Dinner Mishap? Have a Backup Meal Plan

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Not every meal you serve will be picture perfect. While mishaps can happen, you can save the day by having a backup meal plan. It stands to reason that not every meal you plan will go the way you want it to. Life happens. The power goes out. You forget to thaw something. Such is […]

How to Meal Plan on a Budget

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Meal planning is simply the process of choosing which meals to prepare in the coming days. Learn how to meal plan on a budget so that you can save money and waste less food while eating well! Poorman’s Chicken Caesar Salad Eating good food, both nutritious and tasty, doesn’t require an unlimited grocery budget. Some of […]

Get Organized for the Week Ahead to Save Time & Money

Are you ready for the new week? What’s the status of your kitchen? Take these easy steps to get organized for the week ahead so you can eat well and save time and money. Quinoa Vegetable Salad With the new week beginning, now’s a great time to do a little prep work in the kitchen. In […]

Meal Planning for Different Diets

Meal Planning for different diets can be tricky. What one person loves, the other hates or can’t eat. But, you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen. There are ways to make it work to eat well and keep everyone happy. Chicken Street Tacos Getting a meal on the table every night can […]

Make Soup Night a Success with These Simple Tips

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! Pictured: Chunky Potato Soup with Bacon & Tarragon Soup night. It’s that night of the week when you serve, what else? Soup! While […]

Meal Prep Ideas for Quick Dinners All Week

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, […]

How to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker

Make things easy on yourself! Roast a whole chicken in the slow cooker for tender, delicious cooked chicken. This post contains affiliate links which provide a means for me to earn fees linking to Amazon and other affiliate sites. Cooking a whole chicken in the crockpot — as opposed to cooking pieces — can be a […]

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. […]