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5 Easy Summer Lunches

Chimichangas

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. For our family, summer […]

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Meal Planning: June 17 – 23

Summer starts this week! To celebrate, we’re going to “cook out” and dine al fresco. Summer officially starts this week. We’ve been enjoying lazier days for over a week now, but I always remember that Summer “officially” begins on my dad’s birthday. We tease him that it truly is the “longest day of the year.” […]

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Grocery Geek: The Canning Adventures Continue

Cherry Jam

I’ve become a canning fiend this week. I’m sure my husband wonders what’s come over me. I spent much of Sunday afternoon making jam: plum and cherry. And then Wednesday night, I burned the midnight oil making pickles. Yes, really. I’m just as surprised as you. I’m sure that if I were still heavily couponing, […]

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Get Grocery University

I’ve told you about Grocery University before. (Read my full review of Grocery University if you missed it before.) It’s an audio series put together by my friend Carrie. I thought I knew everything there was to know about saving money on groceries — until I listened to this. I found it to be extremely […]

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Momiversary Giveaway #4: The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: slrdowney@ Today’s my Momiversary! My first baby turns fifteen today. And in honor of him and the last decade and a half of refining fire motherhood, I’m hosting a bunch of giveaways on both Life as MOM and Good Cheap Eats. So, stay tuned and be sure to enter them all […]

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Momiversary Giveaway #2: Rumiano Cheese Basket

rumiano cheese

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: KristyBartlett@ Today’s my Momiversary! My first baby turns fifteen today. And in honor of him and the last decade and a half of refining fire motherhood, I’m hosting a bunch of giveaways on both Life as MOM and Good Cheap Eats. So, stay tuned and be sure to enter them all […]

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Momiversary Giveaway #1 – Daphne’s California Greek

daphne's california greek

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: kim_capsi@ Today’s my Momiversary! My first baby turns fifteen today. And in honor of him and the last decade and a half of refining fire motherhood, I’m hosting a bunch of giveaways on both Life as MOM and Good Cheap Eats. So, stay tuned and be sure […]

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Eat Real Food: 10 Easy No-Cook Suppers

No cook real food

Try one of these easy, no cook suppers for quick summer fare.   — You don’t have to cook every night. Just eat real food. – Chef Thierry Rautureau, as quoted in The Kitchen Counter Cooking School As I mentioned awhile ago, reading Kathleen Flinn‘s book was a huge boost to my cooking experience. Its […]

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Meal Planning: June 10 – 16

Birthday season ends this week, but we’re going out with a bang — and some good eats, too! We’re in the throes of birthday season this week as we celebrate three out of four spring birthdays. On Monday we’re having a party for two. And on Tuesday we fete a third. I also celebrate my […]

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Grocery Geek: Summer is Here!

produce box june

Apples and oranges are a thing of the past. The produce box tells us what season it is: Summer! Our box has been bursting with cherries, apriums, nectarines, and plums these last few weeks, a sure sign that summer has arrived. Unlike summers of the past when we mostly ate things fresh, I’m trying to […]

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