5 Favorite Quick Fall Fixes

Quick-fix meals can bridge the gap between hunger and a pricy meal out on the town. Try one of these favorite fall fixes.

5 Favorite Quick Fall Fixes - Quick-fix meals can bridge the gap between hunger and a pricy meal out on the town. Try one of these favorite fall fixes.

I think that one of the biggest detriments to our grocery budgets is the desire for immediate gratification, also manifesting itself as hanger, in our house. If you’re hungry, it’s just so much easier to buy the convenience foods or run through the burger take-out line instead of coming home to fix something.

If you’ve got a few great quick-fix meal ideas in your back pocket, you can stave off all of that. Come home and enjoy a great meal that you made yourself for cheap!

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Time is Money: How to Save Both at the Grocery Store

Feeling busy and hassled? Hanger coming on? Consider how you can save time and money at the grocery store and still eat well.

Time is Money: How to Save Both at the Grocery Store: Feeling busy and hassled? Hanger coming on? Consider how you can save time and money at the grocery store and still eat well.

We are all so busy, aren’t we? I recently reconnected with my cousin Kelly. After writing about the English Muffin Bread, I knew I needed to make a penpal attempt. It was great to catch up and to receive her forgiveness for having been a flake all these years.

The experience helped me realize that lately I’ve been in a hurry all the time. You miss important parts of life when you rush too fast, and typically it costs you more money. Enough of that!

I’m reminded to make an effort to save time and money on grocery shopping. When we keep those both in check, we have time for better stuff.

Read my past post: Eat Well, Spend Less: Save Time & Money on Grocery Shopping here.

Time is Money: How to Save Both at the Grocery Store: Feeling busy and hassled? Hanger coming on? Consider how you can save time and money at the grocery store and still eat well.

Save Money on Groceries

This is part of the How to Save Money on Groceries series. Scroll through the archives to get tips and tricks for reducing your grocery total at the checkout stand.

Watch for Meat Department Deals

Watch for Meat Department Deals - Don

Don’t buy the cut you want when it’s full price. Watch for sales and stock up. Despite my daughters’ love of meatless meals, my sons are not cut from the same cloth. Maybe it’s a chick thing? But, they want meat. Lots of meat. Unfortunately, with the price of meat what it is, meat is […]

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Save Money by Doing A Pantry Challenge

Save Money by Doing A Pantry Challenge - Do you know what

Do you know what’s lurking in your pantry? Try doing a “pantry challenge” to use up what you have, get creative in the kitchen, and save money in the process. I’ve learned over time that I am more careful with my spending when there’s not a lot of money to go around. The same holds […]

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Make Cooking More Fun & Save Money

Make Cooking More Fun and Save Money: We naturally do the things that we like and that come easily to us. Since cooking at home can save us money, it

We naturally do the things that we like and that come easily to us. Since cooking at home can save us money, it’d be good to make it fun and easy. We’ll do it more often and reap financial rewards. I suppose it’s a bold statement to say that if you like to cook you […]

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Homemade Greek Spice Blend

Homemade Greek Spice Mix Recipe - Save money on fancy spice blends by making your own. Try this Greek-inspired blend for easy meals packed with flavor.

Save money on fancy spice blends by making your own. Try this Greek-inspired blend for easy meals packed with flavor. Admittedly, I’ve never been to Greece, but it’s on my list! I love the flavors associated with the Mediterranean islands. Once we tackle the whole France experience, we hope to plan an Ancient World trip for […]

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Don’t Let Milk Go to Waste

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Don’t let that milk go to waste! Use it up instead of pouring it down the drain. They say, “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” I say, “Don’t cry over milk about to expire. Use it up!” Wasting food is akin to wasting money. We can salvage our grocery budgets when we reduce waste. And sometimes […]

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Budget-Friendly Foods Kids Love

Budget Friendly Foods that Kids Love - Feeding kids is an art as well as a science. They have simple tastes. Yet not. How can one feed them well and not end up in the poor house?

Feeding kids is an art as well as a science. They have simple tastes. Yet not. How can one feed them well and not end up in the poor house? As a mom of six children, 17 and under, I’ve had my fair share of food battles. My older children complain that I’ve gone soft […]

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Serve a Buffet to Save Money

Serve a Buffet to Save Money - Serving a meal buffet style, like sandwiches or salads, allows you to use up small amounts of things lingering in the fridge without appearing to run short on any one thing. That means you save money!

Serving a meal buffet-style, like sandwiches or salads, allows you to use up small amounts of things lingering in the fridge without appearing to run short on any one thing. That means you save money! You wouldn’t think that a buffet could save you money. After all, aren’t all-you-can-eat buffets those troughs of food where […]

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Save Money by Shopping at Ethnic Grocery Stores

Save Money by Shopping at Ethnic Grocery Stores: Head to your local ethnic food stores for economical ingredients for your favorite recipes.

Head to your local ethnic food stores for economical ingredients for your favorite recipes. Some of our favorite foods are from international flavor profiles. Anytime I make Mexican or Asian food, it’s a big hit. That’s a double blessing since the ingredients for these foods are typically lower priced. Beans, rice, and spices — ubiquitous […]

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