Hello all! I'm so glad I found this list. I'm sure all of you will be

a great help to me and my family. I am a 35 year old female married to

a great man for 14 years and we have 2 kids - 13 years (14 in Sept)

and 9 years.

I've been thinking about my grocery shopping and I hope to implement

the ideas of a price book and menus. However, I have the Reader's

Digest book - _Homemade: How to make hundreds of products fast, fresh

and more naturally_, _Cheap. Fast. Good! cookbook_ and _The Everything

Meals for a Month cookbook_. My question is - the first book tells not

only how to make a lot of convenience foods from scratch, but it also

says how to make your own window cleaner and general house cleaner and

many other cleaning and healthcare products. Would making the cleaning

products and healthcare products (some with essential oils in them) be

cheaper than buying them retail? Just curious as I'm thinking of

making some. Thanks.

P.S. I can post any of the recipes if you want them.