […]

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Food Processor Pastry

I love anything that’s a shortcut in the kitchen. Something that’s so easy that it will encourage me, even motivate me to make it more than I normally would. Case in point; this pastry. It uses the food processor to do all the work for you… well apart from rolling it out that is. Just […]

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Mediterranean Dried Tomato and Herb Bread

Some recipes come about in strange ways, this being one of them. I’d purchased a two pound bag of sun dried tomatoes just before the holidays, had a handful of herbs left in a container, and a small amount of bread flour. I wasn’t in the mood for the long process of baking bread by […]

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Pears with Ricotta Filling

  Here’s a recipe I recently tried out that’s somewhat of a break from pies and anything overly heavy. I bought some pears, and as everyone knows they’re either in one of two conditions. Either perfect for using as paperweights or mushy and only fit for smoothies. I don’t know why there’s never a middle ground for […]

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