Get Organized for the Week Ahead to Save Time & Money

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Are you ready for the new week? What’s the status of your kitchen? Take these easy steps to get organized for the week ahead so you can eat well and save time and money.

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Quinoa Vegetable Salad

With the new week beginning, now’s a great time to do a little prep work in the kitchen. In just an hour or two, you can get organized for the days ahead and set yourself up for success — to eat well without losing your wallet or spending endless hours in the kitchen!

Meal planning, prep, and execution doesn’t have to be burdensome or tiresome. You just need a few easy strategies to get you started in the right direction.

Whether you’re looking to get simple, whole foods meals on the table or following a special diet like a Whole 30, that prep work can pay off in big dividends throughout the week, including “hanger management.” Continue Reading »

Caesar Salad Recipe: The Quick & Simple Way

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Caesar Salad can be simple, quick, delicious, and economical if you know how to make the right tweaks. I’ll show you how in this easy Caesar Salad recipe.

Caesar Salad Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

Sure, those salad kits and pre-made boxes of Caesar Salad are easy, but they’re not cheap and they’re not all that good.

Making your own Caesar Salad at home seriously takes just a few minutes and the result is a delicious, crisp, tangy salad that is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite main dishes.

It’s also pretty good all on its own, especially if you add a hard cooked egg, some grilled chicken, or a sliced avocado.

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A Month of Sizzling Summer Meal Plans

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What’s your best bet for delicious, easy, and keep-your-cool dinner prep this month? I’ve got a magic bullet to solve your dinnertime dilemmas. Do you end up eating take-out too often? Is grocery shopping an endless chore that leaves you buying and SPENDING more you need? Do you forget to thaw that thing you NEEDED for dinner? Do […]

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What I spent on groceries in May (A Grocery Geek report)

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It has been a crazy month. Two birthdays, Mother’s Day, an anniversary, two visits with grandparents, and car trouble that stranded us in the dessert — all these added up to cra-zy! Thankfully, though, our grocery budget was able to weather the storms, despite more than a few splurges. I think a lot of that […]

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Meal Planning for Different Diets

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Meal Planning for different diets can be tricky. What one person loves, the other hates or can’t eat. But, you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen. There are ways to make it work to eat well and keep everyone happy. Chicken Street Tacos Getting a meal on the table every night can […]

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Tarragon Turkey Burgers with Bleu Cheese and Chipotle Mayonnaise

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Turkey burgers are moving up in the world. These seasoned turkey burgers flavored with green onion and tarragon are further enhanced with creamy bleu cheese and a spicy chipotle mayonnaise. Make a batch tonight! Don’t you love a big juicy burger loaded with toppings? Chances are you’ve had one that goes down in memory. Unfortunately, […]

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Poorman’s Chicken Caesar Salad

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Entree salads are a great one to enjoy delicious flavors without spending a lot of money. This Chicken Caesar Salad is made from scratch quick and easily and tastes fantastic! OK, Caesar Salad may be very 1994. It might also be very 1924, for that matter. But, I don’t care. It still tastes great. Caesar […]

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What I spent on groceries in April (The Grocery Geek Report)

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Does looking at other people’s groceries fascinate you like it does me? The grocery cart is a lot like a medicine cabinet. You can tell a lot about a person by perusing their shopping items. Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap. Whew. That […]

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Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles as Addicting as Ever

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A healthier twist on an old classic, these Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles are delicious! A little whole grains and flax seed meal takes the classic cookie up a notch. They freeze beautifully so you can have a sweet treat any time the urge strikes. Snickerdoodles have always been a favorite cookie of mine to bake. Probably because cinnamon is […]

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Beans and Rice: A Very Good Cheap Eat

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Beans and rice are a good cheap eat, especially when you top them with chips, salsa, and some other goodies. They make a filling meal to help you save money and eat well. We eat beans and rice at least once a week for dinner. Sometimes they are side dishes, but often they make the […]

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