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Cheese Tongs: They Work for Me!

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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.Years ago I received in […]

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DIY Breadcrumbs

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Chihuahua Chili Recipe

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This easy Chihuahua Chili comes together quickly on the stove or in a slow cooker. Flavorful from enchilada sauce, beer, and spices, it is the perfect bowl of red. When I’m going to feed a crowd, this is one of our favorite recipes. It’s hearty and filling and easy to serve. Just dish up bowls […]

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Keep Those Juices Flowing — OFF the Countertops!

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How many times have you cut into a juicy watermelon – or tritip – or roast chicken only to have the juices flow all over the countertop? Yes, I know that you can get rimmed cutting boards. But, it seems that we have leakage over the sides of those, too. Now, I set a cutting […]

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Maple Banana Oat Muffins with Streusel Topping

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I often take a base recipe for something and sub out different ingredients based on what will make it healthier or make use of what we already have in the cupboards. These moist, tangy muffins have yogurt, oats, whole wheat flour and bananas to make them healthy and a streusel topping to make them extra […]

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