Recipe ~ Killer Meatballs + giveaway! (closed)

This giveaway is now closed. The winners are #19, #148, #159 and #163.

Please welcome my guest today, Kate of Teaching What Is Good.

I’m very excited to be guest posting on Organizing Junkie today!  I’ve been a fan of Laura’s for over  two years and have learned so much from her.  I’ve also spent the last 43 years of my life learning in the kitchen. I started out learning from the best: my dad.

My dad was a great cook!  My father would buzz home during his break at work when I got out of school and give instructions on supper for the evening.  He’d tell me what things to try in different kinds of soups or sauces.  This recipe is adapted from my dad’s experiments in making the best meatballs ever.

Killer Meatballs

2 28 oz cans tomato sauce

1 28 oz can tomato puree

1 5 oz can tomato paste

1 T oregano

1/4 t pepper

1/4 t crushed red pepper (I push more toward ½ t)

1 bay leaf

2 cloves garlic, crushed

Put all in a large pot, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour (or longer). Stir often and partially cover – it can get messy as it simmers.

Mix:

1 pound ground beef (you can use 1/2 beef & 1/2 pork if you prefer)

1/2 c (or more as need to bind together) Italian bread crumbs

1 egg

1 T oregano

1/4 t pepper

1/4 t crushed red pepper (again, I push it more toward ½ t)

2 cloves garlic, crushed

Roll into walnut sized balls, roll in flour and drop into bubbling sauce.  Partially cover (to help prevent spatters) and cook 3-4 hours at just simmering, stirring frequently to help prevent burning. Skim fat off the top before serving. Serve with al dente angel hair pasta. (Sauce thickens overnight and is often better the next day as the spices heat it up.)

Over the years I’ve also learned some things about frugal grocery shopping. I don’t use coupons (long story) but I do have 27 years of learning to live on a single income with a growing family. I recently put what I do into an e-book called Cut It Out! How I Feed My Family of 10 for $500 a Month Without Coupons.  In it I teach how to build a price book (and include a downloadable template for you use and adapt for your own use), how to plan you meals and how to use the foods you already eat to begin to reduce the amount of money you spend at the grocery store.  It is available for sale for $3.99 as a pdf, it is also available for the Kindle or the Nook.

Giveaway:

Laura has graciously allowed me to offer a FREE giveaway of my e-book to FOUR lucky entrants.  Simply leave a comment on this post, prior to Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm EST, to be entered.  Four winners will be chosen at random using random.org.

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Kate Megill is a homeschooling mom who blogs at Teaching What Is Good and contributed to the e-book Apartment Gardening: A Practical Guide to Growing Vegetables in Small Places. Find her on Twitter at @teachwhatisgood,  Facebook at /teachingwhatisgood and Pinterest at /mrsp31wannabe.

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212 Responses to Recipe ~ Killer Meatballs + giveaway! (closed)

  1. 1
    Emily M says

    I feed a family of six on considerably more than that, and I would love to find out how to do things better! Would love to win this one!

  2. 2
    Sharon says

    These sound delicious and must make the house smell great. I would love this book to help look for ways to reduce my grocery bills as a single mom with 6 kids!

  3. 3
    Rebecca says

    I would love to win this book! I am having a hard time keeping my grocery budget in check!

  4. 4
    Nadine Ursuliak says

    Sounds like a great book!

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    Leila says

    Ooooh this book would be a big help to me!

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    Beth says

    Bayleaf is always something I think about for sauce after I have cooked it. My mom always put a few in and I know it make the sauce taste great!

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    Jennie says

    Sounds like an excellent book, count me in!

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    Allison Stracener says

    This recipe sounds delish! I am very curious about the book too. I am always looking to save on groceries and I’m terrible with coupons.

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    Laci says

    We’ve recently committed to making it on one income. And my husband is the excellent cook–like your dad. This would be a great resource for us.

  10. 11
    Elonda says

    This would be a huge help since my husband had a stroke in June and isn’t working.

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    Marci Smith says

    Can’t wait to try the meatball recipe!! My husband comes from an Italian family and we ALWAYS love Italian food at our house. We live on a budget and I can’t wait to find out how to cut my shopping expenses. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. :-)

  12. 13
    SueR says

    I live alone, but these days everyone can cut her food bills!

  13. 14
    SalBug says

    I can’t wait to try the meatballs!

