Learn how to cut your grocery bill

Save money on food by learning how to shop, how to store food, how to plan meals and more.

Cooking on a Budget

Of course, this site is full of recipes for cooking on a budget! But here are some articles I’ve written that will help you more than just a single cheap recipe. First, figure out how much things really cost. Some meats that are cheaper by the pound have fewer servings in each pound so you […]

Stretch That Chicken (Or Turkey)

Have a whole chicken and need to make it last? Here are some ideas. I substitute chicken and turkey freely in the recipes below. 1. Roast the chicken in your favorite manner. Serve with plenty of side dishes to ensure that there is leftover chicken. To be sure, set aside the portion you want to […]

Stretch that Beef Roast

As long as you’re cooking, cook a roast big enough for several meals. The first night, you might do a normal potatoes and gravy kind of thing. Save some of the “juices” for another night and set aside the meat you don’t want to get eaten that first night before you set the table. Out […]

Cooking Substitutions

Uh-Oh! Recipe looks interesting but you’re missing an ingredient? Maybe this list of cooking substituions can help. Apple pie spice: For 1 teaspoon, use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon allspice and a dash of ginger. Baking powder: 1 tsp baking soda plus 1/2 tsp cream of tartar for each teaspoon of baking […]

Save Money with Chicken Leg Quarters

Frozen chicken leg quarters frequently go on sale at a price that’s hard to beat. You have to look and make sure they’re not including the backs, unless you don’t care because you’re mostly making soup anyway. Also, they tend to have more fatty portions that I like to cut off before doing anything else. […]