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Because a disorganized kitchen pantry is often a nightmare for the home cook, having an organized and clutter-free pantry can be a relief. As such, you may have envied and longed to have one of those gloriously organized pantries featured on cooking shows. Fortunately, turning your cluttered kitchen pantry into a storage dream is not as tough as most of us think it is. Having a system to re-stock your pantry when necessary and knowing where your go-to items are will often prove helpful. Pantry organization comes with a variety of benefits, from making the preparation of home-cooked meals easy…

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If you’re like a lot of people, you might use your freezer regularly. However, many people don’t fully understand everything about frozen foods. These are a few common myths. Frozen Produce Isn’t Nutritious It is true that frozen fruits and vegetables can lose some of their nutrients in the freezing process. However, even though they might not be as nutritious as freshly-picked fruits and vegetables from your garden, they can actually be more nutritious than fresh produce from the grocery store. This is because out-of-season produce is generally picked before it’s fully ripe so that it can withstand a long…

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We all want to live within our means and finally have the chance to stick to our budget. Unfortunately, it can feel almost impossible to establish a budget and not go over it week after week. You have all intentions to spend a certain amount of money and then you get up to the checkout counter and find you’ve spent too much. Living a frugal doesn’t mean that you have to skimp on quality and portions, but what it does mean is that you need to be smarter about your shopping. When you stop spending so much money on groceries…

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You may find yourself bored of corned beef and beer this St. Patrick’s Day. Perhaps you are looking for a fun new traditional Irish dish to enjoy for the big green day. Traditional Irish food is flavorful and their dishes have been enjoyed for centuries. After the English conquest in the beginning of the 1600’s, Irish cuisine evolved into an earthy, rustic, and agricultural taste due to a clash of culinary cultures. You may have been dining on corned beef and cabbage these past years during St. Patrick’s Day, but you will be surprised to discover that the dish emerged…

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As you might already know, eating at home rather than eating out can be a good way to save money. If you’re on a tight budget, one of the first things that you might have eliminated were trips to dine out. However, just because you want to keep your finances on track does not mean that you don’t deserve to treat yourself every once in a while. Luckily, it is possible to dine out without spending a fortune. These are a few helpful tips that can help you do so. Buy Gift Cards Did you know that there are websites…

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Buying in bulk and taking advantage of awesome coupon deals is a great way to feed your family on a budget. However, for many food items, their expiration dates come up faster than you can eat them and then you have wasted both food and money! Luckily, there are lots of food staples that have incredibly long shelf lives that are perfect for stocking your pantry. Whether you are stocking up for a potential emergency or just utilizing great coupons and sales, these items can stay in your pantry for years into the future. Check out the list below for…

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