Nana’s Homemade Hummus

Nana's Homemade Hummus Recipe - the Frugal Way at

Folks, hummus is awfully expensive ready-made in grocery stores but it is easy to make yourself, inexpensive, and good for you! : Nana’s Homemade Hummus Ingredients: One 16 oz. can of chick peas (or you can get a bag of dried chickpeas MUCH cheaper; follow the directions on the bag and you will have enough peas to feed an army all the hummus you can

Frozen Fruit Salad and Rich’s Tea Room


There once was a very magical retail store in Atlanta named Rich’s.  I grew up looking forward to the twice-a-year visits to the store for school clothes and Easter dresses…but the best part of the visit was lunch at the store’s famous Tea Room. White gloves and Sunday dresses were a requirement.  Sometimes there were fashion shows, with willowy models gliding through the tables where

Ode to Banana Pudding


From Nana, the original author of I’m Writing My Own Cookbook. On Saturday, I was lured by the shiny red tape that surrounded the half-priced bananas at the local grocery and decided to embark on a cooking adventure with my two youngest granddaughters.  Banana Pudding was on the menu, and I was determined to share the simple joy of this treat! Nana’s ‘Nana Puddin’ *1