Food and Drink http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/209/all en-US Flashback Friday: 122 Scrumptious Super Bowl Party Snack Ideas http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-122-scrumptious-super-bowl-party-snack-ideas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/flashback-friday-122-scrumptious-super-bowl-party-snack-ideas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/super_bowl_food_000073928407.jpg" alt="Making scrumptious super bowl party food ideas" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you ready for some football? The majority of Americans certainly are, as the Super Bowl is probably the most celebrated non-national holiday of the year. Come Monday, you'll hear countless coworkers complaining about not getting the day off to recover from the gluttonous consumption of adult beverages and salty, cheese-covered snacks. Because like Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is all about the food, and a little bit about football, of course.</p> <p>Here are over 100 delicious Super Bowl party food ideas to fill the bellies of you and your famished football-loving friends.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/food-154197215.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-delicious-healthier-appetizers">20 Delicious, Healthier Appetizers</a> &mdash; If we all counted our calories on Super Bowl Sunday, the number would instantly sober us up. But football foods don't need to filled with fat and salt. 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So here's how to make that and other amazing snacks that you'll want to eat everyday forever &mdash; including cookie dough dip.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/35-slow-cooker-recipes-for-busy-or-lazy-vegetarians">35 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy (or Lazy) Vegetarians</a> &mdash; Meat is not a must on Super Bowl Sunday. In fact, these slow cooker recipes will please your vegetarian guests, without having to put in much time or effort. Score!</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-delicious-ways-to-enjoy-cheap-spring-roll-wrappers-at-every-meal">20 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Cheap Spring Roll Wrappers at Every Meal</a> &mdash; Egg roll wrappers are yummy, low-budget wonders. You can put everything from bbq chicken to cheesecake inside and bake for about 20 minutes. The options are endless and the results are delish.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/food-491329701.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-exciting-new-potato-recipes-you-must-try">25 Exciting New Potato Recipes You Must Try</a> &mdash; Is there such a thing as too many potato dishes? Nope. Potatoes are essential for Super Bowl recipes, and here are 25 new ways to make your favorite starch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-15-junk-food-favorites-healthier-and-cheaper-at-home">Make 15 Junk Food Favorites Healthier and Cheaper at Home</a> &mdash; If only you could make your own Chicken McNuggets and Slurpees that taste as good as the fast food originals&hellip; *Sigh* Oh wait, you can! Use these cooking hacks to make your fave fast food delicacies healthier and cheaper, at home.</p> <p><em>What will you be snacking on during the Super Bowl? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chrissa-hardy">Chrissa Hardy</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-122-scrumptious-super-bowl-party-snack-ideas">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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(See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cash-back-credit-cards">Best Cash Back Credit Cards</a>)</p> <h2>Why We Like This Card</h2> <ul> <li>$200 sign up bonus</li> <li>2% cash back on dining, coffee, and convenience store purchases</li> </ul> <h2>How This Card Works</h2> <p>The TD Cash Visa offers cash back in the form of points, with two points awarded for each dollar spent on all dining purchases, which can include purchases at local delis, fast food, coffee shops, convenience stores, restaurants, and fine dining. You also earn one point for each dollar spent on all other purchases. The points are worth 2% and 1% cash back, respectively. You can earn an unlimited number of points, which do not expire. There is no annual fee.</p> <p><strong>Sign up bonus:</strong> Get 20,000 bonus points after spending $1,500 within the first 90 days ($200 cash back value). 0% intro APR for balance transfers for the first 12 billing cycles (then 13.24%, 18.24%, or 23.24% variable APR).</p> <p>Points can be redeemed at $25 for statement credit, direct deposit, or as a check, as well as for merchandise, travel, and gift cards with popular retailers. You can also redeem for round-trip airfare starting at $250, and hotel rooms or car rentals at $150.</p> <h2>Other Benefits</h2> <p><strong>VantageScore.</strong> As a cardholder, you also receive access to VantageScore and other credit education tools. The credit bureau, TransUnion, provides VantageScore, which allows you to monitor and manage your credit score. 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If you plan to make at least $1,500 in purchases within 90 days, you also have an opportunity to earn one of the best sign-up bonuses available. It is also ideal for those who frequently travel or abroad or make foreign purchases simply because there is no foreign transaction fee.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="http://ct.wisebread.com/click.php?pg=149&amp;pid=88&amp;pp=0&amp;uv=send"> <strong>Learn more and apply for the TD Cash Visa&reg; Credit Card today!</strong></a></strong></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/christina-majaski">Christina Majaski</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/earn-more-cash-on-dining-purchases-td-cash-visa-credit-card">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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You may have even made your own at home, which is fun and easy. At less than $2 for a package of these wrappers, why not experiment with some interesting fillings?</p> <p>However, picking the correct wrapper at the grocery store can be a little confusing. For the recipe ideas below, look specifically for egg roll wrappers. They will be in a refrigerated section. They are a thin dough, and rectangular in shape. They do contain egg, and thus must be deep-fried, pan-fried, or baked. Won ton &quot;skins&quot; are very similar, but come in small squares, rather than rectangles.</p> <p><em>Lumpia</em> wrappers come to us from the Philippines, but they are Chinese in origin. The skins are very delicate, and they have a flaky texture when fried or baked. They can be filled with sweet or savory ingredients. If you cannot find egg roll wrappers, lumpia will work. (For these recipes, do not get &quot;rice paper&quot; wrappers, which are, confusingly, used in &quot;spring rolls,&quot; and &quot;summer rolls,&quot; but are not usually fried.)</p> <p>Methods for cooking include using a deep fryer, pan frying, or oven baking (which is the healthiest method). To oven bake, preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and line a baking sheet with foil. Use a pastry brush to brush the rolls with oil. Bake about 20 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.</p> <p>Assembly will go quickly if you have all of your fillings in bowls, ready to go. Use a mixture of water and a little cornstarch to seal the rolls shut.</p> <p>Now that you know how to prepare the wrappers, let's dig in to the filling options. Here are some delicious ideas to get you started. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-clever-ways-to-dress-up-cheap-food?ref=seealso">25 Clever Ways to Dress Up Cheap Food</a>)</p> <h2>Breakfast Ideas</h2> <p>Who wouldn't want to start their day with an egg roll?</p> <h3>1. Bacon and Eggs</h3> <p>I like to make two to three rolls per person. Combine cooked, crumbled bacon, scrambled eggs, and diced green onions. Roll into the wrapper, fry, drain, and serve. If you wrap them in wax paper or paper towels, you can take them &quot;to go.&quot;</p> <h3>2. Sausage, Peppers, and Onion</h3> <p>Sauté chopped mini-peppers with diced onion and breakfast sausage. Sprinkle with just a pinch of red pepper flakes, roll, fry, and drain.</p> <h3>3. Mexican</h3> <p>Add some rice to your scrambled eggs, along with a little jack cheese, refried beans, and salsa. Roll, fry, and go!</p> <h3>4. Fruit-Filled</h3> <p>I love to go &quot;tropical&quot; with slices of papaya and banana, a drizzle of honey, and shredded coconut. Serve with a &quot;dipping sauce&quot; of vanilla yogurt.</p> <h3>5. Blintz-Like</h3> <p>Fresh or frozen drained berries, with a little cream cheese or goat cheese, are a decadent way to ease into your day when wrapped into an egg roll and baked. Add a cappuccino for a painless Monday morning.</p> <h2>Lunch Ideas</h2> <p>Break up your workday with an egg roll wrapper filled with your favorite edible things.