Budget-Friendly

How to Save Money at the Grocery Store from RealSimple.com

One of my goals this year is to set aside time each weekend to make a menu for the week ahead, and then go on a shopping trip—once. Not only will this help me feel more organized and cut back on the daily “what’s for dinner?” dilemma, but it also helps my family save money which is always a good […]

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Staying Slim on Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl parties can offer major temptations for dieters, from fat-loaded dips to high-sodium chips. I interviewed dietitian Estela Schnelle, author of Weekly Bite and NFRA spokesperson, who gave us a few tips about staying healthy during this year’s football frenzy by utilizing frozen foods. How do frozen foods compare nutritionally to fresh foods? ES: Most frozen fruits and vegetables have […]

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$50 Holiday Giveaway: Share Your Holiday Money-Saving Tips

The holidays are officially upon us, and let’s admit, with “the most wonderful time of the year” can come a good amount of stress. Grocery lists and gift lists are growing, and the pressure of sticking to a budget can often be shoved aside to worry about in the New Year.  So let’s get ahead of the budget walk of […]

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How to Save 50% at the Grocery Store

January has come and gone. Now we're deep into February, and many may have lost sight of those New Year's resolutions. How many of you took on goals that involved being healthy and/or watching your budget? Who thought getting skinny and rich by spring break was a totally-attainable goal. Well, it's not as hard as you might think to be […]

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Self Proclaimed Smoothie King

When it comes to drinks, most of us can be divided into two categories, you prefer hot drinks or cold drinks. Either you love the warm, filling, rich flavor and feeling of a warm beverage; or you love the refreshing, creamy, smooth, and icy feeling from a blended drink. I have always preferred the latter. Due to my warm upbringing […]

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7 Ingredient Dinner and Side

I was searching for a quick and easy way to cook pork tenderloin recently when I ran across this recipe for Honey-Mustard Pork Tenderloin with Kale. I was drawn to this recipe for a couple of reasons. First, because it promised a main dish, a sauce, and a side with just seven ingredients. Second, because I had never thought to […]

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Ma! The Meatloaf!

One of my favorite lines from the movie, Wedding Crashers, is "Ma! The Meatloaf!" Demanded by all because of its comforting capabilities, it is definitely a loved supper in my household. I create meatloaf and their varying flavors out of anything we have leftover in the fridge. Here's what we had tonight. 1# lean ground turkey1/2 cup finely chopped onion3 […]

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Cheap and Lean: Eye of Round

We‘ve had a lot of discussion lately both on this Web site and in-house about cheap cuts of beef. And lean cuts. Here’s another that meets both criteria: Eye of round. You may have run into some bone-dry eye of round in your day. Meat so tough it bites back. I know I have. But it can actually be quite […]

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