Meal Planning: Dec 26 – 31

Quickest Chili in the West

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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The Bread of Life

Cranberry Christmas Bread

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty…. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last […]

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Stock Up on Groceries during Post-Christmas Clearance Sales (Grocery Geek Alert)

Keep an eye open for clearance sales at your local grocery store next week. Many regular grocery items will be marked down to amazing prices making for a great time to stock up. In no way do I want to detract from Christmas itself. But, at the same time, I do want to alert you […]

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Hospitality Reminder: Dinner Mishap? Have a Backup Plan

Not every meal you serve will be picture perfect this holiday season. While mishaps can happen to derail dinnertime, you can save the day by preparing a backup plan. As my husband and children can testify, not every meal I plan goes the way I want it to. In fact, one Christmas Eve when the […]

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Build a Better (Holiday) Breakfast

breakfast buffet

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it’s also a perfect meal to celebrate with friends and family at the holidays. Christmas, New Year’s Day, and all the mornings in between are ideal moments to gather with friends and family to share a meal. Whether you have house guests, are visiting […]

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Mint Chocolate Cream Parfaits

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Chocolate Cream Pie gets morphed into a dessert in a jar, a Mint Chocolate Cream Parfait, to be exact. Perfect for your next game day dessert or holiday get-together. One of my husband’s favorite desserts is Chocolate Cream Pie. It’s a simple pie made of chocolate pudding, cooked on the stove, and then laid on […]

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Meal Planning: Dec 18 – 25

Easy dinners are the name of the game. Until Christmas later this week, of course. Then we’re going to feast! As I mentioned yesterday, we’ve got lots of great food in the pantry and freezer, particularly of the bread, vegetable, and grain variety. I’m adjusting my original monthly plan to reflect what we have in […]

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Grocery Geek: Building a Stockpile

trader joes dec

Building a frugal pantry can be as simple as buying a pantry staple on sale in large quantities. Since you know you will use it in a reasonable amount of time, it’s in your best interests to buy a lot at a low price. This week was a week of stockpiling in some areas. Maybe […]

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Delicious Desserts for the Holidays


Sugar overload can be epidemic at the holidays. But, it really isn’t Christmas without a few sweet treats. Buche de Noel / Yule Log Cake Years ago, I spent my junior year in college living and studying in France. It was most definitely a dream come true. While there I ate some of the best […]

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Hospitality Reminder: Prepare for Quick Desserts

Dessert can be amazingly simple and sweet, especially if you stock the pantry accordingly. I heard from a friend recently who had read this idea about preparing a snack tray in anticipation of unplanned visitors. She shopped accordingly, and low and behold, folks dropped in unannounced over the weekend. Needless to say, Christine was able […]

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