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    C. Fenouille says

    I can’t wait to browse through this book!

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    Andrea H says

    FIrst meatball recipe I’ve seen where you don’t have to brown meatballs…love and sounds like could be adapted to slow cooker! Gonna give it a try!

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    Anita says

    The meatball recipe looks fantastic! I must give this a try!
    Would also like to win this book to help us out planning meals.

  17. 18
    Lisa says

    Sounds like a great book. Thanks!

  18. 19
    ~~Rhonda says

    Thanks for sharing your dad’s recipe. It sounds great! The book sounds very interesting. Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Laura! ~~Rhonda

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    Katherine says

    I’m always interested in hearing how other people save on their grocery budgets. I used to coupon a lot, but as we have moved to making more and more foods from scratch, I do less and less couponing.

  20. 21
    Jessica says

    This looks like a great book!! I’d love to read it:)

  21. 22
    Tiffany Gee says

    Oh that recipe looks amazing! I will have to try it. I have tried so many recipes and still yet to find that one that impressed the kids! =S The book looks like it would be an amazing help here. We are also a single income family and it gets the toughest around winter. With my hubby’s job being partially seasonal, I do struggle with just being able to get what we need within our budget. I have seen an empty fridge one to many times but the menu planning monday’s has really saved me a bunch of times in the last while! Thank you for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

  22. 23
    Kristen Coronado says

    It seems like most tips for saving money in groceries use coupons. I’m not organized enough to use coupons :) I spend 400. Month on three of us, would love to read the ebook!!

  23. 24
    muriel says

    The book sounds interesting.

  24. 25
    Melissa says

    Putting this recipe on my menu plan for next week. Was wondering if you’ve ever used a crock pot to make the sauce? I have little ones and a gas stove, don’t want to have to worry about them around the stove.

    • 25.1
      Kate @ Teaching What is Good says

      Hi Melissa, yes I have used a crockpot. It is okay cooked that way, but the sauce ends up tasting greasier…I really don’t like it but my family doesn’ t mind it too much (although they prefer the stove top method). One thing I’ve done when my children were very little (and I was babysitting many others) was to cook it at night when they were in bed and then refrigerate. Reheating the next day really thickens and enhances the flavor of the sauce!

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        Melissa says

        Thanks so much for the info Kate!

        • 25.1.1.1
          Shantique says

          Thanks for asking the same question i had! I just prefer using the crockpot in general…especially since we both work outside the home.

          What would be the cooking temp and time? If it had to be there during the workday or if just on the weekend?

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    April V says

    I would love to win a copy! :)

  26. 27
    Joyce M says

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. 28
    Kristin says

    Would love to have a copy of this book – I’m trying to get this part of our lives improved!

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    Patty M says

    I would love to to win this!

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    Wanda says

    Recipe looks great and I love that the meatballs are cooked in the sauce! Giveaway looks great too–I would LOVE to win this book. Thanks for the recipe and for the opportunity to win ;-)

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    Babs Ehrhardt says

    Love that you don’t have to fry these first! Would also love to win your ebook–i’m a coupon failure, so other ideas would be welcome.

  31. 32
    Melinda T says

    Oh yum! That looks delicious-will have to try your recipe! And the book looks awesome, would love to learn how to save $ and feed my family of 4!

  32. 33
    cheryl says

    The meatball recipe looks yummy and I am very interested in your book. I would love to learn how to feed 6 of us and save money!!!!!!

  33. 34
    Suzy says

    Those meatballs look delicious. I would love to learn more in your book.

  34. 35
    Patty Barger says

    I have been searching for a good meatball recipe. Can’t wait to try this one! Very intrigued by your book! Money is tight and groceries keep going up!

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    Brenda Fuentes says

    Thank you for the opportunity. Would love to find out your tips!

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    Sarah says

    I would love to feed my family of 5 on $500 a month:) Looks good

  37. 38
    Lynette says

    I would love to read this book. It is a constant challenge to keep food costs down for our family of 8.

  38. 39
    Teresa says

    I will be trying this recipe. Would love to win the book…need all the help I can get.

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    Melissa D says

    I would love this book! I was a major couponer but now that my 4yo has outgrown naps, I’ve lost my clipping time.

