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Penny pinching: 'Big Bad Budget Battle' is the show for thrifty cooks

Ree Drummond in "Big, Bad Budget Battle"

Ree Drummond, Catherine McCord, Eddie Jackson and Damaris Phillips in "Big, Bad Budget Battle"
The cost of groceries keeps rising, and for many households, it's getting harder to stretch the food budget. For this reason, it's refreshingly relatable to see competitors on a cooking competition working with limited resources — as do many viewers at home. "Big Bad Budget Battle," which debuted last week on Food Network and discovery , is a competitive food show that rewards both thrifty shoppers and resourceful home cooks. In each of the six hour-long episodes, three home cooks are given a small stash of cash and are challenged to shop on a budget in what Food Network calls "the ultimate grocery store": Flavortown Market. Sharing a 15,500-...