My Foray Into Food Storage

A regular gal learning about Food Storage, Home Cooking, Canning, Gardening, and more!

Am I REALLY Saving Money? Part One: Dried Beans. Full Steam Ahead!


The first in a series. I’m writing the second on bread. Any suggestions for a third? Which item would you like to have me compare the cost of homemade VS. store-bought? Please comment and let me know!

My Foray Into Food Storage

Welcome to my new recurring blog series:  Am I REALLY Saving Money?  These posts are designed to help you decide if it is worth it for you to do more work in the kitchen to save money.  I hope you enjoy this series of posts.  If you have any ideas for future posts, please comment on this post, or email me at

Let me begin with a shout-out to my very best childhood friend, Karyn, who reads this blog and taught me this song:  “Beans, beans, the magical fruit…”   Do you remember that one?  I taught it to my boys who got a kick out of it and still do!  They still sing it even though they’re all old now, that funny little song about a food I love.

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit... Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit…

If you’ve read my blog, then you know how much I love bread.  Beans…

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Author: Laurie Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 24, 22, 18, and 14. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, Have a question about Food Storage? Email me:

5 thoughts on “Am I REALLY Saving Money? Part One: Dried Beans. Full Steam Ahead!

  1. Applesauce, apple butter, peaches….etc. These would all be good to know how they compare to store bought.


  2. This is a great idea and would be very helpful Laurie! Especially for those of us who live on a budget and think every cent counts!
    What would be interesting to me would be various butters (almond, cashew). Jars of them, especially almond, are getting expensive in NY at least…but at the same time I feel the loose nuts are also pretty expensive.
    That got me thinking of almond milk as well…


  3. Pingback: Pork Chops Reborn or Vietnamese Pan Fried Pork Chops, Part Two | My Foray Into Food Storage

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