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Oven Baked Apple Compote

Oven Baked Apple Compote

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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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!)

nightmare freezer

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?

costco for free

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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Hot Sandwiches for Cold Weather Days

Hot Sandwiches for Cold Weather Days

Sandwiches are a quick and easy meal, great for any time of the day. Consider serving hot sandwiches for cold weather days. I am a huge sandwich fan. Second only to salads, sandwiches are my go-to meal for quick, easy, and healthy noshing. I’ve even converted my husband into a sandwich lover, mainly by serving […]

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Tips for Organizing Your Pantry

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Organizing your pantry can help you save money, time, and food. It also is a great way to rejuvenate your cooking mojo. Thanks to this Pantry Challenge, I made a concerted effort this past weekend to make sense of what we’ve got. If you know what you have, you know what you can cook! As […]

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What to Make with Chicken

Chicken and Wild Rice Bake

Whether you’re in the midst of a pantry challenge or want to stock up on chicken when it’s on sale, having a repertoire of go-to recipes is essential to making the most of that tender chicken. Buffalo Chicken Wraps Bone-in chicken breast regularly goes on sale for just under $1 throughout the US. (I say […]

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Goals for the Pantry Challenge (Winter 2012)

Set some goals for your kitchen this month. Make the most of what you already have. Shop your freezer. Save some cash. Are you ready to make use of what ya got? That’s basically what a pantry challenge is. Instead of grocery shopping as usual, it involves grocery shopping at home first. You’ll be surprised […]

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January Meal Planning & the Pantry Challenge

brats and peppers

A pantry challenge is a great way to use your resources well. And meal planning is a key to the challenge’s success. Well, are you ready for the Pantry Challenge? Starting today a whole crazy bunch of us are going to try to make the most of what we already have in our kitchens instead […]

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