Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

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Good morning, Sunshine! Start the day right with a short stack of delicious, whole wheat blueberry pancakes. They’ll come together quickly and easily with a homemade mix.

Stack of whole wehat blueberry pancakes with bowls of fruit

Pancakes can be ultimate comfort food. I mean, entire restaurants are dedicated to pancakes, and believe it or not, civilizations through the ages have enjoyed these delicious flat cakes.

Ancient Rome topped them with honey; Elizabethan England flavored pancakes with rosewater; Early American settlers poured on the molasses. Crepe, blin, johnny cake, panne-quaiques — they’re all good.

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Homemade Chili with Jalapeños

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Fresh jalapenos give heat and flavor to this simple homemade chili that comes together in 30 minutes or less. Enjoy it for an easy weeknight dinner.

woman's hand with spoon digging into bowl of chili with beans

You work hard all day. Your family is hungry. You want a quick and easy meal that doesn’t take all day or cost a fortune. It’s not too much to ask, is it?

Sounds like it’s time to up your kitchen game with a homemade chili recipe that will knock your socks off.

Homemade chili is one of my go-to meals. It’s got spice and heat which keeps things exciting. It’s got lots of beans, a cheap, plant-based ingredient with lots of fiber. And homemade chili is a great vehicle for using up whatever meat and exciting toppings you have on hand. This jalapeño-spiced Chili is a perfect example. Continue Reading »

Yogurt and Oats for Breakfast

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red mug of yogurt oats and nuts on gingham napkin

Yogurt is a super versatile ingredient or dish in itself. This recipe for yogurt and oats contains lime juice and honey for an unexpected twist.

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How to Buy Tailgate Food on a Budget

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Learn how to buy tailgate food on a budget. With these simple money-saving strategies, you’ll score bigtime this season. The following content has been sponsored by Ibotta. All opinions are my own. You’ve got your fantasy football picks all lined up. You’ve secured all the proper cable access so your game night will not have […]

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What I spent on groceries in August

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Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m buying groceries and feeding eight people on the cheap. You’ve been in the grocery store a time or two, haven’t you? My guess is you’ve suffered from Check Stand Sticker Shock at least once in your life, right? It’s crazy, the cost of groceries these […]

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How to Cut Pineapple Quickly & Easily

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trimmed pineapple on white cutting board inside sheet pan

Take advantage of sales on fresh pineapple! Don’t be intimidated by the prickly fruit. Learn how to cut pineapple quickly and easily. To eat healthfully is to enjoy fresh fruit whenever you can. Fresh fruit tastes so much better than canned or frozen – particularly if you know how to prepare it. A fresh pineapple with […]

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Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad for a Light Night of Cooking

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Enjoy all the flavors of the season with this easy-to-prep, low-cook meal that’s perfect for those nights when you want something light yet nourishing. This Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad is just the ticket. Some nights you just don’t want to cook. The day is long, and your temper, quite frankly, is short. You could go […]

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Meal Planning Strategies for Back to School

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The new school year is upon us! Consider these meal planning strategies for back to school to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner good, easy, AND cheap. The clock is ticking on summer vacation. In some parts, the kids have already gone back to school; in others they’re counting down the days until summer ends. Perhaps […]

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How to Cut Melon the Quick & Easy Way

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How to Cut a Melon | Good Cheap Eats

Knowing how to cut melon is a valuable skill to help you make the most of in-season produce and to facilitate a healthy diet. Here’s how to do it. You see a great deal on cantaloupe and watermelon. You want to take advantage of it, but what in the world do you do with it […]

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Cherry Limeade Recipe – Do It Yourself Better

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Cherry Limeade is a fun and refreshing drink. At our house I’m making it with lime and tart cherry juice instead of dyed syrups and artificial flavors.

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