  40. 41
    beth weatherford says

    your meatball recipe sounds delicious and your book sounds intriguing. i hate to clip coupons…i can never ever find them, when i am checking out.

  41. 42
    Alisha says

    I have also stopped couponing. I started eating healthier and most of the coupons are for stuff I no longer eat so I found it a waste of time. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Allison says

    Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  43. 45
    Yvonne says

    I love to find new ways to save on groceries and my meals!

  44. 46
    Elana says

    sounds like the book would be so helpful!

  45. 47
    Aimee says

    I want this book! Pick me!

  46. 48
    Martha Bedwell says

    These meatballs look delish!! Would love the opportunity to read your book & apply the principles!!

  47. 50
    Anna says

    Those meatballs make me hungry:)

  48. 51
    Kendra says

    This book sounds like just what I need for my family of 7! I hope I win! :-)

  49. 52
    Kendra says

    Wow, this recipe looks great! Thanks.

  50. 53
    CrazyBlessed says

    Oh my now I am craving meatballs. :) I think we might be trying these next week. I like the idea of saving money and not having to clipp coupons!

  51. 54
    Mary says

    I love the idea of your book! I have been working at paring down our budget for several years, and would love to see your ideas! Thanks!

  52. 55
    Sheila says

    I am still learning how to grocery shop and keep within the budget. My goal is to stick to menu planning and also learn how to compare store prices.

  53. 56
    Christin says

    I would love to win this book!!! I am big into keeping to my grocery budget! 8 years ago I did a big store comparison of every product we used and figured out where I would shop. We just moved out of state, and I know I need to do it again. But I no longer have any of the spreadsheets I developed, and can’t remember how I went about it. I really hope I win!!!

  54. 57
    Justasiam says

    I am very interested in the concepts that you have stated in this book…I really need to become much more frugal and budget savvy in the upcoming months, and this book would really help!

  55. 58
    Hera says

    I’d certainly be interested in learning how you do it. Thanks!

  56. 59
    Deneigh says

    Yay this is such a great giveaway!

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    Rachel says

    Sounds like a great book!

  58. 61
    Brandy says

    I would love to have the book.

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    Kayla H says

    This sounds like an awesome read!

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    Judy says

    The meatball recipe sounds delicioius! I’m definitely pinning this to try when the weather gets colder. I imagine it’ll make the house smell so good while it’s cooking.

    I would love a copy of your book. I’m not an extreme couponer and do most of my shopping without coupons.

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    Christy says

    Wow, I would love to read your book. ;)

  62. 65
    Jackie says

    Will definitely be trying this recipe. We love meatballs! Also would love to have this book. I get tired of cutting coupons all the time.

  63. 66
    Jerri says

    I’d be interested in this book – I want to save on groceries, but I have a hard time finding enough time to cut out coupons and organize them . I never seem to have coupons for what I actually buy!

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    Katie says

    I’m very interested in this book. I am trying to get more organized. I try system after system, looking for one that works just right. I’ve read about Once A Month cooking, I plan menu’s, and I have a menu board. Im no good at coupon cutting; its just too much. We are three, but my husband is a Marine, so its more like four or five :) I recently quit my job of 15 years to stay home, so I really need to rein in every aspect of our budget.

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    Diane says

    Can’t wait to try the meatball recipe, they look great! Would love to win the book!

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    Jasmine says

    My only critique on this recipe is a pet peeve on recipe writing in general: not listing all ingredients up front. I hate getting halfway through a recipe with my mise en place ready to go, only to find that we’re, say, rolling meatballs in flour. Now I’ve got meat on my hands and I have to go get the bag of flour? Arg!

    Same thing for water measures, you know who you are “sprinkle with water until it just comes together” recipe writers >:(

    Otherwise this looks like a nice simple recipe for those who can eat gluten :)

    • 69.1
      Kate @ Teaching What is Good says

      Jasmine, you are SO RIGHT! Sorry about that. I’m like that with salt not being listed in the ingredients. I’m going to my recipe on my blog and change that right now. Thanks for the gentle reproof. ;-D

      I’m assuming if your gluten-free, you could substitute your favorite gluten-free all purpose flour for the regular flour…although it might take some experimenting to see how it comes out. I think I’ll try out something else on my next batch and post the results on my website. Thanks again for that thought.

