The Ultimate Pizza Sauce Taste Test

About 7 weeks ago, I gave you the recipe for the most delicious pizza dough you will ever make. For reals. But I left you hanging, because I didn’t offer a nice pizza sauce to compliment it, now did I? I’m going to rectify that today and give you some delicious options for homemade pizza… Keep reading →

How We Save $105 a Year on Our Toddlers’ Messes

My toddler girls make incredible messes at the dinner table. They get food on their hands, face, hair, clothes, chair, and on the floor. It’s something I truly look forward to at the start of every meal…not. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (I’ve put a * by any link that is an affiliate link)…. Keep reading →

Cost Comparison: Baby Food

One of the most exciting steps you will take as your baby grows is introducing solids to him. It’s kind of fun to see the expression on baby’s face and to find out what he will do with a spoon. But the options for giving baby solids is somewhat overwhelming. You have to decide what… Keep reading →

Cost Comparison: Pumpkin Puree (Canned vs. Fresh)

A few years ago, I made pumpkin puree for the first time. I thought it was superior to the canned pumpkin puree from the store, so the time I spent on it – cutting the pumpkin, taking out the seeds and pulp, baking it, and pureeing it – was really worth it to me. Now… Keep reading →

The Costs of Getting Sick {+ a Family Illness Tracker Printable}

Sick season is upon us, and I do NOT want a repeat of what happened to our family during the first few months of 2014. ¬© Andy Dean / Dollar Photo Club We were all sick right before little Bella was born in January. Being pregnant, going into labor, and dealing with postpartum issues while… Keep reading →

Shred Your Own Cheese for Significant Savings!

Over the last seven years, since I started grocery shopping for myself and my family, I’ve noticed one very harsh reality: the cost of cheese is going up and I don’t see it coming¬†back down. *UPDATE 6/17/2015: It’s coming down!! [AdSense-A] I like cheese. I like to use it in my food. I like to… Keep reading →

Cost Comparison: Breads

Who here wants a nice slice of warm homemade bread smothered with fresh butter and jam? I know I do. Who wouldn’t? It’s amazing to me that less than 100 years ago, eating fresh like this was the norm. Now it’s so common to buy bread, jam, and butter (or margarine) that we get super… Keep reading →