Try this quick, delicious, healthy snack for your kids or yourself. As I child, I did not care for the glue-like consistency of oatmeal. My little one seemed to share that “ew” opinion when we first tried to get him to eat it for breakfast. So, after cleaning up smooshy oatmeal more times than I […]
It often seems as though your efforts to eat inexpensively mean having to sacrifice what many of us see as standard fare. For example: What about beef? With the toughest cuts of beef starting above five dollars a pound, a juicy grilled steak will bust the $7 Dinner budget… or will it? Very recently, […]
So remember the Chicken Challenge I’m a part of? Last post on the subject I talked about Hellman’s Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe for time-saving meals. This week I’m talking about budget stretchers and using Hellman’s real mayonnaise for these DIY chicken bites. The recipe is Chicken Nuggets With BBQ Sauce Ingredients: 3/4 Cup Hellman’s or […]
Building a Stockpile I admit I hated this idea at first. There are six people living in my house (myself, my husband and our four young children), so the last thing I wanted was more clutter, and unsightly clutter at that. But balance comes into play here. A stockpile of grocery items (I include […]
In my last article, we had some good laughs over my new obsession with coupons, but now it’s time to get down to business. In just 3 months, I have cut my grocery budget in half, and I know you can too! Stay open-minded – you might have to try a different brand or alter […]
It is 1:43 a.m. I am seated on the floor of my office, laptop on a stool, and I have surrounded myself with printable coupons, newspaper coupons, I am scouring my email, Gmail, RSS feeds and bookmarked sites for coupons and advertised deals. Ooohh, and non-advertised deals. Oh man … my eyes are blurry, my […]
It seems that pre-processed and packaged foods are the cheaper way to go, but that is not always the case. The very first way that we made a dent in our grocery budget was with dried beans. But, what exactly do you do with them?
Did you know that some environmentally-friendly practices in the home can actually save your family money? Here are some very simple steps that you can take to save money and the environment.