Peppermint Syrup and Chocolate Mint Syrup


Thanks for checking out Good Cheap Eats. You’ll find all kinds of solutions to your budget cooking woes. Recently, there was a bundle of mint in our produce box. Actually, there were two bundles of mint because unbeknownst to me, mint was part of the box that week and I had added on an extra. […]

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Hospitality Reminder: Get Your Beverage Box Ready!

Christmas is coming…. the goose is getting fat…. I love that song, even if it really has nothing to do with my real life. We sang it every year in the Christmas pageant at Rosedell Elementary. And that has nothing to do with this hospitality reminder. What I really meant to say is Christmas is coming […]

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How to Cook a Pot Roast in the Slow Cooker

Slow cooker pot roast

When I was a young newlywed, I’d always heard of the beauty of the slow cooker and what delicious roasts you could cook in one. Well, the first time I tried, it was an utter disaster. The meat was tough and chewy. I’m not sure it was even edible. I gave up on roasts for […]

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Huddle to Fight Hunger (Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Oreos)

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The holidays can be so much fun. And they can be so distracting, too. In our efforts to buy presents and make treats, it’s easy to forget those who are less fortunate than ourselves. And as Lynn pointed out recently, there generally always is someone less fortunate. Last year I went shopping at Walmart on […]

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Craving Casseroles?

A casserole can be such a comfort. Not only is it very make-ahead with one dish to clean up afterward, it’s also generally considered a traditional comfort food. If I tell hubs I’ve got a lasagna or a pan of enchiladas ready, I know I’ll receive a happy reply. Casseroles are good food. Here’s a […]

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December Monthly Meal Plan

I know, it’s not December yet. But, it starts this week. And since I already know what’s in my pantry and freezer, I went ahead and made a meal plan for the month. Once you see it, you’ll realize there’s a whole lot of routine going on, which makes it easy to plan for. This […]

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Weekend Sale at Life as MOM

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This weekend over on Life as MOM you can get $3 off any purchase of $8 or more in the FishMama shop. Use the coupon code: TURKEYTIME when ordering. Some of the books will be made unavailable at the end of the year, so if there’s one you’ve had your eye on, grab it now. […]

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What to Do with Turkey?

If you have turkey leftover from the big shindig, you may be wondering what to do with it. Personally, I love it for breakfast the next day. Yes, yes, I do. But, I’m guessing that most folk aren’t as weird as I am. So, here are a few other ideas: 1. Freeze it. If you’ve […]

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Pumpkin Onion Rolls

Pumpkin-Onion-Poppy Rolls

I love my bread machine. I really do. Did I ever tell you my bread machine story? We lived in Paso on two acres. We had two little people with a third on the way. And that, in itself, was amazing. All my friends had those Bosch mixers to knead bread. I borrowed one and […]

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Easy Breakfasts for Holidays

Whole Grain Cinnamon Rolls

There’s this odd catch-22 about holidays. Generally speaking, we want to eat good food and enjoy good company. We also want to do some special cooking. But, it seems that means we’re always cooking — or dining out, which can be expensive. So, we’ll scratch that. In my efforts to make breakfast on Thursday morning […]

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