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How to Make Beef Stock

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here.Don’t throw away scraps. Make […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 7: Pantry Clean-Up

This is Day 7 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Today I cleaned out the pantry. I forget how consuming a pantry challenge is, of my mind and my time. I feel like I got […]

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Pantry Challenge Link-Up #1

As you know, I’m “eating down the pantry” this month to save money and be a better steward of what we have. Every day I’m blogging how we’re eating and cooking as a family. And I do mean “we.” My four oldest children are responsible to be chief cook one night a week. You can […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 6: Ice Cream for Breakfast & A Shopping Trip

This is Day 6 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. I even had ice cream for breakfast. This challenge is proving to keep me on my toes. In order to keep my family calm and […]

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Meal Planning: Pantry Challenge Week 2

We’re entering the second week of our month-long Pantry Challenge. Meal planning is key to making this thing work. So, I’ve been scheming and taking inventory, making lists and strategizing. If you build your meal plan from what you have, it will go well for you. Last week I cleaned out the frig and wiped […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 5: Slow Cooking

This is Day 5 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Slow cooking was the theme. Today dragged and flew at the same time. I had so much to do and each individual task seem to […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 4: Kale Pizza and Other Such Yummy Stuff

This is Day 4 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. I even put kale on a pizza. We’re getting into the swing of things with this month-long Pantry Challenge. (Not sure what I’m talking about? […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 3: Breakfast Freezer Cooking

This is Day 3 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. I even did some freezer cooking! Today went fairly well, considering all things. I spent three-hours answering the backlog of email that had accumulated over […]

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Minute Minestrone

What do you do when you’ve got the leftovers of a spaghetti dinner? Well, besides having spaghetti again?  I know some folks would mix up a Baked Spaghetti dish, but my people aren’t fans of that. So, I needed a different option to make the most of our leftovers. If you’re doing the Pantry Challenge […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 2: Enchilada Night & a Freezer Inventory

This is Day 2 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Day 2 of our month-long Pantry Challenge found me making an inventory of the freezers. I have two: a deep freeze and the  freezer section of our side-by-side […]

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