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Real Life: My Vintage Cookbook Collection

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Vintage cookbooks are not just tools. They hold memories and experiences.

The Smart Shopper Series on The Kitchn

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This week I start my regular column over at The Kitchn, chatting about food budgets, smart grocery shopping, and eating well without sacrificing good taste and nutrition. You know I love talking about that stuff! Hop on over for the inaugural post, How a Food Budget Got Us Out of Debt (and 4 Steps to […]

Review of Brown Eggs and Jam Jars (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)

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Disclosure: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of these Amazon links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Your price is not changed, but your purchase helps keep this site available to provide free content to you and all your friends. Thanks for your support. The […]

12 Favorite Cookbooks that I Actually Use

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Here are my 12 favorite cookbooks or books about food that I use regularly. Add one to your collection and chuck five that you never cook from.

Get a FREE Cooking with Kids Ebook

Get a FREE Cooking with Kids Ebook  - Get a free guide to cooking with kids when you purchase the Good Cheap Eats cookbook.

Get a free guide to cooking with kids when you purchase the Good Cheap Eats cookbook. Christmas is just around the corner. Just two weeks left! How did that happen? For the record, I think I have two presents purchased. For people who don’t live at my house. This is not a good sign. I […]

French Fridays: Eat Like the French

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One of the things that we did to prepare our kids for a month in France was a practice I call, “French Fridays”. Instead of serving regular Friday night pizza, I switch up the menu to serve our dinner more in the French style. To do so, the girls enjoy setting a nicer table. I […]

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 […]

Get 50% off These Real Food Ebooks

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This week all the Keeper of the Home ebooks are marked down by 50%! 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 support this site. So thanks! I’ve […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies & Baking with Kids

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This year I’m an ambassador for Bob’s Red Mill, one of my very favorite brands on the planet. I already loved their products, and then I read Bob’s biography. I love him and his company even more. It’s an honor that I get to partner with them this year. Today, I’m sharing over on Bob’s […]

Time to Make Some Diet Changes?

You may or may not know that I write two blogs. Yep, true story. I do most of my recipe sharing and food talk over here on Good Cheap Eats, but I can’t help but talk about food wherever I go.

Recently, I completed a series over on Life as MOM about ways to improve the family diet. As you know, I’m kinda into this thing about eating healthier and bringing my husband and six kids along for the ride.

If you missed the series or one of the posts, you can catch up here: