Meal Planning: The Benefits of a Pantry Challenge

I’m entering week two of the pantry challenge. And you know something? I haven’t told my family. And I don’t think they’ve noticed anything different. We also haven’t run out of milk. That could be part of it. Only time will tell for sure. But, even though I made some grocery purchases this past week, […]

How to Build Your Pantry on a Budget

This month, I’m working to organize my pantry, refrigerator and freezer. Part of doing that is to use up what we have and do a major stock rotation. I’ve set some goals for the month and am trying to be diligent in how I cook and how I shop. Each day, I’m recording on my […]

Eat from The Pantry Every Day for the Rest of Your Life: A Guest Post

Today’s guest post is provided by Cheryl @ Moms In Need of Mercy. I appreciate Cheryl’s simple approach to meal planning and “eating from the pantry.” I, along with many of you, took the “Eat from the Pantry Challenge.” And then I called it quits. For my family, the challenge offered a fun and creative […]

Pantry Challenge: How We Did

This week marks the end of our “Eat from the Pantry” Challenge. On Friday, I’ll get back to filling the freezer. Here are some of the things I learned this month: Money Matters – I spent $365 out of my budgeted $400 for January. In months past I’ve been spending $600 or more, so this […]

Tortilla Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Pantry Inspiration)

I’ve actually been quite surprised at some of the fun meals and snacks that have come from the pantry, fridge, and freezer. There has been some fails, like the absolutely gross tamale pie that I invented or the buttermilk scones that I made without buttermilk. But, there have been some truly yummy lunches and dinners […]

Pantry Must-Have: Maseca

A must-have for my pantry is a bag of Maseca. It’s the go-to ingredient for making homemade corn tortillas. Check out my tutorial and see how easy it is to make these yourself. And don’t forget to come to Ultimate Recipe Swap on Thursday and share your favorite recipe based on Pantry Staples.

Pantry Challenge Updates: How are You Doing?

Today marks the end of the third week for some who are “eating from the pantry.” To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure how this would go for the FishFam. I knew Crystal could pull it off because she’s way smarter than me. But, I had my doubts about myself. My kids eat a lot; […]

Stockpiling and Shopping In Your Own Kitchen

It’s so fun for me to read how other moms manage their households and to hear what they do to make ends meet. Today, Connie shares some of her tricks to “eat from the pantry” all year long. Being a stay at home mom with seven children means I have to be frugal in every […]