Chicken – What To Do With Your Bulk Purchase


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Buy Chicken in Bulk? We all stock up on chicken breasts when we find them at a stockpile price, and several Wiz Kids order their chicken through Zaycon Foods when they do their Meat Across America Event. How do you prepare to freeze all that foul? Now, you have bought all that meat at the store, or you just picked up your Zaycon order, you brought it home, dumped it in the sink to rinse it, and now you think "Wow! That is a lot! What am I going to do with it now?" I have some great … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Liquids Made Into Cubes


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Put Those Ice Cube Trays To Good Use With Freezer Friendly Liquids! Freezer friendly liquids are pretty common in any pantry or refrigerator. Everything from chicken broth, tomato sauce, tomato paste, iced coffee, OJ, wine, and so much more! We all coupon to find the savings, well don't let those savings go to waste when you open something and don't use it all. Here is a very easy and effective way to freeze for future use and NO waste! How many times have you opened up new cans of tomato … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Foods


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Freezer Friendly Foods   Do you ever pause before buying something that's on sale because you know you won't eat it right away and you're not sure if it's freezer friendly foods? In most cases the answer is yes. If you see an item frozen in the store then you can freeze it yourself. I freeze just about everything, including leftover cooked food to use in other recipes later. I throw nothing away, not even 1/4 cup of left over green beans. I add foods like that to recipes like … [Read more...]

40 Freezer Meals In 2 Hours


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40 Freezer Meals Guest Post By- Lauren Moore So I just had a baby last week and decided before I had her that I wanted to spend a whole day making 40 freezer meals so that I wouldn't have to cook for my husband once the baby got here! When our new Smart & Final opened, they had a special sale on a few items, one of them being chicken breasts for $1.79 per lb. That is a stock up price here, so I made sure that I bought enough to make some “Dump Chicken.” I bought about 30 chicken breasts … [Read more...]

Food Expiration Dates & What they All Mean


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Food Expiration Dates Know-Hows You've cleaned out or re-arranged your pantry and food expiration dates are past today's, so now what? Eat it or throw it away? Open the container, smell it and taste it? What we have come to think of as an expiration date really isn't an expiration at all and in most cases the food is still safe to eat. Types of dates  Sell By date tells the store how long to display the product for sale. Best If Used By date is recommended for the quality and … [Read more...]

Managing Monday- What To Do With Leftover Cake


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How to Freeze Leftover Cake Every year my Nanny Jay makes my daughter's birthday cake. They are amazing and we don't get them often enough, so we don't want to waste any of the leftover cake. The other side of that coin is that I also don't want to eat cake for days on end. Not that it's not good enough to do just that, but it's not a great idea for the waist. I'm a sweet junkie so if there is cake out in the house I will eat it! So I asked my aunt if the cake could be frozen and she gave me … [Read more...]

Cooking Seafood, Tips From the Grocery Store


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4 Tips on Cooking Seafood Many of the Wiz Kids have complained that they don't know how, when it come to cooking seafood. Others complain that every time they have tried to cook fish they have "messed it up." These four tips are the next part of our series on buying seafood in the grocery store from ex-seafood manager and current Wiz Kid, Nita Todd. I love to cook fish and honestly have never had an issue with it. Typically, I will lightly pan fry fish in olive oil with a light breading of … [Read more...]

Buying Seafood in the Grocery Store


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Tips for Buying Seafood I am happy to start this series about buying seafood in the grocery store and how to do it. These ideas were spawned and authored by Wiz Kid and former seafood manager, Nita Todd. I'm thankful for her taking the time to share her experiences and knowledge with our community. I am sure the Wiz Kids will join me in giving her a huge thank you as well. Without further adieu, I am proud to introduce this first installment. As a former seafood manager (15 years) of an … [Read more...]

Essentials That No Kitchen Should Be Without


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Kitchen Essentials Through the years I have kept an ever changing wish list for my kitchen and as I can afford things I buy them. I prioritize my list and save the cash. It's very important to buy or replace what you have as you can afford to, on good quality items. Not only do they last longer but many knives and pans come with a lifetime guarantee.  Most importantly to me is that I want the security of knowing that my tools will stand up to the job at hand. The first thing on your list … [Read more...]

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