Frugal Kitchen Quick Tips!

Frugal Kitchen Quick Tips!

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On Twitter, I try to share Frugal Tips about budgets, expenses and food! Here is the whole list of them so far.

When baking, save the butter wrapper and use it to grease your pans! This is a tip I actually learned in Home Ec in high school. You can take this one step further and freeze the butter wrappers to use later.

DIY Microwave Popcorn! Put 1/4C popcorn kernels in paper lunch bag, microwave 2 min. Pour melted butter & salt, shake, serve!

Don’t throw out your rock solid brown sugar. Put a piece of bread in the bag and in a day the sugar will be all softened up!

Honey never goes bad! Ever. Heat crystallized honey in the microwave for 10-30 seconds to get you smooth honey back.

Make your own hot coca! http://bit.ly/10TAKM

Make your own chocolate syrup! 1C wt sugar, 1C water, 1/2C cocoa. Boil for 2 minutes (while stirring). Let cool. Add 1/2t vanilla. I save a plastic squirt container (mustard, ketchup, etc) to store the syrup. This tastes so much better than Hershey’s it’s ridiculous! (And super cheap)

Always keep a snack in your car and desk at work to keep you from buying overpriced food when you have a craving

Made too much bread for toast? Just make your own breadcrumbs! This is where one of those slap choppers really comes in handy! If you don’t use bread crumbs much, just store them in the freezer. Use any plastic container to store them in.

Plan tomorrow’s lunch while making tonight’s dinner. Make extra pasta, rice, sauce, vegetables, etc.

Eat breakfast at home. Or make breakfast at home and bring it to work.

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3 Replies to “Frugal Kitchen Quick Tips!”

  1. regarding honey, just keep your honey jar on the stove and it won’t crystalize as it will get warm frequently. :)

  2. I can’t stash anything yummy at work cause it always disappears off my desk! I need drawers…

    Agree on the butter wrapper – there is so much on there that would be wasted! It’s great for greasing baking tins.

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