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      Welcome to our extensive Recipe Collection! Currently we offer a number of varying categories to help you locate exactly what you need:

      Budget101.com Canning & Preserving Canning & Preserving :
      One of the best ways to save money is to make your own groceries. Home canning and preserving is easy to learn. Check out this selection of recipes complete with Step by Step photo directions.
      Copycat & Clone Recipes :
      Do you wish you could eat out every night, but find that with your current budget you can't afford to eat out once a month?! Now you can enjoy the taste of your favorite restaurant dish in your own dining room. These are not the actual recipes, but the taste is so close your taste buds won't know the difference!
      Condiment Recipes
      Condiment Recipes

      Recipes to Make your own common (& some not so common!) condiments such as ketchup, relish, mustards and much more
      Dirt Cheap Recipes from budget101.com Dirt Cheap Recipes
      This section is a selection of really inexpensive recipes that are delicious. They're perfect when you're trying to stretch your grocery dollar until the next paycheck!
      Slow Cooker & Crockpot Recipes
      Dump Recipes

      Dump recipes are super easy recipes that require only a moment to prepare- simply dump them into your crockpot, let them cook while you go about your busy life and enjoy delicious meals and desserts.
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      Ethnic Inexpensively
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      Ethnic foods are delicious! Who doesn't love running to their favorite restaurant for lunch, but can you afford to? Here are some delicious recipes you can make at home- Ethnic Taste without the Restaurant price.
      Make Your Own
      Make Your Own
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      These are recipes of items that you often purchase at the store (for lots of money) that can be made at home for just pennies. Sometimes the MYO items are things that you are out of but need in order to complete a recipe. These are all Tried-n-True (tnt).

      OAMC
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      The concept of Once a Month Cooking is to prepare larger batches of food at one time, freezing for later consumption. Here is a selection of our favorite OAMC recipes
      Ramen Noodle Recipes
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      Nearly every college student, at one time or another, has lived off Ramen Noodles. Perhaps you weren't in college; Perhaps you just got your first apartment and had to make every penny count. Here are several recipes to add flavor, zest & variety into a super fast, extra cheap dinner.


      Mix Recipes
      Beverage Mixes
      A collection of Do it Yourself/ Make Your own Coffee blends, Teas, Cocoa & Hot Chocolate mixes, as well as flavored creamer mixes

      Bread Mixes
      A collection of over 60 bread Mix recipes including Yeast Breads, Bread Machine Mixes and Quick Bread mixes

      Breakfast Mixes
      Forget about eating cold cereal for breakfast, check out these delicious make ahead breakfast mixes

      Cake in a Mug
      This is a wonderful recipe for single people, college kids, afterschool snacks, etc. They make lovely gifts and are delicious.

      Cake Mixes
      Create your own Cake Mixes- choose from 20+ flavors

      Cone Mixes
      Another Unique gift from the kitchen idea that is simple to make

      Convenience Mixes
      Welcome, these particular recipes are designed for gift giving, families, single persons, and everyday use to cut down on your grocery bill.

      Cookie & Bar Mixes
      Looking for a Cookie Mix (in a jar) recipe? Choose from 70+ tried and true cookie & bar recipes

      Dip Mixes
      Choose sweet, savory or tangy to delight your tastebuds with these simple do it yourself Dip Mix Recipes for all occasions.

      Dressing Mixes
      Make your own Salad Dressing mixes for easy cooking and thoughtful gift giving

      Diabetic Mixes
      finding inexpensive mixes for those with varying health issues can be difficult! Here is a collection of delicious recipes for those with health concerns

      Dehydrated - Dried Food Mixes
      Make your own delicious dried food mixes such as Sun Dried tomatoes, healthy fruit leathers and much more

      Easy Bake Oven Mixes
      Tired of paying for those Pricey packets for your childs' toy oven? Delight him/her with this large collection of Kids Oven recipes

      Gift Basket Meal Mixes
      Easy, Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Entire Families

      Gluten Free Mixes
      By popular demand, we have gone to great lengths to find some wheat free & gluten free mixes to help those with a budget in mind....

      Jar Gift Mixes
      Creative, delicious and practical gift ideas for individuals, families, friends, neighbors and more

      Muffin Mixes
      Choose from over 60+ Delicious Tried and true Recipes and create your own delicious Muffin Mixes to have on hand, or as a lovely addition to care packages, gift baskets, housewarming gifts and more.

      Mug & Cup Mixes
      These particular recipes are designed for Individuals, single servings, Mug Gifts for all ages, College Students, After-School Snacks, etc. They're great for all occasions and make a lovely addition to gift baskets, meal baskets & get well baskets & Fundraisers!

