Lessons Learned from a Pantry Challenge

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A pantry challenge is a concentrated effort to shop the kitchen before heading to the stores. I learn lessons afresh each time I do it. Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad Every January now for several years I give special attention to “eating down the pantry”. It’s a great way to scale back after the business and […]

How to Build Your Pantry on a Budget

This month, I’m working to organize my pantry, refrigerator and freezer. Part of doing that is to use up what we have and do a major stock rotation. I’ve set some goals for the month and am trying to be diligent in how I cook and how I shop. Each day, I’m recording on my […]

Tortilla Soup

I’ve actually been quite surprised at some of the fun meals and snacks that have come from the pantry, fridge, and freezer. There has been some fails, like the absolutely gross tamale pie that I invented or the buttermilk scones that I made without buttermilk. But, there have been some truly yummy lunches and dinners […]

Keys to a Successful Pancake Breakfast — or Dinner

As we “eat-from-the-pantry” this month, I anticipate some creative cooking and menu planning. However, one regular feature on our menu that also makes good use of pantry staples is one that my kids will gladly embrace: Pancakes! My husband is usually the pancake chef around here, creating all sorts of cool designs. Whether you serve […]

How to Refill the Pantry after a Pantry Challenge

Doing a Pantry Challenge is a great way to save money and prevent food waste. But, if you’re left with an empty cupboard at the end of the month? How do you refill the pantry without going over budget next month? When you do a Pantry Challenge, you’re focusing on eating down the pantry. Perhaps […]