Chocolate Oat Breakfast Cakes

This post is sponsored by Grocery Outlet. They asked me to see what I could cook up and, well, it was pretty tasty!

chocolate oatmeal cakes with grocery outlet

Baking is a favorite pastime of mine. My Gramma John was an amazing baker, winning ribbons at the fair every year. She was one of my favorite people in the world and I loved to spend time with her in the kitchen.

I’d like to think that I’ve inherited some of her skill in the kitchen. I’m so happy when a new creation becomes a family favorite!

Last weekend, I did some tinkering. I wanted to make a hearty breakfast cake full of whole grains, not too sweet, but good enough that you really wanted to dig in. After a few tries, I landed on the perfect combination. [Continue reading…]

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Real Food Products We Love: Fage Greek Yogurt

I’ve become brand loyal over the years, particularly when I find real food products we love. This is part of the series. It is not a sponsored post.

Real Food Products We Love - Fage

You can make yogurt yourself. I’ve done it many times, and I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to unscrew the cap on the mason jar and to see thick creamy yogurt. So fun! For as many people as we have in our house and as much yogurt as we can go through, it’s often in my best interests to buy yogurt at the store.

Over the years, we’ve tried lots of brands and lots of flavors and styles. It took awhile to transition my kids from (overly) sweetened yogurt to plain, but many of them are now acclimated. Our current favorite is plain Greek yogurt. We drizzle maple syrup on it for a delicious snack. [Continue reading…]

Ham and Gruyere Quiche with Leeks

Ham and Gruyere Quiche with Leeks | Good Cheap Eats

This quiche, rich with ham, Gruyere Cheese, and Leeks will make any breakfast, lunch, or dinner shine.

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Freezer Cooking How To

Freezer Cooking How To

Wondering what all this fuss about freezer cooking is? It can save you time and money, as well as put some great meals on your table. Freezer cooking is one of my main ways to save money on groceries. I can do a day or two of bulk cooking and not only benefit from bulk […]

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5 Basic Rules for Saving Money on Food

5 Basic Rules for Saving Money on Food

 Looking to cut your food costs? Consider these “rules” for saving money on food. So, you wanna save some money on groceries, do ya? Well, lucky for you, it’s really not that difficult. You don’t need to clip coupons — though they can help the right situation — and you don’t need to worry that you’ll […]

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How to Make a Croque-Monsieur

How to Make a Croque-Monsieur |

A Croque-Monsieur is the French answer to the grilled cheese sandwich. And it’s pretty darn awesome. French food gets a reputation for being complicated. I can see that. There are definitely some complex recipes. Souffle? Croissant? Yeah, I get you. Even a simple mousse au chocolat takes several steps and dirties many bowls. On the other hand, […]

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5 Winter Salads to Brighten Your Day

5 Winter Salads to Brighten Your Day |

Craving something fresh during these last weeks of winter? Try one of these delicious salads! Who says that winter needs to be gray and dreary? When you consider some of the fruits and vegetables that are plentiful and often on sale in winter, there’s no need to be sad. You can still eat the rainbow […]

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Cilantro Chicken Rice Bowls

Cilantro Chicken Bowls |

Take beans and rice to a whole new level with this savory chicken topping touched with the awesome sauce that is sour cream and salsa verde. The fabulous magic of mixing sour cream and green salsa together is not to be underestimated. I use it as the topping for my famous Poblano Chile Enchiladas as […]

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Real Food Products We Love: Organic Applesauce

Real Food Products We Love - Organic Applesauce

I love it when I find real food ingredients that are convenient and cheap! This is part of my Real Food We Love series. It is not a sponsored post. Years ago I started making my own applesauce in the slow cooker. It was so tasty and cheaper than what I could buy in a jar. In those days […]

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Recipe for Escalivada | Good Cheap Eats

Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean with this easy Escalivada, chock full of eggplant, zucchini, onion, tomato, and peppers, drizzled with olive oil.

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