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Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Bruschetta Chicken Bake

This Bruschetta Chicken Bake is an homage to the great classic Bruschetta Chicken, but in an easy-to-make and easy-to-freeze casserole!  There’s a pretty lively debate as to whether you pronounce it like “brush” or like “brusk”, but I promise you there will be no debate […]

Shopping Trip – Kroger (Smith’s), 10/12

Shopping Trip – Kroger (Smith’s), 10/12

Kroger is running a new Buy 4 Save $4 sale for the next two weeks!  I use these sales to not only stock up on food items, but also on non-food items as well when I can.  Because when I save money on cleaning items, […]

Shopping Trip – Macey’s, 10/12

Shopping Trip – Macey’s, 10/12

It was a quick trip to Macey’s this week, to stock up on some pork roast and to get a couple rain-check items from last week’s bake sale. Here’s what I picked up: (6) pork shoulder [butt] roasts, on sale Buy 1 Get 1 Free […]

Shopping Trip – Macey’s, 10/5

Shopping Trip – Macey’s, 10/5

I bring you a bit of sad news today, and also a change-up to my normal grocery routine.   My beloved GrocerySmarts website, which is where I go (for free!) to get a list of the sales ad items for grocery stores near me each […]

Getting Started with Freezer Meals

Getting Started with Freezer Meals

Freezer cooking, also known as freezer meals, dump meals, batch cooking, or even sometimes referred to as OAMC or “once-a-month cooking”, is a great way to save time and money in the kitchen.  It can be a lifesaver for those days when time is short […]

Shopping Trip – Kroger/Smith’s, 9/27

Shopping Trip – Kroger/Smith’s, 9/27

Just a small trip to Smith’s this week, as there wasn’t much on my list. Now, I want to preface this trip with a comment about the coupon situation. This week’s ad is a “Digital Coupon Savings” event. These are slightly different than the regular […]

Baked Sausage & Cheese Rigatoni

Baked Sausage & Cheese Rigatoni

My life hurts, people.  Seriously. I was up late last night finishing a job that was due and then couldn’t get to sleep.  I was tossing and turning all night. This morning I got up at the crack of “it’s-way-too-freakin’-early-to-be-awake” to drive middle school carpool. […]

Freezer Staples: Grilled Chicken

Freezer Staples: Grilled Chicken

Up until this week, we’ve been having a bit of a heat wave where I live.  Which is sort of normal, in a strange way, because we have weird weather around here.  Like 90 degrees one day and 50 the next.  Or having the sun […]

Shopping Trip – Kroger (Smith’s), 9/18

Shopping Trip – Kroger (Smith’s), 9/18

Today’s shopping trip was a small one, mostly to re-stock the fridge after coming back from vacation last week!  Although I didn’t get a ton, there are plenty of great deals to be had!  This week’s promo is a Buy 4 Save $4 sale.   […]

Shopping Trip -Kroger/Smith’s, 8/6

Shopping Trip -Kroger/Smith’s, 8/6

There is an AMAZING little sale going on at Smith’s (Kroger) this week!! The prices are fabulous – some of these items I haven’t seen this low in over a year. And the best part?  You don’t need any coupons to get these deals.  None. […]

Make Your Own Easy Instant Oatmeal

Make Your Own Easy Instant Oatmeal

Make Your Own Easy Instant Oatmeal   I have picky eaters.  No, I mean really, really picky eaters.  It’s just one of the many ways that I am failing as a parent… (There are many more, and if you don’t believe me, just ask my kids […]

Freezer Cheese Sauce

Freezer Cheese Sauce

I don’t know how things go in your household, but in my house, making a child (or husband) eat their vegetables is a fate worse than death!  I mean, it’s the worst punishment a parent can give!!  My kids are picky eaters, but one thing […]