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25 June, 2011

Shopping beyond the norm

Shopping beyond the norm
Posted in : Fixins, Food Finance, Simple Splurges, Yay, Deals! on by : Lauri
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Growing up, I was often reminded that it’s unseemly to brag.  However, no one ever fully explained the advantages of being “seemly”.  So here goes. Today’s shopping trip is a multi-faceted exercise in 1) straying from the beaten path, 2) frugal entertaining, and 3) thinking on your feet.  With an annual potluck at hand and
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13 June, 2011

Food budget on ice

Food budget on ice
Comments : 2 Posted in : Fixins, Food Finance, Recipes, Staples on by : Lauri
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In my travels through discount stores and grocery superstores, mom-and-pops and big box extravaganzas, one thing is clear:  soda is considered a daily staple by many, many Americans.  Even those with more health-minded leanings are likely to drink a hefty amount of diet sodas, fruit juice, energy drinks or exercise-themed beverages, and all of this
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