Did you enjoy the different uses for baking soda?  Well, as a second installment, I decided to list some uses for white vinegar, baking soda’s older brother.  I say this because they go together a lot and their relationship is usually explosive.    As you can see, we always buy it in bulk!  White vinegar, while sometimes smelly, really gets the job done.  Here’s ten ways how!

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My family loves a quick breakfast because we are usually on-the-go.  I love breakfast sandwiches but they are expensive and you don’t know what goes into them.  I have the solution!  Make your own.  I found a tasty buttermilk biscuit recipe in The American Girls Cookbook (Addy’s version). Those cookbooks are awesome.  The recipes are easy and you learn something!  My kids love helping and we rent the books from the library!   It was easy and cheap to make 12 buttermilk biscuits.  Then you can just make add some eggs, cheese, whatever you want.  You’ll have hearty breakfast sandwiches that are both good for your tummy and your wallet.

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I ate take-out probably 4 times a week.  I was tired and nauseated all the time.  I really couldn’t  have cared less about what I made for dinner.  This was one of my biggest mistakes and a complete money-waster.  The first thing I did when we started saving more money was create a meal planning chart.  It saved me time since I wasn’t pressed to figure out a meal that day and still wonder if I actually had time to make it.  It saved money since I used the stuff I already bought and it saved our waistlines since I was trying out new recipes that focused on healthy foods.

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