How to Make Chinese Pot Stickers

I love Chinese food, don’t you?  I don’t care for the MSG though and salt and I can control these things when I make it myself.  We generally have these pot stickers, fried rice and sweet and sour shrimp, I did a post on that awhile back, if you’d like to try that:  https://yankeefrugalist.com/2016/11/02/sweet-and-sour-shrimp/  …

11 Products That Will Help You Save on Energy Bills.

11 Products That Will Help You Save on Energy Bills   by Dagne Goodwin Being Frugal is not about just not spending money but also about spending money wisely.  Anyone that knows me will tell you I really am a very frugal person.  I will HAVE money and look at a product in the store…

Apple Coffee Cake Tutorial

This Apple Coffee Cake is the most scrumptious stuff!  The inside is so moist and the tart apples I used really do shine through in this recipe. A must have, trust me! I can’t express how very much I like to bake.  I can’t say I am a wonderful baker though.  It has taken me…

Pecan Pie-A Simple Easy Dessert

It’s valentines day and I decided to make my husband some pecan bars that he thought looked yummy.  I thought they looked pretty good.  It seemed simple enough, you make a crust and then you pour over the filling and bake.  Until I looked at the recipe, the first ingredient 2 pounds of pecans!  Do…

Preparing for the Storm

We had over a foot of snow Thursday and are due for 12-18 inches tomorrow!  Yes, it’s winter here in New Hampshire!  I have to admit that you could live off of what I have in my house for some time and be just fine!  That being said let’s talk about what you should make sure…

How to make Fried Haddock

Fried Haddock is not difficult to make.  A good solid pan (we prefer cast iron for this), some vegetable oil, cornmeal, flour and that is all you need! First you will need about half a pound of fish per person, more if you have some heavy eaters.  Here in New England we are often lucky…

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

These Blueberry Streusel Muffins will get you rave reviews!  Easy to make and absolutely delicious! You can save money by making your own “treats” and these are definitely a treat!  Great for breakfast, snack or even dessert for that matter.  Making your own was never such a sweet deal.     Streusel Topping 1/2 Cup…

Taxes; Should you do them yourself?

It’s that time of year again, time to pay up what you owe to Uncle Sam.  The big question is “should I do my own taxes?”  and my answer is “well, that depends.”  If you are single and have no deductions with the exception of perhaps school loans you can do you own taxes pretty […]

Working from Home Opportunities and WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE.

I am a recruiter in my “day job” and have worked from home for about six years now.  I work on a contract basis, meaning I am not a permanent employee and my work is project based.  I have had assignments last six months and one lasted nearly four years.  I have 14 years of…

Cherry Cheese Pie

Love making this dessert! It really does impress when you bring it to a party and it’s the simplest thing to make.  In my tutorial I make my own graham cracker crumb crust but you can certainly buy one.  The one part of my budget that I can control more than any other is my…