7 Easy Ways to Avoid Food Waste

To avoid food waste is to save money. Have you considered that? You’re throwing money away when you waste food. Good reason to stop, eh? Here’s how. They say that Americans waste up to 25% of the food they buy. If this statistic is true, depending on what you’re throwing away, you could reduce your […]

Pantry Challenge Meal Plan

A pantry challenge meal plan is what will get you through the month of eating down your food storage. It will organize you and help you prioritize how to spend your grocery budget. So, yesterday I finished my inventory of all our food. Wow! We have some interesting things, including the motherlode of mystery soups […]

My Pantry Inventory & Pantry Challenge Meal Plan

You can make your Pantry Challenge successful and save money on groceries when you take a pantry inventory and make a meal plan. If you read yesterday’s newsletter or last night’s post, you know that my mad skilz with math told me that if we didn’t do a Pantry Challenge for the rest of the […]

Good Cheap Eats on Good Morning America

You know how much I love a good Pantry Challenge, right? Well, a few weeks ago┬áBecky Worley, a reporter for Good Morning America, contacted me and asked me to advise her on how to have a successful pantry challenge. I flew up to her home in Oakland last week where we raided her cupboard and […]

Tips for a Successful Pantry Challenge

Looking for ways to save money on groceries? The answer may lie in your pantry cupboards, fridge, and freezer. Have you overbought? Time to use it up! Last month our family did a Pantry Challenge. We focused on using up what we had first and then supplementing with fresh items like dairy, eggs, and produce. […]

Pantry Challenge Minestrone

Mix up a pot of this quick and easy minestrone from simple kitchen staples. It’s the perfect answer to a cold and blustery day.

What You Can Learn from a Pantry Challenge

A Pantry Challenge can save you money, but did you know that it can save you money, time, and worries longterm?

7 Pantry Staples You Can Make Yourself

Run out of a regular ingredient? Try one of these pantry staples you can make yourself.   Now that we’re well into the Pantry Challenge, you may find yourself running out of ingredients that you normally keep on hand. It’s fine to run to the store, but what if you really want to stick to […]