</p> <h3>6. Pizza</h3> <p>This idea will delight kids, big and small. Wrap up pepperoni or salami, olives, chopped artichoke hearts, string cheese, and sprinkle with oregano. Serve with heated, prepared pizza sauce for dipping.</p> <h3>7. Sushi</h3> <p>Yep, you read that right. Combine cooked, seasoned sushi rice, cooked shrimp or crab, diced avocado, diced green onion, and sesame seeds. Fry and drain. Dip into wasabi paste and soy sauce.</p> <h3>8. Chili</h3> <p>If you have leftover or canned chili available, just add grated cheese, onions, and wrap. After frying or baking, dip into sour cream.</p> <h3>9. Mac and Cheese</h3> <p>There is truly something yummy about the crispiness of the wrapper combined with the cheesy, creamy pasta inside.</p> <h3>10. Buffalo Chicken</h3> <p>Combine cooked, diced chicken with ranch dressing, a drizzle of wing sauce, and bleu cheese crumbles. Fry and serve with more wing sauce and celery sticks.</p> <h2>Dinner Ideas</h2> <p>The last meal of the day should always be the best, so prepare to salivate over these egg roll fillings.</p> <h3>11. Curry</h3> <p>Combine cooked, diced potatoes, cooked peas, sautéed onions, and a little curry powder. Fry rolls and serve with a dipping sauce of plain yogurt swirled with spicy chutney.</p> <h3>12. BBQ Pork</h3> <p>Mix a tub of prepared barbecued pork with some sautéed onions. Roll, fry, and serve with barbecue sauce on the side (and lots of napkins).</p> <h3>13. Baked Potato</h3> <p>This is a great use of leftover mashed potatoes. Combine them with crispy cooked bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and green onions. Wrap, cook, and serve with sour cream for dipping.</p> <h3>14. Hawaiian Style</h3> <p>Combine rice, poke, and furikake seasoning; fill rolls and deep-fry. Make a sauce of mayonnaise and Sriracha; drizzle over egg rolls.</p> <h3>15. Veggie</h3> <p>Combine cooked, drained broccoli, quinoa, sautéed red pepper strips, and a little goat cheese. Then bake. Serve with balsamic vinegar.</p> <h3>16. Shrimp</h3> <p>Sauté cleaned, raw shrimp with a little chopped garlic, sliced mushrooms, coleslaw mix, and bean sprouts. Fry or bake and dip into sweet chili sauce.</p> <h2>Dessert Ideas</h2> <p>There is <em>always</em> room for a small sweet treat.</p> <h3>17. S'mores</h3> <p>Make a filling of mini-marshmallows, chocolate chips, and crushed graham crackers. Roll, and then bake or fry.</p> <h3>18. Apple Pie</h3> <p>This couldn't be easier, so apple pie fans, rejoice. Simply fill the egg roll wrappers with canned apple pie filling and fry or bake. Serve with vanilla ice cream.</p> <h3>19. Bananas Foster-ish</h3> <p>Slice bananas lengthwise, then in half. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon, dot with butter, and wrap. Bake or fry. Serve with rum-laced vanilla ice cream.</p> <h3>20. Cheesecake</h3> <p>Make a bowl of your favorite no-bake cheesecake batter. Fold up in egg roll wrappers with sliced strawberries, crushed oreos, caramels, or lemon zest. Fry, and <em>swoon</em>.</p> <p>Once opened, a package of egg roll wrappers will be fine for a week, assuming you wrap them up well. If there are too many, just freeze them and let them defrost at room temperature when you're &quot;ready to roll&quot; again.</p> <p><em>Any other ideas for egg roll wrappers? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/marla-walters">Marla Walters</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-delicious-ways-to-enjoy-cheap-spring-roll-wrappers-at-every-meal">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-119-amazing-meals-you-can-make-from-a-can">Flashback Friday: 119 Amazing Meals You Can Make From a Can</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/skewer-this-13-dishes-you-can-put-on-a-stick">Skewer This! 13 Dishes You Can Put on a Stick</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-cheap-and-easy-soup-recipes">20 Cheap and Easy Soup Recipes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-sandwiches-hearty-enough-for-dinner">10 Sandwiches Hearty Enough For Dinner</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-cheap-and-healthy-filler-foods">9 Cheap and Healthy Filler Foods</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink budget dinners easy dinners egg roll wrappers egg rolls frugal foods Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:18:59 +0000 Marla Walters 1647763 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: Do You Meal Plan? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-meal-plan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-do-you-meal-plan" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_cutting_veggies_000058499462.jpg" alt="Woman meal planning by cutting vegetables" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Meal planning offers a lot to the frugal household. It provides a guide for your grocery shopping, it allows you to avoid wasting food, and it's a way to make sure you have healthy meals at home &mdash; or a suitable alternative when you need it.</p> <p><strong>Do you meal plan?</strong> What are your favorite go-to meals? What tips do you have for someone who is new to meal planning?</p> <p>Tell us whether you meal plan and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! 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Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us whether you meal plan and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-meal-plan">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-pantry-tricks-that-save-you-big">9 Pantry Tricks That Save You Big</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-200-giveaway-would-you-ding-your-credit-to-get-out-of-debt">Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: Would You Ding Your Credit to Get Out of Debt?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-who-are-your-favorite-personal-finance-gurus">Ask The Readers: Who Are Your Favorite Personal Finance Gurus?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-would-people-be-shocked-by-what-you-earn">Ask the Readers: Would People Be Shocked By What You Earn?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-groceries-with-these-online-tools">Save Money on Groceries With These Online Tools</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Giveaways Ask the Readers meal planning Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:00:19 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1647151 at http://www.wisebread.com Flashback Friday: 119 Amazing Meals You Can Make From a Can http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-119-amazing-meals-you-can-make-from-a-can <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/flashback-friday-119-amazing-meals-you-can-make-from-a-can" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_canned_food_000008636736.jpg" alt="Woman making amazing meals from a can" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Buying and consuming only fresh foods is a great concept, and certainly a lifestyle everyone is striving for this time of year, but it's not always realistic. Sometimes you need to rely on ingredients that come out of a can for a hearty meal. Canned goods might not be fresh, but they are easy to store, long-lasting, and extremely budget-friendly.</p> <p>Maybe surprisingly, canned foods offer an endless amount of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that you will absolutely love! Here are 119 brilliant and yummy meals that you can make from a can.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/fresh_cranberries_000052987314.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-easy-delicious-canned-cranberry-recipes">10 Easy, Delicious Canned Cranberry Recipes</a> &mdash; Did you think this was nothing more than a lowly side dish served on Thanksgiving? Think again. Canned cranberry sauce can up your bagel game, give your turkey sandwich a delectable makeover, and give your smoothies a sweet little zing. Stock up and enjoy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/21-foods-that-cost-under-a-buck-a-pound-with-recipes">21 Foods That Cost Under a Buck a Pound &mdash; With Recipes!</a> &mdash; Canned goods are made for bulk-buying, and this frugal round-up will help you make spectacular use of your current pantry occupants.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/woman_making_stew_000063377505.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-delicious-recipes-for-canned-clams">20 Delicious Recipes for Canned Clams</a> &mdash; This low-fat seafood delicacy might go from the sea into a can, but it takes center stage in many different meal options you can easily make at home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-delicious-ways-to-use-canned-corn">15 Delicious Ways to Use Canned Corn</a> &mdash; Corn might be one of the most versatile canned foods there is, because you can heat it up or keep it cold, and add it to a variety of dishes. From casseroles, to salads, to soups, you just can't go wrong with a can of corn.