Bucks Guide to Food and Cooking

This is the fourth installment of the “Bucks Guide” series, which consists of previous posts grouped into topical guides. When I read other blogs I like I’m sure there is older content I might want to read, but usually I don’t have the time to dig through the archives. This is my attempt at making subject matter easier to find here. To that end here is:

Bucks Guide to Food and Cooking

Don’t Eat Out, Find a New Recipe

One Way to Get the Most Out of Your Chicken

10 Tips on Finding the Great Morel

Six Great Gardening Websites

Food Banks, Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Eat Out on the Cheap

Save Money by Foraging

Roadside Stands vs. Farmers Markets

How to Save Money Using a Locker

Become a Food Rescuer

Have a Mustgo Night

Save Money With a CSA

Frugal Recipes

Friendship Soup Mix

Homemade Noodles

Homemade Bread

Newman Stew

Corn Chowder

Mom’s Mac and Cheese

Chipped Beef Over Chow Mein

Hamburger Casserole

Tuna and Noodle Casserole

Baked Potato Soup

Homemade Trail Mix

Chicken Alfredo

Breakfast Pizza

Kielbasa Skillet

Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

Hobos, A Campfire Mainstay

The following sites and their descriptions appeared at other places on The Buck List:

If you are interested in foraging for edible weeds, or just enjoy a good story, take some time to visit a blog by Dr. Peter Gail, Doc Weed’s Doin’s.

Restaurant offers deeply discounted gift certificates. Use their search engine to find restaurants near you.

Check out Grocery Coupon Guide for tips and ideas about how to save money with grocery coupons.

Improve your vocabulary and help reduce hunger at Free Rice.

Use Dinner Broker to book restaurant reservations and receive discounts of up to 30% off your meal and earn points towards gift certificates.

Try free, instant, confirmed restaurant reservations from Open Table.

Ueatcheap offers to find places to eat in your area for $10 or less.

Buy and sell homemade food using Book of Cooks.

Missy Chase Lapine, is an author, former publisher, entrepreneur, and a member of Parenting Magazine’s “Mom Squad.” She has been a cooking instructor and is a speaker on the topics of food, health, and family. Oh, and she also runs
The Sneaky Chef where she offers tips, recipes and answers all reader inquiries.

Abundant Food Savings provides information on restaurant deals, online offers and coupons and MUCH more. You must register (for free) to access much of the site.

IBC “is the nation’s largest wholesale baking company” offering 41 bread and cake bakeries in the U.S. Use their search option at Bakery Outlets to find an outlet near you.

Dinner In Minutes is the website of Linda Gassenheimer, offering links to her books, columns, featured recipes and exclusive tips.

Check out My Grocery Deals, where you can search their list of retailers’ flyers and circulars for deals and print off the coupons.

Have extra produce from the garden, or are you looking for something a little different or out of season? Register for free with Veggie Trader to buy, sell or trade homegrown produce.

Check out Good Guide where you can “search or browse over 70,000 food, toys, personal care, & household products to see what’s really beneath the label.” I don’t care what they say about my Skippy Super Chunk, it’s staying in my cupboard.

Regular readers of The Buck List know I love frugal recipes and recipe sites. I came across Southern Plate recently and couldn’t stop looking around. Full of recipes “from below the Mason-Dixon line” this one is worth a visit.

If you like beef you will want to bookmark the National Beef Cook-Off site. They provide all of the winning recipes for the last 10 years. While I don’t know what Pupusas is I would like to find out!

My Kids Eat Free – With the help of their readers this site collects and lists restaurants that offer free and reduced meals for the little varmints.

The extensive foodie site Chow serves up reader boards, recipes, restaurant reviews, how to stories, videos and a blog. This is a fun one to click around on.

If you like to travel and prefer the local eateries Roadfood is the site for you. Register for free to post in the forums and write reviews of restaurants you enjoy. Also use their search engine to find restaurants along your travel route.

Have you ever come home after a busy day, opened the cupboards to figure out what to make for supper and drawn a complete blank? Enter Supercook. It’s a recipe search engine that finds recipes you can make with only the ingredients you have on hand.

Visit Gastrokid for off the beaten path family recipes. Some of these recipes brought back the gagging sounds my super finicky daughter would make when she was little and was forced to try something new. Ah, memories.

If you are interested in learning more about farms and farming visit Farmers Feed Us. They “invite you to explore this site and learn more about what we do each and every day. You can tour our farms, meet our families, and see for yourself how we grow the food that ends up on your family's table.” While there make sure to visit the recipe section.

Still Tasty is a very useful site that provides shelf life guides for food and beverages, as well as storage and safety tips. Their information is gathered from federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, as well as food and beverage manufacturers.

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