Budget-Friendly Foods Kids Love

Budget Friendly Foods that Kids Love - Feeding kids is an art as well as a science. They have simple tastes. Yet not. How can one feed them well and not end up in the poor house?

Feeding kids is an art as well as a science. They have simple tastes. Yet not. How can one feed them well and not end up in the poor house? As a mom of six children, 17 and under, I’ve had my fair share of food battles. My older children complain that I’ve gone soft […]

Serve a Buffet to Save Money

Serve a Buffet to Save Money - Serving a meal buffet style, like sandwiches or salads, allows you to use up small amounts of things lingering in the fridge without appearing to run short on any one thing. That means you save money!

Serving a meal buffet-style, like sandwiches or salads, allows you to use up small amounts of things lingering in the fridge without appearing to run short on any one thing. That means you save money! You wouldn’t think that a buffet could save you money. After all, aren’t all-you-can-eat buffets those troughs of food where […]

Save Money by Shopping at Ethnic Grocery Stores

Head to your local ethnic food stores for economical ingredients for your favorite recipes. Some of our favorite foods are from international flavor profiles. Anytime I make Mexican or Asian food, it’s a big hit. That’s a double blessing since the ingredients for these foods are typically lower priced. Beans, rice, and spices — ubiquitous […]

Audit Yourself

Want to spend less on groceries? Figure out what in the world you’re buying! This month we’re talking about ways to save on groceries. One of the first lines of defense is to determine your baseline. What are you spending and what in the world are you buying? If you don’t think about this too […]

9 Homemade Dips that Are Healthier & Cheaper

Make your own dips this football season. They’ll be cheaper and healthier. And taste way better. I am a dipper. Totally. Ever since I was a little girl, chips and dip have made my eyes light up. Doesn’t matter what kind: sour cream and onion, guacamole, 7-layer dip, even Cactus Dip! Yep, I ate weird […]

Plan for a Great Week in the Kitchen

Plan for a Great Week in the Kitchen - Want to eat well, save some money, and enjoy your time in the kitchen? Plan for it!

Want to eat well, save some money, and enjoy your time in the kitchen? Plan for it! You can have a great week of healthy, economical meals. It doesn’t happen with the snap of one’s fingers. Only Mary Poppins can do that. But, it’s within your reach. Check out these 7 Steps to Set Up […]

Make Your Own Stocks and Broths

What to Do with Turkey Bones? Make Stock

Don’t buy processed stocks and broths. You can make your own for less money and better flavor. Now that summer is over, we should see more and more sales on whole chickens, turkeys, and roasts. This is good news. Don’t be intimidated by cooking the whole bird. You can easily roast a small chicken or […]

5 Favorite Breakfasts to Help You Save Some Coin

Save money on breakfast by making it yourself instead of opening a box. Try one (or all) of these five easy recipes this week! Processed breakfast foods are hugely expensive these days.┬áMany of the varieties available┬áreally don’t offer much more than empty calories. My kids could eat through a box of Frosted Sugar Num-Nums and […]