Stovetop Hot Cocoa

Stovetop Hot Cocoa - Morning hot cocoa is only about five minutes away and only contains five ingredients. That

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter.Morning hot cocoa is only about five minutes away and only contains five ingredients. That’s a great way to high five the morning. As much as I’ve complained about the […]

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Something to Go with Your Copy of Good Cheap Eats

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One of the things that I’ve kept myself busy with this summer (besides planning a 6-student homeschool, organizing an international trip, and keeping track of life in a busy home) has been a set of BONUS FEATURES to go along with my new cookbook Good Cheap Eats. I love this book. I’d buy it even […]

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5 Cheap and Easy, Packable Lunches

5 Cheap & Easy, Packable School Lunches - Ready to get packing? School lunches don

Ready to get packing? School lunches don’t have to be drudgery. Consider these tasty, packable lunch menus.   School days are approaching if they aren’t here already. Time to start thinking about what to pack. You know as well as I do, that packing a lunch for your kids will be healthier, tastier, and probably […]

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Mint + Tea = MinTea

MinTea - Mix up a batch of this minted ice tea for a delicious and refreshing drink that costs just pennies!

I don’t know about where you live, but it’s been hotter than blazes here this summer. Usually I can wear sweats through June and most of July since warmer temps don’t hit until August. I think we’ve been sweating in shorts and tank tops since May. I know: California problems. It’s the drought, I tell ya. […]

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Grocery Geek Q&A: Feeding Teenagers Without Going Broke

Grocery Geek Q&A: Feeding Teens without Going Broke - Feeding your teenagers healthy and economical food is not impossible. Here are 8 tips for feeding teens without going broke.

Feeding your teenagers healthy and economical food is not impossible. Here are 8 tips for feeding teens without going broke. I’ve been receiving quite a few comments and emails that pose great questions as concerns grocery shopping and saving money on food costs. This week I thought I would tackle a question that Kelley, aka […]

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Let’s Chat Tomorrow Night

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Join me tomorrow, Sunday night on the Good Cheap Eats facebook page. We’ll be chatting about how to save money on groceries. And there will be a giveaway, too. See ya at 5pm PST!

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5 Ways to Stock Your Pantry on a Budget

5 Ways to Stock Your Pantry on a Budget

Buying food you love on sale and storing it for when you want it is a great way to build your pantry and save money. This post was originally published on August 13, 2013. I love a stocked pantry. I really do. It may be that my dad — and my gramma before him — […]

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Salad’s On!

Enjoy all the great produce of summer with these delicious and easy tricks for tasty salads. I have always been a salad girl. August is kinda my month to shine in the salad range. For some reason it’s typically the month out of the year that I really focus on trimming down. It may be […]

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How About Some Good Cheap Eats?

good cheap eats cover

It’s been great fun since our copy of my latest cookbook, Good Cheap Eats arrived. The publishing house gets a few boxes of “advance copies” before the official release date. I got one! Yay! It was a very great surprise in my mailbox that day. Since it arrived, I’ve still had my head down working […]

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Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies - Bake someone happy with these delicious chocolate chip cookies scented with orange zest.

Bake someone happy with these delicious chocolate chip cookies scented with orange zest. Years ago I dove head-first into the world of couponing. We were deep in debt. Coupon deals were just starting to become more prevalent. The recession was strong. And I became a coupon junky. Our grocery budget was $400/month to feed 7 […]

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