October is the month for pumpkins! The cheapest way to get a lot of yummy pumpkin is NOT to buy it canned on sale. If you haven't grown your own or can get a free one somewhere (neighbors gardens?), here's how to get the best pumpkin for the lowest ...

 

Buy pumpkins at the source and save and more...



Buy pumpkins at the source and save

October is the month for pumpkins! The cheapest way to get a lot of yummy pumpkin is NOT to buy it canned on sale. If you haven't grown your own or can get a free one somewhere (neighbors gardens?), here's how to get the best pumpkin for the lowest price. Best sources are first.

From your...

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Wasted Food From Field to Refrigerator

It's certainly not the first time I've talked about this, but maybe it's time to review it. Food prices keep going up and incomes don't necessarily keep up with them. Some people have found themselves with limited funds to buy food, at least temporarily, while not able to take advantage of...

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Grandma's Pinto Beans

Grandma (my Mom) cooked on a wood stove for most of her life. A very common meal was pinto beans, fried potatoes, corn bread, home made cottage cheese and wild greens, all washed down with sweet iced tea. It makes my mouth water even now.

When soaked in water or cooked, pinto beans swell to...

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Breaded tomatoes your way

Tomatoes are in abundance this time of year, whether you grow them yourself or buy them from the grocery store. If you find yourself with tomatoes that you can't use up, breaded tomatoes is the perfect answer. Breaded tomatoes are so good, they're worth buying a few extra for.

Making them is...

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What Sour Cream Is and How to Make (Fake) It

Sour cream from the grocery store is not naturally sour; it's a mass produced version of it and like so many other foods that are mass produced, it's prone to spoilage. Since it is prone to spoilage, government (FDA) guidelines must be followed and it must be 1) made from pasteurized milk only and...

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