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Malted Hot Cocoa Mix

Malted Cocoa Mix

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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Soups and Stews to Love

I mentioned last week how much I love soup as an economical and filling food for cold fall and winter nights. Many soups freeze very well, meaning that you can divided them into individual servings and store them in the freezer for later use. Makes for quick and easy lunches and suppers! Here are some […]

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Too Many Pumpkins? Never!

One of our favorite family stories is Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White. It’s the classic tale of elderly Rebecca Estelle who hates pumpkins. During the Depression she and her family had survived for weeks on only pumpkins, so she swears never to eat them again. You’ll have to read the delightful story to find […]

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Sauteed Yu Choy with Mushrooms, Onions and Squash

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As you know, most of my produce is coming from an organic produce co-op. For about $38 each week, I get a huge delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables. While I don’t have a ton of “choice,” the amounts are generous and have made for some fun meals in the month or so that we’ve […]

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Make Soup Night a Success!

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Soup night. It’s long been a weekly tradition for us — at least in colder weather. Years ago I read Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy as I prepared to quit my job and manage our home on one income. The book was amazingly helpful in making ends meet. One of her recommendations for staying in […]

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Gift A Friend with A Meal

A good homecooked meal can be a perfect gift for someone who has had a baby, is facing an illness, has lost a loved one or just needs to know that someone cares. Here are four good, cheap eats that are perfect to give away and show someone that you care. All one-dish dinners, you […]

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Warm & Spicy Fish Rub

It rained all day here. And I thought about grilling fish. But, no, it rained all day! And while we have even attempted to grill in the snow, I was not about to get sopping wet for a fish. Dead or alive. But, the next time I do… we’re making this: What’s on YOUR plate? […]

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Not Your Mama’s Crunchy Granola

Crystal from The Thrifty Mama has put together a concise resource to help you and your family take baby steps to better nutrition. Not Your Mama’s Crunchy Granola lays out a simple lineup of basic things that you could do to make an investment in your health. If you’ve been wanting to make some changes, […]

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Easy Skillet Pork Chops

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I was a “know it all” child. My poor mother. She humored me. She still does. (Love you, Mom!) My dad, on the other hand, chose to fight with me about it, most of the time. He’s a know-it-all, too. (Love you, Dad!) So, about the time I was sixteen, I decided that I could […]

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Pumpkin Coffeecake with Pepitas

Pumpkin Coffeecake with Pepitas

Last winter I found canned organic pumpkin for 50 cents a can. I stocked up and thereby provided myself with dozens of cans. Dozens. We can eat pumpkin until the cows come home. And we just might. But, my stash won’t last long if I make things like this Pumpkin Coffeecake. Kind of a combination […]

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