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Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole

Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole

I really wanted to name this one something like “All-The-Flavors-Of-Thanksgiving-In-One-Bite Freezer Meal”, but that seemed like quite a mouthful (pun intended).  So let’s just go with, “Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole”, shall we? This is a very easy dish to put together, and it uses all of […]

Shopping Trip – Walmart Neighborhood Market, 11/15

Shopping Trip – Walmart Neighborhood Market, 11/15

So, I don’t usually buy a ton of groceries at Walmart.  I’ve generally found that I can beat their prices at other places by buying during good sales and using coupons.  Walmart is usually more of a convenience for me – if I need something […]

Shopping Trip – Winco, 11/13

Shopping Trip – Winco, 11/13

Alright, you guys will NOT believe this shopping trip!!   It has been about 7 years since I have been to Winco.  We used to live a few blocks behind one of the locations, and I would shop there occasionally.  Mostly for Thanksgiving when they […]

Chicken Freezer Meal Mini Session – An Introduction to Freezer Meals!

Chicken Freezer Meal Mini Session – An Introduction to Freezer Meals!

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and the grocery deals right now are simply stellar!  This is one of my favorite times of year for grocery sales, because so many items go on sale for rock-bottom prices in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the […]

Shopping Trip – Smith’s/Kroger, 11/8

Shopping Trip – Smith’s/Kroger, 11/8

It’s week two of the Buy 10 Save $5 Mega Event at Smith’s (Kroger) this week!  So many great deals to be had!!   I got a few more items to fill up my pantry shelves.  I’m really not liking the change in prices on […]

Thanksgiving 2017 Grocery Deals

Thanksgiving 2017 Grocery Deals

It’s time for the Thanksgiving grocery deals to start up again!  I used to maintain a “Best Of” list for all the best prices on Thanksgiving meal grocery items for a popular deal website.  Unfortunately that website is no longer, but I think the need […]

Freezer Staples: Easy Smokey Pulled Pork

Freezer Staples: Easy Smokey Pulled Pork

Do you love smoked meats?!?  I love the deep, rich, earthy flavor that smoking lends.  I have relatives and neighbors who have turned this science into a delicate art. Sadly, I, on the other hand, do not have any meat-smoking genes in my body.  I […]

Shopping Trip – Kroger/Smith’s, 11/1

Shopping Trip – Kroger/Smith’s, 11/1

The Thanksgiving grocery sales are now upon us!  In my area, Kroger (Smith’s) has traditionally been the first store to put their Thanksgiving meal items on sale, and this year is no exception. However, this year’s sale looks to be a little different.  Some of […]

Mexican Pulled Pork (Carnitas) – Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker

Mexican Pulled Pork (Carnitas) – Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker

I love a good kitchen multitasker! I follow Alton Brown’s motto in my kitchen: “No unitaskers allowed!” If an appliance or tool can’t be used for at least two different jobs, then it has no place taking up space in my kitchen. I just don’t […]

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 […]