Breakfast is in the Bag (Freezer-Friendly Morning Meals)

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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.Make your mornings easier by […]

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Grilled Chicken for the Freezer

chicken for grilling and freezing

Grilling chicken for the freezer is a great way to save money and time. It also allows you the luxury of tasty grilled meats at a moment’s notice. Yesterday we unplugged the deep freeze to allow the ice crystal build-up to thaw. A few hours later when I went to wipe it down, my girls […]

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5 Days of Freezer Cooking This Week!

Fix Up Some Freezer Meals | Good Cheap Eats

Now that I have an empty and thawed freezer — and school is starting this week — I’m ready to get cooking! Literally. Every day this week I’ll be cooking a few things to add to my freezer. I’ll be sharing the updates every afternoon and then posting a big ole’ round up at Life […]

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The End of the Pantry Challenge

denver scramble plate

A Pantry Challenge is a great way to use what you have, save money, and be more creative in the kitchen. One of the things that I love about a Pantry Challenge is that it forces me to be creative. In this last month, I created several recipes with what we had on hand that […]

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Grocery Geek: Pantry Challenge Ends

ralphs final pantry

This was the final week of the Pantry Challenge. We did pretty well; the numbers crunch in a nice way. But, I’m done! So this was the final week of the Pantry Challenge. I can’t say that it was a stellar performance, but it wasn’t too shabby either. I tried to stay out of the […]

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What to Do with Peaches (Recipe: Peach Salsa)


Summertime is peach season. Take advantage of the bounty with these peachy ideas. Along with our regular produce box delivery comes the option of “add-ons”. This year one of the regular add-ons has been cosmetically challenged stone fruit. (My farmer has a sense of humor.) Spring storms pretty much thrashed a lot of the crops, […]

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Christmas in July at Life as MOM

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Over at Life as MOM today, we’re celebrating Christmas in July. It’s a yearly tradition of mine, gives me a chance to think of cold weather and presents and See’s candy. Mmmmm. Hop on over for a day full of giveaways and Christmas ideas! Plus, I’ve released my latest ebook, entitled A Simpler Season, designed […]

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Meal Planning in Real Life

meal planning in real life

In real life, dinnertimes don’t always go according to plan. But, that’s okay. The plan is there to serve YOU. So last week I made a 3×7 meal plan and slapped it on the fridge. As you can tell, I referred to it frequently. And made quite a few changes! Hut one, hut two, hike! […]

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Pantry Challenge, Week Three Check-In (Recipe: Yogurt-Peach Popsicles)


By the end of the third week of our pantry challenge, we were able to use up a huge load of peaches as well as enjoy some great homecooked meals. We’re finishing up the third week of our pantry challenge. It’s been a great exercise in really watching what we’re eating and making sure I […]

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Grocery Geek: Finding the Right Food Sources

peach sorbet on picnic blanket

Finding affordable sources of the foods you want makes all the difference in how you spend and in how you eat. For some reason, getting the produce box each week is like opening a Christmas present. Especially now that summer is in full swing. So fun! And my mind just whirls with what to do […]

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