      • 69.1.1
        Jasmine says

        It works well with a mix of brown rice flour and a pinch of arrowroot powder to help the sauce thicken (as the wheat flour would in the original recipe). I also had some late-season garlic scapes and made a quickie pesto to drizzle on top. Yum!

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    Lisa Hoeme says

    I’m getting ready to be a SAHM and would love to cut our grocery bill!

  68. 71
    Sheri K. says

    A family of four (2 younger kids) would be considerably less. Teach me your ways!
    :) Sheri K.

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    Tia Brown says

    Is there a way to cook these meatballs quicker? I work so I wouldn’t be able to stir frequently. The recipe look fantastic so I will try it this weekend! And the book looks like it will definitely help me manage the ‘urge to splurge’ syndrome!

    • 72.1
      Kate @ Teaching What is Good says

      Tia, as I mentioned to someone in another comment, you CAN do it in the crockpot, although I am not as fond of the texture that way…it seems quite a bit greasier. But you can cook this in the evening (or a week-end) and either put in the fridge or freezer until ready to use and heat through. The sauce thickens and the flavor is enhanced with sitting. Leftover sauce is MARVELOUS on pizza – and I’ve even chopped up a few leftover meatballs for pizza topping. OK, now I’m REALLY hungry! ;-D

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    Gianna says

    That sounds delicious!

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    valerie says

    I would love to win this book! I just don’t have it in me to be a super-couponer ;) but cutting down our grocery expense would be a huge help to our already-very-tight budget!

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    Janel Tenerelli says

    I am so going to make these meatballs…they sound delicious!!! What a great giveaway…I so hope I win :) Thank you, Janel Tenerelli…ccd4thgrade@yahoo.com

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    Lynne B says

    We are almost a family of 9 (due in December). I always have good intentions with coupons but this sounds like it might be more successful for our family.

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    Sonia S. says

    That recipe looks SUPER YUMMY!! Would love to win your book!

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    Lisa Muniz says

    We are a family of 6. I’d love to learn all you have to offer. I can’t wait to try these meatballs out! I never would’ve thought to have them cook in the sauce. I always tried to cook them before and then add them.

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    Jillann says

    This sounds so much better than the spaghetti & meatballs recipe I currently use. I’d love to win the book!

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    Deb says

    The book sounds wonderful. I clip coupons but would love to learn how to save more.

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    Cindy says

    I would love to have this book. I spend more than that for a family of four! SAD!!

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    Liz says

    This looks like a real life changer. This is just what I need.

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    Laura says

    Can’t wait to try the meatball recipe ~ Probably tonight! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book! We are a family of 8.

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    Che Leonard says

    Does the flour thicken the sauce? Is that what it is for? Sounds terrific!

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    Ellen says

    Am Irish/Danish, but LOVE Italian food! Your meatball recipe sounds awesome and I can’t wait to try it!

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    Jennifer Hurst says

    Wow what an awesome feature today..will be making those meatballs this week for sure! Also I would love to win the eBook. I get so frustrated with having to coupon as it takes several hours for me each week to go through the stacks that I acquire, printing off the internet and going through the various websites to add the electronic ones to my shopping cards. I have Fibromyalga, Degenerative Disk Disease and Arthritis spreading throughout my body so this is very difficult process for me, but one I have to do each week to save as much money as I can on our groceries as we are on a very limited budget for our family of 5. SO learning from her would save me from time and avoiding the pain I go through.

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    Becky says

    I’ll have to try this recipe. I’m super interested in this eBook! As much as I enjoyed couponing, I find with 4 kids its just more than I can dedicate my time to. I would love to keep my grocery budget low without having to coupon!

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    Carol McC says

    Wow, I really want to try your recipe out. I also had never heard of doing meatballs this way. I am thinking of trying it in the slow cooker. Would love to get your book. We all want to learn how to save more money.

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    Valerie says

    I, too, could greatly benefit from frugal tips on reducing the grocery budget! I loved the meatball recipe and am eager to try it.

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    Carly says

    I could definitely use the advice in this book! I spend almost $500 a month for just me and my husband!

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    Julie Rae says

    I would love to win this!!

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    Natalie Hand says

    I would love to NOT have to use coupons! Most of the time it’s not too bad when I have time to plan and sort, but when I don’t have that time and hit the store I feel gulity knowing I am spending more that I have to. With rising costs at the grocery store I would be grateful to read more information on how to reduce my monthly costs effectively and efficently.

