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Get a Month of Fabulous Fall Meal Plans!

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.Enjoy the season with A […]

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How to Grocery Shop for Freezer Cooking & Save Money

How to Grocery Shop for Freezer Cooking and Save Money | Good Cheap Eats

Freezer cooking can be a great way to save time and money — IF you grocery shop the right way. Don’t just choose any old recipes and throw ingredients in the cart! Learn these tips to grocery shop for freezer cooking and save money. For over twenty years I’ve done this gig called freezer cooking. […]

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Sausage Noodle Casserole, like Mac & Cheese, but Better

Do you crave something like mac and cheese only a little meatier? This Sausage Noodle Casserole is just the ticket. Glorified mac and cheese, full of comfort and love, dotted with spicy bits of sausage and juicy peppers. Casseroles are some of my favorite things to prepare for dinner. Not only are they hearty, but […]

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How to Cheat in the Kitchen | Quick Kitchen Shortcuts

Find that you spend too much time in the kitchen? Believe it or not, there are some easy cheats, or quick kitchen shortcuts to save you some precious minutes. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase from those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your […]

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Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe

Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

A great salad dressing makes the salad. Try this homemade Cilantro Lime Dressing to add sparkling fresh flavor to a variety of salads. I’ve always been a salad girl. I know I’ve said it before, but truly. Salad is my jam. There’s just something about enjoying a great salad that makes me happy. And if it […]

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My Freezer Cookbook – Revised & Expanded

Great news! My freezer cookbook has been revised and expanded. Pre-order your copy of Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook today! This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I may be paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support! Pesto Penne and Cheese […]

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Asian Bowls: My New Favorite Dinner

Asian Bowls are my answer to an easy, delicious, make-ahead dinner. You can mix and match the ingredients however you like — and it’s always amazing. A few months ago my friend Jessika and her family were visiting for a few days. Needless to say, with an extra three people every meal needed to feed […]

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Mediterranean Snack Box

Enjoy a delicious, flavor-packed lunch with this Mediterranean Snack Box. Rich hummus, tangy salami, tender veggies, and soft pita bread will make your day! Snacky dinners are my jam. I can make all my family happy in one fell swoop when I lay out breads, cheese, meats, veggies, dips, and fruit. As my kids mature, […]

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Slash Your Grocery Spending in 7 Easy Steps

Got big goals that don’t include spending too much on groceries? I gotcha covered. Learn to slash your grocery spending in 7 easy steps. The other day I shared with you some of the strategies that I used last week to reduce our grocery spending by over $400. That’s about 1/3 of our monthly grocery […]

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A Month of Comfort Foods Meal Plans (LIMITED TIME SPECIAL)

Ready to make things easy in the meal planning department? Get this Month of Comfort Foods Meal Plans and let me do the work for you! Snuggle up with some comfort foods! Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to get warm and cozy. Even here in San Diego, we’ve experienced a little sweater weather […]

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