Grocery Geek Presents: I Can’t Eat Bread and Neither Can He

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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You Know You’re a Grocery Geek When….

1. You are ecstatic that the mail brought next week’s grocery store ads two days early because of the holiday.2. Your kids know how to leverage for something they want: they bring you a coupon.3. The checkers at the store recognize you and reassure the supervisor when they call her over to override your excess […]

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Frugal Friday: Buy Spices in Bulk

I love to cook. Since I could read, cooking has been one of my favorite pasttimes and one of my preferred methods of relaxation. If you spend anytime cooking, you know that quality ingredients can be pretty expensive, even with a coupon. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about preparing gourmet food for a […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Grilled Foods

I just love the smell of food cooked outdoors. Last weekend we spent an afternoon at the beach, and the scent of charcoal fires mixing with the salty breeze and a hint of Bain de Soleil was fantastic. Now that’s the smell of summer! One of my favorite things to grill is veggies. If you’ve […]

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Watching What We Eat

Lately I’ve made a few adjustments in my eating habits. I’ve cut out refined sugar and processed flour. In addition, I’ve started tracking what I eat on The Daily Plate. My eyes have been opened to how much food I was absentmindedly consuming. Oh my! (No wonder my clothes don’t fit anymore.) It’s taken a […]

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Coupons: You Gotta Know How to Hold ‘Em

Ok, so you’ve got your coupons. Now what? Stash them in your wallet? Put them in an envelope? Spend a ton of money on a multi-compartment, fancy schmancy coupon organizer? Well, that depends. There are all sorts of ways and means of organizing your coupons. Some people use boxes. Others special bags. Still others have […]

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Why I Bake My Own Birthday Cake

Yesterday I was 36. But, today I’m not. Yes, it’s my birthday. And this morning I baked me a cake. Some people think this is odd that I would make my own cake. Even my husband said, “Is it a bummer that you’re baking your own cake?” Good question. It’s a wise man who asks […]

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Graduation Gift Idea

It is almost twenty years since I packed up and headed off to college. Gosh, I feel old. The world has changed quite a bit since then, especially in the world of technology. I typed my papers up on a word processor/type writer! I didn’t own a computer or a cell phone. Boom boxes, not […]

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