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    Valerie says

    Would love to win this book. I do try and coupon but sometimes it gets overwhelming with so much of things to get done. Would be interested to see how this works.

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    TwoDiffSocks says

    killer meatball recipe AND a giveaway……SWEET deal & yea, i could use some insight on how to feed my family of four {six if ya’ll count our cats} on a decent respectable budget

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    Carla says

    I would love to get this book. I am always looking for better ways to save and provide for my family.

    Thanks

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    Eileen says

    Thank you for the great giveaway! I hope to win the book to help me to have a more organized life.

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    Michele M says

    Would love to read to the book and the meatballs look delish!

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    Kimmers says

    Hope to win…. w/ 6 kids it would really help!!!!

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    K. Anne says

    We’ve always pan fried our meatballs with chopped up onions & bell peppers before adding then to the sauce. Your way sounds much quicker.

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    Dodie says

    I would love to receive a copy of this book. it looks interesting and helpful!

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    Debbie Fites says

    I would love to win this. We have 5 of us and I know I spend more than that. I’m trying to cut out processed foods and am being met with some resistance! I do cook from scratch as much as possible. Thanks for the recipe!

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    mary norman says

    Fantastic, thanks for the chance,
    mary

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    Madison L says

    I’m desperately trying to cut down on our food budget and any tips would help. Thank you!

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    Angie says

    Yummy recipe! Would love to win your book.

  102. 106
    April says

    Nice to meet you, Kate! I’d love to win that book–I can always use ideas to reduce our grocery bill.

    Thanks for the giveaway~

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    Jen says

    That book would help me, too.We just had a baby and suddenly our grocery bills shot way up.

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    Dru says

    Any help on cooking and budgeting of those grocery bills would be really helpful.

    Thanksfor the chance – -

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    clara says

    I saw this meatball recipe somewhere (probably Pinterest!) and want to try it! I could use help whittling down my grocery bill for sure.

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    Brittany says

    Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win.

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    Faith says

    This book sounds like something I need! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Sallie says

    This sounds great! Would love to win!

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    Debbie says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to read the book!

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    Bonnie says

    With a family of 7, the book would be great!

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    KayKay says

    I could absolutely use this!! I am not good at the whole coupon thing. Thanks!

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    Betty says

    This sounds like a good book. I don’t use many coupons and grocery’s seem to get higher every week.

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    Mary Malone says

    I’m always looking for ways to save money on cooking/shopping. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Mary Malone

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    Barbara says

    This is knowledge I need to have, my husband has been underemployed or unemployed since 1/2009.

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    Merica says

    Your recipe looks so good. will have to try it out. I am always willing to learn different ways to save money and how other families save. Thanks for the give-away.

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    Jen says

    The meatballs have got to be awesome! Pinning your post for future cooking endeavors! Very interested in the idea of building a Price Book!

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    Amy says

    As a confessed coupon clipper failure, I would love to learn the secrets of saving money. We seem to be struggling in last minute runs to the grocery store and over paying for simple things that we just forget! Help! I know I could learn if I had the right tools!

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    Carol G says

    Can’t wait to try the meatballs and I hope I win your book as I’m sure you havelots of awesome tips!

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    Jumanah says

    Sure would love to learn how to save money feeding my family. There are only four of us and I spend $500/month or more!

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    Kim says

    Wow Kate! That’s amazing. Thanks for sharing your wisdom & would love to win the book. =)

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    Gwen Templeman says

    Thank you for the recipe. Can’t wait to try it. I think the KEY is the hours of simmering. Yum………

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    Natasha says

    Would love to be entered into the draw, thank you.

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    Georgia says

    This is a great drawing…book sounds great. Can’t wait to fix these meatballs!!!

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    Kelley says

    This looks great, I want to try it. Book sounds like something I could really use!

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    Dana E. says

    I would love this book! I currently use coupons but would love to save even more than I do and still be able to feed that many people.

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    Sacha says

    Those meatballs sound delicious! I will definitely be trying them. I would also love to win a copy of this book. I like the idea of couponing but realistically it hasn’t worked out well for me so some tips on how to save money without coupons would really help. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Marcela A says

    Wow those meatballs look sooo gooood! I’ll try that recipe for sure!
    I would love ton win that book, I’am allways looking for ideas to save money on groceries!
    Thanks! :)

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    Sandi Shealy says

    I would LOVE to know how to do that without having to cut coupons!

