Coleen's Cruisin' Kitchen

Tips, Tidbits, and What Coleen's Cooking

Lots of little savings turn into a big savings. Here you'll find a hodge-podge of frugal hints and thrifty meals, as we share our personal menus.

After Christmas Grocery Deals 
We often find frugal foods the days immediately following Christmas. Candy, cookies, baking supplies, and holiday foods can be fifty percent or more off …

Christmas Leftovers Gumbo 
Gumbo. Our Christmas leftovers screamed, "Gumbo!" Ham. Smokey sausage. Shrimp. Krab. Bell peppers and celery. With a package of okra in the freezer, I …

Christmas Leftovers 
It’s the day after Christmas and we are having leftovers. We normally cook extra, so there is enough for at least a second meal. We don’t consider those …

Cleaning the Fridge Inspired Today's Frugal Meals 
It’s clean out the fridge and defrost the freezer day. So, burritos for lunch and vegetable beef soup for supper. Burritos and soup have got to be some …

Family Dollar Savings 
We saved a bunch on groceries yesterday, by shopping at Family Dollar. Some of the items were on our shopping list. Others were staples that we stock up …

Today's Frugal Food Meals 
Today’s frugal meals feature breakfast burritos; hamburger patties; and macaroni and cheese. They were a mix of easy fixes, leftovers, and a doctored up …

Today's Easy Frugal Foods Meals 
Some days, easy does it. Like our breakfast this morning of cold cereal and ready to eat sausages. Which, was followed by a lunch of leftovers. And, ended …

Make Raw Vegetables a Frugal Choice 
Fresh, raw, veggies! They have the reputation of being expensive. But, really, that doesn’t have to be true. The biggest thing we do to save on our produce …

Today's Frugal Meals 
Greetings, Frugal Foods friends! Today, Coleen’s cruisin’ kitchen is near Concan, Texas. That’s on the western side of Texas Hill Country. We’re about …

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