Na Na pinches her pennies (aka frugal living)

Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.

Jelly alternative

I remember Grandma Mama would often use fruit as an alternative to sugar in her cooking because she had learned to use them when sugar was scarce.  I’ve been using … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 5 Comments

Quick fried potatoes

Do you sometimes wish you could have hash browns or fried potatoes but you feel there just isn’t enough time for preparing and cooking them? Well ok, you could go … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

Egg McMuffins

Last week I got English muffins from the mobile food bank.  I knew what I would do with those right away.  I had been hoping for English muffins to make … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

Dehydrating cheese

Do an internet search of how to dehydrate cheese and you will get dozens, or maybe hundreds, of ways blogged about or demonstrated on youtube.  All of them wrong.  Well, … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 5 Comments

Saute express DIY

You ever use those saute express things?  Do you know what they are made from?  It’s butter, oil, and spices.  All of it put into neat little expensive packages for … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

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