Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

Reading Time: 2 min  When a recipe appears from a mishmash of whatever’s in your pantry, it’s a keeper. This Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice costs around $4 and feeds 4-6 people. It’s flavorful, filling, a little spicy, and besides the kielbasa, you probably already have the ingredients […]

#CheapskateWhole30: Start Here

#CheapskateWhole30: Start Here

Reading Time: 4 min  Last week we started Whole 30. While I’m a skeptic at best when it comes to fad diets and extreme eating methods, this was a long time coming. Bullet List Backstory No one starts Whole30 just for fun. Although the financial implications of a paleo […]

The Only Pancake Recipe You Need

The Only Pancake Recipe You Need

Reading Time: 5 min  A classic pancake recipe with a twist – use it with whole grain, white, or sprouted flour – whatever works for you! Optional overnight soaking step. No sugar, and it comes with a dairy-free option!     (This post contains an affiliate link, which […]

The Homemaking Tool that Can Change Everything

The Homemaking Tool that Can Change Everything

Reading Time: 3 min  This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small compensation if you make a purchase using the links. You can view my full disclosure policy here. When we were broke, there were a couple of tools that changed everything. One was MoneySavingMom.com. […]

5 Healthy Practices That are Completely Free

5 Healthy Practices That are Completely Free

Reading Time: 6 min  We were walking to the playground when my toddler started yanking on my hand. He’s already moderately slow – something about short legs and only figuring out the walking thing 2 years ago (whatever). When he yanked on my hand, I thought he was […]

Pallet Garden: A Cheap Way to Grow Your Own Food

Pallet Garden: A Cheap Way to Grow Your Own Food

Reading Time: 4 min  The last couple years, we’ve had a pallet garden. It started as a way to dabble in gardening without spending a lot of money. Eventually, it turned into 64 square-feet of homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers, snap peas, dandelion greens, zinnias, and a cascade of morning […]