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/salmon000006329016.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/50-ways-to-use-canned-salmon">50 Ways to Use Canned Salmon</a> &mdash; Ever end up with a can of salmon and think, <em>What the heck am I supposed to do with this?</em> Well, put those thoughts to rest once and for all. This round-up of 50 canned salmon uses will keep you busy and your belly full for months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-cheap-delicious-and-healthy-black-bean-recipes?ref=seealso">20 Cheap, Delicious, and Healthy Black Bean Recipes</a> &mdash; You don't need to live in the produce aisle in order to find healthy foods. Black beans are packed with fiber, potassium, and are prime heart health supporters. Bonus: they are extremely versatile in meals, and don't cost much at all.</p> <p><em>What other great foods come from a can? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chrissa-hardy">Chrissa Hardy</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-119-amazing-meals-you-can-make-from-a-can">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-wise-breads-88-best-food-hacks-ever">Flashback Friday: Wise Bread&#039;s 88 Best Food Hacks Ever</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-celebrate-national-slow-cooking-month-with-these-95-crock-pot-dishes">Flashback Friday: Celebrate National Slow Cooking Month With These 95 Crock Pot Dishes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/put-it-in-a-pie-for-fast-frugal-food">Put it in a Pie for Fast, Frugal Food</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-sleek-marketing-ploys-aimed-at-getting-more-of-your-grocery-money">5 Sleek Marketing Ploys Aimed at Getting More of Your Grocery Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tasty-treats-to-make-with-mulberries">Tasty Treats to Make With Mulberries</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Food and Drink canned food cheap dinners fbf flashback friday Food frugal foods Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:00:02 +0000 Chrissa Hardy 1647161 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Best Grocery Savings Apps http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-best-grocery-savings-apps <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-best-grocery-savings-apps" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_phone_groceries_000077025977.jpg" alt="Man using best grocery apps to save money" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found the best grocery savings apps, the top travel destinations for 2016, and affordable wellness habits you can start today.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-best-grocery-savings-apps">5 Best Grocery Savings Apps</a> &mdash; Checkout 51 allows you to earn cash back when you scan barcodes after you get home from grocery shopping. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0118/Top-five-travel-destinations-for-2016">Top five travel destinations for 2016</a> &mdash; With more infrastructure being built in Bolivia, it's easier than ever to visit the world-famous desert of Uyuni or the silver mines of Sucre. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/01/19/affordable-wellness-habits-you-can-start-today/">Affordable Wellness Habits You Can Start Today</a> &mdash; Volunteering for a cause you care about can help create balance in your life and benefit your community. [Frugal Village]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Great-Depression-Saving-Tips-32030865">9 Depression-Era Frugal Habits You Need to Pick Up</a> &mdash; Grow your own food! If you don't have much experience in this, or you don't have a lot of room, you can start small with potted herbs. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2016/01/18/harvesting-greywater-for-garden-usage/">Harvesting Greywater for Garden Usage</a> &mdash; Learn how to set up a catchment system for the greywater so it can be harvested and re-used in your garden. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2016/01/18/3-tips-to-grow-your-side-business-this-year.html">3 Tips to Grow Your Side Business This Year</a> &mdash; Odds are, there are a million things you need to do with your business, but if you want it to grow, focus your energy on the few areas that matter. [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mattaboutmoney.com/2016/01/19/two-essential-habits-for-wise-money-management">Two Essential Habits For Wise Money Management</a> &mdash; Push back politely whenever you see a price hike on your monthly bills. [Matt About Money]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/4-tips-for-reducing-productivity-killing-social-media-use/">4 Tips for Reducing Productivity-Killing Social Media Use</a> &mdash; Not all social media tasks are created equal! Prioritize the important ones and don't use them as an excuse to constantly check your social media accounts. [Due.com]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/how-to-overcome-blue-monday/">How to Overcome the Blue Monday Effect on Your Finances</a> &mdash; If you've already broken one of your financial resolutions, don't give up! Treat it like a work in progress, break it into more manageable parts, and start again. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyproblems.ca/debt-solutions-blog/7-signs-youre-in-the-financial-danger-zone/">7 Signs You&rsquo;re In The Financial Danger Zone</a> &mdash; Are you regularly running low on money in the days before payday? [MoneyProblems]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-best-grocery-savings-apps">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-groceries">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-times-to-go-grocery-shopping">The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-organic-grocery-items-that-arent-worth-it">10 Organic Grocery Items That Aren&#039;t Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/breaking-the-bread-code-how-to-get-the-freshest-loaf">Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/trader-joes-vs-costco-whats-a-better-place-to-shop">Trader Joes vs. Costco: What&#039;s a Better Place to Shop?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Shopping best money tips grocery shopping apps Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1642417 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 15 Best Apps for Savings on Dining Out http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-15-best-apps-for-savings-on-dining-out <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-15-best-apps-for-savings-on-dining-out" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_dining_out_000041684306.jpg" alt="Woman using best apps for savings on dining out" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found a list of the best apps for saving money when you&rsquo;re dining out, how to clean everything in your kitchen, and memberships that will actually save you money.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savingfreak.com/restaurants-apps-to-save-money-on-dining-out/">15 Best Apps to Save Money on Dining Out</a> &mdash; ScoutMob and Black Board Eats are like Groupon combined with FourSquare &mdash; which means savings for you! [SavingFreak]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Clean-Everything-Your-Kitchen-37078517">How to Clean Absolutely Everything in Your Kitchen</a> &mdash; The burnt residue on your pots and pans doesn't stand a chance against this solution of hydrogen peroxide and dish soap. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/6-memberships-that-will-actually-save-you-money-2016/">6 Memberships That Will Actually Save You Money in 2016</a> &mdash; You'll save more money by making coffee at home, of course, but you can still save money on food and drinks at your favorite coffee shop by joining their membership club. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0112/Five-ways-you-can-avoid-cell-phone-termination-fees">Five ways you can avoid cell phone termination fees</a> &mdash; If your cell phone company has changed the terms of the contract, you have a right to end the agreement, no termination fee necessary. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalbuzz.com/articles/business-finance/simple-tips-to-reach-your-financial-goals/">Simple Tips To Reach Your Financial Goals</a> &mdash; Do your due diligence. If you have a financial advisor, ask them questions about how to implement your goals. Or, talk to your bank about new savings or investment opportunities. [Frugal Buzz]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/01/4-simple-productivity-hacks-always-wake-productive.html">4 Simple Productivity Hacks to Always Wake Up Productive</a> &mdash; Set a morning routine to help you start the day off right. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.morewithlesstoday.com/create-art-wall-like-decorator/">How to Create an Art Wall Like a Decorator!