5 Sources for Produce When You Don’t Grow Your Own

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: I was born into a family of subsistence farmers. My dad, my grandparents, my great-grandparents and all those before them were born and raised on farms. My dad was the first to leave the rural life for college and never returned. While I’ve lived my […]

What is a Pantry Challenge and How Can It Save You Money?

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: Food is my life. I think about it whenever I’m not eating it or preparing it. My kids do, too. Their parting words at night? What’s for breakfast? Obviously, food is an integral part of our family’s culture. Many of my early jobs, motherhood notwithstanding, […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Five Ways With Pasta

This month in our Eat Well, Spend Less series, we’re talking about emergency preparedness. To be honest, I’m not sure our family is prepared at all for a major emergency, so I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the posts from Jessica, Aimee, Shaina, Katie G, Alyssa, Katie K, and Tammy. That said, I love […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Food Storage Tips

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less topic is food storage! I shared my tips for an organized pantry earlier this week, and each of the other participating bloggers is sharing their best food storage tips as well. There are some really good tips here for every size kitchen and situation! I’m especially interested in Tammy’s […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: The Power of an Organized Pantry

As you know, I participated in the three-week Eat Well, Spend Less series in April. Well, the feedback to that series was so great — and the nine of us participating had so much fun! — that we’ve decided to continue with monthly posts for the forseeable future. When someone suggested food storage tips for […]

Getting the Most out of Your Pantry: Making It Last

By far, the most common answer to this week’s poll question – “How organized is your pantry?” – was: “I usually reorganize my pantry and/or stockpile every few months, but it rarely lasts.” So how do get our pantries, freezers and stockpiles organized and keep them that way? Staying On Top Of It Taking a […]

Getting the Most out of Your Pantry: Canisters or Original Packaging?

Do you have canisters and other containers in your pantry or do you keep food in it’s original packaging, maybe with clips to hold the bags closed? I’ve been thinking about this a lot as I get ready to reorganize my pantry (again!). Right now, we keep everything in it’s original packaging. I actually open […]

Quick Tips: Making Your Pantry Work for You

This week we’re looking at how an organized pantry, freezer and stockpile can actually save you money. Before we get down to the nitty-gritty of organizing them, here are a few quick tips for putting your pantry to work for you: ::If you’re short on space – or trying to make the most out of […]

Getting the Most out of Your Pantry: Make a Plan

It’s plan time! This week we’re looking at putting your pantry to work for you. By decluttering and organizing your pantry, freezer and stockpile, you’ll save on your grocery bill – something we could all use these days. Why? Because you will know exactly what you have. ::You’ll know which food is getting ready to […]