About Good Cheap Eats

Do you struggle with high grocery bills or even debt?

Do you rely on unhealthy convenience foods because you don’t know how or have the time to make something else?

When you do cook, does it seem to take HOURS?

Are you LOST in your kitchen?


I believe great meals don’t have to be complicated or expensive. There’s a better way, and it WON’T take all afternoon.

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.

You are a blessing to me and my family, who—by the way—now prefer to eat in rather than going out! Amazing!!


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.

Fill in the form below to start the adventure!


Who am I to say this?

It used to be that I, too, wasted food and money, spending hours shopping and cooking meals that were devoured in seconds — or picked apart by someone who didn’t like what I was dishing up. I was spinning my wheels and wasting my resources….until I learned some key strategies to meal planning and grocery shopping that helped our whole family enjoy what I was cooking, saved me time, and kept more money in my wallet.

Make the most of your time and money in the kitchen with these handy resources:


COOKBOOKS filled with budget-friendly recipes and money- and time-saving tips

MEAL PLANS designed to take the guess work out of menu planning, grocery-list making, and what to do with leftovers

PLANNERS created to help you save time and prioritize in the kitchen.

HEALTHY EATING MADE EASY, a program to help you make healthier changes without breaking the budget.

What Good Cheap Eaters 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


Where I’ve been featured:

Eating Down the Pantry: How to Save by Eating Just What’s in Your Cupboard | ABC News – Good Morning America

Jessica Fisher on Good Morning America

Jessica Fisher on NBC San Diego November 2, 2012 from Jessica Fisher on Vimeo.

Save Money on Vacation | Redbook Magazine

Big Batch Cooking 101 | Parents Magazine

12 Healthy Dinners for Under $3 per Serving | Self

An Easy Meal Plan to Get Dinner on the Table for Less than $100 a Week | Women’s Health Mag

Expert Interview on Family Financing | Mint

9 Killer Resources for Inexpensive Recipes | US News & World Report

The Cheapskate’s Guide to Stretching Your Food Budget | US News & World Report

10 Cheaper, Delicious Ways to Prepare Your Turkey | Go Banking Rates

Great Recipes that Can Be Made on a Budget | Deseret News

Freezer Cooking Guide: How to Meal Plan Like a Boss | Metro US

Frugal, Fabulous Recipes | Mail Tribune

Mom of 6 Shares Recipes for Family Dinners under $10 | Daily Herald

Expert Advice for Stretching Your Protein Dollars While Cooking at Home | The News & Observer

The Best Cookbooks for Budget-Savvy Home Cooks | Smarty Cents

Essential Cookbooks for a College Student’s First Apartment Kitchen | Tampa Bay Times

Meal Planning Tips, Tricks, & Recipes | Simplemost

How to Create & Publish a Cookbook | Brilliant Business Moms Podcast

Find my work elsewhere:

Regular Contributor | The Kitchn

Three Tips for Baking with Children | Bob’s Red Mill Blog

5 Simple Ways to Get Dinner on the Table | The Art of Simple

5 Ways to Make Freezer Cooking Work for You | Simple Bites

I am here to help YOU make the most of what you’ve got. If you’d like to chat about your specific challenges, send me an email: jessica@lifeasmom.com.