25 Money-Saving Tips for Frugal Cooking and Shopping

Best of 2009

Frugality has been on everyone's minds these days, and cooking at home is one of the best ways to save money and nourish yourself and your home at the same time. From good yet inexpensive cuts of meat to good ideas for using up the last bits of your ingredients, here's a look back at some of our discussions and tips on saving money in the kitchen. Posts pictured in photos above are in bold below, and in order left to right and top to bottom.

How to Save Money by Shopping at Whole Foods
Book Recommendation: The Frugal Foodie Cookbook
Recipe for Frugal Times: Muhjadarrah
Bartering for Food: Would You Do It?
How Low Can You Go? NPR Makes a Push for Frugal Dinners

Ten Ways to Feed Ten People for Less Than $20
Conscientious Shopper: Do You Use Coupons?
Want a Cheap and Eco-Friendly Dinner? Try Mussels.
Is a $15 Can of Tomatoes Really Worth It?

Food Budgeting: When to Splurge, When to Save

Mix & Match Bagged Meals At Home
Holiday Party Wines: $10 and Less from Trader Joe's
Deal-licious: Chefs Turn Cheap Ingredients Into Gourmet
Is It Cost-Effective To Make Pantry Staples Yourself?
Money-Saving Tip: Shop at Multiple Grocery Stores

A Cocktail Party for 20 for Just $140
Beef Shopping Guide: Cheap Cuts and Cooking Guide
Good Idea! Sharing Kitchen Equipment
Craigslist Saves You Bucks in the Kitchen
On Recession Eating & Cooking (It's Not Depressing)

Frugal Cooking: Eight Ways to Use Leftover Chicken
Recession Eating & Cooking: Really Cooking at Home More?
Cheap Meat: Of Beef Chuck Deckle and Lamb T-Bones
Survey: How Are You Cutting Back in the Kitchen?
What To Do With...? 75 Tips for Leftovers and Ingredients

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