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The Frugal Maniac Blog helps you promote a better frugal living. Our goal is to help you save money like we save money, sometimes it is from living like they did in years past, and other times it will be saving money by using the technology that we have now. Between both of these we have learned how to save money in literally every aspect of our lives. We want to show you how to do it also after all we had some awesome people who taught us and just want to share.

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Beef Jerky #Recipe

Posted on December 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (467)

Jerky was a staple food back in the day it is not only nutritious but can be put up and stored for longer periods of time. We can make jerky out of beef, venison, chicken, fish about any kind of meat. This makes Jerky the perfect survival food. It's lite and super easy to make, plus when it is made at home it saves money. With this beef jerky recipe you will be able to learn how to make an awesome tasting jerky. 

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2 lbs round steak (or flank or brisket)
1/4 C. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire
1/4 tsp. ea. pepper and garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. hickory smoke-flavored salt
Trim and discard fat from meat. Cut meat in 1/8 to 1/4 thick slices. In a bowl combine all but meat. Stir until seasonings dissolve. Add meat and mix thoroughly. Let stand one hour. Shake off excess liquid and put meat slices on oven racks or shallow baking pan. Dry meat at lowest possible oven temp (maybe 180 or 200) until it is brown, hard, and dry. Can take as long as 24 hours if the jerky is thick. If you want to cut the time when making this jerky you can use one of the Ninja Foodi's to speed it up. We love our foodie! It makes cooking a lot easier and less time consuming. 

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Camping Rice Pudding Recipe

Posted on December 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (4)

When I go camping I do everything I can to save time and make it as easy as it can be. This recipe is one of those that can be adjusted to most foods that would need to be rehydrated. These dehyrated foods are light and with this little trick easy to do. 
Sleeping Bag Rice                

1 cp. Instant rice
2 Gallon double zip zipper bags
3/4 cp. water
1Tbs. Cinnamon
1/8 cp. Sugar

Take instant rice in 2 heavy duty zip lock bags. Add slightly less than normal amount of boiling water, (it must be at a full boil), add some raisins, nuts or some cinnamon and sugar. Zip it up tight and place in a sleeping bag. The rice will cook in about 20 minutes.

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Deviled Ham Cream Cheese Dip

Posted on December 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (15)

Check out these other dip recipes  Cream Cheese-Deviled Ham Dip

1 pk. cream cheese,softened(8oz)     
1 cn. deviled ham(4 1/2oz)   
1/4 cp.  dry red wine     
3 tbs. finely chopped dill pickle     
1 tsp. instant minced onion     
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce   
1/4 tsp. instant minced garlic   
1/4 tsp. dry mustard

Beat cream cheese, deviled ham and wine in small mixer bowl until creamy. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve immediately as a dip or refrigerate to serve as a spread.

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What is Fly Fishing

Posted on December 16, 2021 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (7)


1) What is Fly Fishing? This method of fishing has been around for centuries. Originally used to catch trout and salmon. But over the past century has been adapted to about everything that swims and eats. Freshwater and Saltwater included.




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