5 Tips for Organizing the Kitchen (Kitchen Tip Tuesday)


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.This week I have the privilege of hosting Kitchen Tip Tuesday, typically a feature over at Tammy’s Recipes. How fun! Join us as we share tips […]

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Pantry Challenge Week 3 (Share Your Progress)

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We’re three-quarters of the way through our Pantry Challenge. Are you seeing bare shelves and better able to navigate your kitchen? Where has the month gone? Seems like we just celebrated Christmas, didn’t we? We’re three weeks into the Pantry Challenge. As I mentioned on Saturday, I stocked up on lunch fixings so that we […]

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Meal Planning:: January 22 – 28

Easy meals and pantry menu planning work really well together. The average kitchen cupboard holds some nice basics for pulling together a simple chili. We’re obviously tackling an easy week in the food arena. Gotta push through the Pantry Challenge, eh? My kids love chili dogs with shredded cheese over the top. I buy kosher […]

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Grocery Geek: Keeping Up with Their Appetites

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Shopping my kitchen is saving me at least $200 on groceries this month — and we still have food left to eat! So last week’s grocery basics trip did not last the week. We continued to have a wealth of dinner options, but lunches were sparse. In the words of my 14 year-old son, all […]

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What to Make with Venison


photo source: The Happy Housewife While neither I nor my husband are hunters, nor anyone in the immediate family either, I do have several friends who are able to offset their food costs through hunting. And we’ve been the happy recipients of venison or wild boar sausage on one or two occasions. Hubs isn’t a […]

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Tips for Organizing the Fridge


Keeping your refrigerator clean and organized can help you save money, waste less, and enjoy cooking. The refrigerator is probably one of the most used appliances in any household. What other appliance runs 24/7? Those refrigerators are trouble makers, though. They tell other people about your habits. They are notorious for becoming a mammoth cleaning […]

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Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake

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Cinnamon and brown sugar form a crunchy topping that sits and settles into a spiced cake, making a perfect accompaniment to coffee, tea, or cocoa. This Cinnamon Coffeecake is quickly becoming a favorite at our house. The cinnamon and brown sugar form a crunchy topping, some of it resting on top, some of it sinking […]

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How to Cook a Chicken in the Slow Cooker

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Forget the expensive rotisserie chickens. Roast a whole chicken in the slow cooker for tender, delicious cooked chicken. In my neck of the woods, whole chickens go as low as $0.57/pound. Yes, really. There’s generally a limit of three, but yes, the price is that low. In southern California. Who knew? I buy the limit […]

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Pantry Challenge Week 2 Done (Share Your Progress)

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Shopping your kitchen entails a little more cooking and creativity than you would normally employ. But, a Pantry Challenge can save you money. We’re reached an impasse in the Pantry Challenge. This weekend, my 14yo said, “It seems like there’s nothing to eat but fruit and stuff you have to cook.” I knew he was […]

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Meal Planning: January 15-21

Meal planning doesn’t have to be complicated, but it’s a great way to make sure you make the most of foods you already have. The pantry challenge continues. I’m so thankful for having drafted a meal plan at the beginning of the month. Not only did this give me a game plan for making the […]

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