Welcome to Real Food, Real Frugal!  We created this site to share ways to save money in the kitchen and on the grocery bill.

About three years ago, I was laid off from my job.  This is when I really took a hard look at my monthly budget looking for ways to save.  I was shocked at how much I was spending at the grocery store.  I am always amazed at how much food costs and how all those little trips really add up.  But I have learned this is the easiest place to cut back.  Thankfully I went back to work a few months later, but the experience really shook me & taught me some valuable lessons. Now I am so much more aware of the money I spend on a weekly basis.

On this site, we share many of the tips we have learned over the last few year years.

Money Saving Tips in the Kitchen

  • How to cut back on the cost of groceries
  • Products that we use to keep food fresh longer
  • Using home remedies instead of expensive over the counter products

Plus Easy Healthy Recipes that don’t cost you a fortune to make.

These are the kind of recipes your grandmother used to make.  Simple with basic food and not a lot of fuss.  You won’t find any over complicated or processed ingredients on our site.  Just basic good food they way we really should be eating.
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Did you know cooking with real food is often much less expensive than buying processed food in a box? We hope you will enjoy our site and return often to check out the new recipes and share them with your friends and family.

 Thanks for visiting & happy cooking!