It can be annoying when you go into your pantry to grab a can of tomatoes or a bottle of ketchup only to discover that there isn't any left in the pantry Not only that you may not realize that every time you go to use one of these items is missing from your pantry it actually … [Read more...] about Why keeping a stocked pantry is important
Impulse buys are the bread and butter (so to speak!) of the grocery store’s profits… all those things people don’t really need but buy on impulse anyway, especially because they have a prominent spot on the end cap or the middle shelf. But did you know that shoppers without a … [Read more...] about Grocery shoppers with lists spend far less on impulse buys
Yes, we all know how it makes so much more sense to buy Christmas presents early, but people never seem to think about the advantages of starting your Christmas grocery shopping early too. If you waited to buy all your ingredients until the week or two before Christmas, you … [Read more...] about Start buying your holiday groceries now to get the best prices
How often do your kids complain “I’m hungry!” but you are stuck trying to remember what you have handy for healthy snacks that won’t spoil any meals? Create a snack basket filled with healthy snacks. You can divide a bag of baby carrots into smaller snack size Ziploc … [Read more...] about Create a snack basket in the fridge for kids or your diet
How often have you been cleaning out your fridge on garbage day and discovered moldy leftovers hiding in the back of your fridge? Unfortunately, when it comes to leftovers, out of sight means out of mind, and kids don’t necessarily understand that it is a bad idea to push that … [Read more...] about Create a leftovers area of the fridge to prevent food waste
Is your refrigerator a disorganized mess? Organize it using labels! You will be able to see what you have on hand - even when your fridge is bursting full - and be less likely to let things spoil because you forgot you had leftover lasagna that one of your kid pushed to the … [Read more...] about Label areas of your refrigerator to keep organized
People often believe that generic brands of food products will always be cheaper than their name brand counterparts. If you are coupon savvy, you will quickly learn that brands can be cheaper - if the coupon is right. But those coupons aren't always right, and it will still … [Read more...] about Are brands cheaper with coupons than buying generic brands?
Especially if you have a brand new chest freezer or have moved to a new area where you were not able to bring your freezer stockpile, there are ways you can stock that freezer for much less. Freezer foods often follow a cycle when they are available. And if you purchase on … [Read more...] about Stock your freezer by following sales cycles
Always shake off water when you purchase vegetables at a grocery store. While water spraying is necessary to keep fruits and veggies from being dried out and going bad, that extra water, especially on items like romaine and kale, can easily trap a ton of excess water on the … [Read more...] about Are you paying for water weight on vegetables?
When was the last time you washed your reusable grocery shopping bags? If you are like most people, probably never! And if you think they would be pretty clean since they only carry groceries, you would be wrong. They can be a breeding ground for all kinds of … [Read more...] about How to wash reusable grocery bags
With many municipalities and cities running kitchen scraps programs, you need to have all your kitchen (food) scraps in your compostable kitchen scraps container. But what about that icky looking bag of bell peppers you forgot about in the fridge? Do you need to remove them … [Read more...] about Are produce bags compostable?
When grocery shopping, you should always give your shopping cart handle and seat/basket area. Those areas tend to get the dirtiest with bacteria from things like leaking packages of meat or poultry, unwashed produce or items that have previously fallen on the floor, and even … [Read more...] about How to clean grocery carts when shopping
How often do you go to grate a block of cheese, especially one of the softer cheeses such as mozzarella, only to have it break and crumble on you as you try and grate it? Here is a trick next time you need to grate cheese. Ten or fifteen minutes before you need to grate the … [Read more...] about How to easily grate a block of cheese
Do you realize that by buying a whole chicken and cutting it up yourself you can save up to half the price of what it would have cost for you to buy those pieces separately. And best of all you get to plan meals that use expensive chicken breasts as a result. Are you a little … [Read more...] about Saving money by buying whole chickens
Did you know if you check in with Facebook or FourSquare at many places - including grocery stores, clothing stores and restaurants - that you can receive offers and special deals from those businesses when you check in. How do you know if the store or business offers deals for … [Read more...] about Checking in with Facebook & FourSquare for deals