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Plan one meatless meal per week. Assuming you used 1 pound of meat at $2.00 per pound, cutting one meal per week for one year would save $104.00!
When shopping for groceries, don't assume that just because grocery store has an item prominently displayed with price in big letters that it is automatically a "good price". Know your prices or keep a grocery price book.
Make your own self-rising flour. For each cup of flour in a recipe, add 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Out of baking powder? Use 1 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar for each teaspoon of baking powder called for.
Never buy bottled juice that says "from concentrate". Buy frozen concentrated juice and add your own water.
The odds of going to store for a loaf of bread and coming out with ONLY a loaf of bread are three billion to one. --Erma Bombeck
Cyndi Roberts is the editor of the "1 Frugal Friend 2 Another" bi-weekly newsletter and founder of the website of the same name. Visit http://www.cynroberts.com to find creative tips, articles, and a free e-cooking book. Subscribe to the newsletter and receive the free e-course "Taming the Monster Grocery Bill".