Meal Planning: May 20-26

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.A great read has inspired […]

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Grocery Geek: Getting Back on My Game

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Adding a few creative ingredients to your grocery cart can help you regain your passion for cooking and help get back your mojo. (Heads up! If you make a purchase through any Amazon links in this post, I do receive a small percentage of the sale.) It’s been a quiet couple weeks around Good Cheap […]

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Meal Planning: May 13 – 19

Having meal plan is a great way to stay on the ball throughout the week. It also helps you save money. As I mentioned last week, I’m trying to do more baking. Not only does it save money and let us choose the ingredients, but it also tastes soooo much better. Especially these homemade hamburger […]

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Grocery Geek: Tired Week

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The month so far has just been a whirlwind. With a visit from the grandparents, freezer cooking, and an out-of town trip, not to mention everyday life of school and hockey, I’ve been moving, moving, moving. And now, I’m tired. This week I took a break from major shopping and cooking, trying to get us […]

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Bake Your Own Bread to Save Money

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Baking your own bread can save you a tremendous amount of money. At the end of March, I set out to audit my grocery spending. I wanted to make sure that I was doing what I could do to stop up any leaks in our budget. One of the conclusions I came to was that […]

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I Want My Two Dollars (Smoothie)

Smoothies for $2? Sign up to get your coupons from Jamba Juice. Jamba Juice has always been a favorite for our family. I continue to order the Pina Colada smoothie from their old menu. They always make it for me. And we’ve found that it’s a pretty cheap treat for our crew. Two people split […]

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Maple Vanilla Almond Granola

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Homemade granola is easy to make and a great way to save money on breakfast fare. Flavored with maple and vanilla, this recipe is a hit at my house. My family loves cold cereal. That is clearly one of their comfort foods. It used to be that I could pick up boxed cereals for less […]

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Mother’s Day Meal Ideas

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Plan an easy yet festive meal for the mothers in your life. Can it really be that Mother’s Day is upon us?! As you may remember, Mother’s Day is one of the FishMama Trifecta. Mother’s Day, our anniversary, and my birthday all fall into one 15-day period. Whoohoo. Don’t worry, […]

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Grocery Geek: A New Month & a Full Freezer

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I’m still amazed at how well a little scrimping helped our grocery budget last month. Of course, finding a math error in your favor doesn’t hurt either. Sheesh. Apparently, I need to brush up on my math skills a little bit. Anyway, I’m glad to know we’re ahead of the game a little. My sister […]

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Meal Planning: May 6 – 12

Having a meal plan is a great way to get a head start on the week. You gotta eat, right? Plan for it. spicy chicken rub Today I’m in the air and airports heading home to my fam after a few days away. I do this very infrequently, but I know that our regular schedule […]

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