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Keys to a Successful Pancake Breakfast — or Dinner

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As we “eat-from-the-pantry” this month, I anticipate some creative cooking and menu planning. However, one regular feature on our menu that also makes good use of pantry staples is one that my kids will gladly embrace: Pancakes! My husband is usually the pancake chef around here, creating all sorts of cool designs. Whether you serve […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Squeaking In Under Budget

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This past week I’ve been trying to build the bulk of our meals from the pantry. My goals for this “Eat from the Pantry” Challenge have included spending $400 (or less) on groceries in the month of January and focusing on what we have. This is at least $200 less than I normally spend. Considering […]

Lemon Walnut Coffeecake (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Healthier Eating)

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This is the week to change some habits and set some goals. Many people have put “healthy eating” on their list of changes to make in the new year. Our family is no different. With my husband’s blessing, we’ve decided that we are going to make a concerted effort this year to reduce fat, increase […]

URS: New Schedule

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Just a head’s up if you’re interested in swapping recipes this month. Here’s the schedule for January’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. Can’t wait to see what you’re cooking up! 1/7 – Healthier Recipes1/14 – Vegetables1/21 – Pantry Inspiration1/28 – Birthday Cake Round-Up!

Pantry Challenge Progress Reports: Share Yours!

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Last week Crystal offered folks a chance to share their plans for the Eat-from-the-Pantry Challenge. It’s been so fun to see the turn out of links as well as those talking about their food adventures on Facebook and on Twitter. Little did we know what a popular activity this would prove to be. Wow! The […]

Meal Planning and Taking Stock of What’s In Your Pantry

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This month I’m focusing on using up what’s in my pantry, fridge, and freezer. The New Year is a great time to take stock, plan goals, and move forward. We’re trying to do that with our eating habits this month. In my kitchen I have quite a bit of excess, lots of chicken and meat […]

How to Refill the Pantry after a Pantry Challenge

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Doing a Pantry Challenge is a great way to save money and prevent food waste. But, if you’re left with an empty cupboard at the end of the month? How do you refill the pantry without going over budget next month? When you do a Pantry Challenge, you’re focusing on eating down the pantry. Perhaps […]

URS: New Year’s Meals and Munchies

It wouldn’t be a celebration without some good eats. And you know how we like those around here. New Year’s Eve just invites you to have some yummy munchies! We’re especially excited to ring in the new year with the Paine family who arrived yesterday for a visit. So happy to include them in our […]