Step-by-Step Pasta Dinner

Pinching Pennies? Make it a Pasta night!  Pasta is a budget-friendly way to choose whole grain. Cooking Matters has created an easy to follow guide for creating pasta dishes that are low cost and [...]

Menu Planning

Menu Planning Basics Plan ahead to create healthy, budget-wise meals. Making a menu can be easy. Try these tips: Check what you have at home before you go to the store. See what needs to be used [...]

Back to School – Breakfast

Break for Breakfast! Breakfast is important for both kids and adults. Kids need breakfast to give them energy throughout the day and do their best in school. Adults need breakfast for energy and [...]

Making Recipes Work for You

Making Recipes Work for You Tempted to skip over a recipe because of one ingredient? Just use something else! When planning menus, it’s okay to start with just a concept or an idea first instead [...]

Understanding Pricing

Compare Prices Use the unit price to find the best buy. With the unit price (typically a price per pound or ounce), you can compare: The same food in different form (like whole carrots and baby [...]

Buying Produce in Season

What does it mean to eat in Season? Eating in season means eating fresh foods being harvested right now – not half-way around the world, but closer to home. With food now shipped from all over [...]