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How to Save Money on Groceries {A Series Recap} | Good Cheap Eats

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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Asian Composed Salad

Asian Composed Salad

One of our family’s favorite meals is an Asian-flavored Chicken Salad, that throw back to the nineties that was so very popular. It seems every restaurant had a version of an Asian Chicken Salad. And now, it seems like every restaurant still does. These are flavors that have found a place in our hearts. And […]

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I’m Here, Really: Updates from FishMama’s Kitchen

Baked Pears 5

You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet lately. Time is just slipping away from me! The last month has just flown by. But, I’m here — and I’ve got all kinds of recipes just waiting to be posted. This past week, I had my first complete physical — ever. You know, full […]

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A Quick-Fix Dinner (What’s On Your Plate?)

Tri-tip Steak Quick Fix

This week I’ve had a lot of things on my plate, figuratively speaking: A big time dejunking session A concerted effort to feed increasingly growing, and therefore hungry, children A complete physical and blood work-up at the doc A dose of school planning for the new year Monday I spent 2 hours at the doctor’s […]

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A Trip to Ty’s Burger House (What’s On Your Plate?)

Burger House dinner

Date nights are those occasions when hubs and I experiment with new restaurants. Since there are just two of us, we can try a new place out, keep the bill at a manageable level — and still enjoy some peaceful alone time. Over the last year we’ve tried to bust out of our standard Chipotle/Chick-Fil-A […]

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Creating a Sandwich Bar on a Budget

Sandwich Bar

Sandwiches and salads are among some of my favorite good cheap eats. There are so many ways that you can combine ingredients that there are endless opportunities to make your sandwiches and salads different and unique. Sandwiches specifically are highly portable, one-dish dinners that please almost anyone. Since our family represents a variety of ages […]

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Mr. Mom, Rice Sticks & What’s On Your Plate?

rice sticks

Years ago I was a TV junkie. My parents got HBO and a VCR when I was in third grade — and I never looked back. I taped every film I couldn’t watch and my siblings and I watched and rewatched the ones we taped. This was thirty years ago, back in the dark ages, […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins & The Great Pumpkin Shortage of 2011

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

About this time every year I hear whispers of a pumpkin shortage. And sure enough I go to the store and the shelves are empty. This year I haven’t yet heard the rumors. And by the look of my pantry, there’s no pumpkin shortage at my house! These babies were on clearance last Christmas for […]

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Pantry Challenge Check-In, Final Week (or Not?)

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Today wraps up the fourth and final week of the Pantry Challenge. I just finished crunching the numbers on our grocery shopping and eating out and was AMAZED at the results. We did as well as or better than if I had actually set a money limit on myself. Less than $600 to feed 8 […]

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Raspberry Baked Oatmeal

Raspberry Baked Oatmeal 2

I had heard about baked oatmeal years ago, but I was extremely skeptical. I don’t like mushy oatmeal and I was worried that baked oatmeal would be mush. But, after hearing about it and hearing about it, and finding it in multiple cookbooks, I started to wonder, Could all of these people be wrong? In […]

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