Where in the World is Good Cheap Eats?

We’re gonna play a little game. I really hope you’ll join in!

Also, before I forget, thank you for your purchase of Good Cheap Eats! Your support helps keep this show on the road.

Where in the World is Good Cheap Eats?! We're gonna play a little game. I really hope you'll join in!

Did you get your copy of Good Cheap Eats? I hope it arrived safe and sound, or that it’s on your wish list, or that you’ve submitted your request to your local library that they buy it. (Kindle preorder copies should be delivered today.)

I believe it’s a sound book that will help you get healthier meals on the table without costing an arm and a leg. But don’t take my word for it. ;) {cue Reading Rainbow music}

I want to play a little game. It started because I realized there are Life as MOM readers and Good Cheap Eaters all over the continent and as far flung as Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, and France.

In fact, I’m hoping to meet up with at least two readers in London and the south of France later this fall. I’m so excited to meet this women, fellow moms, who’ve not only initiated an email correspondence, but have also given me great travel planning advice.

I was thinking about how our family will be visiting all kinds of monuments and historic sites on our big trip and ways that we will document the adventure. A friend who traveled the world last year with her family took pictures of a Spiderman toy wherever they went. I decided to take the book with us to take pictures of it in all these cool locales.

It’s kind of like a Where’s Waldo/Flat Stanley mashup.

Where in the World is Good Cheap Eats?!

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Six-Layer Nachos that You Can Make & Freeze

Viva la fiesta! These six-layer nachos are packed with flavor and are freezer-friendly. They go well poolside as well as at a tailgate party.

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Six-Layer Nachos that You Can Make & Freeze - Viva la fiesta! These six-layer nachos are packed with flavor and are freezer-friendly. They go well poolside as well as at a tailgate party.

Our family could probably eat Mexican-style food every day of the week. It’s packed with flavor; it can be spiced up or spiced down; it’s incredibly economical. It’s got a lot of things going for it.

While carne asada and Carnitas and Salsa Verde Chicken are great ways to enjoy Mexican food, it’s a flavor profile that easily lends itself to going meatless. Tostadas, quesadillas, beans and rice…. should I keep going?

Meatless meals are one of my favorite ways to save money on groceries, especially now that the prices of meat have taken a significant hike. With great recipes and a little, you can make a great meal and not even miss the meat.

This nacho plate is always a hit. Whether served as an appetizer or a “snacky” dinner, it’s a crowd-pleaser. The basis of the meal is this: make a freezer-friendly dish that can be made in advance. [Continue reading...]

A Meal Plan for the Week

A Meal Plan for the Week - Make a meal plan for the week so you can shop ahead of time, cook ahead of time (where applicable), and save money by NOT eating out.

Make a meal plan for the week so you can shop ahead of time, cook ahead of time (where applicable), and save money by NOT eating out. Last week I told you how I created a double meal plan so that I could save time in the kitchen — and most importantly — delegate the […]

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What Folks are Saying about Good Cheap Eats

What Folks Are Saying About the Good Cheap Eats Cookbook - Not quite sure that the Good Cheap Eats cookbook is for you? Check out these reviews or enter a few giveaways.

Not quite sure that the Good Cheap Eats cookbook is for you? Check out these reviews or enter a few giveaways. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly […]

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Going with the Grain

Poppy Seed Cakes

As the school year gets under way, I find my days much fuller than they were a month ago. Since I teach our six kids at home, I really have to hit the ground running. My days are full with lessons, chores, and writing projects. It can be extremely tempting to shrug off good nutrition […]

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Spiced Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - Bake yourself happy with this spiced zucchini cake topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting.

Bake yourself happy with this spiced zucchini cake topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. When it rains zucchini, it pours. At least in my neck of the woods. And when it does, I have two lines of defense: Ratatouille (to appease FishChick7) and baked goods (for the rest of the family). We have some […]

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Creating Beautiful Baked Goods

Beautiful Breads

Home baking can be simple, beautiful, and easy on the budget. It’s a great way to bring an artisan feel to a frugal table. Artisan bakery goods are certainly tempting to look at in the store. Eye candy for the bread lover! However, many cost several dollars for a loaf of bread or even per […]

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Soup is Good Food

Soup Is Good Food - Soup Recipes from Good Cheap Eats

Soup is oftentimes an economical and easy choice for dinner. Try one of these delicious recipes. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on […]

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Today’s the Day!

Get the Book - You can eat well on any budget. Grab a copy of my new book, Good Cheap Eats.

You can eat well on any budget. Grab a copy of my new book, Good Cheap Eats. Today’s the day! My third cookbook is officially published. If you preordered Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less, THANK YOU! I hope you’ve already got it in your hot little hands. I […]

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Avocado Salsa Sandwich

Avocado Salsa Sandwich - Layer buttery avocado with salsa ingredients on toasted bread for a sandwich that

Layer buttery avocado with salsa ingredients on toasted bread for a sandwich that’s light, yet packed with flavor. It’s perfect for Meatless Monday. Years ago in France I had lunch at my friends Julie and Jean-Phillipe’s home. Julie served a halved avocado filled with vinaigrette for the first course. Yum! I thought, but I felt […]

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