Save Money on Olive Oil

Save Money on Olive Oil

Do you suffer sticker shock every time you have to buy olive oil? If so, here are some tips to help you bring down the cost. [Read more...]

Spend Less on Spices

Spend Less on Spices

At $3 or $4 a bottle, spices aren’t cheap, and they tend to clutter up your pantry in a hurry. Fortunately, I’ve found a simple way to keep the cost and clutter under control:

When I come across a recipe that I want to try, and it calls for a spice that I don’t have on hand, I buy enough from the bulk bins to make the recipe. If I decide the recipe is a keeper, I’ll buy a bottle of the spice to add to my collection.

Some Other Things I Do to Save on Spices: [Read more...]

Roasting Turkey for Lunch Meat

Roasting Turkey for Lunch Meat

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: roasting your own lunch meat can save a TON of money. But just how much are we really talking? I got busy crunching numbers again to find out. [Read more...]

Black Beans: Dried vs. Canned

Black Beans

How much does it save to buy dried black beans instead of canned? I crunched the numbers to find out. [Read more...]

Save Money on Lunch Meat

Save Money on Lunch Meat

Those little packages of lunch meat that they sell at the grocery stores are crazy expensive, and the deli prices aren’t much better. Calculate the per-pound cost, and you could easily buy steak for what you’re paying for those thin sandwiches slices. It’s madness!

But I have an easy work around for ya: just buy whole chickens, turkeys and hams when you find them on sale, and roast them for lunch meat. You’ll get nice, thick slices of meat for sandwiches (more like what you’d get in a restaurant), and you won’t get all the sodium and chemicals that they pump into store-bought lunch meat.

I snagged two 15-pound turkeys yesterday during the Thanksgiving sales, and I paid just $.69 per pound. That’s a phenomenal price for lunch meat, and after I roast my birds, I can use the carcasses to make turkey broth. A nice bonus!

If you’ve never roasted meat before, stay tuned for a tutorial.

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