Surprise suprise, romance is not just found at some exotic place or fancy restaurant, it can be found right within your home! One of the keys to balancing your budget and your finances is to find ways to be creative
Trader Joe’s Meal Plan for Two Under $50/Week
Trader Joe’s is one of my all-time favorite places to shop. They seem to have every little ingredient you need for a recipe as well as some fun goodies to throw in the cart – all at VERY reasonable prices.
How I Cut My Grocery Spending from $650/month to $300/month
I consider our grocery budget a work in progress. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think about how I can cut back, or where I can save. It’s the most variable part of our budget, and
Meal Planning in 4 Easy Steps
For many of us, the idea of “meal planning” sounds daunting. Who has the time to put together perfectly planned meals, buy all the ingredients, and get it done in one day? Or even a series of days? The key
Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up
What’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Memorable times, your quirky family, and that huge turkey just waiting for all of you to DIG IN! Whether you are hosting or attending – one thing is for sure … it can
Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half
The average American household spends an insane amount of their paycheck on groceries. How can this be? Among the many problems that contribute to this, here are a few: 1. Prices are on the rise – We are all
More Soup for Your Soul
Last night I was with some friends, and after having these AMAZING enchiladas, I got a little inspired to try making Mexican food! Now, I have to be honest, I have a serious fear of making Mexican dishes because I’m
Make It At Home, Save Thousands Per Year
This morning I came across a very interesting article that talked about “Ten Things Americans Waste the Most Money On”, and let me tell you, the amount spent on various products and services is astounding. What surprised me the most,
5 Inexpensive Ingredients
How many times have you been ready to cook or bake something, and you realize you are missing one crucial ingredient? Usually if this happens, you either try to substitute, or make something off-hand that you know won’t taste as
My New Favorite Ingredient
One of the things I love about cooking is that the process of learning never ends! There are always new ingredients to try, new ways to experiment with them, and favorite recipes soon begin to collect in the recipe box.
How Do I Start Couponing?
When you have a million things to do, it can be hard to even entertain the idea of couponing, yet we all know it can save us HUGE amounts of money off our grocery bill every month. On average, a