Kitchen & Cooking Hacks that Save Time & Money!

Everyone has their favorite tips, tricks and clever ways in the kitchen…a few I think are worth passing on below. So here they are, in all their glorious miscellany. If you’re on a post and you see the tag Cooking Hacks, click on it to see others. Or just view them all here. What’s your favorite to add?

Meats & Poultry:



Miscellaneous Hints:


Use Microwave!


Baking Hacks:


Portion & Serving:


Egg Hacks:




Never Waste Bread:


Improve Health – Prevent  Produce Waste:


Fruit & Veggie Hacks:









Cook Grains, Rices, Legumes & Freeze:


Make your own “kits” & Convenience Food:


Nix 1x Month Cooking – just increase and freeze using sale priced ingredients:


Keep items together to make complicated recipes easy:


So much better & cheaper to make your own:



13 thoughts on “Kitchen & Cooking Hacks that Save Time & Money!

  1. OMG! Where have you been the past few years of my life! I LOVE your blog! I came a crossed it after making a bechemel sauce for my lasagna. I had leftover bechemel and google what to do with it! I have several great casserole dishes that call for cream of something soup. I stopped enjoying them because the sodium contents were so high. I am a self taught cook but single. Whether at home or eating out, food is never cheap for me. Cooking takes time, too! Your blog has given me sooooo many ideas to utilize leftovers better and more efficiently than before. I work retail and only have one day to cook a week. I freeze and reheat my own T.V. Dinners but still have tons of food waste. Your blog is like a set of cliff notes for a gal like me. Thank you so much for all the information you provide. It is healthy food without being over the top which I extremely appreciate, as well.

    • Thanks so much! You just made my day! I am in the process of updating menus and such and especially my leftovers and freezer pages which seem to have languished!

      It sounds like you’re a pretty smart cook! I like to use leftovers as a “building block” for other recipes! 🙂 And when I cook, I know it has to be eaten so I try not to get “too far” out there!

      Have a great day!! And again, thanks for the lovely comments; stop by anytime!! 🙂

      Mollie (looks like we have something else in common, lol!)

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