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 […]

Save Money by Shopping at Ethnic Grocery Stores

Save Money by Shopping at Ethnic Grocery Stores: Head to your local ethnic food stores for economical ingredients for your favorite recipes.

Head to your local ethnic food stores for economical ingredients for your favorite recipes. Some of our favorite foods are from international flavor profiles. Anytime I make Mexican or Asian food, it’s a big hit. That’s a double blessing since the ingredients for these foods are typically lower priced. Beans, rice, and spices — ubiquitous […]

Homemade Chipotle Taco Seasoning Mix

Homemade Chipotle Taco Seasoning Mix - Avoid expensive, packaged seasoning mixes. Make your own for less!

Avoid expensive, packaged seasoning mixes. Make your own for less! One of my favorite ways to save money but still eat incredibly tasty food is to make my own spice mixes. I buy spices in bulk from Costco and then make all kinds of blends myself at home. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the different […]

Saving on Seafood

Saving on Seafood | GoodCheapEats.com

Like fish and seafood but not the price? Stock up and save. Our family loves to eat seafood. That wasn’t always the case for me. However, since I married a deep-sea diver with a love of fish and the last name of Fisher? Well, it’s a bit hard to avoid. One thing that helped me […]

Grocery Geek Q&A: Reducing Grocery Spending

Reducing Grocery Spending - Grocery budgets are tight. How can you trim the bill?

Grocery budgets are tight. How can you trim the bill? Sarah wrote in with the following dilemma: I currently live in a four person household (five if you count my dog). I am the only female, I live with three males, my husband and two sons (age 8 and 11). I have currently whittled my […]

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 […]