Cajun Chicken Salad

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 Cups Packed Lunch

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 on while you read a book and eat it out of the bowl with a spoon.

Not that I would know anything about that.

This Cajun Chicken Salad, with only four ingredients, is a particular breeze to pull together. Make it even easier by cooking the chicken in the slow cooker. If you use frozen chicken tenders, they cook in a just a few hours and practically shred themselves when you take the tongs to them. I love to do that! Continue Reading »

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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 Chatter page.

Before everyone fades into the woodwork, I’d love to get a working total on how much we saved collectively. I find that to be so encouraging.

I’ll update this post in a week’s time to let you know the total. Thanks for playing, everyone!

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

scoping through the book

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

pizza night square

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

GG costco

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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Pantry Challenge Days 24 & 25

pantry challenge dry milk

This month we are eating down the pantry to save money and reduce food waste. Join me every day for the Pantry Challenge! Wow! We are almost done. I’ll wind up on Sunday in terms of daily updates, but lots of folks are going to continue their challenges into February. I’ve set up a page […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 23


This month we are eating down the pantry to save money and reduce food waste. Join me every day for the Pantry Challenge! This update will be short and sweet since I’m exhausted. Didn’t get in my exercise today and that seems to make a really big difference. I was, however, able to do not […]

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