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Meal Planning: January 15-21

Ready to save some money and eat great meals? You will find everything you need to know here at Good Cheap Eats, from meal planning to savvy shopping to eating down the pantry. Join thousands of people who’ve decided to eat well, spend less, and enjoy time at the table a whole lot more. Become […]

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Grocery Geek: $160.20 MTD

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A Pantry Challenge can help you reduce your grocery spending. We are down a significant amount this month thanks to eating what we have. After I organized our freezer last weekend, I realized that we could and should probably continue this challenge into February. I cringe when I open the kitchen freezer, the one in […]

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Tips for Organizing the Freezer

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Organizing your freezer can help you keep track of what you have and use it in a timely manner, avoiding waste. Having a deep freeze can be a great way to save time and money in the kitchen. Not only can you stock up on items on sale, but you can also practice freezer cooking […]

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Three Favorite Food Philosophy Books

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Over the years, books have shaped my philosophies about many things, including how I eat. Here’s a review of my top three. I’ve always been a book lover. Sometimes to the detriment of my health, or at least my sleep. But contrary to burning the midnight oil is the knowledge that I gain to improve […]

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How the Pantry Challenge Can Save You Money

Wondering if scraping the bottom of the flour barrel is really worth it this month? It absolutely is — and not just on your grocery savings this month. I’m over at Food Your Way today sharing ways that a Pantry Challenge can save you money long term. Hop on over and see how I’ve learned […]

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Oven Baked Apple Compote

Oven Baked Apple Compote

Apples cook in the oven with brown sugar and spices, making for an easy delicious breakfast or dessert compote. I’m on this little mission to make our meal prep easier and quicker. I love the process of cooking, but some days are just crazy with homeschooling (FIVE students this year), running kids to piano or […]

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What to Make with Pork

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Whether you’re in the midst of a pantry challenge or want to stock up on pork when it’s on sale, having a repertoire of go-to recipes is essential to making the most of the other white meat. Easy Skillet Pork Chops Stockpiling, or “anticipation buying” is a surefire way to save money on food costs. […]

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Pantry Challenge Week 1 Done (Share Your Progress!)

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Challenging yourself to “shop the pantry” is a great way to make the most of what you have. Today we’re sharing our progress during Week 1. The first week of the Pantry Challenge is behind us! Hopefully, you’ve been able to stick to your resolve and plug away at your goals for the new year. […]

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Meal Planning: January 8 – 14

Meal planning is a great way to make use of what’s already in your pantry — and to save money. We’re into Week 2 of the Pantry Challenge. So far, so good. We did a few tweaks last week — and due to glorious weather, home improvement projects, and vacation, we did dip into our […]

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Grocery Geek: Costco for FREE?

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My first week of grocery shopping during the Pantry Challenge turned out to be pretty successful. Despite the fact that we’re already out of bread. Once I cleaned out the pantry and cupboards earlier this week, I felt such a renewed sense of ownership over my kitchen. I know what I have, I know what we […]

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