• Budget Smart Girl's Guide

    Saving Money During the Holiday Season

    Thank you to the folks at www.cloudfreebies.co.uk for letting me print and share this article with you. It features tips from Natalie Cooper and Kez Richards. They offer tips for those based in the UK, but I think the advice is universal.   Two money-saving super mums have joined forces to share their money-saving knowledge and find ways to cut the cost of Christmas Groceries.   Frugal money saver Natalie Cooper and coupon and deals expert Kez Richards save on just about every aspect of their lives. They believe it is possible to save on everything from groceries to holidays and would never dream of spending a penny without first price…

  • Meatless Mondays

    It’s Meatless Monday-Cajun Hashed Potatoes with Baked Eggs

    A hectic week because I’m putting the final touches to the cookbook so I thought I’d share another recipe from it with you. It’s perfect when you’re short on time, plus, sweet potatoes are on sale now. Ingredients 1 large white potato, peeled and shredded 1 large sweet potato, peeled and shredded 1 large onion, finely chopped Salt and pepper 1 teaspoon Cajun spice mix 4 eggs 4 tablespoons of oil Method Preheat oven to 375 Put the while potatoes in a sieve over a bowl and sprinkling with salt to draw out some moisture. Meanwhile heat the oil in a large roasting pan. Drain the potatoes and squeeze out…

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    November Savings With Georgine

      It’s November already and means the holidays are here. To help save money during this hectic, stress-filled time here is what you can look for in sales and specials at your favorite stores: TVs will be on sale, especially as we near Black Friday. But in case you haven’t noticed, lots of stores are jumping the gun to promote sales before the day after Thanksgiving. You can grab a deal because the newer models will be out soon. Boutiques will be clearing their inventory so if you need a wedding gown or dress, between now and Christmas, this is the time to browse. Baby items drop in price this time of…

  • Meatless Mondays

    It’s Meatless Monday-Herbed Mushroom and Pea Risotto

    The herbs in my garden might be done for the year but I’m glad I took time to dry most of them. With that in mind I thought of a recipe where I could put some of them to good use and came up with this risotto that I think is perfect for a fall supper. Mushrooms have a woody flavor that pairs perfectly with herbs, and peas; well, I always keep a few packages of the frozen variety sitting in the freezer. An added plus, I recently read they’re a good source of protein so great as part of a meatless meal. Although you should use Arborio rice for…

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