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10 Best Foods To Bulk Buy When On Sale : The GGC 2018 #1 June 4-10

WHEN THE PRICE IS RIGHT A BULK BUY MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOU   Doing a bulk buy doesn’t necessarily mean you need to make a pit-stop to your local bulk food store. The term bulk buy is all about stocking up but not stockpiling everyday essentials that will help lower your overall grocery budget. I’m sure you’re wondering if there is a difference between stockpiling and a bulk buy and the answer is yes and no depending on how you interpret the two. Stockpiling in my opinion is buying in mass quantity for current and future use similar to grocery store shelves or an emergency shelter. When you bulk buy it may be just one or a few items that you buy in large amounts to feed more people or to stretch until the next sale. Example: You buy 3 pounds of butter instead of 1 because it was on sale. If you were to stockpile it you’d have 20lbs of butter instead of 1lb. What does stockpile mean? Stockpile- noun   a large amount of food or goods that are kept ready for future use They have a stockpile of food that will last several months. – Cambridge […]

Copycat Starbucks Strawberry Acai Pink Drink Keto Style

YOUR GO-TO SUMMER PINK DRINK LOW ON THE CARBS AND SUGAR-FREE   When Mrs. CBB made her way to Starbucks on the way home from a recent trip she decided to try their popular pink drink known as the Strawberry Acai Starbucks Refresher but keto style. In all honesty she had no idea what she was about to order but the barista was very helpful and together they created a sugar-free Passion-Fruit Strawberry Pink Drink made with coconut milk. Now that the warm weather is officially here we thought no better way to celebrate than to make the expensive grande $6.20 Starbucks Pink Drink at home. This will obviously be a huge savings to the Starbucks Pink Drink lover and for anyone who wants to control the amount of sugar and carbs they are getting in their diet. Before we started our keto pink drink we put our large fancy glasses in the freezer to frost them up. Nothing better than a cold, frosty drink in a frosty mug. Right? Ingredients for Strawberry Acai Starbucks Refresher (these are the original ingredients) Ice, Strawberry Acai Base [Water, Sugar, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Natural Green Coffee Flavor, Fruit […]

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8 Costly Baking Ingredients To Include On Your Flyer Watch-List : The Grocery Game Challenge 2018 #3 May 14-20

STOCKING UP IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET WHAT YOU WANT FOR LESS   Walking down the baking aisle at the grocery store or even the bulk food shop is cringe-worthy at times when you start to see the prices of baking ingredients. Here’s the thing though, you have to understand that food costs money and eating well is possible on a budget but YOU must do the work to find the deals. If you are a savvy shopper you need a flyer watch-list which simply means a master list of products that you WILL use but are far more expensive than others you purchase. This means that you will keep an eye on prices for those products in particular because when the time  and price is right you should stock up. This is where a reserve fund or stockpile budget really comes in handy for the everyday consumer. Baking ingredients have always been higher to the consumer who values pre-made products over baking only because we see what we want to see when it comes to pricing. It’s far more convenient to buy a 6 pack of muffins for $5 rather than a bag of flour for $8 especially […]

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Free Printable Checklist Of Common Spices For Your Kitchen : The Grocery Game Challenge 2018 #3 Mar 19-25

SUPPLY YOUR KITCHEN WITH THESE FAMILIAR SPICES AND ADD A SPLASH OF FLAVOUR TO ALL YOUR MEALS   Having common spices on hand that many recipes call for is one of the smartest and most inexpensive ways to flavour your dishes. It’s that time of year when we do a full spice cabinet wipe and clean along with an inventory of what we have on hand or need to replenish. Get your FREE Printable Common Spices Checklist below!!   Storing Herbs, Spices and Extracts   My father-in-law would make sure his organic herbs were properly dried in parchment paper and sat in a box that resembled a pop case. He’d dry the herbs in the basement on a long 8 foot table during the winter and eventually he would have boxes of herbs to use. There were always herbs hanging upside down from the ceiling as if there were bats in the house. “Be careful what you walk into”, he used to tell me if I would go down to grab something. Once dried always store your spices in a dry space such as a kitchen cabinet where moisture won’t have the opportunity to get inside. Having a good kitchen […]

Easy Cherry Almond Cake

A FESTIVE CHERRY ALMOND CAKE SURE TO PLEASE EVERYONE   Cherry Almond Cake is a must-have fresh-baked cake in our household for the Christmas holidays. I, like lots of other people do quite a bit of home baking for Christmas but prefer to do more easy cakes and squares rather than cookies. Last week you might remember my Frosted Apple Cinnamon Rolls drenched in a silky glaze, perfect for Christmas morning with a cup of tea or coffee. You can make that too but first let’s talk about this simple Cherry Almond Cake that even a novice baker can make. Each year around November I pull out my collection of traditional Christmas recipes to start preparing the ingredient shopping list. You’re always sure to save money on your grocery bill if you plan your Christmas baking needs ahead of time. Related: 20 Basic Baking Ingredients to Power Up Your Kitchen Over the years I’ve collected recipes from just about any outlet that I can. Sometimes, I will take a recipe and add my twist to it which I think most people do. That’s the great thing about easy recipes or those that you can add or take away some of […]

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