Save Money on Groceries {a series}

Save-Money-on-Groceries-LARGE I don’t know about you, but it takes constant vigilance to keep high grocery bills at bay. Prices are continually rising, so we have to be on our toes. Like I said years ago, I will not go quietly. At least not when it comes to feeding my family well and still staying solvent. That’s what I’m laying on the table this month: tips on how to save money on groceries.

A Month-long Money Saving Series

Two years ago I posted a month-long series on freezer cooking. Last year, I shared DIY Convenience Foods. This year, I’m going for the grocery dollar. I hope you’ll join in and share what works for you. Over the next month, I’ll be sharing lots of ideas, tips, and tricks for saving money on groceries. Some might be old familiar strategies; some might be new to you. Either way, I’m counting on you to chime in and share what works for you. We both know that what works for Household A doesn’t always work for Household B when it comes to trimming the excess from the grocery budget. One family might really prioritize gourmet coffee and organic foods while another might lean on getting the rock bottom price on everything in order to divert the funds elsewhere. You have to make the best decision you can for the situation you live in.

What’s your biggest grocery challenge?

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.

Now, It’s Time for Pumpkin! 5 Favorite Desserts

Pumpkin time is officially here! Check out these delicious pumpkin recipes to bake someone happy this fall.

I held off on the pumpkin post for as long as I could. I think I saw the first ad for pumpkin pie sometime in mid-August. While I absolutely love pumpkin pie, I just wasn’t ready for it.

Fall is officially here, so no holds barred.

It was hard to narrow it down, but here are my five very favorite pumpkin desserts.

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Plan Your Meals, Save Some Money

Plan Your Meals, Save Some Money - Plan some easy meals this week so you can save some money and eat better.

Plan some easy meals this week so you can save some money and eat better. One afternoon recently, my husband and I were out running errands. We were both feeling hungry. He said, “Are we going out to eat?” “Ha! No, I have a meal plan. We’re having pasta at home.” Since we had separate […]

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Honey Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread

Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread - Homemade baked goods are significantly cheaper than store-bought varieties. Try this whole wheat bread that mimics an "English muffin" in texture and taste.

Homemade baked goods are significantly cheaper than store-bought varieties. Try this whole wheat bread that mimics an “English muffin” in texture and taste. My cousin Kelly is an awesome penpal. About 8 years my senior, she took pity on her younger cousin. There are 22 of us cousins and I pretty much fall on the […]

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Enjoy Super Easy & Delicious Pasta Dishes

Enjoy Super Easy and Delicious Pasta Dishes - Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes.

Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes. Who doesn’t smile when they hear that spaghetti and meatballs is on the menu? Pasta with its varying accompaniments is a good cheap eat. It’s […]

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What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Appliance?

Favorite Kitchen Appliances - Having the right tools for the job can make any kitchen task more fun.

Having the right tools for the job can make any kitchen task more fun. Today, let’s talk about some favorites. I am a big fan of small kitchen appliances. I think it’s partly because I don’t like to get my hands dirty. Literally. I’m prone to dry chapped skin. Frequent washing prompts it to break out. […]

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Pesto Penne and Cheese

Pesto Penne and Cheese - Mac and cheese is one of life

Mac and cheese is one of life’s ultimate comfort foods. Cozy up with a plate of this rich and cheesy, Pesto Penne and Cheese to while away whatever worries you may have. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of […]

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A Meal Plan for an Easy Week

A Meal Plan for an Easy Week - Sometimes you just gotta take it easy. While some might go out for take-out, I

Sometimes you just gotta take it easy. While some might go out for take-out, I’m shopping my freezer and using up what we have. Some weeks you just need to take it easy. This would be one of those weeks for me. Last week’s heatwave wiped me out, and I didn’t want to follow my […]

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Creamy Coleslaw That Won’t Go Soggy

Creamy Coleslaw - Forget that stop at the deli salad counter! Mix up this easy and delicious slaw from good cheap ingredients.

Forget that stop at the deli salad counter! Mix up this easy and delicious slaw from good cheap ingredients. Salads and sandwiches make up some of my favorite foods on the planet. It used to be I would make my mom take me to the deli to pick up all the fixings — back in the […]

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Fix Up Some Freezer Meals

Fix Up Some Freezer Meals | Good Cheap Eats - When life gets hectic, it

When life gets hectic, it’s so nice to pull a meal from the freezer to make your evening easier. Try some of these easy-to-prep freezer meals. I’ll confess. Currently, there are no freezer meals in my deep freeze. I’ve been trying to get it empty so that I can defrost it before winter hits. As […]

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