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Tips For Buying Natural Peanut Butter In Bulk

peanut butter

After sharing with you some things I like to make with peanut butter, you’ve probably guessed that we go through quite a bit around here. I like it on apples, too, and it’s a pretty good source for protein and snacks. I’ve always been a peanut butter snob, though, and have bought only real peanut butter as an adult. By real I mean the kind that has only two ingredients- peanuts and salt. Yes, it’s also…


Winter Gardening: Organizing and Buying Seeds

seed file box

I spent some time with my seed catalogs this weekend and got all the seeds ordered and bought for the coming gardening season. Woot! None of that business like last year when I didn’t start one seed inside, no sirreee. I learned my lesson as I had to shop at a number of nurseries and stores and still couldn’t find all the varieties I usually plant each year. In the ten years that I had consistently started seeds o…


How To Buy Chips In Bulk And Keep Them Fresh

I use to avoid the huge bags of chips at the warehouse stores because the one time I bought them, almost a third of the bag went stale before we could eat them all. Wasting food is no savings. And yes, I know you can re-crisp chips by heating them in the oven for a bit, but I was not going to do that every time we ate chips. Besides, the savings wasn’t that great. Until I read about GMO’s (genetically modified organisims) and how mo…


Cook More Real Food

…rave. I’m hoping this will motivate me to do some of the things I mentioned in my goals, like look into bulk food buying (not just the bulk bins in the store, but actually buying large, bagged quantities), and such. I have found it a bit harder to keep within the $375 budget in last few months not using coupons, but last month was good and this month I’m coming in at least $30 under budget. I’d like to raise some more of our…


Weekly Deals (Or: What I Buy Without Coupons)

…ow what? My food budget is doing OK (see my sidebar for updates), even though I’m still figuring out about bulk buying and some of my other goals for 2010. My family? Well, they’re having cereal withdrawals. But as long as I keep the freezer stocked with granola bars and cookies, and some tortilla chips (organic now only because of GMOs) in the cupboard they only complain every once in awhile. However, I still get excited about the…


Easy Garlic Dill Pickles

refrigerator pickles

…so particular about the head space. These have more like 1/2″, but it covers the cukes, so it’s OK. Label the jar(s), making sure they include the day as well as the month and year. That’s because you will need to let these “cure” in the refrigerator about 3 to 4 weeks before they’ve pickled enough, so you will want to have the day that you made them on the label. I think they are best after a whole month, so…


Cooking Tips

…September October November December Kitchen Tips: How To Clean & Care for Cast Iron How To Organize Spices Bulk Buying Chips & Keeping Them Fresh Tips for Buying Natural Peanut Butter in Bulk How to Substitute Ingredients in Recipes How to Substitute Processed Ingredients with Real Food Using a Straw to Help Seal Freezer Baggies Cooking Tips: 7 Things To Do With Sprouted Potatoes Ideas for Canning Small, Sour Apples (apples thinnings)…


Chalkboard Label Jars – A Five Minute, Three Dollar Update

chalkboard label jars

…hese jars that have sat here looking like this for about, oh…8 years. And all of a sudden I remembered the labels. Isn’t it funny why sometimes a thought comes to you out of the blue? I mean, I walk by these jars multiple times every day on the way to my workroom and not once in the last month has the thought occurred to me that I could use my $3 chalkboard labels on them. Anyway, about five minutes later, the jars looked like this:…


Can Healthy Food Be Frugal? Part 1

…;evil” if you don’t. And don’t even get me started on packaged “convenience” foods labeled organic…if something’s been processed, freeze dried and run through machines, does it matter? I’ve actually seen a label with “organic modified food starch” as an ingredient. I just can’t pay more for this stuff. Although I do have a caveat: I find I need to buy organic on things like cereal…


Can Healthy Food Be Frugal? Part 2

…ught. But I’m out of the “fog” now and don’t want to do the deals anymore that rely on buying these items I don’t want. So if that’s the answer to what I’ve been putting in my bag, I have to ask myself a new question, Can I put the things I want in my grocery bag and STILL keep my food bill lower than I ever thought? That’s my challenge to myself for the new year. I’m going to look into bul…


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