Food and Groceries

Keeping an Eye on Our Food Budget

Yesterday I mentioned in our monthly review that we really went over our food budget for the month.  We use Mint to track our accounts and for January here was the total for food-related expenses -> $767.17. As I was writing the review and looking at the numbers, I knew I’d have to cover how this […]

Quick Tips to Save on Your Groceries

This is a money saving tip for the 50/50 Challenge. Today’s post was originally published on Married Food.  If your groceries bills are creeping up and it’s not just due to food prices, you’re not alone. Many people don’t optimize their grocery shopping habits to help them get more (quality and quantity) for their hard earned money. Too many […]

10 Kitchen Appliances You May Never Use

Wouldn’t it be great to have a specific machine or gadget for every task in the kitchen? When you’re improvising this may seem like the ideal, but it is really not. There are a couple of kitchen electronics we use every day (coffee maker and toaster) while the rest are used occasionally. Our condo has […]

Using a CSA to Save Money on Groceries

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? When you sign up for a CSA, you’re shareholder or member that has a economic relationship with a local farmer or farms. Typically members pay an upfront free to be a member for a year. In return members get share of the crop or livestock. The benefits to the member is fresh […]

Dine for Less: Shirley’s Homemade Chili

Saving Money, Eating Well We enjoy eating out but limit it how often to save money. Most evenings we’re eating at home which is not only budget-friendly but saves time and gasoline. One of our fall favorites is a bowl of home-made chili. Cooking in doesn’t mean you have to make it from scratch, although […]