9 Pantry Meals To Help You Save Money

bean and rice bowl with chips and toppings

Having a list of pantry meals you can make in a pinch can help you save money and time. No need to run out for take-out, just cook up some pantry staples. There are lots of reasons to cook from your pantry. You can save time, money, and a whole lot of stress when you […]

Easy Breakfast Ideas to Save You Time in the Morning

bowl of oatmeal with toppings and milk

Serve up a breakfast buffet to save time in the morning. These easy breakfast ideas will help you get a great start on your day. Mornings can be rushed and busy. Breakfast can often be an after-thought, despite the fact that everyone KNOWS it’s the most important meal of the day. You find yourself rushing […]

Dinner Mishap? Have a Backup Meal Plan

pan of lasagna with salad and rolls

Not every meal you serve will be picture perfect. While mishaps can happen, you can save the day by having a backup meal plan. It stands to reason that not every meal you plan will go the way you want it to. Life happens. The power goes out. You forget to thaw something. Such is […]

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! Poorman’s Chicken Caesar Salad Eating good food, both nutritious and tasty, doesn’t require an unlimited grocery budget. Some of […]

How Food Presentation Can Transform Your Meals

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 […]

Stock Your Pantry for Easy, Quick Desserts

Dessert can be amazingly simple and sweet, especially if you stock the pantry accordingly. Prepare for quick desserts so that you can treat guests — or yourself! — anytime. It can be fun to have friends and family over to hang out and enjoy a bite to eat. It’s even more fun when you’re so […]

Meal Planning Strategies for Back to School

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The new school year is upon us! Consider these meal planning strategies for back to school to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner good, easy, AND cheap. The clock is ticking on summer vacation. In some parts, the kids have already gone back to school; in others they’re counting down the days until summer ends. Perhaps […]

No-Cook Suppers: Enjoy Real Food the Easy Way

Don’t feel like cooking tonight? No problem. You can skip that kitchen task and still eat real, good food on a budget with these no-cook suppers. No take-out or reservations required. The Ploughman’s Lunch Fancy dinners are to people in the 2000’s what restaurants were to people in the ’80s. Ahem. I just might have borrowed […]