Tuesday, March 3, 2015

All about fresh produce

One of the ways we waste way too money is not knowing how to deal with fresh produce.  Most of my produce purchases are spur of the moment. 

With a little planning and knowledge, throwing away expensive produce will be less of a problem.

Click here for an excellent post about fresh produce (helpful tips for what and when to buy) from Ruth at Living Well Spending Less.  She also discusses frozen fruit and vegetables and organic vs non-organic. 

Learn how to stop wasting money on produce!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How to clean burnt pots and pans

I love my stainless steel pots and pans that I purchased way back in the day when I was in high school.  One thing I am kind of anal about is keeping them clean and shiny.

Well, since I married The Captain, the poor pots and pans stay scorched and burned inside and out.  He's a great cook, but thinks that everything has to be cooked on high heat.

No matter how much I scrub them . . . and I have used many different methods . . . they don't come out as clean and shiny as I would like.

Hopefully this is the solution to the problem . . . click here for Jessica's solution!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Save money freezing your peppers and saving the seeds

The Captain and I often run into great deals on peppers bought in bulk at the military commisary, but it is way too much to use up before they go bad, so we freeze them.  

You can do the same thing with onion!  I like to cut them up in the way I use most or do combinations and make separate bags.

Click here to go to an excellent post on how to do it!