Aug 7, 2009 8:29 AM
We've all seen the huge upswing in frugal homemaking tips on the web - anyone else watch Depression Cooking With Clara? Even if you're not the white picket fence & 2.5 kids kinda gal, you can appreciate saving money while using organic, natural products and cooking from scratch. The Reader's Digest book Homemade: How-to Make Hundreds of Everyday Products Fast, Fresh, and More Naturally ($15) From recipes for hummus & ketchup to homemade, pet food, fabric softener, and disinfectant, you'll learn to make it yourself and save the difference. (More money for shoes!) Better for you, better for the environment, better for your bank account. What's not to like?