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Cheat Sheet For Cheap (and Delicious) Eats

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I'm a huge fan of New York Times op-ed columnist Thomas Friedman and his concise, clear-headed editorials. But his latest, "We Found the W.M.D.," left me shocked by the end of the first paragraph. A snippet:

"I go into restaurants these days, look around at the tables often still crowded with young people, and I have this urge to go from table to table and say: ‘You don’t know me, but I have to tell you that you shouldn’t be here. You should be saving your money. You should be home eating tuna fish. This financial crisis is so far from over. We are just at the end of the beginning. Please, wrap up that steak in a doggy bag and go home.'”

I'm all for eating at home to save money, but tuna fish? Here are some delicious ways to eat at home on the cheap—and not just from a can:

Cost-Cutting Secrets from Star Chefs

Chef Recipes Made Cheap and Easy

A Thrifty Cook's Guide to (Almost) Free Ingredients

Next up, how to eat out on the cheap.

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