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Grocery Geek: Birthday Week

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. I’m flabbergasted that the […]

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Serve a Hot Dog and Sausage Bar

Serve an assortment of toppings alongside hot dogs and sausages for a creative and tasty twist on an old summer standard. This past weekend, I cooked for twelve. Our friends Devin and Jessika and their two kids came to spend a couple days with us. Ours is the kind of friendship where the dads like […]

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Let’s Chat about Meal Planning

Don’t forget! Join me (@fishmama), Laura from I’m an Organizing Junkie (@orgjunkie), and Lynn from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures (@lynnskitchenadv) to chat all about menu planning for an hour on Thursday, June 13th at 1:00 pm PST. Please join us by tracking the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #goodcheapeats.

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Save More by Wasting Less

From Garbage to Gourmet

A few months ago I told you about a new ebook that my friend Carrie wrote. From Garbage to Gourmet helps you think creatively about how you shop, store, and serve food so that you waste less and want not. I love how Carrie methodically analyzes a host of ingredients and provides you with the knowledge […]

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Meal Plan for the Week of June 9

Plan your meals for the week to save time, money, and the inevitable “what’s for dinner?” question. We’ve got two family birthdays as well as summer vacation and a few outings in the plan this week. So, it’s imperative that I have a meal plan. I went without one this week and while it wasn’t […]

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Grocery Geek: Hey Big Spender

I’ve been pleasantly surprised that we’ve stayed under budget the last few months. Especially when it seems like my kids are eating me out of house and home. When I went shopping this week, I realized why. We’ve run out of a ton of stuff. I spent a lot this week, replenishing the items that […]

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The Go To Salad

Make this easy, go-to salad that is packed with flavor as well as healthy vegetables, beans, and greens. I’m a salad girl. Ever since I was counting birthday candles in single digits, I’ve been a lover of the greens. My roommate in college always shook her head at my fascination with salads at meal times. […]

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Chicken and Chile Enchiladas for a Crowd

Hosting a crowd? Serve two big pans of homemade chicken enchiladas. No crowd? Stash one pan in the freezer for later. I posted this picture on instagram on Sunday right before I slid the enchiladas into the oven. Many of my people had requested them; so many of my people were quite pleased with Sunday […]

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How to Plan a Farmers Market Stop

Since I have struck out with farmers’ markets in the San Diego area, today’s post is brought to you by Diana from Saving by Making: You all know that Jessica is a self-proclaimed Grocery Geek. Her top tips include making lists, checking grocery sales ads, clipping coupons, watching for manager’s specials, and making a weekly […]

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Backyard BBQ Ideas for Summer

Enjoy the relaxing days of summer by cooking out of doors. Check out this round-up of great grilling recipes. Summertime has arrived. OK, not officially. I realize that June 21 is technically the longest day of the year. But, for all intents and purposes, schools are releasing for the summer in the next few weeks, […]

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