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The Butternut Squash Adventure

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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 Fish

Whether you’re in the midst of a pantry challenge or want to stock up on fish and other seafood when it’s on sale, having a repertoire of go-to recipes is essential to making the most of great deals and good food. Spicy Fish Rub Last fall a friend of mine from our homeschooling group had a wealth […]

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5 Tips for Organizing the Kitchen (Kitchen Tip Tuesday)

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This week I have the privilege of hosting Kitchen Tip Tuesday, typically a feature over at Tammy’s Recipes. How fun! Join us as we share tips to make life in the kitchen a little easier. One of my larger goals for the year is to reduce the clutter in our home and reorganize what stays […]

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Pantry Challenge Week 3 (Share Your Progress)

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We’re three-quarters of the way through our Pantry Challenge. Are you seeing bare shelves and better able to navigate your kitchen? Where has the month gone? Seems like we just celebrated Christmas, didn’t we? We’re three weeks into the Pantry Challenge. As I mentioned on Saturday, I stocked up on lunch fixings so that we […]

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Meal Planning:: January 22 – 28

Easy meals and pantry menu planning work really well together. The average kitchen cupboard holds some nice basics for pulling together a simple chili. We’re obviously tackling an easy week in the food arena. Gotta push through the Pantry Challenge, eh? My kids love chili dogs with shredded cheese over the top. I buy kosher […]

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Grocery Geek: Keeping Up with Their Appetites

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Shopping my kitchen is saving me at least $200 on groceries this month — and we still have food left to eat! So last week’s grocery basics trip did not last the week. We continued to have a wealth of dinner options, but lunches were sparse. In the words of my 14 year-old son, all […]

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What to Make with Venison

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photo source: The Happy Housewife While neither I nor my husband are hunters, nor anyone in the immediate family either, I do have several friends who are able to offset their food costs through hunting. And we’ve been the happy recipients of venison or wild boar sausage on one or two occasions. Hubs isn’t a […]

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Tips for Organizing the Fridge

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Keeping your refrigerator clean and organized can help you save money, waste less, and enjoy cooking. The refrigerator is probably one of the most used appliances in any household. What other appliance runs 24/7? Those refrigerators are trouble makers, though. They tell other people about your habits. They are notorious for becoming a mammoth cleaning […]

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Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake

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Cinnamon and brown sugar form a crunchy topping that sits and settles into a spiced cake, making a perfect accompaniment to coffee, tea, or cocoa. This Cinnamon Coffeecake is quickly becoming a favorite at our house. The cinnamon and brown sugar form a crunchy topping, some of it resting on top, some of it sinking […]

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How to Cook a Chicken in the Slow Cooker

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Forget the expensive rotisserie chickens. Roast a whole chicken in the slow cooker for tender, delicious cooked chicken. In my neck of the woods, whole chickens go as low as $0.57/pound. Yes, really. There’s generally a limit of three, but yes, the price is that low. In southern California. Who knew? I buy the limit […]

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