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Slow Cooker Black Beans…a Money Saving Hack

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I take a lot of joy in finding ways to save money in the kitchen.  (Actually…..I take a lot of joy in finding ways to save money period!) So when I discovered how much cheaper it was to purchase dry black beans instead of canned, I was like “sign me up!”  They are a staple Read more

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6 things i'm doing to be more organized in the kitchen text overlay kitchen sink

I am NOT a New Year’s Resolution kind of person. I mean, sure, I’ve made them a time or two in the past cause that’s just what people do. “Hope springs eternal!” and all that. But, in the last 10-15 years, I haven’t made any resolutions that I want to try to keep. But this Read more

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Homemade Brown Sugar – Just 2 Ingredients!

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Did you know you can make your OWN brown sugar with two simple ingredients? Homemade. Brown. Sugar. I mean….I’ll be real…for far too long I had no clue you could do that. Nor did I realize that those two ingredients have been sitting in my pantry ALL THIS TIME!!! Surely we’ve all felt that crushing Read more

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5 Cheap (and Easy) Family Meal Ideas!

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Eating on a budget? You can save big on your grocery bill by following a simple meal plan with easy, yet delicious recipes. I’m sharing a sample meal plan with five cheap dinner ideas for our family of five. With leftover night, this is a full week of meals for us. Watch the video below Read more

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How to Cut Watermelon Chunks FAST!

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My whole family loves watermelon, but if we don’t cut it to eat, it usually just sits on the counter. I used to dread cutting a watermelon, but then came across a quick way to cut chunks and can cut an entire watermelon in minutes. It’s so easy to cut perfect watermelon chunks with this Read more

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Kitchen Hack (noun):  Refers to a shortcut found in the kitchen.  A tip or a technique that makes one’s life easier, specifically when it comes to organizing or preparing a meal. It’s no secret that I like having the ability to pull together meals quickly.  Some people love having complete meals in the freezer.  That’s awesome, but Read more

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Kitchen Hack (noun):  Refers to a shortcut found in the kitchen.  A tip or a technique that makes one’s life easier, specifically when it comes to organizing or preparing a meal. Grilling cheeseburgers isn’t necessarily difficult.  The concept is simple even if there are complicated recipes out there for making the perfect patty.  I, for Read more

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Amazing Pantry Organization Tips from Readers!

Disclosure: Contains affiliate link. I love great organizational systems and Mom Saves Money readers shared some amazing ideas and pictures! Nicole M. shared this awesome idea for organization. She is a busy mom with five kids in middle school and elementary and long morning commutes to school. “Well life got a little easier with a Read more

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Having a Baby? Prepare Your Freezers!

As I’m about to become the mother of an infant again, I started thinking about how I wanted to prepare my home. Since I’m not really a new mom (this being my 4th child), I didn’t need to worry about common things that first time moms need to worry about, such as: Childproofing – that’s Read more

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