Now, It’s Time for Pumpkin! 5 Favorite Desserts

Pumpkin time is officially here! Check out these delicious pumpkin recipes to bake someone happy this fall.

I held off on the pumpkin post for as long as I could. I think I saw the first ad for pumpkin pie sometime in mid-August. While I absolutely love pumpkin pie, I just wasn’t ready for it.

Fall is officially here, so no holds barred.

It was hard to narrow it down, but here are my five very favorite pumpkin desserts.

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Plan Your Meals, Save Some Money

Plan some easy meals this week so you can save some money and eat better.

Plan Your Meals, Save Some Money - Plan some easy meals this week so you can save some money and eat better.One afternoon recently, my husband and I were out running errands. We were both feeling hungry. He said, “Are we going out to eat?”

“Ha! No, I have a meal plan. We’re having pasta at home.”

Since we had separate cars, and I drive like an old lady, he got home before me. He had a pot of water boiling when I walked in the door. A concoction of eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes was simmering in the crockpot. I blended that with my immersion blender, added cooked ground turkey, and we were good to go.

I was tired, so I cheated. No other sides, but there were lots of veggies in the sauce. Haha!

Having a meal plan and sticking to it saved us at least $20.

As much as I love going out to eat, it’s easily a $25 expense for our family — if we buy cheap burgers, share fries, and skip the drinks. If we go to a nicer place, we’d spend at least twice that — and still eat “fast food”.

I know from experience that it’s cheaper to eat at home. The trick is how to make it easier. If it’s easy, you’ll do it more often. Driving through the fast food lane is easy. We need to make home cooking easier than that. Tastier and cheaper helps!

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Honey Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread

Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread - Homemade baked goods are significantly cheaper than store-bought varieties. Try this whole wheat bread that mimics an "English muffin" in texture and taste.

Homemade baked goods are significantly cheaper than store-bought varieties. Try this whole wheat bread that mimics an “English muffin” in texture and taste. My cousin Kelly is an awesome penpal. About 8 years my senior, she took pity on her younger cousin. There are 22 of us cousins and I pretty much fall on the […]

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Enjoy Super Easy & Delicious Pasta Dishes

Enjoy Super Easy and Delicious Pasta Dishes - Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes.

Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes. Who doesn’t smile when they hear that spaghetti and meatballs is on the menu? Pasta with its varying accompaniments is a good cheap eat. It’s […]

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What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Appliance?

Favorite Kitchen Appliances - Having the right tools for the job can make any kitchen task more fun.

Having the right tools for the job can make any kitchen task more fun. Today, let’s talk about some favorites. I am a big fan of small kitchen appliances. I think it’s partly because I don’t like to get my hands dirty. Literally. I’m prone to dry chapped skin. Frequent washing prompts it to break out. […]

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Pesto Penne and Cheese

Pesto Penne and Cheese - Mac and cheese is one of life

Mac and cheese is one of life’s ultimate comfort foods. Cozy up with a plate of this rich and cheesy, Pesto Penne and Cheese to while away whatever worries you may have. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of […]

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A Meal Plan for an Easy Week

A Meal Plan for an Easy Week - Sometimes you just gotta take it easy. While some might go out for take-out, I

Sometimes you just gotta take it easy. While some might go out for take-out, I’m shopping my freezer and using up what we have. Some weeks you just need to take it easy. This would be one of those weeks for me. Last week’s heatwave wiped me out, and I didn’t want to follow my […]

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Creamy Coleslaw That Won’t Go Soggy

Creamy Coleslaw - Forget that stop at the deli salad counter! Mix up this easy and delicious slaw from good cheap ingredients.

Forget that stop at the deli salad counter! Mix up this easy and delicious slaw from good cheap ingredients. Salads and sandwiches make up some of my favorite foods on the planet. It used to be I would make my mom take me to the deli to pick up all the fixings — back in the […]

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Fix Up Some Freezer Meals

Fix Up Some Freezer Meals | Good Cheap Eats - When life gets hectic, it

When life gets hectic, it’s so nice to pull a meal from the freezer to make your evening easier. Try some of these easy-to-prep freezer meals. I’ll confess. Currently, there are no freezer meals in my deep freeze. I’ve been trying to get it empty so that I can defrost it before winter hits. As […]

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Plain Yogurt is a Good Cheap Eat

Plain Yogurt

Plain yogurt is a good cheap eat that you can enjoy plain as well as in cooking and baking. It’s a must-have in our kitchen. It wasn’t until we found ourselves buried in debt that I really gave plain yogurt a chance. Previously, I bought the more expensive sugared varieties in individual packaging. Once I […]

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