Cooking Articles

Can You Save Money By Hunting and Fishing?

Indeed you can, if you’re careful — and not just in the culinary sense

Hunting and fishing have always been a part of the American tradition of self-reliance, right up to the present day. Despite the concentration of most Americans in cities, hunting remains a favorite sport, and fishing is more popular than ever.

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Eat Healthy–and Save Money Anyway, Part II

Don’t go broke pursuing your quest to eat healthy. You really can have your money and eat well too

For some reason, many people have this idea that you have to be willing to pay high prices just to eat healthy. We at Savvy Consumer Central beg to differ. Oh, you can pay too much if you like; but you can do that with anything, from toys to kittens. Our objective here is to save you every cent we can.

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Eat Healthy–and Save Money Anyway, Part I

You don’t have to pay through the nose just to eat healthy foods. Here are some great ways to save

Some health gurus would have you believe that you have to spend big bucks and buy all kinds of pricy gizmos in order to eat healthy. That’s a load of baloney. All you really have to do is make the right choices — and that doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.

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Steaming Food Can Save You Money

Steaming food, instead of cooking it using conventional methods, can save you money — and it’s gentler on your edibles.

If you’re looking for ways to save money in the kitchen, here’s a good one: try steaming food, rather than boiling, frying, roasting, or baking it. Steaming tends to be less expensive than most cooking methods.

Plus, it’s ideal for delicate foods (including seafood and fragile vegetables) that cook quickly and might fall apart if you prepare them using other methods. Steaming cooks food exclusively by bathing it in moist heat; there’s no agitation involved.

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Money Saving Microwave Tips and Tricks

The microwave is more than just a time saver. With these microwave tips and tricks, you can save money, too

While Martha Stewart has been known to sneer at the very idea of owning a microwave, she just might change her mind if she ever learns about these microwave tips and tricks. You see, that little nuclear-powered box on your kitchen counter can save you a surprising amount of cash.

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Let Them Eat Soup!

Looking for a cheap, nutritious meal? Eat soup

Many of us instinctively eat soup when we’re feeling cold or ill — and we all know the healing powers of chicken soup. In fact, most soups are pretty darn good for you, in nutritional terms. But it’s easy to forget that soup can be good for you in fiscal terms, too.

Think about it: most soups use inexpensive ingredients that you can combine in interesting ways and enhance with simple spices. And the main ingredient is usually none other than water.

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Do You Know How to Avoid Salmonella Poisoning?

Follow these tips to stay safe and avoid salmonella

Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, upset stomach and dehydration are all signs of salmonella. According to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, every year approximately 76 million people get sick from salmonella poisoning. Of those 76 million, 325,000 are hospitalized and 5,000 die. Learn how to stay safe and prevent this from happening to you and your family.

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Can an Ice Cream Ball Produce Results?

Make your own ice cream with an ice cream ball

What’s that — you’ve never heard of an ice cream ball? That’s okay, because it’s a fairly new product that’s awfully popular with campers, travelers, and those with small children. The basic concept involves putting ingredients in a central tube and playing with the ball for a while until ice cream forms.

So with all this fuss about homemade ice cream ball fun, does it really work — and is it worth the investment?

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The Real Deal on Greek Yogurt

Where to buy Greek yogurt — and how to use it

If you’ve picked up a cookbook lately — or even just read a few magazine recipes — you’ve probably stumbled across Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is the newest craze in cookery, and many people rave over its nutritious properties. So what exactly is Greek yogurt, what makes it different, and is it really as great as people think?

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Why Not Make Your Own Vinegar?

You can have fun and save a little money by making your own vinegar. Here’s how.

Whether you just like the idea of saving some money or you’re trying to make your life a little greener, one way to do it is by making your own homemade vinegar. Believe it or not, it’s pretty straightforward–as long as you’re willing to follow some instructions and put in a little effort.

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