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  • Spicy Shrimp & Cauliflower Mash with Savory Garlicked Kale

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Here is an easy weeknight(or every night) tasty dish that can be made in under 10 minutes!! There are only 3 main ingredients that you will need. If ...

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  • Miso Soup with Soba Noodles

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    {blue_heading] Miso Soup with Soba Noodles $1.56 per serving [/blue_heading} So it’s a new year and that means many folks are looking to lose some of those holiday ...

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  • Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    It sure feels good to be back in the kitchen making warm soups and stews again. Winter doesn’t offer a whole lot to get excited about, but by ...

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  • Chunky Cheddar Broccoli Potato Soup

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    Okay I gotta admit that winter is my least favorite season. Sure the holidays are great but up here in the northern United States the cold can take ...

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  • Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

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    I’m not sure even marketing this as vegetarian is the right call but… …let’s say that maybe there are a few of you out there who are searching ...

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  • Skillet Mexican Quinoa

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    Hi there folks, Today I want to share a simple easy delicious recipe that I stumbled across and sort of tweak it a bit to fit my taste. ...

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  • Bacon Egg Peanut Butter Sandwich with Sweet Potato Hash Browns

    Average Rating: (3 / 5)

    Hi there, I woke up this morning to the smell of falling leaves in the cold chilled air. #windowopen I guess that means fall is nearly here already. ...

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  • Sloppy Buffalo Joes

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    *FYI-This recipe makes much more sloppy joe mix than 8. Expect to buy extra buns if you plan to use an entire 1 lbs of meat.

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  • Healthy Energizing Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Desserts be damned! (Did you read deserts and not desserts first? Ha Ha Ha) I know that was a little strong, but people who say that eating healthier ...

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  • Strongman Shepherds Pie

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Today let’s keep it simple. This recipe will bring two things that I have a growing fondness for. . . food & exercise. The great thing about these ...

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  • Creamy Greek Garlic Chicken Salad

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Try this Creamy Greek Garlic Chicken Salad for lunch or dinner. It’s simple to make and has a high protein and low carb nutrition profile. Use only a ...

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  • Sweet & Spicy Korean Inspired Meatballs (high protein)

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Gochujang paste is a spicy Korean condiment (much like ketchup) made from red chili, glutinous rice, fermented soy beans, and salt. It is seen as an important vitamin ...

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  • Cheapie Chips & Buttermilk Ranch Avocado Dip

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    First, let me tell you that I know these chips are not “true” homemade chips like you would imagine from a made-from-scratch chip. This is a cheap short ...

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  • Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Do you like chicken? Coconut? How about curries? Well if you said yes to any or all of them I promise you will enjoy this ridiculously simple coconut ...

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  • Chicken Teriyaki Tacos

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    Here at Cheapstir, we believe traditional cooking just means “these are the lines to which to color within”, we need those lines but coloring outside of the lines ...

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  • Chicken Taco Skillet Cake

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    I had a craving the other day. I missed breakfast again but had too much leftover rotisserie chicken on hand to not use. I came across a recipe ...

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  • Mushroom Trio

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    Basically this will be a 3-in-1 recipe. I had a lot of mushrooms on hand one day and decided to get creative in the kitchen and have some ...

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  • Cinnamon Banana Pancakes

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    This recipe is one of those always evolving recipes for me. It always turns out great, but I always think that it would be just a little better ...

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  • Sweet Potato Cornbread

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    When a person imagines homemade chili what is the first thing that comes to mind? Winter is here! Here in the Midwest of the great old US of ...

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  • Easier Chicken Quesadillas

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    I’m updating an old recipe for my chicken quesadillas to an even easier chicken quesadillas recipe. If you take a look at my recipes you’ll know that I ...

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  • Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Knock knock. . .”who’s there?”. . .cheapstir. “Cheapstir who?”. . .cheapstir brought treats. . .”Oh yes yes, please come in!” It’s almost Halloween here in the great United ...

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  • Curried Egg Sandwich

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Let’s make our mornings better okay folks. Curry + Eggs= My favorite new breakfast sandwich. Curries are becoming a more and more popular food option here in the ...

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  • Crock Pot Chicken n Dumplings

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    A low mess way to enjoy a favorite amongst comfort foodies everywhere. If your an American then you’ve had this at the dinner table many times. This is ...

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  • Turkey Taco Bowls

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    Summer has come to an end, but a person wouldn’t believe it since it’s been in the upper 80’s here in the Midwest lately. It looks to cool ...

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  • Fried Pickled Chicken Sandwich

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Another day, another dollar. Some days that dollar doesn’t seem to go as far as it once did, but fear not my budget conscious culinary friends. I’ve got ...

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  • Summertime Fruit Salad

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    I’ve been thinking about this blog a lot and I have decided to limit the amount of text within my recipes. Not that I don’t thoroughly enjoy adding ...

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  • Sesame Chicken

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    This is a recipe I have been wanting to make for a long long time. This is a great option for a healthier version of my favorite sesame ...

