Stocking Your Pantry for Home Cooking: The Basics

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If you’ve ever started dinner only to realize that you’re out of one thing or another, then you’ll know how easy it is to give up on dinner and just head for the nearest eating establishment. I mean, you’re going out anyway, right? A well-stocked pantry is one of the first keys to successful home […]

5 Ways To Cook More Often

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With our weekly menu on display for everyone to see, it may be hard to believe that we ever eat out, but we do. In fact, there are days when the fast food flows as I sit behind my computer and toil away, leaving no time for the things I enjoy, one of them being […]

Longer-Lasting Fresh Herbs in a Cup

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The leaves are turning on the trees here, signaling the end of summer and the return of brisk nights and even shorter days, as if school starting and the Halloween and Christmas decorations in stores weren’t enough. Yes. Christmas decorations. Keep your pants on, Mr. Retail Giant. The return of cold nights also means my […]

Canned Tuna: More Than Just a Casserole

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I like tuna. Really. I do. I like it as a big, ol’ tuna steak, sliced raw on my sushi, seared and dipped in wasabi-infused sauce. I do NOT, however, appreciate what most American households are likely to have as their tuna standard: Chunk Light Tuna…at least in most cases. You’ve seen it in cans […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Freezing Meals and the Basics of Food Storage

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Photo by thebittenworld.com Three years ago, my in-laws bought us a freezer for Christmas. It is one of the best gifts we’ve ever received. My parents were feeling slighted, so they bought us a knife set this past year. Those are also wonderful, but I’m here to talk about the freezer. Our freezer is a […]

7 Ways to Save Money On Your Next Grocery Trip: Deal Seeking Mom Guest Post

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Earlier this week, I wrote a guest post for Tara at Deal Seeking Mom about how to save money the next time you visit the grocery store. I came up with seven of my favorite tips. 1. Browse the weekly ads online before you go to the store 2. Combine online printable and clipped coupons […]