</a> &mdash; Start by measuring the area of wall that you'll be decorating. Then, set your art and photos on the floor and move things around until you have a layout that you like. [More With Less Today]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/01/14/tips-for-dealing-with-dings-chips-and-holes-in-otherwise-perfect-walls/">Tips for Dealing with Dings, Chips and Holes in Otherwise Perfect Walls</a> &mdash; The printer paper method can be used to fill a small hole in your wall. All you need is a piece of plain printer paper, 400-grit sandpaper, and some clear Elmer&rsquo;s glue. [Frugal Village]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/housing/3-reasons-renting-might-be-the-right-move-for-you/">3 Reasons Renting Might Be the Right Move for You</a> &mdash; Renting gives you the flexibility to move without worrying about selling a house when you want to live somewhere else. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-stop-coddling-your-kids">How to Stop Coddling Your Kids</a> &mdash; If your child gets into a dispute with another child, stand back and see if they can resolve the conflict on their own. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-15-best-apps-for-savings-on-dining-out">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-7-best-cities-for-frugal-foodies">The 7 Best Cities for Frugal Foodies</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/40-restaurants-that-offer-senior-discounts">40 Restaurants That Offer Senior Discounts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-cheapskates-guide-to-eating-out">A Cheapskate’s Guide to Eating Out</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-dinner-party-for-6-feed-em-for-under-20">A Dinner Party for 6: Feed &#039;Em for Under $20</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment Food and Drink apps best money tips dining out Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1638730 at http://www.wisebread.com Flashback Friday: Wise Bread's 88 Best Food Hacks Ever http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-wise-breads-88-best-food-hacks-ever <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/flashback-friday-wise-breads-88-best-food-hacks-ever" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/food_hacks_000044992940.jpg" alt="Revisiting Wise Bread&#039;s 88 best food hacks ever" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Food is something all humans need to survive. And since we've evolved into a stressed out, overworked race of eaters, we need our food prep to be as easy and painless as possible. That's why we're all so obsessed with food hacks. <em>Wait, I've been eating apples all wrong my entire life? Cupcakes can be made even better by turning them into cupcake sandwiches?</em> Mind = blown. This is what we live for, folks.</p> <p>So to honor the Internet's ongoing fascination with food hacks, let's go back in time to revisit some of Wise Bread's very best. Here they are.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/cooking-126457388.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-surprising-cooking-hacks-that-save-time">7 Surprising Cooking Hacks That Save Time</a> &mdash; Instead of spending hours in the kitchen preparing a hearty meal &mdash; because nobody likes a hangry cook &mdash; use these brilliant cooking hacks to cut down on prep time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-pantry-tricks-that-save-you-big">9 Pantry Tricks That Save You Big</a> &mdash; Being able to stock up on food staples like a frugal boss requires the use of crafty storage tricks. Here's how to turn your pantry into an easily accessible food paradise.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bowl_of_lemons_000019714803.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-use-your-food-that-dont-involve-eating">4 Ways to Use Your Food That Don't Involve Eating</a> &mdash; You don't need to consume food in order to fully enjoy it. Here are four genius food hacks to beautify your bod and keep your home squeaky clean using the items found in your fridge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-awesome-cooking-tricks-for-single-people">5 Awesome Cooking Tricks for Single People</a> &mdash; Significant others are not required in order to eat like a king (or queen). These cooking tricks will help you make the right sized meals that you will thoroughly enjoy.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/000038978966_1.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-fridge-tricks-that-will-save-you-big">14 Fridge Tricks That Will Save You Big</a> &mdash; With just a little rearranging, your fridge will transform from a battle ground of expired food into a brightly colored haven of all things still edible. What are you waiting for?</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-easy-ways-to-stretch-your-grocery-dollars">20 Easy Ways to Stretch Your Grocery Dollars</a> &mdash; So simple, yet so brilliant. If you can master these grocery shopping hacks, your life is sure to improve.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/happy-grocery-shopping-159289223-small.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/21-foods-that-cost-under-a-buck-a-pound-with-recipes">21 Foods That Cost Under a Buck a Pound &mdash; With Recipes!</a> &mdash; Your Depression era grandparents will applaud your impressive frugalness when you whip up any of these budget-friendly recipes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-creative-ways-to-save-money-on-food">8 Creative Ways to Save Money on Food</a> &mdash; Throwing money away on overpriced snacks is sooo 2015, you guys. Use these creative money saving hacks to fill your fridge with all the foods you know you'll eat.</p> <p><em>What are some of your favorite food hacks? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chrissa-hardy">Chrissa Hardy</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-wise-breads-88-best-food-hacks-ever">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-119-amazing-meals-you-can-make-from-a-can">Flashback Friday: 119 Amazing Meals You Can Make From a Can</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-pantry-tricks-that-save-you-big">9 Pantry Tricks That Save You Big</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-celebrate-national-slow-cooking-month-with-these-95-crock-pot-dishes">Flashback Friday: Celebrate National Slow Cooking Month With These 95 Crock Pot Dishes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/emergency-food-supplies-for-the-lazy-skinflint">Emergency food supplies for the lazy skinflint</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ugggh-hic-i-justss-gotta-eat-somehicthing-my-top-10-homemade-drunk-snacks">Ugggh, (hic) I justss gotta eat some(hic)thing; my top 10 homemade drunk snacks.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks Food and Drink Organization fbf flashback friday Food food hacks food shopping food storage Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:53:38 +0000 Chrissa Hardy 1638733 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What's Your Favorite Grocery Shopping Tip? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-grocery-shopping-tip <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-grocery-shopping-tip" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_grocery_shopping_000020365204.jpg" alt="Woman sharing her favorite grocery shopping tip" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-grocery-shopping-tip#comment-787422">Kaye</a>, Mita, and Michael for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>There are many ways to save money on groceries. You can clip coupons, shop from a list, track weekly sales &mdash; just do a search on the Internet and you'll find dozens more! But what works for one person may not work for another, and it can take some trial and error to figure out the best savings strategy for you.</p> <p><strong>What is your favorite grocery shopping tip?</strong> Why do you think it works so well for you? Have you tried any common shopping strategies that just didn't work for you?