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Building a Frugal Pantry with Good Cheap Eats

As you know I am a foodie to the core. A frugal one, but a foodie nonetheless. For the past few days I’ve been planning, shopping, and cooking to fill my freezer with premade, delicious, and nutritious meals that my family will enjoy for the coming month — or more. This saves me time, money […]

Build a Frugal Pantry

In case you didn’t know, I’ve also got a recipe site. Last year I realized that if I wrote about all the things that I wanted to write about, a large majority of it would be about food. And that’s not what this blog is about. So, Good — and Cheap — Eats was born. […]

Pantry Must-Have: Maseca

A must-have for my pantry is a bag of Maseca. It’s the go-to ingredient for making homemade corn tortillas. Check out my tutorial and see how easy it is to make these yourself. And don’t forget to come to Ultimate Recipe Swap on Thursday and share your favorite recipe based on Pantry Staples.

Chocolate-Almond Biscotti: FishPapa’s Favorite Cookie

My husband loves these Chocolate-Almond Biscotti. Perfect at Christmas! Perfect anytime you’ve got a cup of coffee handy.

Make a Memory with Christmas Tree Scones

I’m kinda goofy in that (among other reasons) I love to make fanciful food for my kids. Fun cakes at their birthdays, star-shaped cake pops (sort of) at the 4th of July, turkey-shaped cinnamon rolls at Thanksgiving, and this week: Christmas Tree Scones. Pop over to Good (& Cheap) Eats and see what we’ve got […]

Why You Should Love Your Crockpot

The crockpot, or slow cooker, is the busy family manager’s best friend. Or at least it should be! Unfortunately, over time it’s been the most maligned kitchen appliance ever invented. This would be due either to A. its misuse — just throwing any old junk in a pot doesn’t make a good meal. B. its […]

Petit Dejeuner, Anyone?

Who would have thought that bread and jam could hold so many memories for us? Here’s the scoop on one of our favorite breakfasts.

Got All-Bran?

Thinking of doing some baking this week? Pop over to Good (&Cheap) Eats to see what I cooked up with some All-Bran I “bought” for free. (And yes, we have a thing for chocolate and cranberries.) Encouraged by what you’ve read here? Subscribe to LifeasMOM by email or in a reader and join me on […]