Happy Thanksgiving!

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Turkey Shaped Cinnamon Rolls Here’s wishing that your cinnamon rolls are light and fluffy, that the turkey gets done on time, that the gravy is full of flavor, and that dessert rocks your world. Thank you so much for keeping me company on this journey toward good cheap eats. I can’t tell you how much […]

Our Must-Make Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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The turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving feast, but these must-make recipes are perfect Thanksgiving side dishes. Last week I spent a few hours getting ready for Thanksgiving. I put on some Christmas music and prepped for our big feast. We’ll be hitting the road early on Thursday to visit my in-laws and […]

Win a Copy of Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

Win a Copy of Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less!

Talk about your quick dinner ideas! Enter to win a copy of my latest cookbook, Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less! In case you didn’t know, writing a cookbook involves a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. Each of my books — there are four to date — has taken the majority […]

Recipe Sharing Sites to Help You Find a Quick Dinner Idea

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Need a quick fix? Your recipe sharing sites can help you find a quick dinner idea easily. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, there can be a five o’clock scramble. Everyone’s hungry. The kids are fussing. Tummies are rumbling. Not sure what to make, but your intention is to eat at home to save money and eat […]

Quick Pizza Nights

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Ready for a relaxing night of pizza and a movie? Need a quick pizza night? Follow these tips for tasty pizza without a lot of work. This post is sponsored by Bertolli in conjunction with Kroger’s Taste of Italy celebration. All text and opinions are mine. One of our family’s favorite traditions or weekly rituals […]

Have a Taste of Good Cheap Eats (FREE Sample)

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Want a peek inside my new cookbook? Download a free sample as well as several other bonus features. Last week my fourth cookbook, Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less released. Thanks so much for your support and encouraging words. While the book didn’t hit the New York Times Bestseller List, it was […]

Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less is Here!

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I’m super excited to tell you about my new cookbook, Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less. It’s being released on Tuesday! I’ve been keeping this a little hush-hush for awhile because I find it really annoying to hear about a book that you have to wait six months to read. There is something […]

Favorite Cookbooks: What are Yours?

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Cookbooks can play an important part in our relationships as well as the food we put on the table. Favorite cookbooks are worth more than their purchase price. Cookbooks have personality. They become a part of our family. I know that I can get lost for hours, browsing my cookbook collection because it evokes so many memories. […]

Cookbooks: How to Get the Most Out of Them

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Cookbooks are fun for reading and gaining cooking knowledge. But are you getting the most out of your collection? How can you maximize your cookbooks?

Come See Me at The Kitchn

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This year I’ve had the very fun opportunity to write The Smart Shopper Column over at The Kitchn. I’ve been covering grocery savings in-depthly in these posts.