It’s never too early to get serious about your holiday shopping strategy! This year, give your local community a reason to support local business!
This tool can be particularly helpful to those adhering to a strict budget — each recipe has a calculated cost per serving. For example, (chicken with rice) costs about $1.05 per serving, while comes in at about $1.29 per serving. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach recommends checking your pantry for what you have on hand and planning meals that can use those products. Then, fill in your shopping list with ingredients to help finish those meals. If you follow these tips, you may be able to put together a dinner for you and your friends for less than $10.
So, as summer gets into full swing and a new season inspires some serious shopping trips, we've rounded up some of the most common quandaries we've been getting from you all via Facebook, Twitter, text, and hollers. Click through for 12 of your burning shopping questions and our responses, ahead.