4/15-4/21 Grocery List

Yesterday I got my weekly grocery store ads.  I went through each one and picked  out the items that I thought were good deals and then I went back through and crossed out the stuff that I didn’t need or things that weren’t worth stocking up on for the price.  Then I went back through and … Read more 4/15-4/21 Grocery List

Minimalistic (and Frugal) Chili

Not much makes me happier than coming home to the smell of dinner all ready to go.  I would love to give my husband the credit but today my slower cooker gets the glory.  I’m making an effort to cook through a lot of my pantry stock and I’ve had a bag of dried kidney … Read more Minimalistic (and Frugal) Chili

The Price of a Pizza

On the meal plan for tonight was a family favorite. Pizza!  I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who said that they don’t like pizza.  I like a whole variety of toppings on my pies but almost always in addition to pepperoni and black olives.  Tonight we used some of the ham that I got … Read more The Price of a Pizza

10 Ways to Reduce Your Grocery Bill

I’ve come a long way in my adult life when it comes to managing my grocery budget.  When I first moved out on my own I would fill my fridge with food that I thought I would eat and it would inevitably go bad and I would end up throwing away.  It was like throwing … Read more 10 Ways to Reduce Your Grocery Bill

Wholesale Clubs – Are They Worth it?

We have all heard that you save money by buying in bulk.  That is the theory that these large wholesale clubs base their business model on.  In the past I would have just walked around and filled my cart with everything from bread, to produce that probably wouldn’t get eaten in time, and everything in … Read more Wholesale Clubs – Are They Worth it?

The Tightwad Grocery Challenge

We all buy things at the grocery store that doesn’t necessarily add nutrition to your meals.  It could be snack foods like chips, cookies or crackers.  It could also be pricey beverages that add calories to your eating budget (calories consumed – calories burned = weight change).  There are two things that you should know about … Read more The Tightwad Grocery Challenge

Cooking from Scratch – Pulled Pork& Lentils

Cooking from scratch is a learned skill that anyone can benefit from.  Not only will it save you money in your food budget but you also cut out a lot of the pronounceable ingredients that processed food often consists of.  I try to make as much food from scratch and freeze what we won’t consume … Read more Cooking from Scratch – Pulled Pork& Lentils

Budgeting Basics – Getting Started

We’ve always lived below our means but up until a few years ago we didn’t live by a budget and we didn’t have a path to our financial goals.  We each had our own ideas about what we wanted to do with our future pile of cash (assuming we could get one). It was an … Read more Budgeting Basics – Getting Started

Linen Closet Organized in 20 Minutes

This summer we are planning on doing some changes to our house.  Minor renovations to the kitchen and turning our formal dining room into a living room.  This has been the kick in the butt that I need to start purging a lot of the long standing stuff that has been gathering dust.  This week … Read more Linen Closet Organized in 20 Minutes