Grocery Geek Report

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Here’s my weekly report of what I spend on groceries for a family of 8. We focus on mostly whole foods, few processed items, and organics when it fits the budget. We go through eggs and yogurt like it’s going out of style. I know, we could raise chickens and make our own yogurt, but […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]