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Grocery Geek: Costco for FREE?

costco for free

Get this month’s meal plan while you can. A Month of Make-Ahead Meal Plans is available only in August.My first week of grocery shopping during the Pantry Challenge turned out to be pretty successful. Despite the fact that we’re already out of bread. Once I cleaned out the pantry and cupboards earlier this week, I felt […]

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Hot Sandwiches for Cold Weather Days

Hot Sandwiches for Cold Weather Days

Sandwiches are a quick and easy meal, great for any time of the day. Consider serving hot sandwiches for cold weather days. I am a huge sandwich fan. Second only to salads, sandwiches are my go-to meal for quick, easy, and healthy noshing. I’ve even converted my husband into a sandwich lover, mainly by serving […]

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Tips for Organizing Your Pantry

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Organizing your pantry can help you save money, time, and food. It also is a great way to rejuvenate your cooking mojo. Thanks to this Pantry Challenge, I made a concerted effort this past weekend to make sense of what we’ve got. If you know what you have, you know what you can cook! As […]

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What to Make with Chicken

Chicken and Wild Rice Bake

Whether you’re in the midst of a pantry challenge or want to stock up on chicken when it’s on sale, having a repertoire of go-to recipes is essential to making the most of that tender chicken. Buffalo Chicken Wraps Bone-in chicken breast regularly goes on sale for just under $1 throughout the US. (I say […]

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Goals for the Pantry Challenge (Winter 2012)

Set some goals for your kitchen this month. Make the most of what you already have. Shop your freezer. Save some cash. Are you ready to make use of what ya got? That’s basically what a pantry challenge is. Instead of grocery shopping as usual, it involves grocery shopping at home first. You’ll be surprised […]

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January Meal Planning & the Pantry Challenge

brats and peppers

A pantry challenge is a great way to use your resources well. And meal planning is a key to the challenge’s success. Well, are you ready for the Pantry Challenge? Starting today a whole crazy bunch of us are going to try to make the most of what we already have in our kitchens instead […]

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Post-Christmas Clearance Finds (Grocery Geek)

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Post-Christmas clearance sales can provide ample supplies for certain items that you use all year long, especially on paper and plastic goods. We’ve been out of town for most of the week. But, before we left Dodge, I did make after-Christmas shopping stops at both Target and Ralphs, my Kroger affiliate. I was disappointed that […]

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Year End Review & a Few Questions for YOU

Hopefully, you’re not sick of recaps of 2011. Yet. Because I’ve got a tasty year end review for you today as well as an opp for you to give your two cents! Most Popular Good Cheap Eats of 2011 I scanned through the stats to find the most popular recipes of the year. And it […]

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Join Me for a Pantry Challenge

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An “eat from the pantry” challenge is a great way to rotate your pantry’s stock and to save money on groceries. It’s that time of year. I’m ready for a fresh start! And so is my kitchen. The pantry and freezers around here are pretty much bursting at the seems. I’ve stockpiled a lot of […]

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Celebrate the New Year with Appetizers!

Sour Cream Onion Dip

Appetizers are perfect New Year’s Eve or Day foods! They are often very make-ahead, and can be varied based on the textures and flavors involved. Try out some of our favorites at your next party or fun night! Stuffed Mushrooms Sour Cream Onion Dip Easy Jalapeno Poppers with Rice and Bacon Cactus Salsa Garlic Lime […]

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