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Get this month’s meal plan for free. It’s the perfect complement to my new book, Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less. For the last few months, I’ve been putting together monthlong meal plans. They’ve been super helpful to many households who want to good cheap eats but may not have the time […]

What to Make for Dinner

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What to make for dinner? It’s a daily question, isn’t it? Here are some simple strategies to help you answer it in a good cheap way. Broccoli Sesame Noodles What to make for dinner is a question that most of us have to answer on a daily basis, whether you cook for yourself or feed […]

Pasta Salad Bar

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Serving a Pasta Salad Bar is a cool and easy way to serve a crowd of varying tastes. Provide cooked pasta and toppings so each can make his own pasta salad. I tend to serve dinner one of two ways: individually plated or buffet style. Our years of having babies and toddlers at the table […]

Easy Make Ahead Meals You Can Freeze

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Need some help this month? Want to feed your family well without a lot of hassle? Check out these make-ahead meals that freeze beautifully. Life has a tendency to get very full. It’s all too easy to get busy in the everyday and forget to plan ahead for dinner. On days like that, it is […]

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?

A Month of Make-Ahead Meals


A Month of Make-Ahead Meals is the newest in my series of monthlong meal plans and it’s available now!

Rice Bowls Make a Quick and Easy Dinner

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Rice bowls are the perfect answer to what’s for dinner if you don’t know what to make or don’t have a lot of time. They are quick, easy, and delicious.

Meal Plans Make Life Easier


Did you know meal plans make life easier? They help you save money and eat well. What’s for dinner? When are we gonna eat? I’m hungry! Sound familiar? Whether it’s your spouse, children, roommates, or co-workers, chances are you hear this query at least daily, right? Well, having a meal plan not only gives you an […]

Quick Supper Ideas

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Keep it simple, make it quick. Try one of these recipes on a night when you need a quick fix dinner.

Easy French Recipes for Bastille Day

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French food is neither fussy nor expensive. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by these easy French recipes.