Chicken Thighs and the Reduced Budget

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Dear Home-Ec 101,My husband was recently laid off -sound familiar?- and we really need to cut our food budget while he looks for a new job. In your opinion, what's the most economical cut of meat or poultry I can get to feed our family? I pretty much stuck to boneless skinless chicken breasts before, but right now they don't seem to be such a ...

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Get Clothing Clutter Under Control

Get your Clothing Clutter Under Control

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have a dilemma. I find my bedroom becoming cluttered very quickly with clothes that are "too clean to wash" yet "not clean enough to put away". I was a single mom for many years, going to school or working, sometimes more than one job, and as a result, I didn't want to spend more time on laundry than I had to. I'd wear clothes ...

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Quick Beef and Cabbage Skillet Recipe – Hearty Winter Fare

Quick Beef and Cabbage Skillet HE101

*Edit 2/13/2015: New photo, ground pork was substituted -Heather*Bobbie says:Winter was almost ignoring us here in south central Pennsylvantia:  not too frigid and hardly any snow, and heck, I even wore shorts last week. Well, indoors, at least.  Then that stupid groundhog saw his shadow on February 2, signalling six more weeks of winter. ...

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How to Use Rubbing Alcohol Safely

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Heather says:This is another post in the series on household chemicals. Rubbing alcohol is frequently recommended by frugal and green bloggers for use as household cleaner, and needs to be used with care.Rubbing alcohol is a general term that most often refers to isopropanol, but can also refer to ethanol. It is very important to understand ...

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Can You Make Your Own Powdered Sugar?

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Heather says:Yesterday a reader commented on Beet Sugar vs Cane Sugar: Where do you purchase organic beet sugar? Have you found it in powdered form? I have only found it on an Austrian site so far and would prefer to buy US grown if it exists. As I am not, nor was I ever, a pastry chef, I began to research.It turns out the only difference ...

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