Do you struggle with paying down debt or just getting by?
Do you rely on expensive convenience foods because you don’t know how or don’t have the time to make something else?
When you do cook, does it seem to take hours? or a small fortune?
I believe that by making your money work for you in the kitchen, you will free up extra funds and reach your financial goals. Not only that but you’ll find a peace of mind that allows you to enjoy so much more of your life.
Sara is living proof of this! Here’s what she writes:
I have spent time with your book Good Cheap Eats and website. It’s been transformational. Not only do we love your recipes, but your ideas and tips have reduced my stress in grocery shopping and dinner prep.
With meals prepped and other easy items on hand, we’re more than ready to finish the month on budget and well-fed.— Sara, mom of two
YOU can have this, too.
Imagine: knowing exactly what’s in your kitchen — and that it is all fresh and not past its expiration date.
Imagine: having a plan when you go grocery shopping and not spending more than you have.
Imagine: Enjoying home cooked meals that you made yourself — without breaking a sweat or cursing under your breath.
If you’re craving confidence in the kitchen and home cooked meals everyone loves, then it’s time to join us at the Good Cheap Eats table.
What you’ll find at Good Cheap Eats:
RECIPES that are delicious, simple to prepare, and easy on the wallet
MEAL PLANS designed to take the guess work out of menu planning, grocery-list making, and what to do with leftovers
A PLANNER created to help you save time and prioritize in the kitchen and out.
A CLUB where you can connect with other home cooks and learn better strategies to make your grocery dollar work for you.
What folks are saying:
I have a family of 8 and your website has helped me really cut down on my grocery budget. — J.B.
I never knew that I could fight for my family and pinch pennies to pay down debt. We live in an affluent area and budgeting our groceries was a completely foreign concept to me. I used to rarely cook (because I didn’t know how!), we did take out, or ate out for dinner every night. Now, I plan meals, cook every night, and eat leftovers for lunch. You made budgeting cool! — Emily
One day my daughter wanted to cook dinner with me! I told her about your blog and how I often save your recipes and have made some of them which she likes. Your quick simple pizza sauce alone has transformed our Pizza Nights. We chose your lasagna recipe and it was an out-of-the-park home run! It was sensational. Absolutely delicious. We all could not stop commenting on how yummy it was. My daughter was beaming at our dinner table last evening and I will never forget it. Thank you for providing me with easy to do recipes so that I can feel more confident in the kitchen. It then allowed me to then have my daughter in the kitchen with me. — Allison
What’s good? What’s cheap?
Those terms are certainly relative, aren’t they? My husband does not care for some of my very, very favorite culinary indulgences — like mushrooms and goat cheese.
And likewise — I’m not the huge fish fan that he is.
But, we’ve found common ground — like homemade chocolate cheesecake. And as we strive to eat well and live within our means, finding good cheap eats is important to us. It’s one way that we enjoy life together.
When I was young, cheap was signified by bologna sandwiches and boxed mac and cheese. But, last time I checked, those items were neither good nor cheap. In fact, processed lunchmeat and boxed convenience items are some of the priciest items you can buy at the store!
No, cheap is, for my purposes here, defined as something that the average family can access and still stay within their means. I’m a firm believer in “acting your wage.” As Americans we have become much too accustomed to “having it all” — whether or not we can afford it.
My husband and I learned this the hard way. Though we are both diligent workers and always used credit responsibly, years ago we found ourselves in a mess.
We had amassed debt without realizing it, and we were just sick. We stopped using our credit cards and started to pay cash for everything. We ate very frugal food and cut back wherever we could.
Good Cheap Eats was born from very humble beginnings.
Though we aren’t making hefty credit payments anymore, we still try to eat frugally in order to achieve some bigger picture goals — including staying out of debt and funding orthodontia, college, and travel for SIX KIDS!
Join me as I chronicle our culinary journey with recipes, kitchen hacks, and money-saving strategies.
Because no one should be without Good Cheap Eats.