Kate Oczypok

Kate Oczypok is a freelance writer who lives in the DC area with her boyfriend Brad and French bulldog Tito. She loves to entertain, read, watch movies and journal. An avid reader of magazines, Kate subscribes to around 10 of them! Kate has been published in The New York Times, Brides.com, Capitol File, and more.
The $4 Store-Bought Dessert My Grandma Has Been Serving for 30 Years
She always keeps one in the freezer.
Dec 6, 2023
The Underrated Aisle That (Finally) Convinced Me to Sign Up for a Sam’s Club Membership
“It saves $25.82 a month on Vitamin Water.”
Oct 10, 2023
These Air Fryer Liners Are a Huge Time-Saver — And They’re Only $12
Shopping
I use them almost every night!
Apr 24, 2023
This $4 Limited-Edition Find Will Give You All the ’90s Feels
Groceries
The rainbow-hued box is finally back on shelves.
Jan 31, 2023
The 6 Best Freezer Finds We Tried in 2022
Groceries
They're all taste test winners!
Dec 30, 2022
The 8 Best Grocery Shopping Tips We Learned in 2022
Groceries
Don't leave the store without number 7.
Dec 28, 2022
The Frozen Chicken Tenders I Go Out of My Way to Get
Groceries
Use them to make restaurant-quality Buffalo chicken salads at a fraction of the price.
Nov 20, 2022
How to Save Money on Your Next Online Grocery Order, According to an Instacart Shopper
Groceries
Set up a system for out-of-stock items.
Nov 12, 2022
My Mom Showed Me the Easiest (and Fastest!) Way to Clean After Cooking Dinner in a Slow Cooker
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
We just found the answer to chili night.
Sep 19, 2022
5 Aldi Staples That Help Keep My Grocery Budget in Check
Groceries
The shredded cheese is a huge get for us.
Sep 16, 2022
I’ve Used Instacart Exclusively for 2 Years Straight — Here Are 7 Ways I’ve Learned to Save Money on Groceries
Groceries
"According to Instacart, we’ve saved $632 in two years."
Feb 14, 2022
This Cheese Has Been a Permanent Fixture at My Family Gatherings for Nearly a Decade
Groceries
"I like to joke that I married my husband because he introduced me to it."
Jan 25, 2022
The Trader Joe’s Freezer Find I’ve Been Making on Repeat Every Monday Night
Groceries
Move over, beef burgers!
Sep 2, 2021
This Trader Joe’s Staple Freezes Surprisingly Well (and Is the Key to Easy Dinners)
Groceries
It's sold in the refrigerated section, but you should freeze it as soon as you get home.
Feb 11, 2021
The Frozen Pastry at Trader Joe’s That’s Even Better than Homemade
Groceries
"As I nibble on the treat, I like to pretend I'm in Paris."
Feb 7, 2021
My New Pandemic-Friendly Routine That’s Just as Good as Going to Starbucks
Groceries
"I have certainly saved a lot of money (and kept myself and others safer) by not going out to get coffee for the better part of the past year."
Jan 7, 2021