100 Hours in the Kitchen: Dealing with (Almost) Wasted Food

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Cooking Economically: Making Your Own (Foolproof) Broth

Probably about half of the meals we make around here require broth of some sort; whether it’s a skillet chicken and rice dish from my favorite cooking blog or some pronto penne pasta, broth (especially chicken broth) is an absolute staple in our kitchen. Theoretically, I knew in the back of my head somewhere that …

Cooking Economically: Cutting Down on Food Waste

In one of the books I just finished reading, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn (affiliate link),  she cites a pretty staggering statistic — American consumers throw away approximately 25-30% of the food we buy, which accounts for hundreds and hundreds of wasted dollars per year, not to mention a strain on our …

Financial Friday: 10 Tips for Spending Less on Groceries

    I always thought that our spending habits when it came to groceries were pretty normal (maybe because for the first six years of our marriage, we lived in a poor college town full of poor college students), but based on some of the comments coming in lately asking how we manage to spend …