9 Homemade Dips that Are Healthier & Cheaper

9 Homemade Dips that Are Healthier & Cheaper - Make your own dips this football season. They

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.Make your own dips this football season. They’ll be cheaper and healthier. And taste way better. I am a dipper. Totally. Ever since I was a little girl, chips and […]

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Plan for a Great Week in the Kitchen

Plan for a Great Week in the Kitchen - Want to eat well, save some money, and enjoy your time in the kitchen? Plan for it!

Want to eat well, save some money, and enjoy your time in the kitchen? Plan for it! You can have a great week of healthy, economical meals. It doesn’t happen with the snap of one’s fingers. Only Mary Poppins can do that. But, it’s within your reach. Check out these 7 Steps to Set Up […]

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Make Your Own Stocks and Broths

Make Your Own Stocks and Broths - Don

Don’t buy processed stocks and broths. You can make your own for less money and better flavor. Now that summer is over, we should see more and more sales on whole chickens, turkeys, and roasts. This is good news. Don’t be intimidated by cooking the whole bird. You can easily roast a small chicken or […]

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5 Favorite Breakfasts to Help You Save Some Coin

Budget-Friendly Breakfasts - Save money on breakfast by making it yourself instead of opening a box. Try one (or all) of these five easy recipes this week!

Save money on breakfast by making it yourself instead of opening a box. Try one (or all) of these five easy recipes this week! Processed breakfast foods are hugely expensive these days. Many of the varieties available really don’t offer much more than empty calories. My kids could eat through a box of Frosted Sugar Num-Nums and […]

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Mix Up Your Own Dressings and Marinades

Mix Up Your Own Dressings and Marinades - Homemade marinades and salad dressings taste so delicious...and they are so much friendlier on the budget.

Homemade marinades and salad dressings taste so delicious…and they are so much friendlier on the budget. Making homemade marinades and dressings has become second nature to me over the years. When I first started doing it, it was because it was cheaper. In the coupon boom, you could get the bottled varieties pretty cheap or even […]

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Use Up Those Leftovers!

Use Up Those Leftovers -  If you use up your leftovers, you will save money and waste less. Sounds like a plan to me!

 If you use up your leftovers, you will save money and waste less. Sounds like a plan to me! They say that Americans waste 25% of the food they buy. If this is true of you and me, then that means we could save a fourth of our grocery money by avoiding waste! Hello! That’s […]

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Homemade Chipotle Taco Seasoning Mix

Homemade Chipotle Taco Seasoning Mix - Avoid expensive, packaged seasoning mixes. Make your own for less!

Avoid expensive, packaged seasoning mixes. Make your own for less! One of my favorite ways to save money but still eat incredibly tasty food is to make my own spice mixes. I buy spices in bulk from Costco and then make all kinds of blends myself at home. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the different […]

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Saving on Seafood

Saving on Seafood | GoodCheapEats.com

Like fish and seafood but not the price? Stock up and save. Our family loves to eat seafood. That wasn’t always the case for me. However, since I married a deep-sea diver with a love of fish and the last name of Fisher? Well, it’s a bit hard to avoid. One thing that helped me […]

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How Can I Save Money This Week?

How Can I Save Money This Week?

There are lots of ways you can save money this week. What will you do? As you head into a new week, think about how you can reduce your spending. There are lots of spending categories that you can address, but it’s been my experience that food has the most variables. The gas bill is going […]

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Choose Good Cheap Ingredients

Choose Good Cheap Ingredients - Don

Don’t complicate things. Choose recipes with regularly inexpensive ingredients. It’s great when you find a great coupon or a killer deal on clearance, but you can’t always count on those. Instead you need to have some go-to’s that are tasty as well as cheap to make. One of the best ways to save money on […]

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