      Popcorn Mixes
      Make your own Gourmet Popcorn, choose from 84 delicious Gourmet Popcorn Recipes

      Pudding Mixes
      Create your own delicious Pudding Mixes in Various flavors to keep on hand. These flavorful tried and true recipes are loaded with flavor, not colorants and fillers.

      Sauce Mixes 45+
      Create your own easy Sauce mixes to have on hand for a money saving last minute addition to a meal, or as an addition to a gift basket or care package.

      Seasoning & Spice Mixes 178+
      These recipes make lovely gifts in personalized spice jar bottles, or in baggies with cute toppers.

      Side Dish Mixes - 34+
      Purchasing those "convenient" individual side dish mixes at your local grocery store can take a large chunk out of your monthly grocery budget. Here is a selection of do it yourself Side Dish Mixes that you can throw together and keep on hand. They also make lovely additions to gift baskets, care packages and meal baskets.

      Soup Mixes - Choose from 58+
      Create your own Soup Mix Recipes- Choose from a variety of nearly 60 soup blends for any occasion. Whether for home use or for additions to gift baskets and care packages, these tried and true recipes are sure to please any palate.
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      Recently we've received numerous requests to provide Nutritional Data on all of the recipes that we share . . . You asked and we listened!
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      Love the taste of that fall favorite at DQ? Unfortunately, this delight is available on a limited basis so we thought we'd share our favorite copycat recipe so you can enjoy the flavor year round.
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      Making your own delectable liquid pumpkin pie coffee creamer is simple and inexpensive and adds a nice fall flavor to your favorite cup of Joe.
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      Do you have a group of friends that you tailgate with or get together with on a regular basis and there's that ONE friend that always has something absolutely scrumptious and just ONCE you'd like to be able to top it? Well.. here you go! I call it, "Tailgaters Cracker Toffee", but it's more like non-narcotic crack.
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      If you love the flavor of Cracker Barrel's chicken and dumplings but don't live near one or don't have the funds to go out to dinner, here's a fabulous copycat Cracker Barrel chicken & dumplings recipe that is sure to hit the spot!
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      French onion soup is an inexpensive yet filling dish that dates back to the Roman times! Caramelized onions in a rich beef broth with melted cheese and crispy croutons, this inexpensive simple soup is sure to please.
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      Homemade broth is incredibly healthy for your body. There is no comparison to the store-bought versions which often contain MSG or other chemicals and which lack gelatin and some of the other health-boosting properties of homemade broth. Did you know that making beef broth is a simple 4 step process?
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      Tired of the same ol' boring syrup on your breakfast? Bring the flavors of fall to the table with this warm apple cider syrup recipe spiced ever so lightly with cinnamon and nutmeg; perfect on pancakes, waffles, toasted biscuits, drizzled over freshly cut fruit and more.
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      Store bought non-stick vegetable sprays can contain polymers,dimethyl silicone which is an anti-foaming agent and a propellent such as butane or propane. One major drawback of the store bought version is the price, (and that's if you don't mind ingesting the additional chemicals!). Here's a simple Do it yourself recipe . . .
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      Lemon Chicken over rice and roasted corn is a wonderful autumn dish that fills the home with wonderful rich scents of fresh lemon, zesty seasonings and roast chicken.
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      Sweetened condensed milk is used in a large number of different recipes. Here's a simple tip for making your own Sweetened Condensed Milk at home using basic pantry staples, but pay close attention, failure to follow these VERY simple directions will leave you with a cup of runny liquid instead of the perfect consistency you'd get from a can.
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      Re: tip to get rid of ants

      I like this idea better than spraying with amonia.

      terrilewis 09-12-2014 01:03 PM Go to last post
      kerrybear

      Re: WASPS...EeeeeeK!!!

      I'm getting a bar of Dial next trip to the store. Our house is a wasp magnet...

      kerrybear 09-10-2014 11:35 AM Go to last post
      StephTodd

      Re: WASPS...EeeeeeK!!!

      Oh my gosh!!! This is soo awesome!! I have a daughter so terrified of bees, wasp, hornets, anything of that similarity. Anyway I will have to try this. My daughter has walked out in front of traffic...

      StephTodd 09-10-2014 07:06 AM Go to last post
      SmilingEyes0

      WASPS...EeeeeeK!!!

      Living in the country is sooooo peaceful UNTIL... you walk into your storage bldg and get attacked by 50 wasps. I tried everything I was told to buy and sprayed. I even got a bug bomb and set that...

      SmilingEyes0 09-10-2014 06:23 AM Go to last post
      SmilingEyes0

      Tip to Save Milk

      Living single can be a challenge when it comes to being frugal. Milk is only cheap when you buy it by the gallons. To save from going sour I buy a case of 24 16 ounce bottles of water and freeze...

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