Easy, 20-Minute Barbecue Lentil Sandwich Filling

Our family loves lentils. They are the fastest form of plant-based protein and fiber on the planet. The cook in twenty minutes, making them perfect for quick, easy weeknight meals. One pound of dried lentils (2 1/4 cups) will yield six cups of cooked lentils. Talk about a lot of bang for your buck! Additionally, … Read more

10 Frugal Christmas Shopping Strategies to Save You Money

In Christmas 2021, shoppers are dealing with never-before-seen challenges. We have a supply line that is very broken, a deficit of products on the shelves, rising prices as demand outstrips supply, inflation is at a thirty year high, and shipping times and cost have both increased. Whew! So, what’s a frugal family to do in … Read more

10 Simple, Frugal Ways To Cut Laundry Costs in Half

We all wear clothes. Therefore, by default, we all also wash, dry, iron, and fold our laundry on a regular basis. When calculating the cost of doing laundry, one must take into consideration a host of factors: detergent, water, energy, and wear and tear on our appliances, to name a few. It is estimated that … Read more

Sweet Apple Pie Oil-Free Dressing or Dip

Presenting the perfect summer salad! Begin by pairing sweet fruit with mixed greens. Then, sprinkle with a few walnut or pecan pieces. Finally, liberally anoint it with Sweet Apple Pie Dressing. This amazing new recipe is courtesy of our 17 year old son, Daniel. When not working his part-time job or studying school subjects, you’ll … Read more

14 Easy, Frugal Ways You Can Stop Throwing Away Food

 In 2019, CNBC reported that the average American family throws out nearly $1500 worth of food every year!  That’s $165 million as a nation – every year!  If that doesn’t curl your hair consider that the New York Times stated in 2017 that “globally we throw out about 1.3 billion tons of food a year or a third of … Read more

5 Honest Truths About Becoming Debt Free

Some believe that being debt-free means having freedom to spend money on whatever they would like and living life big – with no restraints. However, having been debt free for over twenty years, we can tell you that the vision of spending with abandon, finally gaining the respect and admiration of others, and discovering true … Read more