How to feed your family for $100/week

I have been wanting to do a segment for a while on how to eat well within a budget. Every week, I scan the flyers, see what’s on sale, and plan around that for each week’s menu plan. When something I use often is on sale, and the sale is particularly good (good=only on sale once every few months at…

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Are Groceries really cheaper in the USA?

I read a lot about saving money. Especially when it comes to meal planning – this is something I love to do, and I spend time looking up recipes and comparing notes with other moms. One of the things that keeps coming up is how inexpensive groceries seem to be in the USA – specifically meat – I wonder how much I…

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Where to go Apple Picking in Mississauga

  It must be getting close to fall. While in the garage the other day, I saw the scarecrow decoration, and wondered if it was too soon to put it up. We decided to go apple picking today – I have missed it the last few years for one reason or another, and decided this year we were going to…

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Crumpets – The Joy of Cooking

I was searching through my favorite cookbook of all time – The Joy of Cooking – and came across this recipe for Crumpets. I havent had a crumpet in ages – when I flipped through the book, I was looking for a bread recipe I could make without having to turn on the oven during our heat wave. It looked…

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Surviving Birthday Parties with Food Allergies

When a party invite comes home from school, instead of sharing in my son’s delight, I curse silently. For me, this means worrying about whether the food will be allergy friendly, if the venue is nut free (or even worse if it’s a home party – is the house allergy friendly and without pets?). I see the other parents drop…

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Homemade PlayDoh

This is a timeless classic! I remember this activity from when we were kids. We didn’t use PlayDoh then (it existed, but I don’t remember us buying it). I do remember my mom making her own, and that’s what we would use. It was a salty, pliable dough, and we would have to remember to wrap it up in plastic…

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The Tightwad Gazette – The Price Book

After readling the Titghtwad Gazette, it became clear that one of the main areas you can save on is your food bill. Every week, I scan the flyers and make lists of things at the various stores we can use and stock up on. I may not get to every store that week, but it’s a good starting place to…

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