Buttermilk Substitute | Kitchen Economics

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the KitchenDon't you hate when a recipe calls for an ingredient that you don't currently have on hand. If you buy it, you're likely to not finish it. That is how I feel when I see buttermilk on a recipe. It only comes in a quart container at my grocery store which is way more than the 1 cup that my intended recipes usually require. I discovered a trick when I was baking my mother's Chocolate Whoopie Pie recipe for the first time. It calls for sour milk.

Organizing Spices | Kitchen Economics

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Kitchen Economics OrganizationThe cabinet next to my stove is very narrow and while it was the best cabinet to keep spices, it was not the most functional. It stored all of my spices, but I couldn't see or find anything. One day while browsing in Target something caught my eye that looked like the answer to my problem. A lazy susan. Brillant! So I bought two. I alphabetized the spices to make them easier to locate.

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Kitchen Economics ~ A New Carnival

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A new carnival is coming to town, Kitchen Economics ~ Cost Cutting Tips to Save You Money in the Kitchen. So please join me here on Wednesdays, with your money-saving tips and recipes, for Kitchen Economics. Kitchen Economics ~ A CarnivalEvery week, I'll share a kitchen tip that saves my family money in the kitchen. I'll invite bloggers to submit a link to their money saving posts and invite readers to include their tips in the comment section.

Shopping Your Freezer and Pantry | Kitchen Economics

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the KitchenThe next time you make your menu plan and grocery list, instead of glancing through the sales circulars for ideas, challenge yourself to see what's lurking in your freezer and pantry. While you're at it, make a list of what you have on hand and try to eat through the list. I found a few things in my freezer that really need to be used up before freezer burn sets in, so my menu this week will be determined by my quick inventory.

How to Cut an Onion | Kitchen Economics

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Kitchen Economics Cooking 'How-To' SeriesRecently, I found myself with quite a few onions in my kitchen. I was afraid of them going bad before I could use them, so I chopped them all up to store in the freezer. Yes, all six of them and not a single tear was shed. There are two sides to the onion: the root. and the top of the onion that grew out of the ground. It is important to use a sharp knife for chopping an onion. A dull knife will slip and is dangerous to your fingers.

Control Your Bagworms – Economically and Organically

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Bagworms can wipe out your expensive evergreen landscaping in a single season if left uncontrolled. If you own a home and have landscaped with juniper, arborvitae, spruce, pine or cedar, don’t let the bagworms cost you a fortune. I’ve seen it happen to my neighbors. They plant some really nice foundation evergreen bushes and think they are done. They never check to watch for problems and soon there are little sacs hanging from the bushes.

Search by Ingredient for Inspiration | Kitchen Economics

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the KitchenDo you ever have an odd ingredient that you're not sure what to do with? Do you have a kitchen full of ingredients and your not sure how to pull them together to make a meal? I found myself in that situation one Monday after my plans to head to the grocery store were disrupted by a sick child. I had to regroup and figure out what we were going to eat for dinner that night.

The Economics of Selecting Vacation Days

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It’s no secret that the majority of people dislike employment. Making money is certainly fun, but being told what to do – not so much. Deep down, everybody knows what makes them happy. That’s why it’s so important to find a profitable hobby. Turn what you love into a sustainable future. Fairly soon, your entire life will feel like a vacation.

Saving Money on Meat and Poultry | Kitchen Economics

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the KitchenMeat and poultry are usually the most expensive items on my grocery list. We eat mostly poultry and I only buy it when it is on sale. I stock up if the price is exceptionally good, like the $1.59/lb chicken breasts a few months ago. A price like that happens rarely though, so I don't stock the freezer with a lot of poultry, because the normal sale rotation of it is fairly frequent.

Know Your 'Buy Price' on Groceries | Kitchen Economics Link Up

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Welcome to the Kitchen Economics Link Up ~ Cost Cutting Tips to Help You Save Money in the Kitchen. Kitchen Economics ~ A Carnival Saving Money - In the KitchenDo you track the prices of your food, cleaning products and bath items so you know when you are getting the best possible price available? Buying the food we eat and the products that we use at the lowest possible price is always a priority for me.

