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Get Set to SAVE: Introduction
Dollar-Smart SHOPPING • The average family of four spends $116 a week on groceries, according to the Food Marketing Institute. Here’s how to shrink that number down to size.
SKIP THE SUPERMARKET?
WHAT CONVENIENCE COSTS • Check out this TIME VS. MONEY comparison
Waste Less, SPEND LESS • Tired of feeling that guilty tweinge as you toss something that’s gone bad? Then rethink the way you manage the food you buy.
KEEP IT FRESH LONGER • Choosing the right container is key
HOW TO FREEZE ANYTHING
Thrifty COOKING • Get more coverage from a tub of store-bought frosting: Whip the icing with an electric mixer and let air plump it up.
Double-Duty DINNERS: Introduction • These cost-conscious recipe pairs give you one big-deal dinner and a head start on an easy meal for the next day (or the next). The best part? Your grocery budget works overtime!
cheap-cheap chicken: Introduction • There’ll be no clucking over the cost of these meals! From gorgeous roast chicken to kid-friendly crispy drumsticks, we’ve got everyone’s favorites at prices worth crowing for.
SMOKED PAPRIKA-GARLIC chicken
citrus ROAST CHICKEN
chicken romano MEATLOAF
Broccolini with Pine Nuts & Raisins
easy CHICKEN MOLE
Avocado, Orange & Red Onion Salad
Yellow Rice with Tomatoes
chicken with TEX-MEX SALSA
Chicken on Croutons with Olives & Onions
CHICKEN BREASTS, STEP BY STEP • You can use this basic technique to make a number of delicious variations
SPRING CHICKEN with biscuits
creamy dijon DRUMSTICKS
buttermilk CHICKEN DUMPLINGS
meat for less: Introduction • Yes, you can enjoy beef and pork without blowing your food budget. Dig in to these satisfying dinners and still save money at the checkout counter.
CHIPOTLE STEAK with corn salsa
BRATS with cabbage & apples
prized family MEATLOAF
PERFECT MASHED POTATOES!
Hot Pastrami Sandwiches
SOY-HONEY PORK with sweet potatoes
PORK with orange sauce
penny-wise pasta: Introduction • Noodles are a budget classic, but when you taste these recipes, you may think you’re dining at an expensive Italian restaurant (except for the bill, of course).
spinach MAC & CHEESE
MACARONI & gruyère
healthy MAC & CHEESE
BAKED CAVATELLI with sausage & broccoli rabe
cheesy baked PENNE & PORCINI
Farfalle with Grilled Vegetables
easy pantry SPAGHETTI
PASTA alla norma
Ravioli with Roasted Squash & Sage Brown Butter
sausage & spinach STUFFED SHELLS
LASAGNA TOSS bolognese
VEGETABLE lasagna toss
vegetarian values: Introduction • Not only are these meatless meals full of fiber and other good-for-you nutrients, but they’re also easy on the wallet and the planet. Fill up guilt-free!
chunky sweet potato soup
LENTIL & COUSCOUS SALAD with mint
3 GREAT REASONS TO EAT VEGETARIAN TONIGHT!
santa fe FALAFEL
Carrot, Radish & Grapefruit Salad
easy tomato RISOTTO
curried lentil & spinach BAKE
PIEROGIES with cabbage & apples
mixed vegetable MINESTRONE
Garlic & Herb Bread