Economy and recession aside, we are always looking for ways to do more with less. Frugality often produces some of the best meals; when you limit yourself with constraints of budget or time you often find new creativity. See our post on la cucina povera for more of our philosophy here.
Having said that, yes, many of you were more budget-conscious this year than ever before, and this was reflected in our content. We collected some of our favorite tips, recipes, and discussions on frugality and budget in the kitchen. Have another? Tell us, and we'll add it to this list in 2009. The posts referenced in the photos above are marked in bold below.