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    Kyra says

    I want to win!

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    Jennifer Madigan says

    What a great giveaway. Thank you!!!!

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    Madison says

    Would love to have a copy of this book!

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    Jackie says

    I would love to win this! Meal planning and grocery shopping are an area I need improving on.

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    Kim Campbell says

    Wow, these look amazing! Need this book!!!! Need help! lol!

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    Kerry says

    I would really like to read this book to learn how to feed my family if 8for $500. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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    Anna says

    those meatballs look amazing! I’d love to learn how to reduce my grocery costs without using coupons. It sounds like there are some great ideas in the book and I would love to get a copy.

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    Janice says

    I have never been able to make decent meatballs, yet my daughter loves the ones Grandma makes. I will follow your recipe and I might have a chance to redeem myself. Thank you for entering me in the book giveaway.

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    Jacqueline says

    I’d love tips on saving without coupons, since very few of the products we buy seem to have them.

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    Jocelyn says

    Sounds like a really interesting book! I think I could learn something from it…

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    Maureen says

    Spaghetti sauce is ALWAYS better the next day – if there is any left over! I’d love a copy of your book, because I can never get coupons for the items I typically buy. I’m ready for a more organized way of budgeting my grocery dollars!

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    Rita says

    We’re only a family of 4, but still have a lot to learn about grocery shopping on a budget. Please enter me in this competition!

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    Shawna McCoy says

    Those meatballs look delicious! Perfect for Sunday dinner, when I have time to cook something for 2-3 hours! Thanks for the receipe. Crossing my fingers for the book.

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    Jen Singleton says

    Can’t wait to try to meatballs. I need every help I can to budget food for my family of 4 boys and husband!

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    Pamela says

    This looks so good, can’t wait to try it. Also the book looks awesome.

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    Carla says

    I’ve been on a kick lately to spend less at the grocery store and it’s not working!! I need this book!

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    Missy says

    Your recipe sounds yummy and I beleive will make appearance in my kitchen soon:-) I am also always looking for ways to save a little extra money at the store!

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    keeley says

    Book sounds great.need all the help we can get to save on groceries!

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    Kate says

    I would love a copy of this ebook. Need to get organized and save $$$. Thanks for the meatball recipe too!

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    Grace says

    Thanks for the meatball recipe (which I’ll be trying later) as well as the ebook giveaway! Please enter me in :)

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    hsmominmo says

    Thanks for the recipe, Kate! looking forward to serving these to my family. My goal each month is to feed my family of 8 for under $500. It’s getting tougher these days. I’ll be checking out your book for some inspiration, thank you!

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    Colleen says

    I’ll take any help I can get to reduce my grocery bill. Thanks!

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    Jolynda says

    My husband and I are on a debt reduction plan and would love to have this book to help us reduce our grocery spending! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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    Dianna says

    I would love to have this book!

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    Billie Gann says

    I would love to feed my family of 7 for 500 a month. I hope to try the meatball recipe this week,sounds neat cooking them in the sauce.

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    Cindy says

    I am always looking for new ways to save money. Anything helps with the price of groceries skyrocketing now.

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    Janet says

    Thanks for the recipe. It looks wonderful. I’ve hesitated to try meatballs for fear they would be underdone or overcooked. The long simmer should prevent both.
    Thanks too for the e-book offer. Think we could all use that!

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    Kristen says

    I would love to win! Really need to start saving $$ on groceries. . .

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    valerie says

    Meatballs look awesome and would love to win your book to learn more….can always use knowledge!!

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    Melinda says

    I would love the help! I have five children, and you wouldn’t believe what my grocery bill is.

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    Heather says

    I would love to win the e-book! I’ve never really gotten the hang of price books and some more instruction would be helpful.

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    Ginny G says

    I would love a chance to win this cookbook! It sounds awesome!

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    Keitha says

    Those meatballs look delicious! I would love to win a copy of that book.

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    Beth N. says

    I am always trying to use what foods I have with what is on sale at the grocery store. Your book sounds awesome, hope I win!!

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    ericka says

    Wow those meatballs look delicious! Hope to get that book soon, we have a hard time budgeting for groceries!

