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Use Your Slow Cooker and Save Year Round

Posted on 03/19/2013 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsAh, spring is in the air. It’s time to ditch the snow shovel, stow the sweaters and mittens in the closet, and put away your slow cooker (aka Crock-Pot) until next fall. Try more slow cooker recipes Hey, wait just a daylight saving time minute! The slow cooker isn’t just the cheapskate’s cooking appliance of choice for cold weather comfort food. It’s truly a frugal cooking machine for all seasons. In this week’s episode of my YouTube web show “The …

Cheap, Easy Cucumber Recipes

Posted on 08/13/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsI always associate the dog days of summer with cucumbers, particularly the oversized, rather tough cukes that you can usually find dirt cheap this time of year at farmers markets and pick your own farms. With the tender cucumbers of early summer giving way to zeppelin-sized cukes of the late summer harvest, now through mid-September is the time to keep an eye open the biggest cucumbers you can find. See also: More Summer Produce Recipes Lots of people turn up …