Hello, I'm Carrie and I would like to share my adventures in cooking and saving our family's money.
I originally started CooknCents in order to show how a family could save money by using the former Angel Food Ministries. I had been couponing for a long time to save money on groceries. After a while, I found relying on couponing to be time consuming - and I still ended up with nothing to eat in the pantry. I am committed to finding alternatives for saving money on food whether it is a new food ministry, or meal planning.
On this election eve, we are all waiting to see if our candidate won. Will there be a change of Presidents? You may or may not want a new president, but when it comes to food – change is good! I was tired of the ho-hum everyday beef burger, so I came up with a new [Read the full story ...]
Mmmm… pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips. It’s a scrumptious little treat and not too bad on the sugar content (10g) compared to some other recipes. Next time I may try these with oat flour to make them gluten free. Print
This is an easy “recipe.” All you need is a box of muffin mix and some hotdogs. These were made with (2) 50-cent Jiffy Mix from the Dollar General plus a pack of beef hotdogs for $2.75. This made 17 muffins. I figure this makes 8 servings at $.47 per serving. Not bad. The kids really like [Read the full story ...]
This one is not a recipe – just a cheapo Dollar Tree find. This made a quick lunch - although it falls quite a bit outside of my ideal eating plan (no processed food, hehe), it was good, quick and CHEAP so I did it anyway. 2 boxes … Continue reading the story “Cheap Dollar Tree Lunch”
Today it was rainy, and it felt like a good day for some Chicken Tortilla Soup. There’s a lot of recipes out there but this one is made with goods from the dollar store. It’s a great recipe to cook from the pantry with, as well!
So far, everything we’ve eaten from the OAMC freezer stash has been great! I especially like the Orange Teriyaki pork chops. The day I made those, not counting defrost time – dinner was made in SIX MINUTES!!! I grilled the chops on my George Foreman while The frozen burritos are super handy in the morning, too. [Read the full story ...]
Over the weekend, I tried out “Once a Month Cooking” for the first time. It was a LOT of work, and I took 2 days to prepare everything instead of 1, but now we have some good food in the freezer for some quick meals over the next month. After doing some research, I decided to [Read the full story ...]
Heather sent me some GREAT produce from her garden. Some greens, kale, squash, a HUGE zucchini, basil and a lovely lovely cucumber Doesn’t it look spectacular? Heather’s really been working hard on her garden. A few days ago, we discussed non-lettuce salads on our facebook page, and there were some … Continue reading the story [Read the full story ...]