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Snacksby , Like McGyver But For Food.

August 20th, 2006 at 10:13 am

For those of us who fail to plan what to cook ahead of time,Snacksby can be a great help.
I would stand in front of my open refrigerator while the power bill goes up, my stomach growls, and I rack my brain with all the recipes I know (and I don't know very much).

It combines all the ingredients from your pantry and generates recipes based on your list. Now if you only have salt, a piece of bread, and old moldy cheese then I think not even McGyver himself can help you out on that one.
I found some ideas for recipes I had not thought of. For me this is a great money saver as well because I can use and combine the products I have at home to cook instead of rushing out to buy some missing ingredient.

I remember there being another similar recipe generator out there but I don't remember what it is.

So what's on the menu tonight? Rack of Lamb..tuna sandwich...tofu?

Snacksby is a different, easier kind of recipe site. You tell us what you've got in your fridge, in your pantry, or just what you're looking to find in a recipe, even how much of each ingredient and wham!, we let you know what your options are.

Cut To The Core Of Expenses With Pear Budget

August 18th, 2006 at 03:09 pm

At the end of each month my family's main account would come up short so we would have to dig into our savings to compensate for pending bill payments. Part of that I contribute to the crappy online banking service and part of that our finance management. With a new baby sometimes you fail to regain conscienceness in other areas of your life until your are faced with bumpy roads you don't want to have to go through again.

Hence, I decided to search for solutions online via advice or downloads for a Budget manager, and that was when I came across the Pear Budget Excel Spreadsheet. It is FREE, No Limitations and so easy to use! It comes with detailed step-by-step instructions so even if you've never used Excel before it will be hard to mess this one up! Unless of course you can't follow instructions.

I suggest that before you attempt to add your list of expenses, you sit down and go over your bank statements and figure out how much you want to budget on groceries, dining out, gifts, etc..

My Budget:
Groceries: $350
Baby: $150
Dining Out: $50
Gas: $70
Gifts: $50
Lunch Money: $50
Entertainment: $30
Miscellaneous: $100

Site of the Day: Great Calculators

August 18th, 2006 at 02:41 pm

Great Calculators is a website that may prove to come in handy for many financial situations in the home.

"Use Greatcalculators.com consulting services for your financial forecasts & projections, basic investment planning, tax planning and preparation for cash flow & budgeting analysis." It has calculators for homebuying and renting, loans, credit card and debt, saving for the future, budgeting, and auto buying and operating."

Now us Moms can have more time to kick up our shoes and relax.

For added interest check out:
The Millionare Calculator