Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 […]

Baby Cakes

Add all kinds of variety to your baking with this versatile cookie recipes. Add whatever chopped candies you have on hand to make Baby Cakes a sweet treat at your house. My newest cookbook, Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less is dedicated to my parents. Yes, my mom cried […]

Not Your Ice Cream Truck’s Ice Cream Sandwiches

20 No-Bake Desserts | Good Cheap Eats

Forget the ice cream man. Make your own Ice Cream Sandwiches this summer. You know how much I love freezer cooking, right? I did write the book on it after all. 🙂 Freezer cooking helps me save time in the kitchen and helps us avoid costlier fast food or restaurant fare. That’s all the more […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies & Baking with Kids

This year I’m an ambassador for Bob’s Red Mill, one of my very favorite brands on the planet. I already loved their products, and then I read Bob’s biography. I love him and his company even more. It’s an honor that I get to partner with them this year. Today, I’m sharing over on Bob’s […]

8 Great Cookie Recipes

8 Great Cookies to make that are delicious and also nut-free.

Make some cookies! Try one of these 8 great recipes that your family will love. Cookies have been on my mind lately. Have you ever seen the movie Stranger than Fiction? (That’s an affiliate link*, by the way.) It’s one of those movies that proves to you Will Ferrell isn’t the huge cad he appears […]

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti

Celebrate the coming of fall with homemade pumpkin spice biscotti. Not only is it better for you than commercial brands, but it’s cheaper, too. Baking season is upon us! It seems that as soon as the weather starts to cool, the days begin to shorten, and the smoky nights of fall set in, I want […]

Mix and Magic Bars

I love Magic Bars! And believe it or not, they are one of the most versatile cookies you could make this holiday season, especially with sweetened condensed milk on hand. Magic Bars are definitely one of my favorite cookies. When I was pregnant with Baby #6, I ate half a pan. In one day. I […]

Huddle to Fight Hunger (Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Oreos)

The holidays can be so much fun. And they can be so distracting, too. In our efforts to buy presents and make treats, it’s easy to forget those who are less fortunate than ourselves. And as Lynn pointed out recently, there generally always is someone less fortunate. Last year I went shopping at Walmart on […]