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Super Secret Sub – It’s Under Wraps!

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.What happens when you wrap […]

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Red, White, and Blue Trifle

If you have leftover pound cake for an earlier dessert — or a cake pop activity, save the scraps. They will make a delicious sweet dish when coupled with whipped cream and fresh fruit. What a fine thing it is! Per serving 1 slice poundcake or other cake 1 cup fresh fruit, like pitted cherries, […]

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Bacon Cheddar Egg Bake

Bakery bread that is close to its “sell by” date is often marked down in order for it to sell quickly before it spoils. You can often nab some fantastic deals on baked goods if you keep your eyes open while shopping. You should try to eat it right away for best quality. But, if […]

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Cheese Tongs: They Work for Me!

Years ago I received in my Christmas stocking a set of ice tongs, similar to these. They have changed our life. Well, sort of. What may seem like an odd present is actually exactly what I wanted. Since we serve dinner buffet style so often, I was wanting an alternative to everyone’s paws reaching into […]

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DIY Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs are an essential ingredient to meatloaves, meatballs, breaded chicken, and other great dishes. Packaged breadcrumbs are quite costly to buy and usually full of sodium and preservatives. The amazing thing is that they’re actually quite inexpensive and easy to make yourself. After all, it’s just dried bread! It’s a great use of marked down […]

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Win $100 at Albertsons This Contest is Now Closed!

If you read my other blog, you know that a. I have six children.b. I love to grocery shop on the cheap.c. I once worked at a grocery store. It’s true. All of it. What readers of LifeasMOM don’t know is how gullible I was on that first day of work. My dad had sternly […]

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Save Money With Coupons

Coupon critics will say that they can’t save money clipping coupons because 1 – it’s all junk and convenience items2 – the store brand is cheaper3 – it’s a waste of time I know. I used to think this way as well. Two years ago, I spent $800/month to feed my family of 6 and […]

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Beans and Rice

Beans and rice are a good cheap eat, especially when you top them with chips, salsa, and some other goodies. They make a filling meal to help you save money and eat well. We eat beans and rice at least once a week for dinner. Sometimes they are side dishes, but often they make the […]

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Frozen Lemonade

This is a refreshing and easy dessert or cooler that you can whip up at a moment’s notice. No need for special equipment or long freezing times. As long as you have a sturdy blender, you can enjoy this frozen lemonade anytime 1/4 cup lemon juice1/4 cup sugar1 cup crushed ice Blend all ingredients together […]

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Celebrating Summer with Giveaways: Cyclindrical Ice Cream Scoop

TIME’s UP! THANKS FOR PLAYING. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER TODAY. A few years ago I found myself in the throes of homesickness. We lived in Kansas City and “home” was 1800+ miles away. Thanks to the world wide web I took a walk down Memory Lane, virtually visiting all the restaurants I missed. Strangely, […]

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