One of the keys to saving money is to use the food you already have. That’s why I shared these 15 ideas for vanilla extract substitute. It’s also why I shared these 14 easy baking hacks. And it’s also why I’m sharing with you today 15 ways to substitute for eggs.
Have you seen the cost of vanilla extract lately? The last time I saw vanilla at Costco, it was $27 for 16 ounces of vanilla… say WHAT?!?! The combination of natural disasters and a vanilla bean shortage means prices are higher than they used to be, but the amount of baking and cooking that we realClick to Continue »
I know that having a meal plan in place is the best way to avoid the “what’s for dinner” panic at 4pm. But I also know that sometimes, for one reason or another, plans don’t work out. That’s why it’s SUPER helpful to have a handful of things in the freezer that you can whipClick to Continue »
I love cooking and baking with fresh herbs. Whether it’s fresh rosemary for rosemary sea salt flat bread or sage and thyme for Instant Pot whole chicken or a blend of herbs for 15-minute Italian meatballs, fresh herbs add a huge flavor punch. As much as I try to plan my meals around those freshClick to Continue »
Has something ever caught your eye at the store just the right way, that no matter what your meal plan says and no matter what your shopping list says, you buy it anyway? It happens to all of us at some point in time, and there’s nothing wrong with that so long as you’re followingClick to Continue »
I teach students in my Grocery Budget Bootcamp class to always have an old yogurt container in the freezer for chicken stock. I usually get a couple strange comments and looks, so I explain that the container is for kitchen scraps – anything and everything that could possibly be added to chicken stock to enhanceClick to Continue »
True story: The first thing I made in my Instant Pot was chicken stock (here’s the tutorial). The second thing I tried (← keyword) making in my Instant Pot was my classic pot roast. And it failed in so many, many ways!! I got the burn error… I filled it too high… I didn’t evenClick to Continue »
Have you ever heard of freezer cooking? It’s basically like cooking dinner, except for COOKING it, you FREEZE it. Then whenever you need dinner in a flash, you pull something from the freezer and stick it in the oven. Until the past year or so, I’ve always had a small freezer. That meant freezing fullClick to Continue »