Grocery Geek Falls Overboard

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Last week I said that I wouldn’t worry about it if I went overboard (or budget, as the case may be) on our groceries this month. I have to remind myself of that tonight as I type up this post. We were gone for a month and there was no food in the house. Groceries […]

Prioritizing The Grocery Budget

Prioritizing the Grocery Budget - With the rise in grocery prices comes the need to prioritize how we spend our money. What is most important to you when it comes to food expenses?

With the rise in grocery prices comes the need to prioritize how we spend our money. What is most important to you when it comes to food expenses? Yesterday’s Grocery Geek tally was a bit sobering. We’ve already spent half the month’s budget and it’s only the 9th?! True, we started with nothing. True, I […]

Grocery Geek Finds Butter

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I feed a small army of eight. This is how I do it without going broke. We try to buy natural organic groceries when we can and still save money on food costs through wise shopping. This week signified the end of the party. My kids got back into school. My husband went back to […]

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas - Enchiladas are a perfect meal. Don

Enchiladas are a perfect meal. Don’t buy frozen and don’t go out. Make these at home and enjoy the savings and the amazing flavor. I think one of my favorite meals of all time is enchiladas. It doesn’t really matter what kind, I like them all. Except the ones made with flour tortillas. Kinda mushy […]

Grocery Geek Comes Home

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After a month of shopping in French and English grocery stores, the grocery geek is home! And ready to fill up the fridge. This is what I woke up to on Wednesday morning: a very empty refrigerator. Look at all this lovely white space! I was loathe to fill it up, but kids gotta eat, […]

Ways to Save Money on Groceries {A Series Recap}

How to Save Money on Groceries {A Series Recap} | Good Cheap Eats

This past month we’ve been talking about ways to save money on groceries. Did you miss a post? Here’s the recap… Grocery spending is one budget item that we can work hard to control and see savings. This past month, we’ve been talking about different ways that we can save money on groceries.

Use Marked-Down Holiday Chocolate

Used Marked Down Holiday Candy for Baking - When a holiday has come and gone, snap up that holiday-themed candy on sale! Use that in your baking instead of pricier baking chocolate.

When a holiday has come and gone, snap up that holiday-themed candy on sale! Use that in your baking instead of pricier baking¬†chocolate. In just a couple days parents everywhere will be raiding their kids’ candy stash. Don’t lie; I know you do it. My kids know that all Twix and Heath bars are my […]

5 Fall Fruit Recipes to Enjoy All Season Long

5 Fall Fruit Recipes to Enjoy All Season Long | Good Cheap Eats

Buy in-season produce to enjoy better tastes and lower prices all season long. Fall is probably my favorite time of year. It’s cool enough to wear pretty sweaters and jeans, but still warm enough not to chill the bones. Plus, the fall produce season is amazing! I definitely prefer fall food. Apples, pumpkins, pomegranates, pears, […]

Be Prepared for Cold & Flu Season

Be Prepared for Cold & Flu Season - Don

Don’t get slammed by extra expenses when cold or flu hits. Plan now¬†to save on those grocery expenses. Murphy’s Law states that if the grocery budget is tight this month, then someone (or all the ones) will get sick and you’ll need to go drop fifty bucks on orange juice, vitamin C, and other flu […]

Use Flavorful Cheeses So You Can Use Less

Use Flavorful Cheeses - Enjoy your favorite foods, but find ways to stretch them in order to save money.

Enjoy your favorite foods, but find ways to stretch them in order to save money. I am a huge cheese ball. I mean cheese fan. I would probably live on cheese if my body and my budget allowed me. It’s probably one of my biggest weaknesses at the grocery store. Chocolate doesn’t entice me, but […]