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Shopping Trip – Kroger (Smith’s), 12/6

Shopping Trip – Kroger (Smith’s), 12/6

Kroger stores are have a phenomenal stockup sale on certain baking items this week!  Items are .99 ea when you buy in multiples of five (mix and match).   This is also the second week of the Buy 4 Save $4 event, so you if […]

Shopping Trip – Smith’s/Kroger, 11/30

Shopping Trip – Smith’s/Kroger, 11/30

Smith’s (Kroger) kicks off a new Buy 4 Save $4 sale this week, and there are plenty of great deals to be had!   They also have a promo going on for the next few weeks called “25 Merry Days” – each day there are […]

Spice It Up Advent Calendar 2017

Spice It Up Advent Calendar 2017

Christmas will be here before we know it, and I am so excited to announce that I get to participate in a special spice-themed Advent “calendar” of great holiday recipes, put on by my friend Jenny at Jenny Is Baking! Advent is celebrated in many […]

Eight Great Meal in a Jar Recipes

Eight Great Meal in a Jar Recipes

I have been working on putting together some food storage for my family for the last several years.  There are many options out there nowadays for ready-to-go meals, but they can be incredibly expensive!  So I’ve spent some time researching ways to make my own.  […]

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 […]