Reevaluating Food Goals for the Year

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter. Last week I got to spend some time with an old friend. Christina and I were both new moms when we met twelve years ago. We had toddlers. Today […]

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Good Cheap Eats for Fall

Crockpot Applesauce

Fall brings with it cooler weather and different foods that are in season and on sale. It’s wonderful to take advantage of all sorts of new flavors. This year I want to experiment with some new fruits and vegetables that I don’t normally serve.. But, for the moment, here are some of our old standbys. […]

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Loaded Breakfast Potatoes & What’s On Your Plate?

loaded breakfast potato

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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Corn Salad

Corn Salad 2

Leftovers are the bane of home cooks everywhere. In a sense they imply that you failed in some way. You either cooked too much or folks didn’t like what you made. This is not always the case. Perhaps a dinner guest failed to show. Perhaps a recipe made more than you thought it would. Perhaps […]

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Coconut Cream Concentrate from Tropical Traditions

coconut cream concentrate 16oz

Love the flavor of coconut? Looking for an easy way to incorporate it into your diet? Once maligned, the coconut is seeing new popularity as people investigate its health benefits and explore its flavor profile. Earlier in the year I had a chance to review coconut oil from Tropical Traditions. Our whole family really enjoyed […]

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Margarita Fish Tacos & What’s On Your Plate?

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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Coconut Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips: Bulk Baking

Coconut Banana Bread

If you follow along at LifeasMOM, you know that I’ve been freezer cooking at my house. Over the course of several days I put together bulk batches of cookies, breads, crackers, and granola bars so that our family would have lots of good snacking in the weeks to come. One new experiment was this Coconut […]

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Tomato, Tomahto – It All Tastes Good

Pico de Gallo Hopefully, if you’re a gardener, you’ve still got a good supply of fresh tomatoes coming your way. My plants did not fare very well this year, so I’m relying on my husband’s coworker to share his excess. There is nothing better than a fresh tomato from the garden. And if you’re bored […]

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Cheddar Coins – aka Healthy Cheez-Its

Cheddar coins

I think I have done it. I didn’t think it would really turn out like I hoped. But, it did. Yes, yes, it did. For this month’s freezer cooking days, I experimented with a healthier cracker. I took the oh-so-addicting Cheez-It and turned it into real food. Yes, I am just as surprised as you […]

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Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies

In my efforts to step away from the grocery store cookie and cracker aisle, I’ve been experimenting with baking more stuff myself at home. Sure, they still have sugar, but I can better control what we eat when I make it from scratch. This recipe was declared a winner by everyone in the family. A […]

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