Stock Up on Thanksgiving Turkey Deals | Kitchen Economics

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the KitchenThis is a big week at the grocery store for holiday staples. Turkey, potatoes, fresh cranberries, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, canned goods, and everything else you need to make a complete Thanksgiving meal are all on sale. At no other time of the year will you find turkeys at rock bottom prices. Every year, Giant Food Stores of PA has a FREE turkey promotion that I always take advantage of.

Reusing Glass Jars | Kitchen Economics

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I have a grandmother who would never dream of buying containers to store leftovers or food for the freezer. She has always reused food containers, such as glass pickle jars or plastic cool-whip and sherbert containers, so I am not quite sure how or why I got started buying plastic food storage containers. Maybe it was the screw on lids that attracted me and how they were so uniform and neatly fit in my freezer or cupboards.

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Vegetable Freezer Bags for Homemade Chicken Stock | Kitchen Economics

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the KitchenRoasted chicken in one of my all time favorite meals. And if I'm roasting a chicken then you can be certain that I will also make a batch of homemade chicken stock. I cook with it quite a bit and try to keep it in my freezer at all times.

How to Make Homemade Chicken Stock on the Stove Top | Kitchen Economics Link-Up

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Welcome to the Kitchen Economics Link Up ~ Cost Cutting Tips to Help You Save Money in the Kitchen. Kitchen Economics ~ A Carnival Saving Money - In the Kitchen Cooking 'How-To' SeriesHomemade chicken stock is an easy way to stretch your grocery dollar, especially when you buy your whole chicken at your buy price. My buy and stock-up price is.79/lb. I make chicken stock two ways, depending on how I intend to cook the chicken.

Eleven Tips for Easier Menu Planning | Kitchen Economics Link-Up

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Welcome to the first Kitchen Economics Link Up ~ Cost Cutting Tips to Help You Save Money in the Kitchen. Kitchen Economics ~ A Carnival Saving Money - In the KitchenGroceries are the one area in our household budget that I feel like I have the most control over. The weeks that I take the time to plan the menu are the weeks that I have control over our spending.

35 Money-Saving Grocery Tips | Kitchen Economics

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A couple of years ago, I coined the term, Kitchen Economics , after I read a dictionary definition of the word "economics" : "the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of humankind." One of my goals for Family Balance Sheet for 2013, is to get back to posting more money saving tips to help my readers (and myself) reduce our grocery bills.

7 Steps to an Organized Pantry | Kitchen Economics

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the KitchenI'm on a roll. I cleaned off my desk and reorganized our home office. Now I'm going through our kitchen cupboards--all in an attempt to make my life easier. How can a girl make a grocery list when her cupboards look like this mess? I don't keep a large stockpile, because of my lack of storage space. We don't have a pantry closet, so I use several cupboards in my kitchen for food storage and some shelves in my garage for any overflow.

Ten Paper Products To Cross Off Your Grocery List | Kitchen Economics Link Up

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Welcome to the Kitchen Economics Link Up ~ Cost Cutting Tips to Help You Save Money in the Kitchen. Green Living Kitchen Economics ~ A Carnival Saving Money - In the KitchenAre you looking for more ways to trim your grocery bill? Are you trying to run a more 'green' household? Try replacing some paper products on your list with cloth and re-usable products that you probably have around the house and you will not only reduce your grocery spending, but you will also reduce your waste.

Want a Month of Free Groceries? Stop Wasting Food | Kitchen Economics Link Up

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Welcome to the Kitchen Economics Link Up ~ Cost Cutting Tips to Help You Save Money in the Kitchen. Kitchen Economics ~ A Carnival Saving Money - In the KitchenAs I was flushing a very old, forgotten-about, slimy Greek salad down the disposal last week, it occurred to me that I have gotten a little lax about leftovers at our house. (I

How To Save Money on Organic Food | Kitchen Economics Link-Up

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Welcome to the Kitchen Economics Link Up ~ Cost Cutting Tips to Help You Save Money in the Kitchen. Organic Kitchen Economics ~ A Carnival Saving Money - In the KitchenIs eating organic food important to you? I don't like the thought of all of the pesticides, synthetic hormones and antibiotics passing through to my family, especially my two young children. So we eat a fair amount of organic, especially during the summer harvest.

