Food Storage

Pantry Challenge #2. Care to join me?

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At the beginning of January I shared that I was on a Pantry Challenge, and I invited my readers to participate. I’ve decided to do another Pantry Challenge this month, and I’d like to invite you to join me again! I did pretty good with the January Pantry Challenge, but I found I struggled to […]

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Operation Keep Hubby Alive: Success!

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About 3 weeks ago I posted about a project I was working on: keeping hubby fed while I traveled out of state! I spent the three weeks prior to my departure cooking meals for my family that would also freeze well so that I could create a simple menu plan for Hubby while I was […]

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I’m on a Pantry Challenge! Care to join me?

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As part of my 2012 State of the Snob, I took a look back at 2012 and then created a forecast for 2013. I examined goals I made and set new ones in the areas of personal, website, social media and resources. One of the goals in my personal life was to do a Pantry […]

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FREE Printable Pantry, Freezer & Household Inventories

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I firmly believe that stockpiling/storing food and household supplies is part of being able to maximize your savings. By buying multiples of an item when they are at their lowest price (which you can determine using my printable Price Book), you have it when you need it. You’re not at the mercy of sales, or […]

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I need your Food Storage questions for my new eBook!

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Today is November 1st. That’s the start of NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a challenge that hundreds of thousands of writers take on each year. I’ve signed up for that several times in past years, but just can’t meet the challenge of producing 50,000 words in one month. What I CAN […]

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Oh my pantry REALLY needs my attention…

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This comic ran in the paper this last Sunday and was a gentle reminder to me that I need to give my pantry some serious attention. We’ve had some extra things in the laundry room recently, which is where my storage and pantry cabinets are, making it tough to get in there and do a […]

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Fiesta Salsa for National Can-It-Forward Day

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I only learned to can two years ago, but I’m hooked. I learned so that I would have a way to preserve the bounty of produce I got each week from my CSA. I only water bath can at this point, but that’s enough for me. Today is National Can-It-Forward Day and to celebrate I […]

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Saved by my Pantry – Cooking for Snowpocalypse 2011

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Part of my advice to anyone who is learning how to save money by using coupons is to keep a well-stocked pantry and learn to cook from it. Not only does maintaining a pantry save money by allowing you to only shop when items are at their lowest on things you regularly buy, but it […]

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Year End Pantry Cleaning & Maintenance: Holiday Savings Tip #10

12 Days of Christmas Tips to Help You Save! Food Storage

On the tenth day of Christmas… The end of the year is the perfect time to clean out your kitchen. That probably seems crazy to consider doing in addition to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but all the cooking and cleaning that is already going on sets up the end of the year […]

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Buy an Extra Turkey for your Deep Freeze: Holiday Savings Tip #9

12 Days of Christmas Tips to Help You Save! Food Storage

On the ninth day of Christmas… Whether or not you normally cook a turkey for Christmas, the holidays are a great time to grab an extra turkey or two and stick them in the deep freeze! Buy whole turkeys when they drop below $.99 a pound. Depending on where you live and what kind of […]

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Cranberries – Seasonal Fruit for the Holidays: Holiday Savings Tip #5

12 Days of Christmas Tips to Help You Save! Food Storage

On the fifth day of Christmas… The best time to buy produce is when it is in season or soon after it is harvested. Cranberries are harvested in the late fall, making them perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas side dishes! Buy Fresh Cranberries during the Holidays for best price and availability. I’m not really sure […]

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Uncut Butter? You Betcha! Holiday Savings Tip #4

12 Days of Christmas Tips to Help You Save! Food Storage

On the fourth day of Christmas… Let’s talk about butter! In the first post for my 12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Savings Tips series, I discussed how this is the perfect time of year to stockpile baking items. One baking item in particular, butter, is right at the top of my list for buying during […]

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Bring on the Baking Items! Holiday Savings Tip #1

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On the first day of Christmas… We’re into the holiday spirit at our house. The tree is up. Lights are glowing. I’ve baked a few times, although not nearly enough, and we’ve heard almost nothing but Christmas music since the day after Thanksgiving. It’s definitely Christmas! Your intentions with food storage will determine exactly how […]

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Go-To Ingredients – for pantry & household needs

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If you spend some time thinking about what your family likes to eat and what you like to cook, you probably can come up with a list of Go-To Recipes. Based on that, you can build a Go-To Ingredient List. Use your Go-To Ingredient List to stockpile items when they are at their lowest price, […]

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Cooking From Your Pantry Saves Money & Time

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Part of my success with using coupons comes from the fact that I also plan my meals each week and maintain a well-stocked pantry. I use my coupons when stores have sales to maximize my savings, which allows me to buy extra of some items to stockpile in my pantry. The catch to all this […]

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We got a cow, Pa!

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A few months back I wrote a post about how we tried some grass-fed beef from a farm near here and loved it. Since then we have chosen to only eat grass-fed beef from local farms except when we travel and are eating with family, or we go out to eat and choose an item […]

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