Use Your Slow Cooker and Save Year Round

Ah, 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 …

Shopping for the Cheapskate Chef

Everybody in my family knows that I love to cook (cheapskate-style, of course).  So for holiday gifts, people often give me kitchen utensils or small cooking appliances.  Now, I love my family dearly and appreciate the thoughtfulness behind their gifts, but I like to keep things simple in my kitchen. I’m not big fan of novelty kitchen gadgets that just take up space. Do I really need a special tool to remove olive pits, AND another one to remove cherry pits? But …