Category Archives: Ingredients (Groceries)

Coconut Oil {Trader Joes}

I’m really enjoying making things at home that I would typically purchase at the store – I like the challenge, the satisfaction of making it myself and mostly because it feels good to be eating “real” food as opposed to … Continue reading

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Which Butter is Best?? I know & if you read this, you will, too!

I learned something today about “butter”… not sure why I’ve never seen this before – I doubt it’s a secret, but since I’d never heard of this, perhaps you haven’t either so I’m going to share what I found out… … Continue reading

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DIY Seasoned Salt

Salt is perhaps one of the most widely used of all seasonings and probably one of the least expensive. Pepper may be next in line and the rest I don’t really know… since I’m more of a spice girl. Seasoned salt … Continue reading

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Chicken Stock {Healthy & Super Simple}

16 years ago – that’s when I purchased my Crock-Pot (with a removable ceramic crock – how I’ve managed not to break it all these years is unbeknownst to me). Btw, Crock-Pot is Rival’s brand name for slow-cooker so the … Continue reading

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Gold Medal White Whole Wheat Flour

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I really enjoy trying new recipes, which sometimes means purchasing ingredients that I’ve never purchased before. It’s so frustrating when the store doesn’t have all of the items that I need… so then I end up purchasing a few items … Continue reading

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Bulk Ingredients (Frugal, Fresh & Good for the Environment)

I think I must live under a rock sometimes. Seriously, as much as I enjoy variety, change, being spontaneous, the latest & greatest -you name it… I am always – ALWAYS – the last to person to be “in the … Continue reading

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Baking Powder 101

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A few tips about Baking Powder ~ 1. How to make your own, 2. The differences between Baking Powder & Baking Soda, and 3. How they work & what they are used for. At first, this may sound a bit … Continue reading

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Fresh Food Can Be Frugal…

I recently shared my issues with “indecisiveness” and in a way this is another one of those moments. I’ve been looking for a way to plan weekly dinner menus while incorporating using sales/coupons to save money on food. (Btw, If … Continue reading

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