4 Favorite Small Kitchen Appliances

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email. Back in the day — when I thought money grew on trees — I loved to browse kitchen stores and usually came out with some new gadget or dish. Over the years, however, many of those […]

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Chicken and Wild Rice Bake

I love being able to throw ingredients in a pan, slide it in the oven and walk away. There are so many other things I’d rather do than stand over a stove and babysit dinner. This chicken and wild rice bake is one of those fix it and forget it kind of recipes. The rice […]

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Albertsons Gift Card Giveaway

The most obvious way to build your pantry is to go shopping! There are so many choices out there and so many stores to choose from. Since I have six major markets within a short drive of my home, each week I go to each one and stock up on the loss leaders. This is […]

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The Importance of Organizing Your Pantry, Recipes, and Kitchen: A Guest Post

Photo source: Tom Cochrane Today’s guest post is from Mandi who offers some great tips on how decluttering your kitchen can save you money as well as some peace of mind. Are you all as excited about Jessica’s Build Your Frugal Pantry series as I am? I can’t wait to learn tips, tricks and recipes […]

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Spice Up Your Life! McCormick Spices Giveaway – CLOSED

Something that no tasty pantry should be without is a nice collection of spices. Not only do they add flavor and help you reduce the “need” for sugar, salt, and fat, but spices can also boost the nutrition in the food you eat! Today’s giveaway is sponsored by McCormick, a spice company with some great […]

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Envirosax Giveaway – CLOSED

To kick off the Build a Frugal Pantry series, I’ve got a fun plateful of giveaways to help you build your pantry. Over the last year, I’ve really embraced the reusable grocery bag. I was just plain tired of all those flimsy plastic bags. Too many, too flimsy, too much of a safety hazard with […]

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Chili Dogs – A Good Cheap Eat

When you first hear the words chili dogs, nutritious and delicious are probably not the accompanying images, are they? But, last night I healthified them a bit and I think we’re good to go. I filled Homemade Hot Dog Buns, made with whole wheat flour, with kosher hot dogs and homemade chili. The chili was, […]

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6 Good Cheap Eateries

Photo source: DiscoverDuPage As much as I love the process of cooking, I love the process of eating more. And so when I’m too tired to do one of those tasks, I’m going to choose the eating part every time. Yet, it can be a challenge to find delicious food on a budget, particularly if […]

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Healthy Updates to Your Inbox

Sign up for a free, daily newsletter from Vital Juice and get the latest on health, fitness, and beauty. This free service sounds like a great way to “spread the health.”

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Why You Need a Bread Machine

Back when I was a young bride (circa 1994) bread machines were all the rage. Just dump in the ingredients, push start, and come back in two hours to a freshly baked loaf of bread. Seem too good to be true? It was. Friends and relatives rushed out to buy these machines and once the […]

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