So hopefully you’ve set up your budget. Now that you’ve budgeted an amount, it’s important to try to stick to that as much as you can. HOWEVER there is an exception. If, say, when you are scouring your sales ads each week, you notice that flour is on sale ALOT, stock up. Really this goes for anything that goes on sale at a good cost. Just don’t do it EVERY week. One probably doesn’t need 30 lbs of flour or five 10lb bags of sugar in their cabinet at one time! However, if chicken is on sale, or beef – STOCK up when you can! Try to purchase it frozen as much as possible, because it is usually quite a bit cheaper that way. So my tip today is watch for sales, and stock up on things you use a lot of! With all your from scratch cooking, you should be needing more than you used to, but your cost should go down than your old eating habits!