</p> <p>Tell us about your favorite grocery shopping tip and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rcwidget_ikpxi55f" data-template="" data-theme="classic" data-raflid="79857dfa226" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa226/" class="rcptr">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script></p> <p>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, January 18th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after January 18th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your favorite grocery shopping tip and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-your-favorite-grocery-shopping-tip">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-times-to-go-grocery-shopping">The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-only-15-foods-that-are-worth-buying-organic">The Only 15 Foods That Are Worth Buying Organic</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-frugal-rules-you-must-follow-when-shopping-at-costco">5 Frugal Rules You Must Follow When Shopping at Costco</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-produce-workers-guide-to-choosing-fruits-and-vegetables">The Produce Worker&#039;s Guide to Choosing Fruits and Vegetables</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-you-are-sabotaging-your-weekly-grocery-budget">9 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Giveaways Shopping Ask the Readers grocery shopping Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:00:04 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1634705 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Save Time and Money on Food Prep http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-time-and-money-on-food-prep <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-save-time-and-money-on-food-prep" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_chopping_veggies_000079903751.jpg" alt="Woman saving time and money on meal prep" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found ways to save time and money during food prep, how to grow your savings in 2016, and steps to eliminate self-doubt.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/household/food-prep-saving-time-money-kitchen">Food Prep: Saving Time and Money in the Kitchen</a> &mdash; Organize your cooking and prep space so that you have easy access to commonly used appliances, spices, and utensils. [Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.wellkeptwallet.com/2016/01/7-ways-to-grow-your-savings-account-in-2016/">7 Ways to Grow Your Savings Account in 2016</a> &mdash; Save any unexpected money that comes your way, such as tax returns, work bonuses, extra savings on something you had to buy, and monetary gifts. [Well Kept Wallet]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2016/01/06/6-steps-to-eliminate-self-doubt-and-trust-yourself-again/">6 Steps to Eliminate Self-Doubt (and Trust Yourself Again)</a> &mdash; Create a response system for self-doubt triggers so you can deal with them when they come up. [Marc &amp; Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Get-Rid-39684880">16 Things to Get Rid of in 2016</a> &mdash; Get rid of any medicine, makeup, and other items that are past their expiration dates. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/01/3-tips-getting-important-things-done-every-day.html">3 Tips for Getting the Most Important Things Done Every Day</a> &mdash; Set appointments with yourself to do those tasks and activities that are most important to you. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://everythingfinanceblog.com/16635/10-common-student-loan-myths-busted.html">10 Common Student Loan Myths &ndash; Busted</a> &mdash; Consolidating all your loans into one large loan may sound convenient, but it isn't necessarily the best way to control your finances. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2016/01/06/how-to-save-money-on-your-bike-commute/">How to save money on your bike commute</a> &mdash; Riding a bike to work can save you a lot of money on your commute, but there are some expenses to be aware of&hellip;and ways to spend less on them! [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/money-saving-ways-to-celebrate-your-anniversary">10 Money Saving Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary</a> &mdash; Change the sheets, light up some candles, spread some rose petals, and have a bottle of wine nearby to transform your bedroom into a hotel honeymoon suite. [Don't Pay Full]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.shoplet.com/green-office/recycling-101-glass-recycling-facts/">Recycling 101: Glass Recycling Facts</a> &mdash; Want to live a little greener this year? Here's what you should know about recycling glass. [Shoplet]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/21-resolutions-for-the-involved-dad">21 Resolutions for the Involved Dad</a> &mdash; Dads (and moms!) can work towards being more involved by taking on some of these resolutions. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-time-and-money-on-food-prep">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-cooking-oils-for-your-heart-and-wallet">The Best Cooking Oils: For Your Heart and Wallet</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/waste-not-want-not-stop-throwing-away-your-food">Waste Not, Want Not: Stop Throwing Away Your Food!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cooking-for-beginners-10-recipes-for-kitchen-newbies">Cooking for Beginners: 10 Recipes for Kitchen Newbies</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-perfectly-respectable-uses-for-instant-mashed-potatoes">5 Perfectly Respectable Uses for Instant Mashed Potatoes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kick-ass-alternatives-to-canned-cranberry-sauce">Kick-Ass Alternatives to Canned Cranberry Sauce</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips Cooking food prep Fri, 08 Jan 2016 20:00:02 +0000 Amy Lu 1634659 at http://www.wisebread.com Flashback Friday: Celebrate National Slow Cooking Month With These 95 Crock Pot Dishes http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-celebrate-national-slow-cooking-month-with-these-95-crock-pot-dishes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/flashback-friday-celebrate-national-slow-cooking-month-with-these-95-crock-pot-dishes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/crock_pot_stew_000021624471.jpg" alt="Celebrating national slow cooking month with crock pot recipes" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Winter is no longer coming &mdash; it has definitely arrived. And with cold weather, comes every human being's inherent desire to cozy up indoors with a blanket, a warm beverage, and a hearty meal. Luckily for us, January is National Slow Cooking Month, and we're encouraged to use our trusty Crock Pots all the live-long day. (See also:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-slow-cookers">The 5 Best Slow Cookers</a>)</p> <p>If your Crock Pot game isn't quite as strong as you'd like it to be, or you are looking for a new eight-hour dinner that will make your taste buds do a collective happy dance, check out our growing compilation of Crock Pot recipes below. Peruse and salivate away. No judgment!</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/homemade-cinnamon-roll-459082175-small.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-delicious-slow-cooker-breakfast-ideas-for-lazy-cooks">12 Delicious Slow Cooker Breakfast Ideas for Lazy Cooks</a> &mdash; Most of us don't have the time or energy to wake up and prepare a satisfying, balanced meal from scratch &mdash; not even early birds. But these breakfasts cook while you sleep, so you can roll out of bed and have a stellar feast waiting for you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-great-cheap-and-easy-crock-pot-recipes">25 Great, Cheap, and Easy Crock Pot Recipes</a> &mdash; From coq au vin to baked beans, there is something on this list for every kind of eater. The best part? They're all easy, which is exactly what you need during a busy work week.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/family_eating_000041170376.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-great-clean-eating-slow-cooker-recipes">8 Great Clean Eating Slow Cooker Recipes</a> &mdash; Don't let the mode of cooking fool you &mdash; Crock Pot meals can be healthy, too! Stick to your health-related resolutions AND enjoy every meal.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/35-slow-cooker-recipes-for-busy-or-lazy-vegetarians">35 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy (or Lazy) Vegetarians</a> &mdash; Slow cookers are not solely used by carnivores preparing meals overloaded with meat. There are puh-lenty of amazing meat-free recipes that herbivores will adore.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/chocolate-cake-181696017-small.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-easy-mouthwatering-slow-cooker-dessert-recipes">15 Easy, Mouthwatering Slow Cooker Dessert Recipes</a> &mdash; Dessert time is the best time. And if you haven't tried Apple Crisp Coffee Cake made in a Crock Pot (or any of these sweet treats), then you truly haven't lived.&nbsp;</p> <p>Happy National Slow Cooking Month!</p> <p><em>What will you slow-cook first? