7 Tips for Successful Meal Planning

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7 tips meal planning headerMeal planning is the #1 way our family saves on groceries. There are a lot of things that we do to keep our grocery bill to around $60 per week (for a family of 3), but I’m convinced that without meal planning, this would be absolutely impossible.

This is actually an unplanned post; this post was originally supposed to be about different ways to save money on groceries (sans coupons) because I have quite a few good ideas that have … Read more

Master Mix Cornbread

This homemade cornbread recipe is for sure tastebud pleaser and can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes! Enjoy warm with butter and honey. YUM!

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post entitled “The Beauty of Master Mix” that included a recipe for this amazing master baking mix that we always keep on hand as well as a recipe for very yummy muffins made from this mix.

In case you missed that post, in review, Master Mix can be made ahead of time and stored for months on end, which makes it a major time saver.

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The Art of Repurposing Leftovers

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Today “leftovers” are the subject of the blog.  Boring… you may be thinking. Well, they don’t have to be!

I’ve written a few posts now talking about how meal planning saves our family quite a bit of money when it comes to groceries. I also have blogged about how we have a great system where we double recipes when cooking and freeze for future meals (which saves money AND time).  [you can find that post HERE]

Freezing for … Read more

The Beauty of Master Mix

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This master baking mix recipe is a wonderful way to save both time and money! Stores for months!

Hey folks,

Today I am writing about the beauty of master mix.

What is master mix? You are most likely asking yourself.  Well, for starters, it’s not a mixed tape. When googling “master mix” attempting to come up with ideas for a definition, there were many results pertaining to DJ-ing. As DJ-ing isn’t my forte (ha…ha…ha…), I am not going to spend time elaborating on that type of master mix. Instead, today’s post is about the master mix that is … Read more

What’s on the table the next 2 weeks and why it’s costing us only $60/week

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Yesterday I posted the photo below on my social media accounts with “results” from our bi-weekly grocery shopping trip.

Aldi haul

Because I am a woman of my word, here is my promised post what’s on the menu the next 2 weeks spending approximately $60/week!

Now before I get started, a few things you need to know about our family and ­­­this post.

  • We have a great system going on around here where I often double or triple recipes and freeze half
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5 CHEAP meals you can get on the table in 30 MINUTES (or less!)

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True confession- I had never really cooked anything until we got married a few years ago. It’s funny how I barely remember what I survived on in the years preceding up to that event…although my roommate post-college can attest to the fact that I often would simply heat up a small package of frozen vegetables covered with grated Parmesan cheese in the microwave for dinner. (Disclaimer: I do not stand behind that as a healthy, balanced meal!).

However, upon getting … Read more