Carnitas Soft Tacos to Make at Home

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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.Love the Carnitas Soft Tacos […]

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Snickerdoodle Bars – A Simpler Version of the Classic

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Snickerdoodle Bars | Good Cheap Eats

One of the most American of cookies is the Snickerdoodle, sweet buttery balls of dough rolled in cinnamon sugar. Get to the eating all the quicker with this delicious bar cookie recipe. These Snickerdoodle Bars are easy to make and taste just as good as the classic without the work.  Once upon a time I […]

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Super Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Enjoy your favorite cafe-style Broccoli Cheese Soup at home for less money. I’ll show you how easy it is to make with both stovetop and Instant Pot directions! Broccoli Cheese Soup has long been a favorite of mine. I don’t know exactly when my love affair with this creamy, cheesy, hearty soup began, but I […]

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Perfectly Poached Chicken (Stovetop and Instant Pot Directions)

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Poached chicken is a pretty handy thing to have on hand. Tender, juicy chicken all ready to toss in salads, fold into sandwiches, or stir into casseroles? Here’s how to make it easily. Chicken is one of my favorite proteins to have on hand. It’s readily available and easy to find on sale, and its […]

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Grocery Geek: What We Spent in February

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Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap: the Grocery Geek report for February. Hard to believe the year is 1/6 over, isn’t it? I don’t know about you, but the last four weeks have FLOWN by. Didn’t we just finish the Pantry Challenge?! […]

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Make Soup Night a Success with These Simple Tips

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Got people in your house who groan about Soup Night? Time to change that, especially since it’s such an economical meal option. Consider these strategies to making your soup night a success! Chunky Potato Soup with Bacon & Tarragon Soup night. It’s long been a weekly tradition for us — at least in colder weather. […]

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Trail Mix with Fruit, Seeds, & Chocolate

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Trail Mix is pretty pricey at the grocery store, but homemade is super simple to prep. Plus you can control the quality and proportions of the fruit, seeds, and chocolate you include. Prepare the easiest and tastiest of snacks with this simple Trail Mix with Fruit, Seeds, and Chocolate. It’s delicious on its own, atop yogurt […]

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Easy Instant Pot Black Beans = Game Changing

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Beans are a frugal food, full of fiber and a good option for protein. Dry beans are cheaper than canned, but can be intimidating and time-consuming to prepare. These Easy Instant Pot Black Beans will transform your bean game. Pressure cookers and I have a long history. My mother and her mother before her embraced […]

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Meal Prep Ideas for Quick Dinners All Week

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Make dinner quick and easy all week. Check out these meal prep ideas to help you do pull it off without breaking a sweat. Crockpot Potatoes This past few months my husband and I have been digging into our financial records and doing a little strategizing. Since we paid off all our debt years ago, […]

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Spicy Vegetable Soup – Delicious & Meatless

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Save money and enjoy a hearty meatless meal with this Spicy Vegetable Soup. It comes together quickly, tastes amazing, and reheats beautifully. You’ll want to start Meatless Mondays just to make this soup! My friend Kate, who lives in the frozen tundra of Smithers, British Columbia, can’t understand how I can eat soup in San […]

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