Stock Up & Save With Pre-Holiday Grocery Sales | Kitchen Economics Link Up

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Welcome to the Kitchen Economics Link Up ~ Cost Cutting Tips to Help You Save Money in the Kitchen. Kitchen Economics ~ A Carnival Saving Money - In the KitchenEaster is four days away and I can smell my mom's baked ham now. Divine. The 2-3 weeks leading up to most holidays is a great time to stock up on seasonal food, especially meat.

5 Economic Assumptions We (still) Make That Won’t Always Be True

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Weather, war, and economic failures can have significant impact on our personal lives. Would we still have had the economic failure? What economic assumptions do you think we are (still) making that we shouldn’t? Money And Currency Will Always Be Able To Flow Freely Worldwide. Hmmmm, in 2008 one of the biggest fears was that credit markets would dry up causing massive restrictions in banks lending to one another and therefore massive refusals to lend money to us.

Save Money On Groceries Without Using Coupons | Kitchen Economics Link Up

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Welcome to the Kitchen Economics Link Up ~ Cost Cutting Tips to Help You Save Money in the Kitchen. Kitchen Economics ~ A Carnival Saving Money - In the KitchenI am not an extreme couponer. I'm not even an avid couponer. I like coupons, but I am not the home manager who buys $200 worth of groceries for $4.35. I am always fascinated by those stories of people who are able to accomplish such a task, but it is not me. I usually average about $5 in coupons on each weekly shopping trip.

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How to Save Money at the Apple Orchard | Kitchen Economics

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One of my favorite times of year is apple season. Every fall, we head to a local orchard for a fun-filled day. The orchard offers a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, a children's play area with slides, swings, peddle-powered go-carts, and a corn box, and of course, apple picking. While my husband and the kids are playing, I head to the farm stand to check out the seconds bins. The seconds are the apples that are perfectly edible, but they just aren't pretty enough for retail.

12% off the ORBIS Economical Structural Foam Pallet

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Today’s Kindle Deal: “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” Just $1.99!

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Today’s Kindle eBook Daily Deal is for “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins. Perkins spent the 1970s working as an economic planner for an international consulting firm, a job that took him to exotic locales like Indonesia and Panama, helping wealthy corporations exploit developing nations as, he claims, a not entirely unwitting front for the National Security Agency. Retail Deals Today's Kindle Deal: "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" Just $1.9

20 Leftover Ham Recipes

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Kitchen Economics Recipes - Main Dish Saving Money - During the Holidays Are you baking a ham for Easter dinnr? My mother typically makes the ham and I contribute a side dish or dessert, but I’ll probably take advantage of the low holiday prices and buy a ham for my. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Save Money: 10 Paper Products to Avoid

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Green Living Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the Kitchen In an effort over the years, to save money at the grocery store and reduce our waste, we’ve found reusable alternatives to many paper products, such as paper towels, paper napkins, storage. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Turn 1 Rotisserie Chicken into 3 Easy Meals

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Kitchen Economics Recipes - Main Dish Recipes - Sides & SoupsRotisserie Chickens are one of my time savers. They are extremely convenient, inexpensive and my family thinks they’re delicious. You could buy raw whole chickens for less per pound and roast yourself, but rotisserie chicken makes a very quick dinner when time is short. I buy them often in the warmer months when I want the taste of roasted chicken, but don’t want to turn on my oven.

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My #1 Tool that Saves Me Hundreds on Groceries

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the KitchenHow would you like to cut your grocery bill? It is POSSIBLE. Meal planning is by far the #1 way I save money on groceries. I can NOT stress that enough. So I’ll say it again. “MEAL PLANNING IS THE #1 WAY I SAVE MONEY ON GROCERIES.” ” And there is one tool that I use that makes meal planning very easy.

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How to Make Buttermilk

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Cooking ''How-To'' Series Kitchen Economics No buttermilk for that recipe you’ve been wanting to try? No worries. It’s easy to make a substitute without having to purchase a quart of buttermilk, which is the only size I can find in my area. A quart is fine if you’ll use it up, but when a recipe calls for a smaller amount, it’s quite possible the rest will go to waste. This quick kitchen trick will solve that problem for you. How to Make Buttermilk.

