nspiration struck (believe me this is rare in my kitchen!), and I made this delicious summery salad. It’s absolutely perfect for a picnic, or warm afternoon.
Yum. I missed cooking. Working part-time at the dinnertime hour has taken time away from the kitchen lately. Now that my work is ending (tonight is my last night!), I am cooking a bit more. I expect this to continue as we’re going through a belt-tightening-super-strict month. I’ll be cooking every meal, and we’ll be […]
I made this yesterday and had to share. This is especially good when you have a cold, or it’s a blustery day. The chili really warms you up! It is one of my favorite new recipes, modified from the simpler Trader Joe’s version (they include Trader Joe’s wontons which I thought tasted like cardboard!) Since I […]
One of the easiest ways to save money on groceries is to create your own personal price book. For a time investment of about 4 hours you could end up saving hundreds of dollars a month. You need an hour or less to type up the price book, and 3 hours to scour local stores […]
Here’s how I break down my shopping with one eye on our health (since it saves money over time) and one on our bottom line. Dairy: we buy all organic. If you can’t find organic, find a hormone free milk (it will say it on the label). If you can find a local producer, even […]
I know, I know, you’re thinking I’m crazy to be devoting a whole blog post to the love of popcorn, but hear me out. 🙂 The reason I like popcorn as a snack is my kids are often empty pits asking for more and more and more food. We are trying to save money so […]
I’ve been purchasing extras of our staples on sale, as well as buying in bulk. I occasionally purchase things from a local buying club, Frontier, or by the case at our local whole foods store (they offer a 10% discount on cases). I also try to stock up when I am near a Trader Joe’s […]
I attended my new favorite Holiday Party this year. A Sweet Swap. It was organized by a friend who did a fabulous job of sending out invites, getting everyone to RSVP on time, and getting us to tell her what we were making. She hosted and fed us yummy soup, bread and salad along with […]