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Grocery Geek: I’m Back

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.Did you miss me? I […]

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Turkey Cheddar Melt with Grilled Onions and Spicy Mayo

Melted cheddar, thick-sliced turkey, grilled onions, and spicy mayo combine into a hot and filling sandwich. So good! I am a sandwich, soup, and salad girl. Inevitably, at restaurants, I will order one or more of those options. At home, those are my go-to meals. With the right ingredients, I never tire of these easy […]

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FREE Downloadable Freezer Cooking Plan

Each month on Life as MOM, I share a freezer cooking plan that you can download and cook from. Grocery list is included. This month’s plan is suited for Cold Weather and Company Dinners. Here are plans from the last few months in case you missed one: Cozy Winter Breakfasts – stick-to-your ribs oat dishes, granola, […]

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Cumin-Scented Cabbage Salad

It’s a beautiful thing when you can make a dish that tastes just as good the second night — if not better — as it did the first night you served it. Such is this cabbage salad full of root vegetables and scented with ground cumin. For some reason during the last week or two […]

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How Much Did the Pantry Challenge Save YOU?

One of you lovely Good Cheap Eaters made the point that collectively we saved a ton of money and prevented a lot of food from going to waste during the Pantry Challenge. That is so true! We each can do only so much on our own, but I’m guessing we’d be astonished what we did […]

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Lessons Learned from the Pantry Challenge

Today as part of the Eat Well, Spend Less series, I’m sharing the lessons I’ve learned from the Pantry Challenge, both recent and past. Head on over to read the post and share your two cents.

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Pantry Challenge Day 28: Out with a Bang

This is Day 28 and the final day of my (mostly) 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. Tonight’s dinner was awesome. Today was our last “official” day of the Pantry Challenge. I usually plan half our meals […]

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Pantry Challenge Link Up #4

As you know, I’m “eating down the pantry” this month to save money and be a better steward of what we have. Every day I’ve bloggedhow we’re eating and cooking as a family. You can read through my past week and how the challenge has gone for us here. This is the last of four […]

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Pantry Challenge Day 27

This is Day 27 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. Today was a sick day. This morning at least six out of eight Fishers exhibited some signs of illness. The baby and I are the […]

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Meal Planning for This Week

Planning out the meals for the week can help you stay organized and well-fed. This week I discovered color coding to help me know what meals we can make with what we have and what meals will need to be shopped for. I made the executive decision to end my Pantry Challenge on the 28th, […]

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