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  • Healthy Baked Savory Tilapia Fillets

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    Tilapia is a versatile fish. It’s cheap, easily takes on any seasonings you desire, and it can be found literally everywhere. I dislike calling this fish a cheapo ...

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  • Shrimp Tacos with Spanish Style Rice

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    It’s summer here in the Midwest of America, temperatures are in the nineties for July and August. Most of my free time is spent outdoors this time of ...

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  • Hot Crock Pot Chicken Curry

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    Here I have a easy “Hot Crock Pot Chicken Curry” dish that is sure to please even the most anti-curry protesters. Most curry recipes are intimidating. There is ...

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  • Beef and Broccoli

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    Looking over my recipe it seems that for whatever reason beef has been maybe not neglected, but definitely under utilized on my blog. Today, let’s fix that by ...

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  • Chorizo Homemade Spicy Pizza

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Decided to kick it up a notch the other day, which turned out to be a great decision! If you’ve never tried Chorizo sausage before; it’s a popular ...

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  • Jerk Chicken Tacos

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    Today is a simple day.  Chicken + tortillas+Caribbean jerk sauce=Jerk Chicken Tacos. Not knowing what I had in my fridge yesterday I spotted a bottle of jerk marinade ...

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  • Vegetarian Lentil Soup

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Becoming “cheap” doesn’t just happen overnight for most people in the world.  It usually happens out of necessity or it’s apart of your over all lifestyle.  Here at ...

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  • Easy Peasy Oink Oink Pork Roast

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    So you guys are gonna have to forgive me this week because as I was making this meal I got busy with something else and didn’t get as ...

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  • Hot Curried Roasted Chickpeas

    Average Rating: (3 / 5)

    Finding healthy snacks is a challenge most of us have but it doesn’t HAVE to be that way.  Chickpeas are a versatile bean that is used most popularly ...

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  • Beantatoes

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    So awhile ago I was reading a book called the “4 Hour Body” by author Timothy Ferriss; I saw a chapter talking about the Slow Carb Diet. Now ...

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  • Salty Cranberry Peanut Brittle

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    As a kid I always enjoyed riding my bike down to the one and only gas station in my town and buying a soda pop and something a ...

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  • Slow Cooker Refried Beans

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    The two words I would use to really describe everything about this recipe is as follows… CHEAP and EASY..and no, placing those two words in a description does ...

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  • Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    It’s been a minute since i’ve made seafood so I hope this will redeem myself for my “healthy” chicken obsession. Shrimp is one of the healthiest foods you ...

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  • Toasted Honey Dijon Eggs on Spinach

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    What can I say some days you feel fancy…this is NOT one of THOSE days. I woke up in that weird phase of every morning where your not ...

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  • Fully Loaded Microwave Sweet Potato

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    I never ever had a hankering for sweet potatoes until well into my mid 20’s when eating healthy became important to me. I didn’t hate them or anything ...

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  • Chicken Pocket Calzone

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    I was taking advantage of our first real day of warm spring weather here by working in the garden planting my leafy greens. I worked up an appetite ...

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  • Leftover Chicken Chili

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Mmmmmmmm mmm I love me some chili! “Hey, hang on wait a second; that’s not chili it comes in a can!!” Yes yes I know, real chili is ...

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  • Healthy Chicken Quesadillas

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    I bet you’ve got these three things in your kitchen… Chicken(check) Cheese(check) Tortillas(check) Congratulations, you have all of the ingredients necessary for making quesadillas! There’s something great about ...

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  • Slow Cooker Turkey Enchilada Quinoa

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    The other day I just finished washing my dishes and then it dawned on me that I still had to cook dinner…agh! So with a clean kitchen I ...

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  • Honey Baked Chicken Thighs

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    If you are like me and enjoy both sweet and savory take out when your tired and or broke but still want a half way nutritious meal than ...

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  • Simple Garlic Hummus

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    I wanted to make a dead simple hummus recipe today and to even up my game a bit; i’m doing it WITHOUT costly Tahini! If you don’t know; ...

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  • Grilled Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    This, I think will be one of the simplest recipes I will have on my site. If fact; it’s so simple i’m starting to think I need a ...

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  • Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Medley

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Quinoa is something new(to me) that i’ve been cooking up lately. It’s a super grain much like brown rice…high fiber, high protein, many essential vitamins and minerals for ...

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  • Easiest Apple Turn Overs

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    I have these strange cravings from time to time and i’m thinking i’m not alone here. I normally hate apple pie/turnovers so when I all of a sudden ...

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  • Cheesy Chicken and Bean Fiesta!

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Sometimes, okay more often than not it’s tough to get my creative cooking juices flowing so for days when that happens I like to just take a few ...

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  • Sriracha Cauliflower Bites with Peanut Ginger Dipping Sauce

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    So you like things HOT?!! When it comes to sauces that pack a serious kick to the booty nothing comes close like spicy hot Sriracha sauce! If you ...

