Ready for a Pantry Challenge?


Using up what you have (before it goes bad) is a great way to save money and be a better steward of your resources. Last week I had the opportunity to fly to Oakland to advise Becky Worley, a reporter for Good Morning America, on all the food in her pantry and how to she […]

Join the Pantry Challenge!

Join the Pantry Challenge - I

It’s that time again. I’m hosting a Pantry Challenge over on Good Cheap Eats starting next week. For two weeks, we’ll make a concentrated effort to use up groceries we have on hand in order to save money, waste less, and learn from ill-gotten grocery purchases. I’ll be hosting a Facebook party on Sunday night […]

Eat What You Have (Frugal Friday)

Wondering how you can save money on food costs? Eat what you have. We’re blessed to have an abundance of food. That’s not the case in many parts of the world. Your mama’s stories about children starving in Africa, well, she was right. I live a very affluent life. I know this. It might not […]

Join the Pantry Challenge (Frugal Friday)

Using up the food in your fridge, freezer, or pantry is a great way to save money. Join the Pantry Challenge! We’re all looking for ways to save money, aren’t we? This month is one of those challenging months for me. Pantry Challenging, that is. Each January and July I put in a little extra […]

Lessons Learned from a Pantry Challenge (Eat Well and Spend Less)

weekly meal plan

A pantry challenge is a concentrated effort to shop the kitchen before heading to the stores. I learn lessons afresh each time I do it. Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad Every January now for several years I give special attention to “eating down the pantry”. It’s a great way to scale back after the business and […]

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (URS: Pantry Staples)

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

This month we’re eating down the pantry. What this means is that we are focusing on the ingredients we have in order to prepare meals and buying only what we need to supplement our stores. I say “we” because the boys are responsible to cook one meal every night. Whoohoo! Obviously, the success of a […]

I’m Taking the Pantry Challenge. Are You?

For better or for worse, I’m taking the Pantry Challenge for the 5th year in a row. Has it really been that long?! Yes, yes, it has. I’m sharing the details over on Good Cheap Eats, so hop on over there and find out how you, too, can eat down the pantry, save money, and […]

Join me for a Pantry Challenge in July

A pantry challenge is a great way to improve your family’s diet and grocery budget. January and July are the months when I spend some time analyzing my food storage and cooking habits. What do we have too much of? What are we wasting money on? How could I do better in feeding my family? […]