slow cooker

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 …

Shopping for the Cheapskate Chef

Posted on 12/19/2011 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsEverybody 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 …