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Forget the $5 Footlong! Make Your Own Sandwich

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. The man who invented […]

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Good (& Cheap) Read: Bon Appetit!

About seventeen years ago I picked up my first copy of Bon Appetit. Glutton Foodie that I am, I was in heaven! Well, sort of. Anyway, I was about twenty years old and didn’t know much about cooking then. Over the years, a regular subscription to Bon Appetit taught me soooo much about good food. […]

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Chocolate Fondue with Fruit and Poundcake

Chocolate Fondue couldn’t be easier when it’s made in the slow cooker with just two ingredients! Evaporated milk and chocolate chips make a great sauce for fruit and poundcake. Chocolate fondue is one of the easiest things in the world to make. And it feels so special and fancy! Throw in the fact that the […]

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Chocolate Strawberry Scones

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. That certainly is true in the kitchen when you’ve got fresh fruit in abundance. Strawberries were recently $0.69/pound in my neck of the woods, so I stocked up! I bought about 12 pounds. One way to use them was to create a scone that featured chopped berries. […]

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Cherry Limeade Muffins

This recipe came about from my desire to use the fresh produce I had on hand. Namely, cherries. I decided to take my favorite raspberry muffin and sub out the raspberries for cherries. Then while I was at it, I thought of the Cherry Limeade Cupcakes that Katie made last weekend, and decided to morph […]

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Crispy Chicken Tenders Recipe

Chicken strips are a restaurant standard, but they taste so much better prepared at home. Add these Crispy Chicken Tenders to your meal planning rotation. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate […]

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Mom’s Macaroni Salad

This recipe is a classic from my childhood. I made it last week while my mom was here. She said, “I love your macaroni salad.” I said, “What are you talking about? It’s your macaroni salad.” Her response? “It’s better when you make it.” So, if you really want to make this good, have someone […]

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Guest Post: Lemon Blueberry Panna Cotta

The following guest post was written by Katie Goodman, cook extraordinaire. She regularly writes about “what’s good in the kitchen” at goodLife{eats}. Katie also designed my other blog and my writer’s site. She has a great eye for what looks good as well as what tastes yummy. I recently made Panna Cotta for the first […]

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Sweet Cherry Pie

Tammy said it could be done. And so did Smitten Kitchen. The books said no, but these girls said, yes. So, I went with the yeses and made a pie with sweet cherries. And it was good. Yes. It was very good. Cherries were on sale for $0.99/lb. A few days with stained fingers was […]

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Albertsons Gift Card Winner

Congrats to Marj (#11) who won a $100 gift card to So Cal Albertsons. Thanks for playing everybody. Pop over to LifeasMOM to see who won the card I was giving away over there.

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