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Grocery Geek Presents: Fitting Organic Produce Into the Budget

As is normal for me in the fall, my focus turns from getting the best deals to saving the most time. Both are limited resources; both have “costs.” Looking toward upping the nutrition in the things I buy, I am finding that I’m using a lot fewer coupons than in months and years previous. I […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Abundant Harvest Organics

This has been “batten down the hatches” week. My book manuscript is back in my hot little hands and I’ve got about a week and a few days to make corrections and mail it back. I didn’t know why I had put off the start of school until Sept 6, but apparently God did! The […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Convenience Buys & a Costco Stock-up

This past week I’ve made a concerted effort to get a handle on feeding my family “nutritious and delicious” foods that are also easy to get on the table. As I mentioned last week, we’ve shied away from a lot of the processed foods that were regular staples in our pantry a few years ago. […]

Grocery Geek: At a Crossroads

My grocery shopping adventures have met a crossroads. Tonight at dinner my boys each asked for a second hamburger. I only made eight, so that was quite impossible. They “filled up” on Sunchips and carrots. But, it gave me pause. A Growing Family My family is growing. With a husband doing manual labor most days […]

Grocery Geek: Ending the Pantry Challenge?

At the end of last month I knew that I had a ton of food in my pantry and freezer. So, I set upon a Pantry Challenge, trying to make the most of what we already had instead of “shopping as normal” at the grocer’s. I didn’t make any hard and fast rules or make […]

Grocery Geek: Mergers, Buy-Outs & a Pantry Challenge

You know you’re a grocery geek when you spend time researching the origins and founders of certain grocery stores and wonder if mergers and buy-outs are going to have a negative impact on your weekly shopping trip. I’m sure most people don’t give these things a second thought. But since I rely on  knowledge of […]

Grocery Geek & The Pantry Challenge

The grocery geek is back! Did you miss me? The first six months of this year were pretty crazy as I was shopping and cooking with recipe development in mind. Coupons and deals kind of sat on the back burner. So, I didn’t share much of my shopping escapades. I’m back in the saddle again, […]

Eat From Your Pantry to Save Money (Frugal Friday)

One of the ways that I’m most able to control our expenses is how much I spend on food. At one point in our “serious debt-fighting days,” I cut our food expenses down to $400 a month for a family of 7. It was difficult and I’m not sure that I could pull it off […]