Frugal Me


Wooden clothespins make the best bag clips!  They are really inexpensive (I get them in the laundry section at Target), last a long time, have a nice big clipping area, and I love their old-fashionedness.

I use those zippered square plastic bags that quilts and comforters come in to store seasonal linens and books on our garage shelves.  They stay neatly stacked, protected from moisture and dust, and since they’re clear, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.

Save the stiff plastic bags from inside cereal and cracker boxes:
– use them in place of plastic food storage bags
– open them along their seams and use them in place of waxed paper for forming burgers or separating layers of stored food or wrapping logs of refrigerator cookie dough

Make your own foaming soap refill:
In an empty foaming soap pump, put 1″ of liquid soap, like Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint.  Add water to 1″ below the top.  Replace the pump. Swish gently back and forth to mix.  Ta da!

To save the rest of the tomato paste after you put the 2 tablespoons in your recipe:
Put a piece of waxed paper or aluminum foil (or the aforementioned plastic bag from inside a cereal or cracker box) on a small baking tray.  Portion out the remaining tomato paste in 2 tablespoon dollops on the paper or foil.  Set in your freezer until firm.  Put the hardened red blobs into a zip-top bag and store in the freezer.

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Tools & Gadgets Worth Having

Parchment Sheets and Rounds

Adjust-a-cup Two Cup Measure by KitchenArt Pro
for sticky things like peanut butter, honey, molasses…

Oxo Small Rubber Spatula

Food Mill

Marcato Biscuits Press

Potato Ricer

Whirley-Pop Stove-top Corn Popper

Zyliss Garlic Press

Recipe Quantity Converter

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