Have you ever cooked with ginger paste? It can be found in a tube sold near fresh herbs, or frozen in little cubes in the freezer section of grocery stores. Continue reading “Homemade ginger paste cubes”
My brother once joked about how different my views toward meal planning are from my mother’s. While she struggles to come up with dinner ideas, I shuffle around menu plans so that I can fit in a new recipe. Meal Planning 101 – this one’s for you, Mom.
Have you ever sat down to take a hard look at your budget to see what you can trim? Depending on your situation, you may not have much wiggle room in any of your budget categories. But there is almost always one you can manipulate: FOOD. Continue reading “How we save money on groceries”
I’m not into many apps, and I’ve found that the ones that are supposed to keep my life super organized seem overly complicated. The few apps I do use have broad uses, my favorite being Wunderlist.
I’m going to go ahead and assume you know the benefits of making a list before you go grocery shopping. There is less time involved with multiple trips to the store each week, money saved by knowing what you need and buying mostly only that, and less gas used to get to the store only once a week compared to four times. Continue reading “My most important shopping tool – and favorite app!”
We are pretty excited about doing something new this Thanksgiving. After talking about how crowded and cramped our table is with all the people and food, we decided to risk our lives (and tradition) and give buffet style a try.
Instead of waiting so long for the sweet potatoes to get passed to you that your food is cold, or eating your food as you get it (resulting in a perpetually empty plate), you can skip along the line and fill your plate as you please.