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  • Ima saver
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    I have a breadmaker that I never use either. I plan to put it into my next garage sale.

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  • catlinye_maker
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    Originally posted by cschin4 View Post
    I am "baking impaired". I would probably get more use out of the breadmaker. I have a "Just for Dinner" Westbend breadmaker that makes a small loaf in 45 min. But, it only has one rise cycle and makes a tiny loaf. I do use it and it is very simple to premake the ingredients in baggies and just toss in when I want fresh bread for dinner. But, it is a heavy loaf and very "yeasty". So, I would like a larger, lighter loaf with longer rise time.
    Well, in that case, I'd go ahead and get a good quality breadmaker. (I still think bread making by hand is fun, but not everyone shares my perversions.. 8) ) You know you'll use it because you already use one and have a system for it. If you get one with a start timer on it you can load it in the morning to fire up in time for fresh bread at dinner.

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  • cschin4
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    I am "baking impaired". I would probably get more use out of the breadmaker. I have a "Just for Dinner" Westbend breadmaker that makes a small loaf in 45 min. But, it only has one rise cycle and makes a tiny loaf. I do use it and it is very simple to premake the ingredients in baggies and just toss in when I want fresh bread for dinner. But, it is a heavy loaf and very "yeasty". So, I would like a larger, lighter loaf with longer rise time.

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  • catlinye_maker
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    Originally posted by cschin4 View Post
    I really want to buy a Cuisnart breadmaker. I keep looking at in on Amazon. It is $129. My 11 yr old son just loves baked bread. And, I think I could get a good pizza dough out it as well. Should I splurge?
    Honestly? If you were me, no. Baking bread is easier than you'd think, and very satisfying (especially on a bad day, when all the people who thwarted you get pummelled in the kneading). We have a bread machine, gotten several years ago as a Christmas present. We used it perhaps 5 times right after we got it, and not at all since. It's a dustcatcher now and has been for years.

    Give the old-fashioned way a try, and if you don't like the process but still like the bread, then buy a breadmaker. I really like this set of instructions for breadmaking.

    On topic, I'm working hard (struggling with) not making impulse purchases (mostly books). The instant gratification of hearing of a new book and immediately running out and dropping 20-30 dollars at the bookstore has a tendency to really put a crimp in the paying-off-CC-debt goal.

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  • cschin4
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    I really want to buy a Cuisnart breadmaker. I keep looking at in on Amazon. It is $129. My 11 yr old son just loves baked bread. And, I think I could get a good pizza dough out it as well. Should I splurge?

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  • motherof1child
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    Cheese burgers

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  • veronak
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    For me I would have to say a new car. I drive an old 89 Toyota Camry (it's running) and when ever I see my friends car or a nicer one I think I am debt free now I can afford a new car. But I am holding on strong stashing way some funds for when the time comes but it is a struggle

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  • sparkysgirl
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    furniture!

    3 years ago we sadly watched everything we owned wash away in a flood. We've had hand me downs ugly furniture ever since. We bought our first starter house and everything we have is just so ugly. It is so discouraging, but we own it. $200.00 more to go on our last credit card and we can start saving towards a bigger better home with new furniture (purchased with cash!

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  • QueenOphelia
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    Re: What Are You Struggling To Not Buy?

    HDTV.

    I would have to get rid of my current wall system which I adore. So between a new wall system and a 42" Sony Bravia LCD...it is just too much right $$ now.

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  • tinapbeana
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    Re: What Are You Struggling To Not Buy?

    Originally posted by Coleroo
    i've been struggling for 3 years not to buy one of the new nice flat panel screens for my desktop.. *sigh* ..I've had the same chunky cream colored monitor since 1997. I just keep recycling it through my past few computers! Every time I think of buying one - then realize i could put that money on a car payment or my ROTH, I cringe and stop myself!
    you might want to reconsider getting the LCD monitor: they use 40-60% less electricity than a regular monitor. the prices on the LCDs have come down a lot in the past couple of years, and assuming you keep this one 10 years like you did this last one, you could wind up saving a fair amount on your electric bill over the course of time.

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  • LuxLiving
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    For the last couple of weeks I've been struggling to not buy groceries until the first of the month! Got.to.stay.out.of.the.store!!

    So far, so good, haven't bought fresh groceries since 2/6. I did buy at the scratch n' dent store on the 21st, but it was all either canned or boxed goods, nothing fresh. This shopping on the 21st was actually a brain-fart as I FORGOT that I was trying not to shop! DUMB!

    Trying to work myself up to a once-a-month mindset!

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  • Ima saver
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    Re: What Are You Struggling To Not Buy?

    Well I have been struggling not to buy new clothes, but today I got a new pair of jeans. My first new pair in 5 years.

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  • Coleroo
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    i've been struggling for 3 years not to buy one of the new nice flat panel screens for my desktop.. *sigh* ..I've had the same chunky cream colored monitor since 1997. I just keep recycling it through my past few computers! Every time I think of buying one - then realize i could put that money on a car payment or my ROTH, I cringe and stop myself!

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  • frugalmomof1
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    Re: What Are You Struggling To Not Buy?

    New clothes, because I know that I will need maternity clothes in a few months.

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  • shengmei
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    All kinds of beauty products.

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