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    Laura Spangler says

    I would love to win a copy of this. There are six in our family and the coupon thing is frustrating me to no end!! It eats into so much of my precious time, so I would love to know how to save without them!
    Thanks!

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    Sandra says

    There are only 4 of us and I use coupons! This book would sure come in handy!

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    Jenny says

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Sounds awesome. You’re book sounds like just what I’m needing right now. :)

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    Indira says

    I would like to win. I would like the help with my grocery.

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    Gina says

    I’m always looking for more tips to cut our food budget. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Katrina says

    It sounds like such a useful book! It would definitely help me to keep my grocery budget under control!

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    Solance says

    This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing :) always looking for ways to reduce the food shop, here in the uk food is so expensive and as a single mum of four, any help is needed!! Thanks :)

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    Betsy Newlon says

    I just found your blog and I’m amazed at the amount of community, kindness, encouragement and generosity in this blog world. I’d love to win the giveaway book and will be staying in touch with your updates. You are awesome. Many thanks, Betsy

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    Heather Truckenmiller says

    Finally! A book that does NOT involve coupons! Coupons rarely work for me. Would love to read this!

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    Annie Clarahan says

    I have a family of five, and it is a constant struggle to feed my family healthy meals that don’t send the budget over the edge, and I’ve tried maximizing coupon use but I find it nearly impossible to do so and devote much needed time to cooking those meals and spending time with my family! Thanks so much for offering this!

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    Jessica S. says

    This e-book is just what I need!!

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    Lisa K says

    I would love to win this! I spend more than that on my family of four! The recipe looks yummy!

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    Brandy k says

    My mouth is watering now! That book looks awesome too.!

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    Tracy Walters says

    Would love the book to learn how to plan/budget better. I am always missing ingredients or have leftovers I don’t know what to do with. I also love your organizing tips!

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    Tyna Begley says

    Oh what a great book! If I don’t win, I’m totally ordering one!

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    Grisel says

    Wow, family of 10 for $500, that’s how much I spend for a family of 4, LOL. I could really use a copy of this ebook! For now, I will be trying out your meatball recipe, it looks delicious!

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    Julia S says

    Your recipe for meatballs looks delish! Can’t wait to try it and many others in your book.

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    Tracy says

    this book looks great, I would love to win a copy.

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    darlene whitten says

    Would love to see your new book. Although I am vegan, I do find many of your recipes that I can use!

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    Kim Anderson says

    I’m eager to see your tips on how I can save my family money.

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    Dana says

    My small family spends over $700 a month n groceries. I would love a copy of your book because our grocery bil is out of control!

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    Debbie says

    I would love to win this book! We’re a family of 5 but have recently “faced the music” regarding our finances and are looking to save wherever we can. Sounds like this would be helpful! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    sue olson says

    no couponing?? NOW that is interesting to me!!! Fingers crossed:)

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    Heather says

    The thought of never having to clip another coupon makes me a very happy person!

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    Marguarite M. says

    I enjoy reading your blog! Please enter me in the giveaway for the ebook. That book would be a lifesaver!!!!

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    Janeen (Chupieandjsmama) says

    The meatballs look yummy! I could use some cost cutting suggestions for our grocery bills. I try to coupon but I just don’t think I’m good at it. And with the new baby needing to be on Neocate ($255.00 for 8 cans and NOT covered by insurance) I need to find some extra money and the grocery is the best place to cut costs.

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    Janice K says

    This book looks divine!

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    C. Fenouille says

    Curions about the book!

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    Bonnie Shrader says

    Kate, I just LOVE to see how well your book is going. You are my hero! :)

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    Wendy M says

    I am an avid couponer, and would love to know more ways that I can reduce my family’s food budget. This looks like a wonderful resource.

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    Deedra says

    I would love to win this book!

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    Tracy Fox says

    These meatballs look amazing! A definite must try.

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    Heidi S says

    Genius!! Id love to see how she does it! Pick me please :D

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    Cindy B. says

    I spend more than $500 a month for my family of 4 and I use coupons! Would love to win this book!

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    Candy says

    I ordered and read your book and have already started getting to work on some of your ideas! We are a one income family and there are 5 of us, I spend about $800 a month on groceries. I can’t wait to see my savings at the end of October!! Have you ever froze the meatballs and sauce? Seems like it would be fine, just curious. Thanks!!

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