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My $2.50 Homemade Pizza

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Grocery Budget Challenge Kitchen Economics Recipes - Main Dish My husband doesn’t always get to eat dinner with me and the girls during the week due to his work schedule, so I like to make a big deal out of dinner time on the weekends. We used to go out to dinner every Friday night, but we’ve put a stop to that treat as we work through some of our financial goals. But I still want to make our Friday dinner IN a fun, yet inexpensive family night.

Earn Cash Back with these Four Simple Grocery Apps

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Grocery Budget Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the KitchenIt took me awhile to jump on the grocery app bandwagon. They seemed more time consuming than they were worth. But I have found 4 grocery apps that I now use regularly and I have a system in place to use them efficiently. Every time I plan my grocery list, I also browse these 4 apps to see if anything on my list is a current reward.

10 Smart Tips to Save Money on Meat

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the KitchenI’m on a mission to eat well and serve my family tasty food on our limited budget. Meat can be one of the largest grocery purchases, but with these ten smart tips you can have your meat and eat it too! 10 Smart Tips to Save Money on Meat. Know Your Prices and Stock Up when you find a Good Deal. The ‘buy’ price is the price per unit that you are willing to spend on food.

Good-Bye Teflon, Hello Cast Iron

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Homekeeping Kitchen Economics I have two Teflon pans that I have used for years. But I’ve decided that I want to walk away from Teflon’s non-stick convenience, due to potential danger of the chemicals that make up the non-stick coating. But that’s just me. You can certainly continue on with your Teflon.

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20 Frugal & Tasty Rice and Beans Recipes

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Kitchen EconomicsRice and beans are two inexpensive ingredients that people equate with frugal cooking and boring recipes. Instead they are a tasty way to keep your grocery budget in line while adding protein and fiber into your diet. In my kitchen, beans and rice are staples and find their way to our dinner table at least once a week. This list of recipes offers a variety of delicious ways to add these versatile, yet inexpensive ingredients into your menu. 20 Rice and Beans Recipes: 1.

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How I Scored 16 lbs. of Meat for Just $17.20

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the KitchenI was never much of a cook before kids. My husband and I ate out quite a bit, and the meals we did eat at home were pretty limited and often from a box. Quite frankly, my meal of choice was cereal. But when I became a mother for the first time, I realized that I could not raise a family on cereal and I soon realized that I needed to manage our grocery expenses and cook beyond a box.

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How to Cook Dried Beans

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Kitchen Economics Recipes - Slow Cooker Saving Money - In the Kitchen beans Cooking dried beans sounds like a lot of work, but I’m going to show you that it is quite easy. The benefits of cooking your beans instead of buying them canned far out number any extra work. Cooked beans taste better than canned beans. Cooked beans have significantly less sodium than canned beans. Have you read the label on the can? And finally, cooked beans are cheaper than the canned version.

Thanksgiving Turkey Tips: Answers to the Most Common Turkey Questions

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Cooking 'How-To' Series Kitchen Economics Recipes - Main Dish Saving Money - In the KitchenIs it your turn to roast the Thanksgiving turkey this year? Does cooking a big bird for so many people intimidate you? It’s going to be okay! Here are the answers to the most common turkey questions. And even if you are not roasting a turkey on Thanksgiving for guests, take advantage of the low turkey prices right now and buy one for your family.

8 Freezer Meal Recipes

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Freezer Cooking Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the Kitchen slow cooker Last week, I took on a bold task to create extra meals to store in the freezer. Meal time has become very hectic at our house as my kids have gotten older and I quickly realized that I need to change my meal prep strategy. When our kids were young and I was home with them, I wouldn’t think twice about roasting a chicken on a Wednesday night.

10 Ways to Save at Giant Food Stores

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - In the Kitchen Grocery Budget Sponsored PostThis post is sponsored by Giant Food Stores and Savory Magazine. As the home manager, my mission is to serve my family quality and tasty food on our limited budget. I scour websites, magazines, and Pinterest for new recipes and ideas that will WOW my family and save me money. So I was really excited this past summer when Giant Food Stores launched Savory Magazine.

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Are You Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner?

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - During the Holidays What are your plans for Thanksgiving? I would love to hear all about your turkey day, so please tell us about let us about it in the comments. My mother hosts Thanksgiving every year for my extended family. I think she is expecting about 30 family members this year. That would make me crawl under my bed, but she’s a complete pro at handling so many people.