Author Archives: Sonia Leiter

Homemade Bread: 3 Simple Recipes and Healthy Tips 07.05.2015

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Nothing quite draws a person in like the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven. There’s almost no resisting that delicious flavor and texture unique to home-baked bread. But making your own bread is a lot of work, right? It doesn’t have to be.

As a rule we publish grocery shopping tips here. But today we’d like to suggest not to go shopping at all, or maybe shop for some ingredients only. That’ll be real shopping on a budget!

Here are three simple recipes to follow to make three different kinds of healthy bread that your friends and family are sure to enjoy.

Whole Wheat

A simple and delicious basic bread recipe is like gold in terms of food nutrition. You can make it for far less than buying loaves at the store and it is way better tasting and you know what’s in it. The following recipe is made with 100% whole wheat but is soft and moist with a gentle hearty flavor.
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A Well Laid Out Kitchen 28.08.2013

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I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I really enjoy cooking, baking and trying new recipes. When I look at houses for sale (because sometimes I just like to do that, don’t judge) the kitchen is always a focal point for me. The most amazing house can take a quick downturn if the kitchen is outdated, too small, or poorly laid out.

You can easily paint cabinets, replace counters and add a nice tile backsplash. But if your kitchen isn’t laid out well it isn’t going to feel right. The usability is greatly diminished and it makes working in there very difficult. You can even grow to dislike being in the kitchen at all if it is hard to work in.
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Late Night Snacks To Have You Sleeping Well 23.08.2013

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Sometimes, after a long day doing.… well, all the many things I do in a day, I look at the clock and think, “I really should hurry off to bed so I can get up early and do all of this again tomorrow.” I really try to get a decent amount of sleep each night so that I can function at full capacity (or at least pretty close). But quite often I find that I face a little problem. Just as I am ready to head off to bed I get that all too familiar feeling…

I’m hungry!

So now what do I do? I know that I need to head to bed now if I want to get enough sleep, so I don’t want to spend time making (and eating) a snack. But I also know my stomach is not going to be quiet and just let me go to bed either. And of course I won’t sleep well if my stomach is this empty and my blood sugar isn’t balanced. I also need to be careful because a sugary bedtime snack can lead to a blood sugar spike, and then crash, that can lead to a groggy and grumpy morning.
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Make Me A Pie! 19.08.2013

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As summer ends and fall draws near there is a bountiful amount of ripe, delicious fruit at hand. It’s a beautiful time to enjoy jams, jellies, smoothies and of course…PIE!

Wether you have never baked a pie in your life (and truth be told, you’re pretty intimidated) or you are a pie professional, we have some indulgent and sweet pie recipes that will have you excited to fire up that oven.


We must start at the foundation of your pie – the crust. People are often leery of making their own crust, but it needn’t be something to fear. The recipe below is simple and full of buttery, flakey flavor. And if you are short on time, or just not ready to take the leap, go ahead and by a prepared pie crust (we won’t tell).
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7 Delicious Smoothie Recipes to Start (or End) Your Day Right 14.08.2013

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Whether you need a quick breakfast or a healthy dessert, smoothies can be just the right thing. And with the ability to pack in a large amount of healthy ingredients (many you may not enjoy eating on their own) into one glass, smoothies are becoming increasingly popular.

The combinations are nearly endless. Once you’ve made a few you might want to experiment and see what flavor combinations you enjoy (or what you can sneak in). Here are a few delicious smoothie recipes to get you started.

Tip: Always put your liquid in first and start the blender slowly.
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The New Recipe Box: Keeping Track of Recipes Online 11.08.2013

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The number of recipes you can find online is limitless, it seems. You can search for ingredients you have, ones you want left out, appliances you want to use and season (to name a few ways). But once you find all of these recipes that you want to make (or keep to think about maybe someday possibly making), how do you keep track of them?

Well, if you’re like me you either bookmark the page on your computer or pin it to a food board on Pinterest. Perhaps you even print out the recipe so you have it on hand and easily accesible (unless your recipe collection is as large and messy as mine!). Well, there are a few recipe sites now that are very visual like Pinterest, but are all food.
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Why Do People Shoplift? 07.08.2013



We talk about shopping a lot here at “Buy Me A Pie!”. That makes sense since “Buy Me A Pie!” is a grocery list app. But there is a side of shopping and stores that isn’t frequently talked about.


Often, when you think about shoplifting you think of criminals who steal to sell the items for profit out on the streets, including to fund a drug habit. But this group accounts for only about 3 percent of shoplifters. There are several reasons beyond that why people shoplift.
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Three Simple Appetizers To Wow Your Guests 02.08.2013

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Whether you’re having a dinner party or just a casual meal, it’s great to have an arsenal of simple yet delicious appetizers at the ready. They also make a fun meal all themselves when served together as a group.

The simple answer to the appetizer question is fresh fruits, veggies and of course, cheese and crackers. But why not try a few additional things that will have your guests thinking you went all out when really, it was a breeze. Everything you need to make three amazing appetizers can be added right to your grocery list app and picked up in no time.
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How To Organize Your Grocery List 31.07.2013

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For some people grocery shopping is a simple or even enjoyable process. For others it feels almost like torture. If you’re not making a proper grocery list, chances are you’re in the second category.

Having a list is an important way to save time and money. But if that list is not well done, it may not be as much help as you would like. You can make a well thought out list that will serve you and make grocery shopping a breeze.
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