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Why I Love My Small Kitchen Appliances

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here. Tonight’s our 19th wedding […]

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Grocery Geek: Just a Normal Week

This week has been pretty mellow. I took the kids to standardized testing a couple days in a row. We spent the rest of the plugging along with end of the year schooling. We had three hockey practices. We’ll have three games tonight. The girls put on all kinds of shows for us. The younger […]

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Cocoa Apricot Cashew Bites

20 No-Bake Desserts | Good Cheap Eats

Cocoa Apricot Cashew Bites are a naturally-sweetened snack that are easy to make and very kid-friendly. Except for a handful of “cheat” days for the FishMama Trifecta, I’m going sugar-free this month, trying to reclaim a little bit of that energy that I felt during my Whole 30. I don’t want to give up baked goods […]

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An At-Home Cafe Experience

An At-Home Cafe Experience

Looking for some great meal ideas for Mother’s Day? Mimic that favorite cafe experience and make some good cheap eats at home. Once upon a time the word cafe denoted a coffee house or coffee shop. It still does. But, in my experience it also suggests a restaurant that offers lighter fare. There’s a national […]

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Why I Love My Ice Cream Maker

We’ve owned a few different ice cream makers over the years. Our first purchase was the one that you had to add salt and ice to. I think we used it twice. We had a couple cheapos afterwards that went the way of a donation truck because I didn’t use them all that often. But, […]

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Satisfy the Sweet Tooth with Banana Pecan Coffeecake

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this coffeecake flavored with bananas and pecans. I’m currently going sugar-free this month. I decided to test out the theory that sugar makes me tired. So, except for the FishMama Trifecta and my son’s 9th birthday (my designated cheat days), I’m avoiding all processed sugars. I  put one tablespoon of […]

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Easy Fruit Salad

Fruit salad doesn’t need to be complicated. Here’s an easy combination of strawberries, mangoes, and pineapple. Fruit salad is one of the easiest to make and one that serves as a family favorite. I rarely have to say, “Finish your fruit salad.” Kids like it; adults do, too. I’ve had many of a fruit salad […]

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Meal Plans for May

Chicken and Wild Rice Bake

Planning a month’s worth of meals saves me a ton of time and headache. It was so helpful last month to have a meal plan for several weeks at a time. I didn’t always follow it, but it gave me a good idea of what we had on hand and what I could make. This […]

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Grocery Geek: May & the FishMama Trifecta

May has always been my very favorite month. It’s my birthday! It’s also the month of the FishMama Trifecta. Mother’s Day, our anniversary, and my birthday fall within a 15 day period of time. I love it. Not because they make much of me. I’m really a simple girl. At least I am in my […]

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Why I Love My Freezer

Why I love my freezer

A freezer is one of the most important home appliances you can invest in. We’ve been talking about small kitchen appliances for the last few weeks. Since I’ve been on my feet for the last five hours trying to fill my freezer, lets chat about that not-so-small kitchen appliance, the deep freeze. A freezer is […]

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