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August 2, 2023

What To Do With Leftovers After A Dinner Party

There is always going to be a lot of planning involved in hosting a successful dinner party, and one thing that all hosts are going to have in common is not wanting their guests to go hungry. That means you might plan for too much food and discover that no matter how tasty it all was, you have some leftovers … Read the rest

November 17, 2011

The 10 Golden Rules To Student Food Budgeting

The 10 golden rules that must be followed for student food budgeting will keep you from overspending, buying junk, and keeping your young one healthy. The number one rule is to buy fresh. There are whole industries that have been developed to convince us that we need things that we actually don’t.

Never is that more true than the marketing … Read the rest

October 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Bangers and Mash and Gingerbread

For my October recipes I have chosen Bangers and mash and Gingerbread. I find both are cheap and very easy to prepare. They are ideal for a small family or large family. My sausages always have to be the thick ones.

I am sorry but there just is no comparison. Pork or beef sausages are fine; if you buy them … Read the rest

September 22, 2011

Could You Feed Your Family For A Week On 50 Pounds?

If you are like the rest of us you are finding yourself tightening your belt as your disposable income is becoming less so. Finding ways to cut costs have become a national past time. One of the easiest ways to cut costs is through lowering your grocery bill each week. Feeding your family for cheap may be much easier than … Read the rest

May 16, 2011

7 Powerful Tips for Reducing Your Food Bill

Since groceries take a big share out of the monthly budget, I have listed here the seven ways to cut down your food bill by at least 25% without using even one coupon.

1. Shop the grocery circulars

Are you aware that everything on the front page is half off? It is important that you stock up some items because … Read the rest

December 17, 2010

Planning Your Money Saving Christmas Feast

So you have started to plan your Christmas dinner and then you realise how much it is going to cost you for all the things you are going to need and let’s face it there is a lot. And also you do like to impress if all the family are coming around.

 So whilst I have being organising my own … Read the rest

December 1, 2010

Frugal Mom’s Guide To Once A Month Cooking

In today’s fast and furious world, there is hardly time to stop and chill out, and one of the big time-consuming chores of the day is the evening dinner preparation.  We’ve all been there, you’ve been working all day, or maybe running the kids about, trying to organize this and that; and then it comes to meal time and the … Read the rest

October 6, 2010

My Freezer – A Leftover Haven

At home I only have a small freezer because I don’t need a large one and have a bigger fridge than freezer. It is important that we do not live off frozen food as it is so bad for you and you don’t get the nutrients that you need.

I appreciate that we are all very busy and we want … Read the rest

September 12, 2010

McDonalds Vs Homemade Burgers – Beating The Recession

As a family we can not resist regular trips to McDonalds especially for one of the burgers as they taste so nice when you want your quick fix of naughty food. Not to mention the fact that the children absolutely love it and my son gets very excited for a nice yummy burger.

When we lived in England before relocating … Read the rest

February 15, 2010

Bread, chicken and chilled white wine – the perfect match

Since moving to Portugal I have discovered that there is three things that a Portuguese menu simply can’t live without. It is your bread, chicken and chilled white wine. (obviously I find the wine the most appealing especially after a long day!)

Whenever you visit a Portuguese restaurant the white wine tastes beautiful and it is nicely chilled and served … Read the rest

February 10, 2010

My favourite food assistant

If there is one thing that I couldn’t live without in the kitchen it would have to be the slow cooker or crockpot as it is better know to my American readers.

When I first came across them I had the typical bloke attitude:

Why on earth would I waste my money on one of these?

Well the truth is … Read the rest

December 7, 2009

The Perfect Kids Birthday Party Food On A Budget

These days it can sometimes seem like it is a competition to see who can have the most lavish kids party which is all well and good but it can often put a great deal of pressure on the parents due to the costs involved. The main costs are often the food and I have been told many times that Read the rest

December 3, 2009

Planning Your Camping Food Budget

Going on vacation with the family can work out to be very expensive, so choosing to go camping can be an ideal solution to saving money and having fun at the same time.

 

Of course there is the initial outlay of tents, sleeping bags and cooking utensils but once purchased these can last you for years.

 

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October 30, 2009

How To Reduce The Typical Household Family Budget

 

In this day and age the big question on everyone’s lips is how to reduce the typical household family budget.

Cutting down on what you spend has always been an interesting topic of conversation but now it seems that people want to do more than talk about it, they now have to look for ways to save money.

A Read the rest

August 24, 2009

Enjoying the leftovers: Finally save money on your family budget

In this day and age it is such ashame if you waste food whether you are on a budget or not. The sight of rotting food in the back of the fridge is the last thing you want to see but how can you stop it?

Even if you write an amazing shopping list and don’t overspend things come up … Read the rest

May 13, 2009

Home Baking with the kids – a budget winner

At the moment many of us are lacking money through the current credit crunch and at the best of times doing things with the kids can be rather expensive. As a parent myself I too understand the costs and the fact that children get bored so quickly. You then find that they spend most of their day in front of … Read the rest

May 12, 2009

Home Cooking Vs Takeaways

Yes we all love a good takeaway but given the choice would you rather have a takeaway or enjoy a tasty home cooked meal just like our mums used to make us in the good old days. I remember the gorgeous sunday roasts and the homemade lasagne that came with a lovely helping of salad.

How could you resist it?… Read the rest

April 29, 2009

Family Meals – Why it is easy to cook cheap family meals

As times have changed creating quality family meals is so much easier than years gone by. They no longer look cheap and this reminds people how amazing family times can be. You can be sat round the table with your partner and children thinking why it is so easy to cook cheap family meals.

I love eating family meals and Read the rest

April 29, 2009

A free gift for you

I have this amazing free gift for you focusing on the idea of eating on a budget. It comes with master resale rights and shows you some great methods of cutting down on your weekly shop and saving on food waste.

These are all methods that I either use currently or have used in the past year. Every family should … Read the rest