How About Some Good Cheap Eats?

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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. 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 […]

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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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Spicy No Bean Chili

Spicy No Bean Chili - Ditch the canned chili. You can make your own bowl of red in just minutes. Great taste without the wait.

Ditch the canned chili. You can make your own bowl of red or topping for a hot dog in just minutes. Great taste without the wait. As we research our trip to Europe we are learning so much about different cultures and norms. I put a moratorium on all children’s spending until after the trip. […]

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Meal Planning Strategies for Back to School

Meal Planning Strategies for Back to School - Consider these tips for making breakfast, lunch, and dinner good, easy, AND cheap once the school year starts.

School starts in just a few weeks! Consider these tips for making breakfast, lunch, and dinner good, easy, AND cheap once the school year starts. I don’t know about you, but the clock is ticking on our summer vacation. We’ve got about two weeks before we jump into the new school year. Perhaps you’re hearing […]

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Quench Your Thirst

Quench Your Thirst - Got a habit of buying a coffee drink or smoothie when you

Got a habit of buying a coffee drink or smoothie when you’re out and about? Save some coin and make it healthier at home. Chances are pretty high that when you’re out and about on a summer day, you’re tempted to grab a quick soda, smoothie, or frap before you head home. I know the […]

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A Review of the Ninja Ultima Blender

A Review of the Ninja Ultima Blender - The Ninja Ultima Blender mixes up the best of all worlds in my smoothie-making economy: high speed, bulk blending, and individual to go cups.

The Ninja Ultima Blender mixes up the best of all worlds in my smoothie-making economy: high speed, bulk blending, and individual to go cups. Ninja sent me their Ultima Blender. All opinions are my own. I’ve owned a blender of some kind for about twenty years. I remember when FishPapa and I bought our first Oster at Costco. […]

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Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup

Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup - Prepare for fall and a busy school year by mixing up a pot of this delicious homemade soup, chocked full of vegetables, beef, and barley. It

Prepare for fall and a busy school year by mixing up a pot of this delicious homemade soup, chocked full of vegetables, beef, and barley. It’ll do your body good. Disclosure: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising […]

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Amazon’s Prime Pantry

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This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on the road. So thanks! For the last few years we’ve subscribed to Amazon Prime. For a […]

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Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake

Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake - Who would have thought that these five ingredients could make heaven on a plate? Make a Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake and you

Who would have thought that these five ingredients could make heaven on a plate? Make a Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake and you’ll see what I mean. I first heard about an Icebox Cake from my husband’s mother. Ruthie had told me years ago about a concoction made with applesauce, graham crackers, and whipped topping. It […]

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A Meal Plan for the Week

A Meal Plan for the Week: Having a meal plan that doesn

Having a meal plan that doesn’t require that I be the one to cook it is the best kind of plan. Friday night I saw not one, but three meal plans fail. I had intended to make a lovely French dinner for my family for French Friday. But, after shopping with four kids all morning, […]

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