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Food & Recipes
Articles: Food

Articles: Food & Recipes

  • Boxed Wines: An Eco and Wallet-Friendly Choice

    Boxed wine have a bad rep, but they've come a long way. We review these inexpensive and smart choices to find some real gems.

  • Oh, Glorious Pumpkin

    I could go on and on about why autumn is my most favorite season of all for my family, but if I have to limit it to one word, it would be PUMPKINS!

  • Surviving the Grocery Hike

    I wanted to share a few tips though that have helped us with our grocery budget and ways that I am able to feed our family well for a lot less money than most. Decrease your grocery spending without sacrificing all the good eating in the process.

  • A Frugal Mom's Guide to Coffee

    The occasional trip for coffee isn’t a budget-buster, but running out daily to get a cup can cause some damage. I need my coffee fix, so I have come up with my own strategies towards creating the perfect brew without the $5 per cup price tag.

  • Running an Energy-Efficient Freezer

    Do you find yourself wondering what is lurking at the bottom of your deep freezer? Defrosting a freezer is certainly not a favorite on anyone’s to-do list, but it is a necessary item on our checklists in order to keep our freezers running efficiently.

  • Create Your Own Mixes

    Have you ever run out of an essential ingredient to your cooking? It can be frustrating when you happen to be in the middle of making a dish and have to hit the store. Wouldn’t it be great to have a few recipes in your back pocket for times like these?

  • The Quest for Cheap Baby Food

    Is it worth the effort to make your own? Where can you score coupons? How much should you be spending? I’ve answered all these questions and more in this handy guide to tackling the finances of this stage in your baby’s development.

  • One Month of Slow Cooking

    This time, we've thrown down the gauntlet and present to you an entire month of recipes using your slow cooker. Not only do you get 30 recipes, we've added the approximate nutritional content of each. Enjoy!

  • Healthy Eating on a Budget

    Have you always felt that serving healthier foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and whole grain bread were too expensive for your food budget? Learn how to eat healthier and still stay within your current budget.

  • Aldi Fall/Winter Menu Planner

    Amy strikes again with another Aldi Menu Planner chock full of great meal ideas for you & your family. Enjoy a month’s worth of dinners on a budget.

  • How to Host Thanksgiving Dinner and Enjoy it Anyways

    You've been nominated; or perhaps your family has issued a decree; or perhaps it's simply your turn. No matter what the reason, you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. This need not be a burden, given the right planning and organization.

  • Aldi Menu Planner

    The much-anticipated meal plan made exclusively from what's available at your local Aldi Supermarket. For less than $130, you can feed your entire family dinner for a month!

  • Aldi Supermarket

    Ever wonder how Aldi Supermarket keeps their prices so low and just what type of person shops at this discount chain? Amy offers an informative look on shopping at Aldi and a few tips for making the most of your own shopping experience.

  • Picky Eater Dinner Ideas

    If you are the mommy of a picky eater, menu planning can be extremely tough and discouraging. I would like to offer to you, a few dinner ideas that can take some of the monotony out of your menu and satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

  • Picky Eaters

    It is hard enough to menu plan for your family with family members who will eat just about anything, but try to plan a menu around a picky eater. Here's some tips for dealing with these challenges.

  • Price Books 101

    How do you know which store really has the best prices on groceries? Should the coupon in this week's flyer change your decision? Here's how to track what deals are really worth it.

  • Quick and Easy Recipes

    No matter what your family's tastes are or what your schedule is like, you'll find something fix for dinner tonight with these fast and simple recipes.

  • Baby Food

    Want your baby to eat healthier and more organic food? Want to save money in the process? All you need is a weekend to create a supply of homemade baby food that will last months.

  • Living Out of Your Pantry

    Living paycheck to paycheck? We were and that it is how this pantry article came into creation. We offer a month's worth of planned meals, the meals for these recipes, and the grocery list in order to accomplish these dishes.

  • Gettin' Quick in the Kitchen

    Don't have hours on end to spend cooking in the kitchen? Well, neither do we! This article is full of quick tips on how to save time in the kitchen and still eat healthfully.