Cheapskate, penny-pincher, frugal, thrifty, tightwad--most of these terms do not have a positive connotation, so I try to never use them. I'm not cheap: I am a personal financial strategist! Okay... I'm a tightwad. A REASON for Tightwadding Initially, my husband and I … [Read more...] about Confessions of a Tightwad
"I don't have time to cook." "Cooking is too much work." "It's too messy." Sound familiar? People find many reasons not to cook. There are a lot of GREAT reasons to do it; better nutrition, control over ingredients, better taste, and lower cost are just a few. Better … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
This was originally posted in 2015. We love to shop at the Waialua Farmer's Market! There are lots of vendors with tons of fresh, local produce. There are baked goods, cut flowers, potted plants, live music, and huli huli chicken cooking. It smells wonderful! Here's what … [Read more...] about Farmer’s Market Bounty: meal planning around vegetables
STOP throwing away food! It takes effort to plan, purchase, and use food before it expires. Here are some tips to help you waste less food. Meal Planning: THE Key to Reducing Food Waste Planning your meals, making a list, and buying only items on the list is the best way to … [Read more...] about Frugal Tip: Waste Less Food