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Cranberry Chocolate Snack Cake

Cranberry Chocolate Snack Cake

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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Meal Plan, February 12 – 18

Meal planning and freezer cooking work together to make meal times easier. Jalapeno Burn Pizza The month is half over this week. Where did it go? Amazing. Dinnertimes have been so incredibly easy (most nights) with a freezer full of meals and a meal plan all-ready to go. The rest of my days have been chaotic, […]

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Grocery Geek: Produce Galore

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While February doesn’t seem like a fabulous month for fresh produce, here in Southern California, we’re enjoying plentiful pickings. It would seem that Wednesday brought an influx of fresh produce to our house. Not only did I pick up the produce box, but I also cruised by Sprouts for some of their sale produce, to […]

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Review of La Bonne Femme Cookbook

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La Bonne Femme Cookbook is a wonderful addition to your repertoire of recipes. I’ve been drooling reading my way through my copy of La Bonne Femme Cookbook that my publisher so graciously sent me a few weeks ago. Oh my! It has been a delightful journey back in time and across the globe. Author Wini […]

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Jalapeno Cheese Dip

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Hot dips are the perfect appetizer to serve on cold nights. Typically, rich and cheesy, they break the ice at any get-together. Artichoke-Chile Dip Savvy readers will have noted that with six children aged 3 to 14, I’ve spent a good portion of my life pregnant. In fact, I think I was continuously pregnant or […]

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Butternut Squash Brownies

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As you know I’ve been in possession of a wealth of butternut squash. I started with four: Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Big Brother Bear, and Baby Bear. Today all that is left is Baby Bear. We made the rest into all kinds of yumminess, including but not limited to, squash cake, squash muffins, squash pie, […]

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Slow Cooking & Kitchen Efficiency

Yesterday we talked about ways to be more efficient in the kitchen. Efficiency, I clarified, as being tasty and nutritious results without a lot of waste. One of the ways that I save time in the kitchen is by using the slow cooker. Pot Roast in the Slow Cooker One of the things that I […]

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5 Secrets of an Efficient Kitchen

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An efficient kitchen is one that brings about tasty, nutritious results without a lot of waste. I love to cook. I love to eat. And I love to spend time with my family. Sometimes these all converge into a happy cacophony of lipsmacks and laughter. And sometimes, not. As a result, I’m on a mission to […]

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Meal Plan, February 5 – 11

Meal planning can be a great way to get a head start on the week. It helps you shop and chop accordingly. Easy Garlic Breadsticks Today’s the day, folks – Super Bowl. Got your game (meal) plan ready? I’m taking the easy route today with my Super Bowl menu and the even easier route this […]

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Grocery Geek: The Freezer Cooking Edition

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Shopping for a large freezer cooking day can seem cumbersome. But the payoff comes for the days and weeks following when the shopping is done and the meal is already prepared. This week I embarked on a “feed-the-freezer” frenzy. After completely emptying it with the pantry challenge — and cooking a lot in said challenge […]

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