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Thrifty Food Plan Experience: The End

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food. That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to …

Design a Sourdough Muffin

A few years ago I shared my basic muffin formula.  This is an adaptation from the muffin formula in The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. I changed the original formula to allow for soaking the grains (in order to reduce the phytic acid and other anti-nutrients).  I expanded on the details of this basic …

New Video: Buttermilk Syrup an Economical Alternative to Maple Syrup

I originally shared a  family favorite for Buttermilk Syrup in April of 2010. We love this syrup. With the recent price hike of maple syrup this is a wonderfully tasty alternative.   My daughter, Kiki, helped me create a You Tube video where we demonstrate this yummy syrup. We love this syrup on German Pancakes,  Sourdough Pancakes or Waffles, …