Welcome to Day 29: Follow Frugal Foodie Blogs
The last time I was really serious about saving money was when I was newly married and we’d moved to Maine. Cost of living is much cheaper in Missouri so living on the New England coast was a bit of a shock. Got an hour? Let me talk to you about how much we pay for electricity. But I digress. That was 2000. I hadn’t yet discovered personal finance blogs, in fact, I don’t think there were many to find. But there was “The Tightwad Gazette,” a book and later a (snailmail newsletter) written by Amy Dacyczyn. She had hundreds if not thousands of ways to save money–many related to food and cooking.
I don’t know what Amy’s doing these days but today, there are several websites written by frugal cooks that will teach you tasty, inexpensive recipes.
Here’s where I go:
The Prudent Homemaker, Brandy is a homemaker in Nevada who writes a beautiful, inspiring blog. Her photos are really gorgeous and she has multiple green thumbs, as evidenced by her gardens, both flower and vegetable. If her frugal recipes are any indication, Brandy can get blood from a stone.
Budget Bytes, this blogger, I don’t know her name, writes strictly about budget recipes. The past two years, she’s done the SNAP challenge. She gives a detailed list of the cost of each ingredient in each recipe.
Kalyn’s Kitchen, Kalyn’s focus is on no-carb or South Beach diet fare but I find her recipes to be pretty economical all the same.
What’s missing from this list?