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chrissa-hardy">Chrissa Hardy</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-celebrate-national-slow-cooking-month-with-these-95-crock-pot-dishes">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-119-amazing-meals-you-can-make-from-a-can">Flashback Friday: 119 Amazing Meals You Can Make From a Can</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-wise-breads-88-best-food-hacks-ever">Flashback Friday: Wise Bread&#039;s 88 Best Food Hacks Ever</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-delicious-slow-cooker-breakfast-ideas-for-lazy-cooks">12 Delicious Slow Cooker Breakfast Ideas for Lazy Cooks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-healthy-homemade-yogurt-recipes">6 Healthy Homemade Yogurt Recipes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-international-crock-pot-recipes-that-are-out-of-this-world">13 International Crock-Pot Recipes That Are Out of This World</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink crock pot fbf flashback friday food holidays recipes slow cooker Fri, 08 Jan 2016 18:00:03 +0000 Chrissa Hardy 1634704 at http://www.wisebread.com Stock These 20 Frugal Foods for Tough Financial Times http://www.wisebread.com/stock-these-20-frugal-foods-for-tough-financial-times <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/stock-these-20-frugal-foods-for-tough-financial-times" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_making_stew_000063377505.jpg" alt="Woman stocking frugal foods for tough financial times" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When my husband and I were newlyweds, we had to drastically cut our spending in order to come up with a down payment on a house. At the time, the goal was daunting, but we did it, largely by reining in our grocery budget. Unfortunately, I didn't know much about cooking at the time. This meant eating a lot of macaroni and cheese.</p> <p>So, if you find yourself in a similar position, needing to save, what do you do? I sincerely do not recommend eating box upon box of mac and cheese. Instead, here are some pantry and fridge essentials to rely upon when money is tight. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-you-are-sabotaging-your-weekly-grocery-budget">9 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget</a>)</p> <h2>1. Beans</h2> <p>If you have the time to soak and cook dried beans (about $1.49 for a pound), you'll save a little more, but canned are also a good deal (usually less than a dollar a can).</p> <h2>2. Rice</h2> <p>White rice is very inexpensive (around $6 for 10 pounds), but do yourself a favor and get brown, or at least &quot;half and half,&quot; which is not much more expensive but has greater nutritional value.</p> <h2>3. Bacon</h2> <p>Sorry, vegetarians, but adding even just a little bacon to so many foods elevates the meal. I buy it on sale (look for around $2.30 for a package) and freeze it. Add it to pasta, to an omelet, beans, the aforementioned rice, and things look more cheerful. <em>Yes, I'm staying in and watching a movie tonight, but I had bacon.</em></p> <h2>4. Frozen Petite Peas</h2> <p>There aren't a lot of frozen vegetables I really like, but when petite peas go on sale (around $2.38 for a pound), I load up my freezer. I prefer petite peas, which are sweeter and less chalky, to regular peas. What can you do with them? They can go with leftover rice in the morning for fried rice. They are an easy dinner side dish. Defrost slightly and toss into salads. I like to add a cup into my pasta water to to cook, and then add to my pasta dish. You can also defrost them, throw into your food processor, and make a pea hummus.</p> <h2>5. Panko Crumbs</h2> <p>I buy panko crumbs (Japanese bread crumbs) at Costco in the 2.2-pound resealable packages, because they're so much cheaper that way. I use them to bread pounded chicken, salmon croquettes, top macaroni and cheese (we now eat it again, occasionally), and fry vegetables. They can also be used to &quot;stretch&quot; meatballs and meatloaf. Heck, try breading Spam. It's pretty good.</p> <h2>6. Canned Salmon</h2> <p>Canned salmon works nicely in a creamy chowder with potatoes, or fried, with panko crumbs, as a croquette. Of course, it's also good for you, as it's full of Omega-3's. Look for it to go on sale for about $2.50 or less, per can.</p> <h2>7. Canned Tuna</h2> <p>A little food snobbery here: I don't like super-cheap tuna. I buy it at Costco, in eight-packs for $14.99, and I have also had Trader Joe's &mdash; both are a higher quality, so I don't feel like I'm eating something the cat should be having. It, of course, makes great sandwiches, but you can also make a quick Tuna Nicoise or tuck it into a classic tuna-noodle casserole.</p> <h2>8. Eggs</h2> <p>At only around $2 for a dozen, eggs are an excellent source of protein and can be made for any meal. Add chopped herbs or parmesan for an omelette; hard-boil for sandwiches; or make huevos with beans for dinner.</p> <h2>9. Lentils</h2> <p>My daughter had a college friend who made a pot of lentils every Sunday, and then ate them all week. He was really broke. I like lentils, but there is no way I could do that, even at a little over a buck a pound. Try them in stews, chilis, or even tacos and salads.</p> <h2>10. Peanut Butter</h2> <p>At around $2.50 per jar, we've all had our share of PB&amp;J's, right? Peanut butter has moved on, though, to fancier stuff. Try combining it with a little sesame oil and rice wine vinegar for an Asian-inspired coleslaw dressing. One of my breakfast favorites is to spread it on toast and slice bananas on top.</p> <h2>11. Bananas</h2> <p>For around a dollar or two a pound, this fruit is not only filling but also contain Vitamins B6 and C, manganese, and magnesium. If you overbuy, freeze some (defrost slightly, mash, and make banana ice cream), or make pancakes or banana bread.</p> <h2>12. Apples</h2> <p>At only about a dollar a pound, apples contain fiber and antioxidants. Add them to salads, slice onto peanut butter and toast, or pack a snack with sliced apples and a little cheese. You can bake them until tender and drizzle with honey.</p> <h2>13. Herbs</h2> <p>Even a teaspoon of fresh, chopped herbs adds a lot of flavor to eggs, rice, chicken, etc. You can also make pesto out of just about any nuts you have around and fresh herbs (try parsley and walnuts, or cilantro and macadamia nuts). Top potatoes with herbs, stir into pasta, or add to tuna or egg salad.</p> <h2>14. Garlic and Onions</h2> <p>Stay away from garlic in jars, which is expensive, and smash your own. Onions keep well, too, in a dark, cool, place. Both add incredible flavor to everything.</p> <h2>15. Cabbage</h2> <p>Crazy about coleslaw? With cabbage at only about .25 per serving, it makes sense to have it around. It also contains Vitamins C and K. It's also great cooked. After you cook 2-3 strips of bacon, drain off most of the fat, but not all; and saute three cups of shredded cabbage in the pan until it is limp. It tastes great with rice.</p> <h2>16. Pasta</h2> <p>A box of pasta is inexpensive ($2.50 will buy you two pounds of a good brand). Toss it with a little bacon and chopped herbs; or top with a fried egg! If you make too much pasta, you can eat it later in the week, or freeze (don't forget to label).</p> <h2>17. Oatmeal</h2> <p>Not only is oatmeal really good for you, fiber-wise, but it's extremely inexpensive and easy to make. I like mine with brown sugar, raisins, and bananas. If that doesn't hold you until lunchtime, nothing will! An 18-oz carton should run you less than $3.</p> <h2>18. Plain Yogurt</h2> <p>I prefer Greek-style, but it tends to be more expensive. Watch for weekly sales at grocery stores. Target is also a good place to watch. If you buy plain, you can jazz it up with honey, fruit, or even chocolate syrup. It will also stand in as sour cream and you can incorporate it into salad dressings and smoothies.</p> <h2>19. Milk</h2> <p>Now that I'm paying more attention to getting enough Vitamin D, I have started having an 8-ounce glass of milk with my lunch. I had forgotten how much it fills me up. A gallon of 2% will run about $5.</p> <h2>20. Whole Chickens</h2> <p>I lurk in the shadows of the meat department until whole chickens are $1.29 a pound, or less, and then buy a few. One night is a roast chicken, and the meat becomes sandwiches the next day. I like to make broth with the carcass, which gives me ammo for future soups.</p> <p><em>Did we miss any classic foods to nosh during tough times? Let us know in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/marla-walters">Marla Walters</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/stock-these-20-frugal-foods-for-tough-financial-times">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-you-are-sabotaging-your-weekly-grocery-budget">9 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-cooking-oils-for-your-heart-and-wallet">The Best Cooking Oils: For Your Heart and Wallet</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-times-to-go-grocery-shopping">The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-grocery-store-secrets-only-the-pros-know">10 Grocery Store Secrets Only the Pros Know</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/five-more-tips-for-eating-in-restaurants-and-sticking-to-a-budget">Five More Tips For Eating In Restaurants And Sticking To A Budget</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Budgeting Food and Drink comfort food Food frugal food grocery shopping healthy eating Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:00:03 +0000 Marla Walters 1633483 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Save on Groceries Without Coupons http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-on-groceries-without-coupons <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-save-on-groceries-without-coupons" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_grocery_bag_000062934246.jpg" alt="Woman saving on groceries without using coupons" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found ways to save on groceries without clipping coupons, 45 new uses for old things, and what you shouldn&rsquo;t buy at warehouse clubs.