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.

How to Make Meatballs

If you just like to buy a bag of premade frozen meatballs you can skip down a bit and read my list of different serving ideas. But first I’m going to share a few meatball recipes. Italian Meatball Recipe Adding a bit of grated Parmesan cheese and some fresh parsley gives these meatballs an Italian […]

The Quick Start Guide to Saving Money on Food

When you run into a month where there are “more days than money” here are some quick tips to help you cut back on your grocery bill. Make an inventory of what you have on hand Look in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. Make a list of every meal you can make without buying anything. […]

Cooking Ahead: Roasting Vegetables

Last night it was just me for dinner and before I started I was re-reading parts of An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler, which is not full of recipes exactly but more like ideas. It’s about not wasting food and cooking ahead and exploring. Every time I pick it up, […]

How to Make Chicken Broth

Learning how to make chicken broth can save you lots of money over the years. You can make chicken broth from a whole chicken, from cut up parts of a chicken, or even from just the bones leftover from that roast chicken you made. You can also collect bones in the freezer until you have […]

Make Ahead Freezer Meals: Recipes & Batch Cooking Ideas

Whether you actually like to cook or not, having a small freezer stash of either full meals (think casserole) or meal kits (think chicken or flank steak frozen in a bag with marinade that can be moved the fridge in the morning or the night before to defrost, then thrown on the grill or into […]