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Easy Chocolate Cake with Almonds and Cinnamon

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.Feed a crowd easily with […]

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Best Slow Cooker Recipes for Summer

Take some the heat out of the kitchen this summer and put your slow cooker to work. Add these best slow cooker recipes for summer to your meal plan rotation. I don’t know about you, but this summer, I want to take it easy. Whether you have school schedules impacting your life, or not, I […]

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Seasoned Corn Off the Cob – Simple Summer Side

Liven up a simple summer supper with this easy, Seasoned Corn Off the Cob. It comes together in minutes and makes for an ideal side dish without the fuss. Sweet corn is a summer-fall dish for me. It’s not something I particularly crave in winter or even spring. But once summer starts to peek it’s […]

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Are those potato chips really worth it?

Junk food is so easy to come by, but is it really worth it? Those first bites of potato chips sure taste good going down, but an hour later, don’t you shake your head wondering what got into you? (I do.) You know that healthy foods make you FEEL GOOD. Why aren’t they a part of every […]

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Tomato Salad on Toast – A Fun Summer Appetizer

Enjoy the flavors of summer with this juicy Tomato Salad on Toast. It’s the perfect appetizer for summer get-togethers, making use of the produce of the season. Tomatoes are probably one of my favorite fruits. And yes, they ARE fruits. What’s a sandwich or a burger without a slice or two of tomato? What’s pizza […]

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Mediterranean Grilled Steak Recipe (Freezer-Friendly)

Fire up the grill and get cooking! But first mix up some marinade to prep this Mediterranean Grilled Steak. It’s perfect as a main dish protein or folding into pitas. While I’m a die-hard salad girl, I also love me a good steak. My husband would usually prefer chicken or fish, go figure, but me? […]

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A Month of Meals: Back to Basics Meal Plan

Are you looking for some easy meals that taste great and fit the budget? This Back to Basics Meal Plan is your answer for simply delicious dinners all month long. Can you believe it that May is already here? Summer vacation is just around the corner! I know that for me, April rushed by in the blink […]

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How to Roast Chiles in the Oven

Learn to roast chiles in the oven to add great, spicy flavor to any dish. Roast chiles this way are cheaper than the can and taste so much better!  Years ago diced green chiles were a regular in my pantry. Back when they were $0.25 a can. Today they are regularly over three times that […]

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Grocery Geek: What We Spent in April

Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. old picture, cute kid Hey […]

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Revive Yourself This Spring

Need a little help getting organized and focused on your priorities? Take the Revive 30-Day Challenge to refresh your days and put a spring in your step. Are you feeling scattered? Do you need to bring some order to chaos? Would you like to have systems in your home set up so that you don’t […]

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