Recipe Idea: Homemade Pies – Butter and Shortening Crust

Homemade Pies, pie crust
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. Making your own pies is a great way to impress family and friends while saving money at the same time.  Store bought pie shells are often too sweet, too...

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Update: January 29 – February 4

Well, we are solidly into the period between New Year’s and Easter in which there are no holidays. I find this time to be both very productive (at work and at home) but also sometimes monotonous and lengthy. So, no poignant thoughts or long-winded outrages today – poke around the links below and you might find one though!   Brian and I pick up the occasional group deal coupon for...

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Posted in: General

Keep your eye on the goal

the goal, setting your goals, aim for your goal
Imagine you’ve entered a train station.  Suddenly, a train arrives, and hordes of people get off.  They’re all heading towards you.  You need to get on the train.  What do you do?   Some people might try to dodge incoming travelers and avoid them.  Others might try to navigate around obstacles and avoid strollers and angry cell phone talkers.  But chances are, you’re going...

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Posted in: Life Hacks
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