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Get Your Kitchen Ready for Vacation So You Can Save Money

Get your kitchen ready for vacation by dealing with the food you might be leaving behind. You’ll waste less and save money, too. With “summer recess” in full gear, it’s time to think of vacations. Whether you’re having a staycation or a full-blown trip to some distant locale, vacations can be pricey, especially when it […]

Dinner on the Run (FREE Downloadable Freezer Cooking Plan)

Got busy nights this spring with school practices, recitals, and school events? Grab dinner on the run — from the freezer. If I thought April was busy, I think I’m in for a surprise with May. We’ve got end-of-the-year school things to wrap up, standardized testing, the end of the hockey season, hockey playoffs — […]

Breakfasts-on-the-Go (FREE Downloadable Freezer Cooking Plan)

Looking for freezer cooking plans? After you download this plan, check out these other free printable plans. I realized sometime last week that April is a month of survival for me. There’s a lot going on in our household this month, so I devised a plan to make the month’s meals a little bit easier. […]

Protein-Style Dinners (FREE Downloadable Freezer Cooking Plan)

Fill the freezer with a number of protein-rich meals to help pull dinners together in a snap. This freezer cooking plan shows you how. Last weekend I had the chance to give a talk about freezer cooking techniques as well as sign a bunch of cookbooks. It was quite a lot of fun. The event […]

Cold Weather and Company Dinners (FREE Downloadable Freezer Cooking Plan)

Cold weather and fancy dinners sum up Valentine’s Day and the month of February. Plan ahead with this seasonal freezer cooking plan. Near the beginning of each month I spend some concentrated time filling the freezer. It might be a few hours to prep breakfasts for the coming weeks, or a full day to really […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Cookie Kit

Make a cookie kit with dough, sprinkles, frosting, and cookie cutters. It’s an experience and it’s tangible — all at the same time! My mom has always been a great one to help parents enjoy more quality time with their kids. I remember about thirty years ago driving around town with her delivering Christmas gifts. […]

Freezer Cooking Can Help YOU

Freezer cooking can help you save time, money, and effort. It’s a little work on the front end, but the results are worth the cost. I started “freezer cooking” over 15 years ago. Over time it’s proven to be a great method to save money and time. Not only do I have something ready in […]

Fill Your Freezer for Easier School Days

Make some meals ahead of time and freeze them to enjoy later. It will make school days and nights so much easier! This week in a frenzy of cooking, I filled my freezer. Those who follow along on Good Cheap Eats know that we are coming off the heels of a pantry challenge. This deep […]