A few months ago, a large branch from a dying tree in my yard fell on my garage, spilling over into my neighbor's yard. The only damage was one smashed clay pot, but it got me thinking: How safe are you and your loved ones from a major disaster? If you live in an area where property damage due to flooding or tornados is common, you need to take a number of necessary precautions. There are a number of ways that you can accomplish this very important goal. The most practical way to do so is to
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I'm not really wild about corned beef, unless it's exceptionally lean. My mother was not the best cook. With ten mouths (8 kids) to feed, she had to cook and shop frugally. She boiled everything. EVERYTHING. So, I've tried her boiled corned beef and cabbage and I didn’t care for it. Since then I've searched for more creative approaches. Of course, start with the leanest cut you can find. Taste of Home has a nice simple recipe for you to try. This is a slow
Once a year I bake this for my family. It disappears rather quickly! I often bake two batches and bring them around to friends and family. It's the one time of year when it’s handy to know an Irish person who will bring you soda bread. My Mom used this same recipe, which she inherited from some other old people. In her version of it, she added a few tablespoons of caraway seeds (eeewwwww!). If that sounds good to you – go for it! Here's the simple, simple recipe: 6 c.
I'm not cheap. I'm frugal. Having survived the adventure of raising 4 kids on one income (mostly), I learned a few tricks along the way. With my kids mostly grown, I continue to learn and explore! I want to keep the savings I have struggled to put together as long as I can - make it last long into my dotage. So I continue to be frugal. Ebates is a fun, easy new frugal find for me. Let me tell you about it. Here's the deal. If you order anything online, you can earn rebates on