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Meal Planning: Pantry Challenge Week 2

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. We’re entering the second […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 5: Slow Cooking

irish stew

This is Day 5 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Slow cooking was the theme. Today dragged and flew at the same time. I had so much to do and each individual task seem to […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 4: Kale Pizza and Other Such Yummy Stuff

kale pizza

This is Day 4 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. I even put kale on a pizza. We’re getting into the swing of things with this month-long Pantry Challenge. (Not sure what I’m talking about? […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 3: Breakfast Freezer Cooking

lunch salad

This is Day 3 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. I even did some freezer cooking! Today went fairly well, considering all things. I spent three-hours answering the backlog of email that had accumulated over […]

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Minute Minestrone

Minute Minestrone Ingredients

What do you do when you’ve got the leftovers of a spaghetti dinner? Well, besides having spaghetti again?  I know some folks would mix up a Baked Spaghetti dish, but my people aren’t fans of that. So, I needed a different option to make the most of our leftovers. If you’re doing the Pantry Challenge […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 2: Enchilada Night & a Freezer Inventory

Enchilada night

This is Day 2 of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry (and freezer and fridge) to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Day 2 of our month-long Pantry Challenge found me making an inventory of the freezers. I have two: a deep freeze and the  freezer section of our side-by-side […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 1: Happy New Year!

2013 cake

This is Day One of my month-long Pantry Challenge series  where we’re eating down the pantry to use up what we have, rotate stock, and save some cash. Today marked the first day of the year as well as the first day of our month-long Pantry Challenge. I read back through the archives…. I’ve done […]

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Countdown to 2013: Reader Favorites

This year, I’m joining Finding Joy in My Kitchen and other bloggers in the Countdown to 2013 by highlighting some of the best recipes and posts here on Good Cheap Eats this year. Today’s topic: Reader Favorites! Here are FIVE popular posts from Good Cheap Eats over the ages:  Build a Frugal Pantry Lemonade like […]

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Pigs in Blankets – More Homemade

Homemade PIgs in Blankets

Whip up an easy butterhorn dough for delicious pigs in blankets, a little more homemade. A few weeks ago, my kids were waxing nostalgic over the pigs in blankets I used to make at the holidays. I don’t typically buy the ingredients for them since they’re so heavily processed. But, my dad left us a […]

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Prepare to “Eat Down the Pantry” – 2013 Challenge

2013 pantry challenge copy

Are you ready to clean up and clear out? And eat well in the process? Then join the pantry challenge starting January 1. We’ll be making the most of what we have so that we waste not, want not. Twice a year for many years now, I’ve spent concentrated effort to “eat down the pantry”. […]

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