In addition to raising and homeschooling six kids and blogging here at Life as Mom, I’ve also written four cookbooks, published by the Harvard Common Press, now an imprint of Quarto Books.
It’s thanks to Life as Mom readers in the early days of the internet that I received valuable feedback on my recipe development and ease of freezer cooking planning. Thank you so much for being part of the process as well as for encouraging the purchase of these books.
All of my recipes can be found on my food blog, Good Cheap Eats.
You can find them on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, in your favorite independent bookstore, and your local library. I’m a huge fan of making sure a cookbook is the right fit for you, so check one out from the library first to see if my food vibe matches yours. I hope it does!
Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook
Now in its second edition, this was my first book baby. With over 200 recipes, dozens of freezer cooking plans, and in-depth freezer instruction, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook is your primer for learning how to batch cook and freeze it for later.
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Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes (or Less!)
With over 200 recipes, Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes (or Less!) is divided into 65 two-course dinners, consisting of a main dish and a substantial side, salad, or soup, all of which take 30 minutes or less to prepare.
I know because I timed myself!
Head to my estore to the get a month’s worth of free meal plans based on the recipes in the book, complete with grocery lists and prep-ahead tips.
Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less
The first Good Cheap Eats cookbook is quite possibly my favorite. It includes the family-favorites that my kids were raised on. I’ve also updated recipes that my mom, grandma, and aunts served generations of kids — on a budget.
Best 100 Juices for Kids
This book full to the brim with recipes for homemade juices, sodas, sport drinks, ice pops, and smoothies was a joint project with my kids. Truly, it was such an adventure!
If you’d like to wean your kids off processed sugars, Best 100 Juices for Kids is a fun way to do it!