How to Audit Your Grocery Spending

How to Audit Your Grocery Spending - Think you should be spending less on groceries and other food costs than you are? Wondering if your food budget is a realistic one? Then it may be time for a grocery spending audit.

Think you should be spending less on groceries and other food costs than you are? Wondering if your food budget is a realistic one? Then it may be time for a grocery spending audit. Six years ago when I was pregnant with my sixth baby, we spent $400 a month on food. That’s right. A […]

Grocery Geek Q&A: Feeding Teenagers Without Going Broke

Grocery Geek Q&A: Feeding Teens without Going Broke - Feeding your teenagers healthy and economical food is not impossible. Here are 8 tips for feeding teens without going broke.

Feeding your teenagers healthy and economical food is not impossible. Here are 8 tips for feeding teens without going broke. I’ve been receiving quite a few comments and emails that pose great questions as concerns grocery shopping and saving money on food costs. This week I thought I would tackle a question that Kelley, aka […]

5 Ways to Stock Your Pantry on a Budget

5 Ways to Stock Your Pantry on a Budget

Buying food you love on sale and storing it for when you want it is a great way to build your pantry and save money. This post was originally published on August 13, 2013. I love a stocked pantry. I really do. It may be that my dad — and my gramma before him — […]

Pantry Challenge: Days 6, 7, & 8

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This month I’m doing a Pantry Challenge. For two weeks, I’m focusing on using up what we have to save money and time and to reduce waste. Hey there! I’m back. Did you miss me? Before I scheduled the Pantry Challenge, I scheduled a weekend away with family and friends. That means our pantry went on […]

Time for a Pantry Challenge!

Want to save some money? Want to waste less food? Want to improve your shopping habits? Then a Pantry Challenge is for you!

Want to save some money? Want to waste less food? Want to improve your shopping habits? Then a Pantry Challenge is for you! I don’t know about you, but my freezers are packed to the gills. There is a lot of bulk grains stored there, but there’s also all kinds of randomness that needs to be used […]

Frugal Pantry: Favorite Baking Ingredients

Frugal Pantry: Favorite Baking Ingredients

Having the right baking ingredients on hand makes home baking easier and helps you save money. Disclosure: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So […]

Frugal Pantry: Favorite Refrigerator Items

Frugal Pantry: Favorite Frugal Fridge Items - Building a great tasting pantry on a budget can take a little time and research. Here are my favorite frugal refrigerated staples.

Building a great tasting pantry on a budget can take a little time and research. Here are my favorite frugal refrigerated staples. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase […]

Frugal Pantry: Favorite Pantry Staples

Favorite Frugal Pantry Staples - Building a great tasting pantry on a budget can take a little time and research. Here are my favorite frugal pantry staples.

Building a great tasting pantry on a budget can take a little time and research. Here are my favorite frugal pantry staples. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase […]

Grocery Geek Goes On Hiatus

Grocery Geek Goes On Hiatus

Remember last fall when I had all those crazy book deadlines and Grocery Geek went on hiatus? Well, guess what? I was reflecting on all that is on my plate. The big question was how I can clear some things off until I’m past my last book deadline at the end of the month. This […]

Grocery Geek: April Mid-point

Grocery Geek: April Mid-point - How our family feeds 8 people for less than the national averages.

We are coming up against crunch time for me. I’ve got a summer FULL of deadlines that make me break out in a rash just thinking about them. I had a little emotional breakdown this week thinking of all that looms ahead of me. My husband and I put our heads together to see what […]