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A Review of Phil’s BBQ: A Good Cheap Eat

phil's bbq onion rings

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here. Next up on our […]

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Lime-Mint Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mojito)

Lime-Mint Cooler

Cool off with this lime-mint cooler. This recipe for a non-alcoholic mojito is ultra refreshing! Ready for a cool drink? Summertime does that. Crushed ice, some slices of lime, and a tasty beverage just beckon to us. And while I am a huge, HUGE fan of Coke-Cola, it’s the high fructose corn syrup I’d like […]

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5 Easy Summer Lunches

Chimichangas

For our family, summer means that our days are free to do — whatever. Well, not “whatever.” There are chores and such. But, the kids and I enjoy a lazier schedule. As I type I hear the happy sounds of the littler kids playing in the toy kitchen. They’ve adopted my smaller canning pot and […]

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Meal Planning: June 17 – 23

Summer starts this week! To celebrate, we’re going to “cook out” and dine al fresco. Summer officially starts this week. We’ve been enjoying lazier days for over a week now, but I always remember that Summer “officially” begins on my dad’s birthday. We tease him that it truly is the “longest day of the year.” […]

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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, […]

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Get Grocery University

I’ve told you about Grocery University before. (Read my full review of Grocery University if you missed it before.) It’s an audio series put together by my friend Carrie. I thought I knew everything there was to know about saving money on groceries — until I listened to this. I found it to be extremely […]

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Momiversary Giveaway #4: The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: slrdowney@ Today’s my Momiversary! My first baby turns fifteen today. And in honor of him and the last decade and a half of refining fire motherhood, I’m hosting a bunch of giveaways on both Life as MOM and Good Cheap Eats. So, stay tuned and be sure to enter them all […]

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Momiversary Giveaway #2: Rumiano Cheese Basket

rumiano cheese

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: KristyBartlett@ Today’s my Momiversary! My first baby turns fifteen today. And in honor of him and the last decade and a half of refining fire motherhood, I’m hosting a bunch of giveaways on both Life as MOM and Good Cheap Eats. So, stay tuned and be sure to enter them all […]

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Momiversary Giveaway #1 – Daphne’s California Greek

daphne's california greek

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: kim_capsi@ Today’s my Momiversary! My first baby turns fifteen today. And in honor of him and the last decade and a half of refining fire motherhood, I’m hosting a bunch of giveaways on both Life as MOM and Good Cheap Eats. So, stay tuned and be sure […]

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Eat Real Food: 10 Easy No-Cook Suppers

No cook real food

Try one of these easy, no cook suppers for quick summer fare.   — You don’t have to cook every night. Just eat real food. – Chef Thierry Rautureau, as quoted in The Kitchen Counter Cooking School As I mentioned awhile ago, reading Kathleen Flinn‘s book was a huge boost to my cooking experience. Its […]

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