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Tips for Organizing the Fridge

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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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Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake

Cinnamon Coffeecake

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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Pantry Challenge Week 2 Done (Share Your Progress)

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Shopping your kitchen entails a little more cooking and creativity than you would normally employ. But, a Pantry Challenge can save you money. We’re reached an impasse in the Pantry Challenge. This weekend, my 14yo said, “It seems like there’s nothing to eat but fruit and stuff you have to cook.” I knew he was […]

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Meal Planning: January 15-21

Meal planning doesn’t have to be complicated, but it’s a great way to make sure you make the most of foods you already have. The pantry challenge continues. I’m so thankful for having drafted a meal plan at the beginning of the month. Not only did this give me a game plan for making the […]

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Grocery Geek: $160.20 MTD

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A Pantry Challenge can help you reduce your grocery spending. We are down a significant amount this month thanks to eating what we have. After I organized our freezer last weekend, I realized that we could and should probably continue this challenge into February. I cringe when I open the kitchen freezer, the one in […]

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Tips for Organizing the Freezer

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Organizing your freezer can help you keep track of what you have and use it in a timely manner, avoiding waste. Having a deep freeze can be a great way to save time and money in the kitchen. Not only can you stock up on items on sale, but you can also practice freezer cooking […]

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Three Favorite Food Philosophy Books

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Over the years, books have shaped my philosophies about many things, including how I eat. Here’s a review of my top three. I’ve always been a book lover. Sometimes to the detriment of my health, or at least my sleep. But contrary to burning the midnight oil is the knowledge that I gain to improve […]

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How the Pantry Challenge Can Save You Money

Wondering if scraping the bottom of the flour barrel is really worth it this month? It absolutely is — and not just on your grocery savings this month. I’m over at Food Your Way today sharing ways that a Pantry Challenge can save you money long term. Hop on over and see how I’ve learned […]

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Oven Baked Apple Compote

Oven Baked Apple Compote

Apples cook in the oven with brown sugar and spices, making for an easy delicious breakfast or dessert compote. I’m on this little mission to make our meal prep easier and quicker. I love the process of cooking, but some days are just crazy with homeschooling (FIVE students this year), running kids to piano or […]

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