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fiesta fiesta and some kitchen kraft

October 21st, 2008 at 08:37 pm

One of the fun parts about being careful with my money is being able to enjoy things I really like.

Here are some of my new fiesta pieces.Thift stores, and antique stores are where I found these beauties



And here are some more treasures



Who says you can't mix old and new, antique and vintage.

Recession Busters: Make your own biscuit mix

October 8th, 2008 at 09:07 pm


Why pay someone to make biscuit mix for you when its this easy:




Homemade Bisquick
10 cup flour
1/3 cup baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups shortening

Mix together til crumbly. Store in a a covered container.

Use in any recipe that calls for bisquick.


Notes:
*To increase healthiness swap out some flour for wholewheat - do not recommend that you do more than 50/50 mix

*I've found baking powder cheapest at a bulk store.

*if this seems like too to make - halve the recipe (half of a 1/3 of a cup is equal to 2TBSP plus 2tsp)

*contains no milk so good for anyone who can't handle lactose or who is vegan

Recession Busters: No More Minute Rice.

October 8th, 2008 at 08:58 pm



If you buy minute rice (or other instant rice) - learn how to cook it yourself from regular rice. You'll save money and it will still be pretty convenient - and you can do what I do and make twice as much rice as you need. Rice freezes nicely. So freeze the extra rice and have some that is ready in about a minute the next time. To heat up put with lid ajar in the microwave for a minute or two.

http://startcooking.com/blog/72/How-to-Cook-White-Rice