I Love My Good Cheap Eats. Don’t You?

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Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.  I have had so much fun dreaming up the bonus features to go along with my new cookbook, Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less. First there was the weeklong meal plan; […]

Wines to Pair with Good Cheap Eats

Bonus Feature #3 - Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.

Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.  Blogging has been such a wonderful experience for me. I’ve met so many great people over the years, yourself included. One of those sweet people is my friend Amy. We met at a blogging conference almost […]

Presentation is Everything

Food doesn’t need to be expensive to look special. In fact, the way you present the simplest, cheapest eats can deliver a powerful punch.  This post was originally posted on June 26, 2009. The lessons still hold true. Years ago I worked in a catering kitchen, assembling deli and cheese trays, preparing cocktail sandwiches, and […]

Another Bonus Feature for Good Cheap Eats

Another Bonus Feature for Good Cheap Eats: Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less? Well, check out a new bonus feature waiting for you.

Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less? Well, check out a new bonus feature waiting for you. So I wrote this cookbook called Good Cheap Eats. It is full of budget-friendly, kid-friendly, easy-to-prep meals. It’s our newest baby. I […]

How to Audit Your Grocery Spending

How to Audit Your Grocery Spending - Think you should be spending less on groceries and other food costs than you are? Wondering if your food budget is a realistic one? Then it may be time for a grocery spending audit.

Think you should be spending less on groceries and other food costs than you are? Wondering if your food budget is a realistic one? Then it may be time for a grocery spending audit. Six years ago when I was pregnant with my sixth baby, we spent $400 a month on food. That’s right. A […]

Something to Go with Your Copy of Good Cheap Eats

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One of the things that I’ve kept myself busy with this summer (besides planning a 6-student homeschool, organizing an international trip, and keeping track of life in a busy home) has been a set of BONUS FEATURES to go along with my new cookbook Good Cheap Eats. I love this book. I’d buy it even […]

Let’s Chat Tomorrow Night

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Join me tomorrow, Sunday night on the Good Cheap Eats facebook page. We’ll be chatting about how to save money on groceries. And there will be a giveaway, too. See ya at 5pm PST!

How About Some Good Cheap Eats?

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It’s been great fun since our copy of my latest cookbook, Good Cheap Eats arrived. The publishing house gets a few boxes of “advance copies” before the official release date. I got one! Yay! It was a very great surprise in my mailbox that day. Since it arrived, I’ve still had my head down working […]

Meal Planning Strategies for Back to School

Meal Planning Strategies for Back to School - Consider these tips for making breakfast, lunch, and dinner good, easy, AND cheap once the school year starts.

School starts in just a few weeks! Consider these tips for making breakfast, lunch, and dinner good, easy, AND cheap once the school year starts. I don’t know about you, but the clock is ticking on our summer vacation. We’ve got about two weeks before we jump into the new school year. Perhaps you’re hearing […]

A Review of the Ninja Ultima Blender

A Review of the Ninja Ultima Blender - The Ninja Ultima Blender mixes up the best of all worlds in my smoothie-making economy: high speed, bulk blending, and individual to go cups.

The Ninja Ultima Blender mixes up the best of all worlds in my smoothie-making economy: high speed, bulk blending, and individual to go cups. Ninja sent me their Ultima Blender. All opinions are my own. I’ve owned a blender of some kind for about twenty years. I remember when FishPapa and I bought our first Oster at Costco. […]