Entertaining on a Budget: St. Patrick’s Day

On St. Patrick’s Day a lot of people, either stay at home or go out to the bar. If you want to celebrate, but you aren’t sure you’ll have enough for the cab ride home, then consider hosting a small cheese and dessert party for St. Patrick’s Day. Here is how you do it: First, […]

Homemade Pancake Mix: Budget Grocery Tip

There’s no need to buy that boxed, premixed pancake/biscuit mix when you can make it yourself – plus it’s cheaper and fresher, too. In a Mason jar or a container with a tight-fitting lid, combine: 6 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 3 tsp baking powder 1 T salt 2 T sugar Shake […]

Flavored Coffee: Budget Food Tip

We like our flavored coffee as much as the next person, but those designer drinks get expensive after a while. Here’s an easy way to make your own flavored coffee. Use pure flavor extracts to add flavor to your next cup of Joe. McCormick makes a great variety of extracts, including almond, amaretto, raspberry and […]

Cutting Costs on Groceries: Web Round-Up

The Budget Casa brings you links from around the web on what’s hot for your home: ~ Faced with ever increasing grocery prices, feeding your family on a budget is getting tougher and tougher. With this in mind, Lifewise Food and Drink has put together the best tips for cutting the cost of your grocery […]

The Look for Less: Green Spring Cleaning

Its about that time to plan your spring cleaning, but this year, do it green. A lot of your favorite cleaning brands offer earth-friendly alternatives to harsher chemicals, which makes it better for you and the earth. Also, read our posts on how to make your own earth-friendly oven cleaner, window cleaner, and toilet cleaner. […]

Italian Night Dinner Party: Entertaining on a Budget

Going out with friends every weekend is expensive. But having your friends over for dinner can often seem overwhelming, and all those fancy recipes you feel obliged to make to impress your friends can make cooking at home even more expensive. But don’t let dinner parties overwhelm you or hurt your wallet. Follow our simple […]

Free Italian Cookbook: Budget Food Tip

America’s Second Harvest and Barilla have teamed up to create The Celebrity Italian Table Cookbook. The book is available as a free download here. In addition, Barilla will donate $1 for every person who downloads the cookbook to America’s Second Harvest. Renowned chef Mario Batali and entertaining expert David Tutera developed six three-course meals and […]

The Look for Less: Urban Chic for Under $33

Urban Outfitters doesn’t just have great clothes, it also has fabulous, eclectic, and chic items for your home. With a mixture of glamour and urban funk, Urban Outfitters can help you transition from college to career or spice up your mid-life décor. Here are our favorite finds for under $33 dollars. Oval Silhouette Hooks $12“these […]

Sweet, Green Dreams: The Look for Less

If you are still using your hand-me down pillow from college it might be time to buy a new one. Here is a pillow that will help you rest easy on a clean, green conscious. And it will ease your aching wallet too. This new, eco-friendly pillow from Hollander Home Fashions is filled exclusively with […]