Everyone knows the best part of any special meal is the dessert. Sure you can pick up some overpriced treat that has a laundry list of ingredients and preservatives. But wouldn’t your sweetheart enjoy something that you made yourself with love rather than something that’s been sitting on the shelf at the store? In addition to scoring brownie points for your effort, making your own dessert will also be a fraction of the cost. Here are 5 easy to prepare desserts to make for the ones you love.
If you’re like me, there’s a set of staple foods that you tend to eat over and over. But even our favorite dishes get boring. Rather than eating the same thing over again, re-think leftovers. Upcycling dinner can save time and money while reducing food waste. Here are 9 ways to transform your dishes.
What’s the oldest item in your pantry? If I don’t clean out my kitchen regularly, things can be there for years. As part of the decluttering process, don’t forget about cleaning out your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry. Not only can this help make for a cleaner, less cluttered home, but you may also reduce food waste and save money on your grocery bill.
During a recent hotel stay, I was startled out of bed by a fire alarm blaring above my head. The hotel was evacuated and fire department was there within minutes. All because an employee burned popcorn in the staff break room. That got the other guests and I talking: what are some foods you just shouldn’t eat at work?
I feel like a fraud. As someone with a weekly food post, you may be surprised that I lack any ability to prepare a meal. While the Food Finances Friday Feature often shares tips on saving money by preparing meals at home, as someone who lacks the skill I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how one can prepare meals for home or work that require little if any preparation. Here are some healthy and inexpensive foods you can eat even if you don’t cook.
If you are thinking about small changes that can save you a lot of money over time, consider some of the recurring purchases you make. Something as inexpensive as a cup of coffee could be costing you thousands of dollars over time. How much is coffee costing you?
In 2017 the average American household spent $3,365 eating out. My family of 5 spends less than $100 per person per month on food, which is far less than average. My number includes eating out, so I never kept separate account of how much we spent at restaurants. So I was curious: how much did my family spend eating out in 2018? How do our numbers compare to yours?
Christmas is almost here. The stress and excitement are reaching a crescendo. When the big day arrives I want to spend the morning with my children, not in the kitchen. In fact, I don’t like to cook at all on Christmas. It’s one of only 3 days of the year I take a day off from cooking. So I make breakfast the night before and pop it in the oven first thing in the morning. Here are some ideas for easy breakfasts you can make at home for your family on Christmas, or any day.
Okay, there’s no such thing as hosting a stress-free dinner. But we’re hosting Christmas this year and I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how I can make it as stress-free as possible.
‘Tis the season for parties. Whether you will be hosting or attending a get-together, chances are you are thinking about the food. It’s the most important part of any occasion. Here are 8 foods you can bring to any party that are sure to be crowd pleasers, and 3 things to leave at home.