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  • Mini Pumpkin Pies

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    I REALLY like a good pumpkin pie but making a whole pie when your the only one in the household that has the craving seems less then stellar ...

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  • Chicken Peanut Butter Stir Fry

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    There is chicken, then there is peanut butter; then there is putting chicken and peanut butter together! This concoction of wrongness is something I like because who wants ...

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  • Taco Bread

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Once in awhile I crave strange edibles for which no restaurant can deliver. This recipe is one of those that I saw online months ago and it just ...

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  • Yellow Rice

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Rice is something that is cheap, globally available, quick, familiar, and easily customizable for everyone. I enjoy trying out new exotic flavors so if your anything like me ...

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  • Pulled BBQ Chicken Empanadas

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    For something i’ve never made before this really did turn out great!  The ol’ Wiki says that the definition of an Empanadas is a stuffed bread or pastry ...

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  • Chicken Curry with Rice

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    A little background on curry’s for you newbies.  Curry is a dish whose origins are Southern and Southeastern Asian cuisines, as well as New World cuisines influenced by them ...

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  • Cheesy Spinach Omelette

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    First off let me say that I am an omelette guy; doesn’t really matter how it looks just throw those ingredients in with some cheese and i’ll be ...

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  • Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon Rolls

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    I know this breakfast treat isn’t the healthiest food in the world but it’s something that everybody has eaten at one time or another and most of us ...

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  • How To Cook Lentils

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    Lentils are a high protein legume that leaves you feeling full and is one of the cheapest kitchen staples.  It’s quite a bit like rice in that there ...

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  • Chicken Noodle Soup

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    I’m gonna guess that like myself many of you have a soft spot for chicken noodle soup.  I can still be brought back to my grandmothers homemade chicken ...

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  • Baked French Fries

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    I don’t know to many people that aren’t into french fries and since I made an earlier video post showing you my homemade ketchup recipe I thought now ...

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  • Lime Salmon Stir Fry

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    I don’t always have the cash to buy the sort of fish i’d like so I usually only buy fish a couple of times a month and that ...

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  • Cheap Turkey Chili

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Hello everyone,  the leaves have gone and changed on us here in the United States Midwest; from a summer time green to a stunning array of different shades ...

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  • Spinach Chicken Wrap with broccoli and lentils

    Average Rating: (4.5 / 5)

    Spinach Chicken Wrap with broccoli and lentils This is a really fast simple recipe for days when you don’t have the time. I almost always have some pre-cooked ...

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  • Sweet Peach Quick Bread

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    This simple Sweet Peach Quick Bread recipe may look long and laborious for the new cooks but most of this stuff is in your cupboards/dorm room kitchens just ...

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  • Sweet Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    I try to keep my baking skills sharp although I must admit being a guy I didn’t bake a whole lot growing up so I definitely have some ...

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  • Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt (High Protein)

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Okay, so i’ve made my very own Greek yogurt/yogurt at home before but I go through fluctuations and this time I used store bought Walmart’s Great Value brand ...

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  • Lentil Wrap Recipe

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Yup, same here and that’s why I no longer order wraps of any kind when i’m eating out since it’s so cheap and easy to make them at ...

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  • Tomato Lentil Dal Recipe

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Lentils are a food that has been around for a very long time but here in the western world it has just started to become popular.  It is ...

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  • Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Healthy)

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    For the most part I try to eat healthy and on the cheap.  These peanut butter oatmeal cookies take care of both of those criteria splendidly!  All you ...

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  • Mini Pizza Recipe

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    Perfect to make when you have that pizza craving but don’t want all the unhealthy extra calories or maybe you just want to be a bit selfish, which ...

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  • Almost Free Pizza Sauce

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    This very simple homemade pizza sauce goes great with my homemade pizza dough.  This literally takes less than 5 minutes of prep work and any extra can be ...

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  • Cheap Tasty At Home Pizza Dough

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    Let’s face it there’s only one type of food that is universally accepted and that is the always delicious all mighty concoction that is PIZZA!  It is easily ...

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  • Sautéed Kale Tuna Salad

    Average Rating: (5 / 5)

    This recipe will show you my favorite way to prepare kale.  If you have never eaten kale it is one of the richest leafy vegetables on the planet; ...

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  • Cheap Easy Chicken Alfredo

    Average Rating: (4 / 5)

    There is almost nothing as easy as cooking up a quick pasta dish and doing very little to make it look oh so very aesthetically pleasing. I will ...

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Where Eating Cheap Never Tasted So Good


Welcome to CheapStir where eating cheap doesn’t mean sacrificing quality and that’s exactly what i’m all about!  If your trying to figure out what will keep your stomach from crying out until your next paycheck or you just want the satisfaction of knowing you ate well while still having some extra cash then you’ve come to the right place.

Some great features you’ll find on CheapStir:

  • Budget friendly home cooking

  • A clean simple experience with recipes anyone can use & share.

  • Price breakdown so you keep more cash in your pocket.

  • Variety…because what fun is eating the same thing over and over again right?


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