Things I Don’t Buy Anymore

Dawn Sodini asked….

Would you please share your recipes for laundry detergent and some of the other things you make.

This is a list of things that I have began making over the last two tears that have helped me slash my grocery budget. Not only do these recipes help me save money, they also allow me more free time with my family. I spend less time running to the grocer for every little thing that runs out. I have implemented many of these techniques with the help of my husband and children. They have allowed me to spend countless hours researching these ideas as well as helping me incorporate them into our lifestyle.

Bread Crumb

Laundry Detergent

Dish Washer Detergent

Homemade Laundry Soap Links

Spaghetti Sauce

Taco Mix


French Toast Sticks

Oatmeal Packets


Spinach & Tomato Pasta Sauce

Chicken Stock

Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Ice Box Biscuits



Pizza Crust

Sub Rolls

Frozen Pizza

Begin by incorporating at least one of these techniques into your schedule per month. At first they will be time consuming. You will have to learn new recipes for many of the homemade suggestions. However once you have made them a few times they will become second nature. You will see that making laundry soap will be very similar to grating a block of cheese.

I would love for you to come back and share your experience


  1. crewmom says

    If you are interested I have a great recipe for homemade granola bars and for baby wipes. I am so in love with your website!!! I needed something to inspire me to be a better steward of my family and my time. Thanks


  2. Dawn Sodini says

    Thank you Hadias, for all of the recipes- I wrote down the laundry soap immediately. And will come back for some others tomorrow.


  3. mamajuliana says

    Since our daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about 6 years ago we have given ‘convenience’ foods the boot!

    We have homemade recipes for almost everything in the frozen food asile! Your perogies entry reminded me of my first try at homemade…not a success…but I kept trying~

    Now I have mastered many things that I thought I never would! Our daughter feels a lot better and we don’t spend so much $$$.



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