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-ways-to-save-on-groceries-without-clipping-coupons">6 Ways to Save on Groceries Without Clipping Coupons</a> &mdash; Take advantage of BOGO promotions for items that you would buy anyway. If it's something that your family uses often, stock up! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/New-Uses-Old-Items-34929780">45 of the Ultimate Best New Uses For Old Things</a> &mdash; Turn an old beach towel into a tote bag! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T050-C000-S001-things-you-should-never-buy-at-warehouse-clubs.html">Things You Should Never Buy at Warehouse Clubs</a> &mdash; Canned goods, cereal and soda tend to be cheaper at your local supermarket during sales. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/10-pantry-staples-start-any-meal/">10 Pantry Staples to Start Any Meal</a> &mdash; Canned tuna is inexpensive and packed with protein, and you can use it in a variety of ways. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/In-Gear/2015/1229/Jeep-recall-includes-select-Grand-Cherokees-for-fire-risk">Jeep recall includes select Grand Cherokees for fire risk</a> &mdash; If you own a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Durango from 2011 and 2012, it may be one of the vehicles recently recalled for faulty wiring in the sun visor and mirrors. [The Monitor]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/4037/warning-signs-of-disease">14 Costly Health Problems and How to Catch Them Early</a> &mdash; Know the warning signs for lung disease, kidney problems, addiction, dementia, and other serious health conditions. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/2015/12/28/5-free-financial-tools-to-help-you-reach-your-goals.html">5 Free Financial Tools to Help You Reach Your Goals</a> &mdash; These financial tools will help you reach your goals with a lot less effort! [Everybody Loves Your Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/3-signs-youre-hanging-onto-something-toxic/">3 Signs That You&rsquo;re Hanging Onto Something Toxic</a> &mdash; There's no good in hanging on to something that sucks all your positivity and motivation. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.shoplet.com/work-better/5-simple-office-resolutions-to-help-make-2016-your-year/">5 Simple Office Resolutions to Help Make 2016 Your Year</a> &mdash; Make the resolution to get out of your chair more often. It's better for your health! [Shoplet]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bestkeptself.com/2015/12/30/dont-have-time-to-eat-here-are-five-ways-to-take-the-stress-out-of-eating/">Don&rsquo;t have time to eat? Here are 5 nutritious ways to stay nourished</a> &mdash; It's easy to work through mealtimes when you're under pressure. To curb this bad habit, you can set alarms to remind yourself to take breaks for snacks and meals. [Best Kept Self]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-on-groceries-without-coupons">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-groceries">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-times-to-go-grocery-shopping">The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-organic-grocery-items-that-arent-worth-it">10 Organic Grocery Items That Aren&#039;t Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/breaking-the-bread-code-how-to-get-the-freshest-loaf">Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-on-groceries-with-discount-grocery-stores">Save on Groceries with Discount Grocery Stores</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Shopping best money tips groceries Mon, 04 Jan 2016 20:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1630227 at http://www.wisebread.com 12 Foods Everybody Should Be Able to Cook by 30 http://www.wisebread.com/12-foods-everybody-should-be-able-to-cook-by-30 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/12-foods-everybody-should-be-able-to-cook-by-30" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_cooking_dinner_000045924788.jpg" alt="Woman learning which foods to cook by age 30" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'm a pretty good cook. I can make just about anything &mdash; from single meals for myself to four-course feasts for a crowd &mdash; and I learned how to do it all on my own. If you're age 30 or older, you should probably have these mastered. Let's get cookin'.</p> <h2>1. Pasta</h2> <p>Pasta is one of the most versatile, easy, and budget-friendly foods you can buy. As for dressing it up, you can't go wrong with a basic homemade <a href="http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/homemade-pasta-sauce">tomato sauce</a> or <a href="http://www.chef-in-training.com/2015/07/perfect-homemade-alfredo-sauce/">creamy alfredo</a>. Not in the mood for sauce? You can also eat it plain with olive oil, or toss it with meats, seafood, vegetables, or whatever else suits your taste.</p> <h2>2. Eggs</h2> <p>There are plenty of ways to cook eggs (my favorite? baked eggs for brunch), but the three styles you should master are scrambled, fried, and hard-boiled. It's worth the effort to learn how to cook eggs perfectly, exactly how you like them. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-make-perfectly-cooked-eggs?ref=seealso">6 Ways to Make Perfectly Cooked Eggs</a>)</p> <h2>3. Beef, Chicken, and Pork</h2> <p>The three staple meats of the American diet are beef, chicken, and pork. That's not meant to offend anybody of religious affiliation, of course &mdash; I totally respect that not everyone eats these meats &mdash; but those are our primary sources of protein in this country. And, they're the trickiest items on this list to cook.</p> <p>Raw meat contains so much bad-for-you bacteria that it can make you sick or potentially kill you if not prepared properly. Chicken, especially, must be cooked all the way through (to 165&ordm; F) before eating. Investing in a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009IH0BZ0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B009IH0BZ0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=ENFXJHPL6GHCSPU4">meat thermometer</a> can help you make sure you've properly cooked your meat to temperature.</p> <p>Baking is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to cook chicken thighs and drumsticks. Simply season them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and other seasonings of your preference, toss in a 400&ordm; F oven, and let them cook for 20&ndash;30 minutes. Chicken breasts can also be baked or cooked right on the stovetop, and make a great addition to salads and pasta. Add a little olive oil to a hot pan, season the chicken, sear each side, and then turn the heat to low and cover until cooked through.</p> <p>Not in the mood for chicken? Try some foolproof <a href="http://allrecipes.com/recipe/31096/easy-caramelized-onion-pork-chops/">pork chops with caramelized onions</a> to please your next dinner crowd. A simple <a href="http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/home-style-meatloaf/a88edb8e-d80a-4b01-b91a-b6f89a9fd101">home-style meatloaf</a> is also a super easy and delicious meal to dress up ground beef. Once you get the hang of a few basic staples, you can try spicing it up a bit.</p> <h2>4. Grilled Sandwiches</h2> <p>Who doesn't love an ooey-gooey, hot-and-melty grilled cheese sandwich? The answer is nobody in the history of ever, which is why you should know how to prepare one yourself. Once you've nailed down the gist of grilled cheese &mdash; butter both sides of bread, keep the heat low to medium to avoid burning &mdash; you can start experiment with other types of sandwiches that feature ingredients like bacon, ham, tomato, chicken, and pesto.</p> <h2>5. Holiday Ham, Turkey, Chicken, or Roast</h2> <p>Let's start with ham as it's the easiest of them all, because &mdash; and this might blow your mind &mdash; it's already cooked when you buy it. Yep, all you have to do is heat it up for an hour or so in the oven per instructions. Turkeys and chickens are a little trickier, but honestly not very hard. Skip stuffing the cavities of these birds as some say it's not an entirely sanitary practice. For roasts, you can set it and forget it in the slow cooker, which usually calls for a few chopped veggies, beef broth, and a dry soup mix from the grocery store &mdash; that's it.