Dear Cook, I stumbled across this blog quite by accident and was intrigued by the concept you present. The recipes look good, similar to what my family would prepare as far as ease, flavors etc. But, I don't think you are completely honest about your total costs and thus it appears you are deliberately misleading readers into thinking that cooking this way is not expensive. The ingredients in many of your recipes are not cheap. Please, going forward, be honest about your costs so that real cooks, in real houses, with real budgets can shop at the store and use your recipes without going into sticker shock.It goes on for a bit about price comparisons etc. but I won't bore everone with that. I just want to publicly set the record straight. I do not tweak numbers and I do not lie about prices. What I do though is shop in a way that allows me to spend $100-$200 per month for a family of five. This includes all groceries, toiletries and cleaning supplies. I buy multiple items on sale and use coupons as well. I make a lot things from scratch and buy my flour and sugar in large quantities. Since starting this blog I have starting writing what I spend on the packaging so that I can accurately account for the prices of my recipes.
If anyone is interested in learning more about shopping this way, go check out http://www.athriftymom.com/ she does all the hard work for us. Thank you everyone for your support in my adventure!