Remoulade Tartar Sauce

Dress up your favorite grilled or fried fish with this homemade Remoulade Tartar Sauce. It’s packed with flavor and a little Cajun kick.

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I didn’t grow up eating much fish. The only fish dish I remember my mom making when I was a child was this lemon and almond sole that she made in the microwave. Rather than throw pearls to swine, she usually only made enough for her and my dad and prepped an alternate meal for us kids. Every once in awhile I snuck a bite and I loved it.

It wasn’t until I met FishPapa that I actually purchased fish or learned how to make it. One of the first meals he ever made me was shark skewers. Seriously. They were so good! The man knew that the way to my heart was through my stomach. 😉

Over the last few years, I’ve dabbled in cooking with fish and trying to figure out new strategies and techniques. I’ve ruined a lot of fish, but I’ve also learned a lot. That’s how we learn, right? Continue Reading »

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Grocery Geek: February, Week One

Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap.

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The week has gotten away from me, but, I’ve got a grocery geek update for you! We ate well, and there’s still food left. My family has agreed to do food prep tomorrow so I can take the day off. Fingers crossed!

We still don’t have a date for the termite tent, so I’m trying to eek along with buying what will get us through the next week and trying not to go overboard, but you know me. It’s hard not to stock up on good deals or yummy things. I’m trying to resist though.

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Here’s the rundown on my shopping this week. As you read, keep in mind who and how I’m shopping: Continue Reading »

Cajun Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad Cups Packed Lunch

This creamy Cajun Chicken Salad gets a kick from a custom blend and crunch from crisp celery. It’s great in lettuce wraps or on rolls. Chicken Salad is one of my favorite lunches. It’s hearty and filling while not being heavy. You know what I mean? It’s perfect for packing, for entertaining, for just snacking […]

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How Much Did You Save During the Pantry Challenge?


Did you do a Pantry Challenge in January? Tell us how much you saved! So, the pantry challenge has wound down. Did you survive? I know several of you are continuing on which I think is so incredibly awesome! If that’s you, know that folks are still chatting and keeping each other encouraged on this […]

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Cooking & Scoping Through Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

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Would you like to learn how to make your meals in 30 minutes or less? Want to find out if the newest Good Cheap Eats cookbook is worth your investment? Check it out on Periscope this month! So, a couple months ago, I decided to take the Periscope plunge. I’d heard a lot about the […]

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Basic Spice Blend

Basic Spice Blend  Good Cheap Eats

Making your own custom spice blends is a great way to add flavor to your meals. This basic spice blend is a great all-purpose mix. You know how much I love making my own spice blends, right? It’s like a hobby of mine. I find that I can make my own seasoning mixes cheaper, tastier, […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 28

This month we have been eating down the pantry to save money and reduce food waste. Today’s the last day of my Pantry Challenge. Feeling accomplished: homemade sandwich rolls, deli meats, and leftover pizza sauce turned into tomato soup. Boom! #PantryChallenge last day! A photo posted by Jessica Fisher (@jessicagfisher) on Jan 31, 2016 at 5:39pm […]

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Back by Popular Demand, A Month of 30-Minute Meals


Back for a limited time, a Month of 30-Minute Meals to help you eat real quick, real good, and real cheap. It’s been almost a year since I started developing “The Month of” meal plans. It always makes me hungry to work on a meal plan. They’re full of some of my favorite family recipes. There have been quite […]

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Pantry Challenge Days 26 & 27

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This month we are eating down the pantry to save money and reduce food waste. Join me every day for the Pantry Challenge! Sorry for not posting yesterday, all. It was FishPapa’s birthday, and believe it or not, I don’t have many pictures to show for it. Weird. Today was an office day, so I […]

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Grocery Geek End of January

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Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap. Okay, this was the final stretch, people. We ran out of proteins on Sunday night along with a lot of other things. While I might normally do a big stock up at this point, I did […]

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