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About The Cheapskate Cook

When Stephani and her husband got married, they lived in a renovated shed and had a grocery budget that matched. As a passionate whole-foodie, Stephani was determined to continue eating healthy, minimally-processed foods on their shoestring budget. So The Cheapskate Cook was born. You can follow the fun on her blog, where healthy meets frugal, or keep up with it via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Grain Mill Challenge Experience: This challenged inspired me to try whole grain baked goods I'd never made before - monkey bread, french bread, bagels, and more. If you're used to the white flour counterparts, whole grain is hard to get used to. However, freshly ground flour makes all the difference. I've completely lost my taste for white flour - in fact, whenever I have to work with it, the smell makes me crinkle my nose. It's nothing compared to the scent of warm, freshly ground flour. Without my grain mill, I think I would lose a lot of motivation for making healthy baked goods from scratch. I have no intention of going back.

Whole Grain Honey Wheat Bagels

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Guest post by Stephani, from The Cheapskate Cook. I never thought I would make my own bagels. It seemed too time consuming, too complicated – boiling them? Baking them? Are we making pasta or bread here? But we miss eating them. … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Biscuits (Gluten-Free)

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Guest post by Stephani, from The Cheapskate Cook. In the pursuit of gluten-free baked goods, this biscuit is a clear winner for a few reasons: It’s easy It uses rice flour instead of a gluten-free baking mix, making it extremely frugal … Continue reading

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Overnight Soaked Waffles

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  Guest post by Stephani, from The Cheapskate Cook. Our family weekend tradition is waffles. But not just any waffles. Waffles we can feel good about. Ones that don’t send you into carb-overload and suck the energy out of the rest … Continue reading

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Whole Grain French Bread

Whole Grain French Bread

Guest post by Stephani, from The Cheapskate Cook. I was perfectly happy to keep using my basic whole wheat bread. Artisan bread was scary. It seemed more fussy, and after all, everyone knows whole wheat flour doesn’t work for everything. … Continue reading

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Whole Grain {Healthified} Monkey Bread

Whole Grain {Healthified} Monkey Bread

Guest post by Stephani, of The Cheapskate Cook  Is it possible to have delicious, sticky, buttery monkey bread that’s actually good for you? Well, the short answer is no. However, what I’m proposing is a recipe much like Wii bowling is … Continue reading

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