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. It’s estimated that in the United States 30-40% of the food supply ends up as waste. Imagine if that was happening at your house. A third of what […]

How to Make Easy Stovetop Rice

stovetop rice in saucepan

Stovetop Rice comes together quickly and easily without a lot of hassle. It’s the perfect base for any number of meals and a super simple side dish. When time is limited, it’s helpful if you’ve got some quick and easy recipes in your back pocket. Bonus points if it’s a meal you can make without […]

How to Make Brown Sugar When You Really Need It

homemade brown sugar in white bowl

Run out of brown sugar? No problem. With white sugar and molasses you can make your own to use in your favorite baking recipes. Brown sugar is sometimes essential to a recipe. You can’t make a good Cinnamon Roll without it. And Not Mushy Oatmeal really tastes its best with a sprinkling of brown sugar. Forget about making Chocolate Chip […]

8 Steps for Better Cookie Baking

oatmeal cookies on a white plate with glass of milk

Bake someone happy today. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps to better cookie baking. Pictured: Cranberry Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies C is for cookie. It’s good enough for me. Truer words were never spoken. Who doesn’t have fond memories of the Cookie Monster gobbling down cookies in a flurry of […]

Convenience Foods You Can Make Better & Cheaper Yourself

Want to make your own trail mix? Oatmeal cups? Flavored cream cheese? Frozen taquitos? There are loads of convenience foods you can make better and cheaper yourself. Pictured: Instant Oatmeal Packets: How to Make Your Own There are a lot of things out there that are convenient to grab when you’re out and about. The grocery shelves […]

Easy Mac & Cheese in the Instant Pot

spoonful of macaroni from an instant pot

The easiest Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe comes together in just minutes, tastes great, and feeds a crowd easily. Try this tonight! Mac and Cheese is pretty easy to make, right? Open the blue box, dump the noodles in boiling water, mix the dry mix with milk and butter…. Oh right. You want real […]

Bean Recipes that Taste Great & Will Save You Money

Beans are an affordable ingredient with great main dish potential. But what can you MAKE with beans? I’ve gotcha covered with these easy and delicious bean recipes. Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat… the more you save! Surprised ya, there, didn’t I? While beans may sometimes get a bad rap for causing […]

How To Cook Pinto Beans (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, & Stovetop Directions)

Cooking pinto beans from scratch is a great way to enjoy beans as a side dish or as a meatless main dish. They are so much cheaper than canned beans. Wanna save some money on food costs? Well, then, maybe it’s time to embrace the bean. If you read any money-saving advice when it comes […]