</p> <h2>6. Pancakes</h2> <p>Some people will tell you that making pancakes from scratch is the way to go, but if you're not so worried about that, I stand by box mixes. I've made both varieties, and in terms of taste I don't think homemade is any better than box brands. If you can follow directions, mixing the batter isn't rocket science, but to master the art of flipping you should have the griddle on medium heat and wait until bubbles form on the pancake before making your move.</p> <h2>7. Fish and Shrimp</h2> <p>Learning how to cook fish and shrimp is getting into much fancier territory, but if you're nearing your 30s, there's no excuse for not knowing how to cook these items in at least a basic way. Fish can be prepared dozens of different ways. It can be grilled, poached, baked, broiled and more, all fairly quickly and without a ton of effort. As for shrimp, these little buggers cook quickly in a pan or on the grill &mdash; two minutes on each side, and they're done. Or you could boil them for six to 12 minutes and drain. Simple as that.</p> <h2>8. Potatoes</h2> <p>There are so many ways to prepare potatoes, but if you're just branching out in the kitchen, it's best to stick with easy methods like roasting or baking. I prefer baking my potatoes in the oven over the microwave because I think they taste better that way, but there's a significant cook time difference; they take about eight to 10 minutes in the microwave, but about an hour in the oven. If you want to make roasted potatoes, you'll need to do a little prep. Dice the potatoes before seasoning with a little oil, herbs, salt and pepper, and putting them in a pre-heated 450 F oven for about 20 minutes. Give them an occasional stir.</p> <h2>9. Vinaigrettes</h2> <p>Instead of bringing out half-empty bottles of salad dressings and putting them on the dinner table, class up your meals and parties with freshly made vinaigrettes that require only a few ingredients and a hearty whisk or shake. Most recipes just require a few ounces of oil, vinegar, and other pantry staples.</p> <h2>10. Cookies</h2> <p>Unlike pancakes, I do think that homemade cookies far surpass the quality of store-bought. If you want to try your hand at the former, start with this <a href="http://www.food.com/recipe/quick-easy-sugar-cookies-recipe-480137">easy sugar cookie recipe</a> and graduate to chocolate chip when you're ready. I'll let you in on a little secret: I undercook my cookies just slightly so they're still a tad gooey right in the center &mdash; that's just the way I like 'em.</p> <h2>11. Roasted Veggies</h2> <p>Essentially the same methods apply here as they do with potatoes. All root vegetables need about 20 minutes cooking time in a high-heat oven, around 400 F. Chop, season with olive oil, add salt and pepper, and pop them in. Stir or turn over the veggies at the halfway mark. You're good to go.</p> <h2>12. Sautéed Spinach</h2> <p>Sautéed spinach sounds difficult, but it's fairly simple. Before turning on the heat to a high-sided pan, I add one to two tablespoons of olive oil (depending on how much spinach I'm cooking), a teaspoon of chopped garlic, and a few red pepper flakes. Turn the heat to medium just until the garlic sizzles, then add the spinach. At this point, you can't leave the stove because you need to mind the spinach while it wilts and stir it to make sure that all the leaves hit the heat. Once it gets to your desired texture, add salt and pepper to taste, stir one last time, and serve with a splash of lemon juice on top.</p> <p><em>What recipes do you consider essential?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-foods-everybody-should-be-able-to-cook-by-30">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/waste-not-want-not-stop-throwing-away-your-food">Waste Not, Want Not: Stop Throwing Away Your Food!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-cooking-oils-for-your-heart-and-wallet">The Best Cooking Oils: For Your Heart and Wallet</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-to-stop-doing-on-social-media-by-30">10 Things to Stop Doing on Social Media by 30</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-perfectly-respectable-uses-for-instant-mashed-potatoes">5 Perfectly Respectable Uses for Instant Mashed Potatoes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cooking-for-beginners-10-recipes-for-kitchen-newbies">Cooking for Beginners: 10 Recipes for Kitchen Newbies</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink 30 somethings Cooking eating well meal preparation millennials Wed, 30 Dec 2015 18:00:03 +0000 Mikey Rox 1626819 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Shop, Cook, and Eat Healthy for One http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-shop-cook-and-eat-healthy-for-one <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-shop-cook-and-eat-healthy-for-one" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_healthy_eating_000053026536.jpg" alt="Woman learning how to cook, shop, and eat healthy for one" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on how to shop and cook healthy for one, New Year&rsquo;s resolutions to make with your kids, and things that every 30-year-old should stop worrying about.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://vitals.lifehacker.com/how-to-shop-cook-and-eat-healthy-when-eating-for-one-1749385732">How to Shop, Cook, and Eat Healthy When Eating for One</a> &mdash; Design your meals around foods you like and will actually eat. A healthy meal isn't much help if you hate eating it. [Vitals]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/7-new-year-resolutions-make-with-your-kids/">7 New Year&rsquo;s Resolutions to Make With Your Kids</a> &mdash; Make a resolution to spend one-on-one time with each of your kids once a month. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/10-things-every-30-year-old-should-stop-worrying-about-now/">10 Things Every 30 Year Old Should Stop Worrying About Now</a> &mdash; Stop worrying about taking the perfect selfie. You have better things to do! [Change Your Thoughts]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-You-Forget-Do-Before-Leaving-Vacation-35113991">14 Things You Forget to Do Before Leaving For Vacation</a> &mdash; Let your bank and credit card provider know you're going on a trip and will probably be making charges outside your usual area. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/9-tricks-jump-2016-money-resolutions.html">9 tricks to get a jump on 2016 money resolutions</a> &mdash; Set aside a few hours to call your service providers and ask for better deals. While you're at it, cancel memberships that you no longer use. [Bargaineering]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/7-reasons-rejected-improves-life/">7 Reasons Being Rejected Improves Your Life</a> &mdash; Rejection helps you become a better person. When you receive feedback and evaluate the reason for your rejection, your odds of succeeding next time increases. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://shopperstrategy.com/2015/12/22/11-family-friendly-ideas-for-new-years-eve/">11 Family Friendly Ideas for New Year&rsquo;s Eve</a> &mdash; Have a family slumber party in your living room! Spend the night cuddled on the couch or on the floor and watch movies or the ball drop in Times Square. [Shopper Strategy]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2015/1221/Sixteen-burger-concepts-to-watch-in-2016">Sixteen burger concepts to watch in 2016</a> &mdash; Watch out for these burger chains! You'll likely be hearing more about these up-and-coming chains in 2016. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/4027/hangover-remedy-myths">10 Hangover 'Cures' Debunked</a> &mdash; Greasy foods won't help with a hangover. What you want are calories, so go for simple carbs like toast, oatmeal, and cereal that raise blood sugar. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/4-easy-ways-to-bond-with-your-children">4 Easy Ways to Bond With Your Children</a> &mdash; Involve your kids when you're doing household chores. This gives you the opportunity to chat and be physically near your kids. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-shop-cook-and-eat-healthy-for-one">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/end-potato-prejudice-10-reasons-why-you-should-eat-potatoes">End Potato Prejudice: 10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Potatoes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-cooking-oils-for-your-heart-and-wallet">The Best Cooking Oils: For Your Heart and Wallet</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-nuts-by-nutrition-and-price">The Best and Worst Nuts, by Nutrition and Price</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-delicious-healthy-and-cheap-bean-recipes">25+ Delicious, Healthy, and Cheap Bean Recipes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/stock-these-20-frugal-foods-for-tough-financial-times">Stock These 20 Frugal Foods for Tough Financial Times</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips healthy eating Mon, 28 Dec 2015 20:00:04 +0000 Amy Lu 1626416 at http://www.wisebread.com