Roasted Chicken for Easy Weeknight Meals

Roasted Chicken for Easy Weeknight Meals

To make my life easier, I like to do as much cooking ahead as possible.  I’ve mentioned roasting chicken before, but I thought I would show exactly how I do it.  I learned this method from Short Stop Blog a while ago, and it has definitely given me so many options for throwing a meal […]

Freezing Leftover Ingredients – Liquids

Freezing Leftover Ingredients – Liquids

Here’s another tip for not wasting ingredients you only use once in a recipe.  I made a Green Smoothie a couple of weeks ago that used 1-2 tablespoons of coconut milk.  I’m sure people were asking, “What do I do with the rest of the can?  This stuff is not free!” I poured the rest […]

Saving Money by Using Everything You Buy

Saving Money by Using Everything You Buy

I know this might sound obvious, but you will save a lot of money with some careful meal planning and using everything you buy from the grocery store.  When I plan a meal, I plan for the leftovers to be another meal.  Sometimes it’s lunch the next day and sometimes it’s another dinner.  To keep […]

Buying in Bulk – Pepperoni

Buying in Bulk – Pepperoni

I’ve had my eye on a huge stick of pepperoni at BJ’s for a while with the thought that I could freeze it and use for a lot of different recipes.  It’s so much cheaper than buying those little packs of pre-sliced stuff.  We are planning on making calzones soon, so I thought it would […]

How I Cook to Fit Our Budget – Part 2 – Build a Meal

How I Cook to Fit Our Budget – Part 2 – Build a Meal

What I mean by “build a meal” is cooking and preparing things ahead of time that will help you to build a meal later.  In my last post on “How I Cook to Fit Our Budget – The Basics,” I discussed how I meal plan and make things from scratch.  I’m going to break it […]

How I Cook to Fit Our Budget – The Basics

How I Cook to Fit Our Budget – The Basics

  One of the reasons for starting this blog is to have a record of the recipes I make. I (like my mom) am famous for making a recipe, changing it up a little and not writing it down. That delicious meal is then lost forever, and can never be shared or cooked again. I […]