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March Freezer Meal Madness

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Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Looking for some FREE freezer cooking plans? Here they are: Breakfasts on […]

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Win Prizes with SwagBucks

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Due to typographical errors, there was a mistake in my original post. The code has been updated below. How’s your swagger? For the last year or so since we signed up with SwagBucks, our family has earned hundreds of Swagbucks by searching the internet using the Swagbucks search engine. We’ve also earned points as a […]

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Lunchtime! An Ultimate Recipe Swap

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Lunchtime’s been on my mind recently. I realized last week that between hot breakfasts and home cooked lunches every day, I was spending 2-3 hours daily in the kitchen. Umm, excuse me, but no. This is not conducive to good learning or happy mamas. How did I get here? Well, hubs and I chatted, and […]

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Build a Frugal Pantry

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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. […]

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Freezer Cooking Basics

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This is part of an extensive series on Freezer Cooking. Be sure to read the archives here and on my food blog Good Cheap Eats for the complete 411 on how to save money by “make-ahead and freeze” tactics. Or just buy my book. Photo Source: Swanson Meals Convenience foods have been the name of […]

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Freezer Cooking Days are Here Again!

My goodness, but February is a short month. It seems like the month just started, doesn’t it? It certainly feels like I just filled my freezer. But, truth be told, I am ready to do it again. My oldest boy is quickly approaching 13, and his appetite is growing by the hour. I want to […]

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Easing Into a Laundry Routine: A Guest Post

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Mine is a household that generates two tons of laundry virtually overnight. Thankfully, I like laundry. But, it can be difficult to stay on top of it no matter how much I enjoy it. That’s where having a routine can really bless you — and the rest of the family. Clean underwear is one of […]

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How to Make S’mores Indoors

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You can make s’mores in rain or shine with this easy recipe. It’s so quick, you’ll have chocolate on your face in about five minutes. Today was a cool rainy day – a perfect day for something hot and chocolatey. FishChick was sitting at the table at lunch, looking at the box of graham crackers. […]

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