Pantry Challenge, Day 6: Digging In

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email. Seeing as the date on my homemade pancake mix was November 4th, I’d say it’s a good thing I’m having to dig into my pantry. I love making mixes ahead of time as breakfast came together pretty […]

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Pantry Challenge, Day 5: This is Still Working

So far, so good. We’re eating from the pantry and living to tell about it. We are due for restocking fresh fruit and cheddar cheese, but I don’t think anyone’s really noticed yet. Started the morning with a replay of Saturday’s Lemon-Walnut Coffeecake. Watch for the recipe at Ultimate Recipe Swap this week. It’s really healthy, […]

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Pantry Challenge, Day 4: Leftover Night

Today’s been different than previous days. My husband went back to work after 10 days off. Our friends went home. The kids and I have been trying to clean things up, catch up on laundry, and get ready for back to school tomorrow. As a result of a chicken that didn’t thaw, I had to take a […]

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Find Fresh Cooking Inspiration

Looking for ways to cook up what’s in the pantry? Or just tired of the same old, same old? Try some of the following for fresh inspiration: Sign up for the RecipeLion Quick and Easy Recipe newsletter and receive the 33 Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes ebook free. Subscribe to the Relish! meal planning service to […]

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Pantry Challenge, Day 3: What Fun Stuff in My Pantry!

Today was the last official day of our Christmas vacation as well as our time with friends. I was glad to have some fun food in the pantry. Summer Rolls are so yummy, easy, and just a little out of the ordinary. Rice paper rounds are a great dry staple to keep in the cupboard. […]

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Pantry Challenge, Day 2: Lazy Day at Home (Guest posted by Crystal)

Hi, everyone! Crystal here hi-jacking Jessica’s blog to give her the night off from posting since she’s been running circles around me while she makes me sit around and eat food fit for a queen. (Yes, life is tough!) I figured the least I could do would be to tell you about some of the wonderful food we […]

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Grocery Geeking Out

You can read an update of my grocery shopping adventures every Saturday at LifeasMOM. Read how this week totalled less than $80 to feed a family of 8, plus company. Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email.

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Pantry Challenge, Day 1: At the Zoo

Well, here we go. Call me crazy, but we’re going to be eating from the pantry this month. And to top it off, I’ve got good friends in town this weekend! It’s such a wonderful blessing to be hanging with the Paines this week. I just wonder how much they’ll like my pantry cooking…. This […]

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Good (& Cheap) Eats: Food Goals for the New Year

Many people make goals each January 1. I’m no different. I have books and journals full of lists that I’ve created over the years that reflect the hopes and dreams I entertain each December. Sometimes I see those to completion, sometimes I forget all about them. This year I’ve created a list of several goals […]

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Eat from the Pantry Challenge – Join Us!

For the last couple months, my friend Crystal and I have been “cooking up a storm” at the beginning of each month and storing what we’ve made in the freezer to use throughout the coming weeks. This “once-a-month” cooking venture has saved us loads of time and money. It has been fantastic to go to […]

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