Stocking Your Pantry for Flu & Cold Season

Stocking Your Pantry for Flu and Cold Season - Be prepared for flu and cold season by stocking your pantry with comfort and healing. Grab the printable list of supplies.

Be prepared for flu and cold season by stocking your pantry with comfort and healing. The irony is not lost on me: during the Pantry Challenge, we ate up our supply of saltine crackers, frozen orange juice, and chicken broth. And then five kids and I came down with the Head Cold of the Century. […]

Preparing for a Pantry Challenge

Preparing for a Pantry Challenge - tips and tricks for making a pantry challenge successful.

A Pantry Challenge is an excellent time to accomplish a number of great things for your kitchen as well as your pocketbook. This is the month for the Pantry Challenge. Every January and July here at Good Cheap Eats, we take some time to focus on our food storage, use it up and set some […]

Introducing the New FoodSaver G3H Vacuum Sealer (Giveaway CLOSED)

food saver zipper bag accessory

The following content is sponsored by FoodSaver The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: the3diggs@ As you know by now, my life has been colored by freezer cooking for over 16 years now. I was very pregnant with our first child when I read the grandmother of all freezer cooking books and set […]

Stocking Your Pantry with Canned Foods

canned goods

The following content is sponsored by Cans Get You Cooking in partnership with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network: We’re coming off the heels of a Pantry Challenge. As such, my cupboards are pretty bare. The freezer, too. I look forward to restocking both. FishPapa and the boys are going to help me fill the […]

Keep Track of What’s in the Freezer

freezer inventory

It’s great to have a full freezer, but unless you know what’s IN your freezer and actually serve it for supper, it’s not really a help to you. And if you have a large freezer, it can be easy to forget what you have or how long it’s been there. I defrost my freezer at […]

Freezer Bags & How to Seal Them

I use freezer bags to pack many of my meals and meal components for freezing. Last year, I bought a ton of them on Christmas clearance and paid a couple pennies a bag. I wash and reuse the ones that I’ve used for baked goods. If raw meat or messy sauces have been in them, […]

Get a Freezer Alarm

A freezer alarm can alert you when the things get too hot in the freezer. Once upon a time, our freezer was connected to a GFI outlet. And the breaker popped. And we didn’t know it. Three days later when I went to get something from the freezer, I found a big soggy mess. I […]

Eat Down the Freezer to Make Space and Save Money

Spend a few days or weeks eating up what’s already in the freezer. You’ll save money for a big cooking session and make some room in the freezer. You may be really excited to start filling your freezer with all kinds of tasty, pre-made meals. I get that! Once you get the hang of freezer […]

Grocery Geek: The Canning Adventures Continue

Cherry Jam

I’ve become a canning fiend this week. I’m sure my husband wonders what’s come over me. I spent much of Sunday afternoon making jam: plum and cherry. And then Wednesday night, I burned the midnight oil making pickles. Yes, really. I’m just as surprised as you. I’m sure that if I were still heavily couponing, […]

Tips for Organizing the Fridge


Keeping your refrigerator clean and organized can help you save money, waste less, and enjoy cooking. The refrigerator is probably one of the most used appliances in any household. What other appliance runs 24/7? Those refrigerators are trouble makers, though. They tell other people about your habits. They are notorious for becoming a mammoth cleaning […]