Refreshment Help for Hosts

I often host clubs, committee meetings and speakers in my home. The standard refreshments in our community at these events are bought or homemade cakes, soft drinks, bottled water, packaged “snack” foods, fruit, and nuts. I prefer not to buy the prepared foods both because of health and cost. Whatever is left, my family will eat.

Festival of Frugality #213: Long-Term Planning Edition

Welcome to the 213th Edition of the Festival of Frugality. The Festival is a weekly listing of frugal posts from around the internet. For more information about hosting or submitting a post, see the website.

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Reader Interview: Fern Richardson

Please welcome reader Fern Richardson, author of the excellent urban gardening blog Life on the Balcony. Name, location, family: Fern Richardson; Fullerton, California; Husband & four cats What was your mother’s cooking style? My family very rarely ate meals at home, and when we did it was one of a handful of meals (fish sticks, […]