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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Recipe ideas: Vietnamese beef noodle soup

Vietnamese beef noodle soup, pho, soup, noodles, Vietnamese sour soup
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. If you haven’t had pho or Vietnamese beef noodle soup, truly you are missing out. It is a wonderfully rich, broth soup made with slowly simmered beef...

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Recipe idea: Soy braised ribs with root vegetables

Ribs and Radish, Recipe idea, braised ribs
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. This is a great meat-efficient recipe that produces soup stock as a byproduct.  I used daikon (a large, white radish), but regular radishes and carrots...

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Cheap eats! Vietnamese “Sour Soup”

Vietnamese beef noodle soup, pho, soup, noodles, Vietnamese sour soup
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you any 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. This post originally appeared on our WordPress site. Enjoy! Simple Vietnamese “Sour Soup”  Vietnamese sour soup, or cahn chua, is typically made...

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