Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Glaze

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Looking for an easy cake recipe? This Spiced Pumpkin Cake with a luscious maple glaze comes together easily and quickly, perfect for dessert or snacking.

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Glaze on cake stand

Got a hankering for cake? Prefer not to spend a pretty penny nor fill up on hydrogenated fats and preservatives? Then it’s time to get baking!

Baking and cooking at home is a great way to save money. Not only can you trim your food spending, but you also have the opportunity to control which ingredients you use as well as the quality of those ingredients.

This is never more true than when it comes to baking a cake from scratch. Sure, bakery cakes are now pretty cheap and cake mixes often go on sale, but you’ll pay a higher price for better quality ingredients.

Why do that when you can bake your own at home for less? This Spiced Pumpkin Cake with a Maple Glaze is a great place to start — or continue — your home baking journey. Continue Reading »

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How to Meal Plan on a Budget

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Meal planning is simply the process of choosing which meals to prepare in the coming days. Learn how to meal plan on a budget so that you can save money and waste less food while eating well!

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Eating good food, both nutritious and tasty, doesn’t require an unlimited grocery budget. Some of the best meals in the world are made from affordable pantry staples.

However, sometimes in the meal planning frenzy of Pinterest and social media, you may find yourself overreaching, thinking that big, elaborate, and expensive is the only way to meal plan.

Thankfully, that’s not at all true. Good food and a balanced budget aren’t mutually exclusive. They do, however, take a little work and planning.

You can easily stay on budget and avoid food waste through savvy meal planning. It’s as simple as taking stock of what you have, planning meals around what’s there, and supplement with a minimal amount of additional purchases.

This is one surefire to meal plan on a budget. You will be eating well AND sitting pretty. Continue Reading »

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

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Have a hankering for that delicious yogurt sauce that comes with gyros? You can make your own easily at home with this simple Tzatziki Sauce Recipe. Take-out is tempting. That’s all there is to it. Someone else makes dinner for you — and even does the dishes! It’s quick, or at least feels immediate even […]

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Breakfast Sandwich Recipe: Easy & Freezer Friendly

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breakfast sandwich with table spread

A Breakfast Sandwich is not only an easy meal on the go, but it’s also one that you can stash in the freezer for those super busy mornings. Check out how simple it is to make a batch for yourself! You know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but mornings…, well, […]

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How Food Presentation Can Transform Your Meals

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Food doesn’t need to be expensive to be special. In fact, food presentation can make the simplest, cheapest eats seem like a feast for a king. While few of us have unlimited grocery budgets, it’s not that hard to put out a fancy spread. Oh sure, you can spend a small fortune on groceries, but […]

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