5 EASY ways to save on groceries (that don’t involve coupons)

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5 ways save on groceriesGroceries and other food expenses are often a large portion of a family’s budget.. This is pretty unavoidable. Food is necessary to survive and unless you’re living a self-sustainable lifestyle in the countryside, your food doesn’t grow on trees (AKA it costs money!).

While it is absolutely important to include groceries as a part of the budget, there are quite a few ways to cut down on this expense. And in a pinch, this is actually one of the expenses … Read more

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

A grocery rebate app that CAN be used at ALDI

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If you’ve been following my blog, you are aware that it’s no secret that I love shopping at ALDI because of the money that it saves our family.

Ever since my ALDI post went viral with over 3 million views, I think I have been esteemed by some as an expert on all things ALDI, which kind of makes me chuckle at times. 🙂 I only mention this because I have people ask me questions about ALDI all the 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 reasons why you SHOULDN’T shop at Aldi

With over 3.5 million views- Check out these reasons why you SHOULDN'T shop at Aldi.

Anyone who is close to me knows how much I love Aldi.


Yes, you read the title right- “5 reasons why you SHOULDN’T shop at Aldi”. Bear with me.


Growing up, my parents often shopped at an Aldi near our house. Without looking at packaging, I could always easily identify what had been bought at Aldi. The graham crackers tasted like cardboard. The marshmallows weren’t spongy. In reality, all the items probably weren’t that bad, but … Read more

How I made $101 in 1 week by doing practically nothing


Us Bacons are on a budget.  Most people are, I suppose, but this is a fairly new commitment for us.  We have gone through periods of extreme saving throughout the span of our marriage, but never quite had details set in stone to stick to.  It’s hard to fully follow through with something when you don’t have specific goals in mind.

So the second week of January (we were a little behind the curve on timing), we sat down and … Read more