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3 Simple Ways To Save Money On Groceries

Saving money on groceries can be as simple as making something from scratch instead of buying it already prepared.  Small changes can really add up.  For example – did you know that by making your own spaghetti sauce you can save $1.50 per jar of the store bought variety? If you serve pasta once per … Continue reading

11 Low Cost Meal Ideas Under $1.42 Per Serving

11 Low Cost Meal Ideas Under $1.42 Per Serving

  These are some of my “go-to” recipes when money gets tight – no ramen noodles required (although I do like ramen….)!  They all taste amazing and are under $1.42 per serving.  The lentil/sausage recipe is the lowest at $.30 per serving – you can’t beat that!   Chicken (or turkey) Pot Pie Sunday Pasta … Continue reading

Learning To Cook From Scratch

I ended my self-imposed “Cooking From Scratch Experiment” this weekend…and what an experience!  It was so much fun thinking “outside the box” in terms of food for my family.  I am a firm believer in eating real food – not processed and full of chemicals, additives and preservatives.  I also think it’s very important to teach my … Continue reading

Corn and Ham Fritters

Corn and Ham Fritters

  Have you ever opened up your refrigerator and found a little bit of this and a little bit of that?  Not enough for a meal, but too much to justify  throwing it out?  That happened to me last night – my husband and I were in the mood for a little snack.  I opened … Continue reading

The Modern Pantry Price Book

Another tool for keeping the grocery budget down is a price book.  This is a list of  the items bought in bulk, how much they cost and the per unit cost.  This is helpful for determining how much money is spent on any particular item.  It’s also very useful when it comes to sales and specials at the supermarket – You … Continue reading

The Modern Pantry List

There are many benefits to keeping a stocked pantry.  One of them is that you know exactly what you have on hand – no more accidental duplicates!  I keep a list of everything I have in the cupboards, refrigerator and freezer.  This way I know what I have, what I need and what needs used up before it goes … Continue reading

Coming Soon…

Coming Soon…

  Some things I’m working on for next week…    Basic Pantry List – A listing of items to keep on hand for basic “from-scratch” cooking.  Cost Per Serving List – A list of pantry items and their per-serving cost.  Recap of Cooking From Scratch Experiment – A rundown of all the things I learned, what I did right, … Continue reading