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 […]

5 Favorite Quick 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.

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 […]

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

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]