Frugal Cooking 208

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So I’m not the world’s best baker.  Cook?  I’m pretty good.  Baking bread has become a favorite past time, but only after taking a class that taught me the skills.  My chocolate chip cookies are horrible.  I can’t flip pancakes or bundt cakes to save my life.

So these St. Patrick’s day cupcakes are nothing special.  Except that I spent $1.50 to make them.  I happened upon a great sale and products I had coupons for (the cake mix and frosting.)  I loved that the frosting was already green; it was bold and not muted like when you add food coloring to vanilla.  The cake mix was just basic yellow, and I added a bit of food coloring to that.

So I may not be Suzy Homemaker, but out-of-the-box was incredibly delish.  And incredibly frugal.

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes Recipe

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14 thoughts on “Frugal Cooking 208

  1. Shannon @ The Heavy Purse

    With the last name Ryan, you St. Patty’s Day is big deal in our home. Those cupcakes look adorable. I do like to bake but it’s hard to always find the time. My girls would have gobbled these up. Mom might have joined them too. 🙂

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  2. The Frugal Cottage

    Dang I want a cupcake. Do you have a Williams Sonoma near you? I’m not sure if they’re all over the country or not, but they hold free cooking classes most Sunday mornings for all sorts of things. One of these days I’m going to do a post on it.

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    1. femmefrugality

      Shoot, are you kidding me? That’s awesome! Yes, we have 3 in the Pittsburgh area and they rock the free classes! Let me know when that post goes live..I’ll promote the heck out of it.

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  3. Maggie

    Many people didn’t learn how to cook while growing up. Sometimes their family didn’t really cook much. The great thing is that there are all kinds of ways to learn. Some people just pick up a cookbook with simple recipes and do just fine. Others ask a friend to teach them a recipe. Or they take a class as you did. Whatever it takes, it’s smart to learn to cook. You can save a ton of money and you know what goes into your food. You’ll be healthier too. I’m always on the search for easy recipes that are fairly healthy and taste great. Learning to be a good cook takes time, but it’s so worth it! Keep up the good work!

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  4. CF @ OutlierModel

    Cooking skills and baking skills don’t always go hand in hand! 🙂 Brian’s great at baking but not-so much at cooking – though he’s getting better. I am sure that you’ll just improve over time!

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