Bake Your Own Bread Daily–In Five Minutes or Less!

Bake Your Own Bread Daily–In Five Minutes or Less!

Ratio-Based Bread Baking We bake our bread at home daily.  My friends say "If I had your time..."  I don't have any more time than any other working mom who does a million extra things.  What I do have is a secret recipe and a process.  I make the bread dough at...

The Best ‘o Pesto Right in Your Own Kitchen

The Best ‘o Pesto Right in Your Own Kitchen

Take a Trip to Italy: Pesto Genovese Pesto is another one of those crazy-expensive things you can do simply. Make your own, and voilà--you've got a restaurant. All these measurements are approximations--you can't mess this up! Put the following in your food processor...

Don’t Be a Dip: Make Your Own Hummus

Don’t Be a Dip: Make Your Own Hummus

I love hummus and dips.  The problem is this.  It's really expensive in the store.  If you buy a small container of hummus in the prepared foods aisle of the dairy and fridge section, you might as well hand over your wallet.  I could easily eat an entire container as...

Quality Cookware Nearly Free

Quality Cookware Nearly Free

Quality cookware can be really expensive...but it doesn't have to be! I love to cook.  My cookware is really important to me, and I'll be honest--I've got some quality stuff.  Some, I got for my wedding, and some I got when I wasn't a broke teacher. Not all, though....

Eat and Freeze Frugal Frittata

Eat and Freeze Frugal Frittata

When you've got lots of eggs and a good imagination, the sky's the limit.  Make a frittata! What's a frittata?  It's like a quiche without the bother of the pie crust.  This does two things--makes it faster, easier, cheaper, and gluten-free. I have chickens.  They're...

Why Couponing May Be Costing You a Fortune!

Why Couponing May Be Costing You a Fortune!

Couponing is costing you money! Couponing is bad. It doesn't save you money it makes you spend more. I used to coupon religiously. I had an entire bodega in my basement. I did this for years thinking I'd coupon to pay off debt. Several years and stockpiles later, I...

Throw that $hi# Out!:  Toss Your Clutter Now!

Throw that $hi# Out!: Toss Your Clutter Now!

Teachers are hoarders. You've got clutter.  Teachers: you've got to throw that $hi# out.  Now!  It's life-changing.  It's simple. I get obsessed about decluttering from time to time.  I started decluttering at home a long time ago, but it never carried over to school....

Broke Teacher Green Beans

Broke Teacher Green Beans

  Even broke teachers need to eat their veggies.  Here's a recipe to get you started. Ingredients:  1/2 tablespoon butter 1/2 clove garlic if you're a 5th step or above.  If you're a new teacher, garlic powder will do.  Buy one of those dollar jars at the cheap...

Stop Spending Money on Your Class!

Stop Spending Money on Your Class!

Are you spending too much on your classroom? Experts say teachers spend around $500 per year on their classroom, but many teachers spend far more than that.  Teachers are spending more than the couple hundred dollars the IRS allows us to deduct, which is far more than...

Roasted Roots

Roasted Roots

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