Freezer Friendly Homemade French Fries

We love french fries, but we don’t like the cost of frozen store bought ones–or all of the icky chemicals that come with them. We never buy store bought frozen french fries anymore.  Now, I prepare them specifically for the freezer, and we can pull out the amount we want on the night we want […]

Freezer Cooking: Eating Healthy When You’re Short on Time

I first discovered freezer cooking when I was pregnant for one of my daughters.  Back then, my freezer cooking days were a lot different than they are now.  I would cook for an entire day and fill the freezer with meals that we could eat later in the month. Sometimes I still do that, but […]

April 2013 Freezer Cooking Grocery List & Complete Instructions – Make 30+ Meals! Can Be Dairy Free, Gluten Free

  So many of you have asked for a comprehensive freezer cooking plan–a step-by-step guide to a freezer cooking session, that I decided to create one based on the freezer cooking I did in the beginning of April. If you want to just dabble in freezer cooking and start slowly, this probably isn’t the plan […]

Going Gluten Free as a Family Trial and Freezer Cooking Gluten Free, Dairy Free Style

I am off gluten and all of the associated grains, I am quite certain, forever.  I have an intolerance to most grains containing gluten as well as gluten itself and a very strong yeast intolerance. I understand that I will probably never have a traditional slice of bread again (as much as I love it). […]

Freezer Cooking for One or Two

Why didn’t I think of this before?  I love to cook up batches of meals and throw them in the freezer to enjoy later.  It used to be that I would freeze the food in meal size portions for dinner, and inevitably there would be leftovers that I would use for my lunch the next […]

Ways to Save When Buying a Chest Freezer – A Guest Post

The following is a guest post. When reading frugal tips, inevitably one will see tips revolving around freezer storage.  The problem is that most freezers above the refrigerator are suitable for weekly groceries, but not bulk freezing. If you plan to save money by bulk freezing items, the freezer will pay for itself in a […]

Four Ways to Get Dinner on the Table, Part One: Cook Once a Week

Many people have busy schedules and have trouble getting dinner on the table.  After a hectic day at work or a kids’ sports game or a crazy day at home, sometimes it just feels easier to pick up dinner, and that’s okay.  However, if this turns into a regular habit, both your budget and you […]

Stretching Your Grocery Dollar Without Using Coupons Part 1

How do you stretch your grocery dollars? I know some people do an excellent job trimming the grocery budget with coupons. I am trying to work on that, but I have not had that much success. I am not a coupon maven. To try to make up for that, I have routinely found ways to […]

Once a Month Cooking and Vacations

We frequently go to visit my mom three hours from home, and a few times a year we stay for an extended period. When we are visiting, we are always very busy seeing relatives and taking the kids out to do fun activities. Without a plan, we can end up spending a lot of money […]

Dinner Is Ready Cookbook & Software OAMC Giveaway!

UPDATE–The winner is Chisum’s Crew [email protected] Congratulations! I have been freezer cooking for several months now, and I have made no secret of the fact that while I love the results, I don’t really enjoy the actual days that I am cooking up all of my meals. However, recently I had the chance to try […]