Make Your Own Convenience Foods

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Over the years, one of the biggest ways that our family has saved money has been to do it ourselves. Whether it’s been car repairs, home improvements, gift-making, or cooking, homemade or DIY has been a huge money saver for us. Over on Good Cheap Eats this month, I’m sharing 31 Days of DIY Convenience […]

May’s Good Cheap Eats

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Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. Things are moving at the speed of life around here. Faster than I can possibly imagine. We’re into June already! I’m working book edits, the end of school, and putting in time on new projects. The kids and I are playing in the kitchen a bunch, too. […]

April’s Good Cheap Eats

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Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. May is here already! It’s my favorite month of the year, actually. My birthday. My anniversary. Mother’s Day. We call it the FishMama Trifecta. My poor husband. I get loads of attention for three days in a fifteen day period. Bwahaha. But, that’s neither here nor there, […]

March’s Good Cheap Eats

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Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. March flew by in the blink of an eye for me. I think that was because I was so busy troubleshooting the pain in my hip and back. If you’ll remember, I tried a whole foods diet as my first line of defense. Well, my second, after […]

3.14 = A Good Excuse for Pie

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March 14th is also known as Pi Day. You, know, 3.14? I think it’s a great excuse to eat pie. I love pie. I would much rather eat pie than almost any other dessert in the world. I think part of my affection for the pie is thanks to the wonderful memories I have of […]

February’s Good Cheap Eats

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Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. I’ve always been fascinated by food. As soon as I could write, I copied recipes out of my mom’s recipe collection. I made fudge at age seven and a lemon meringue pie at age 10. I loved to eat, so I was happy to cook. Washing dishes […]

January’s Good Cheap Eats

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About five years ago, I started a second blog. I found that I was talking so much about food here on Life as MOM, that it made more sense to start a second conversation in another room, so to speak, rather than dominate all the talk here with food. Of course, I have to have […]

Good Cheap Eating

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How fun was it today when hubby offered to be my sous chef at lunchtime? I had communicated yesterday that though I love to cook, I love the camaraderie and help even more. He remembered! He couldn’t remember how to make salsa, though. So how much more fun was it to hand him my book […]