Jessica Fisher


Jessica Fisher loves French food, creamy coffee, and great meals that don't cost a fortune. Mom of six children, she's written four cookbooks and five million to-do lists. Find her latest projects at Good Cheap Eats.
I’m a Financial Expert and Parent of 6 — Here’s How I Save Money on Groceries for School Lunches
“You may learn that the kids are willing to forgo the name-brand juice boxes.”
Aug 26, 2023
The One Thing Every Online Grocery Shopper Should Do to Save Money
“Over the course of a month, I can easily save a solid $50 or more.”
Jun 25, 2023
The “Graduation Grocery” Everyone Should Add to Their Shopping List
It’s often marked down 50- to 75-percent off!
May 16, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Do After Unpacking Your Groceries
You’ll be ready for your next shop and it’ll save you money!
May 6, 2023
This Is the Best Day to Shop for Groceries
It’s often double-discount day.
Mar 15, 2023
30+ Delicious Ways to Turn Tortillas into a Meal
Take those tortillas to new heights with these quick and tasty ideas.
Feb 2, 2023
The One Thing You Should Do Before Leaving the Grocery Store
If you ever get distracted in the checkout line, this tip is for you.
Oct 25, 2022
I’m a Mom of 6 — These Summer Sales Help Me Stock Up on Groceries for the Year
Plus, a tip on how to get the scoop on discounted meats.
Jul 29, 2022
5 Things I Always Do So That My Family Actually *Wants* to Attend Sunday Dinners
Tips from The Kitchn
Have a few thoughtful questions prepped in advance!
Aug 8, 2021
The Best Thing I’ve Learned About Budgeting for Costco
This trick saved my grocery budget.
Jun 21, 2021
I’m a Mom of 6 and This One Little Grocery Swap Saved Me $500 in a Single Month
Over and again, this grocery store has proven itself to offer the best prices.
Jun 17, 2021
6 Lessons a Mom of 6 Can Teach You About Saving Money on Food and Groceries
These lessons will apply to you even if you don't have kids.
Dec 2, 2020
12 Easy Lunches You Can Make with Naan
Turn your takeout, homemade, or store-bought naan into the best meal you make for lunch this week.
Sep 28, 2020
13 Ways to Save $100 a Month (or More!) on Groceries
Jul 1, 2019
6 Things the French Inspired Me to Keep in My Car All Summer Long
You're going to want to have these creature comforts tucked away.
Jun 5, 2019
The Food Choices That Helped Me Get Out of Credit Card Debt
One morning, I opened my eyes and smelled the debt. All $18,000 of it.
May 20, 2019
Go Big, Stay Home: My Secrets to Planning the Best Staycation Ever
Tips from The Kitchn
Hint: It involves a trip to Trader Joe's.
May 16, 2019
Recipe: Chicken and Wild Rice Bake
I first started making this dish for my parents and siblings when I was in high school. As the eldest girl, I claimed free reign over the kitchen. Over the years I transitioned the recipe from using Cornish hens and boxed rice mix to easier-to-wield chicken pieces and a homemade blend of rice and seasonings. I’ve only used long-grain rice in this dish, but my new Costco find of short-grain brown rice has me eager to make this again soon.
May 1, 2019
These Plastic Containers Turned My Freezer into a Beautifully Organized Ice Tundra
It's not easy to develop a stash of containers you feel good about using for extended periods of time. This story will help you with that, though.
Apr 9, 2019
The $100 Grocery Habit I Think Everyone Should Adopt
Have you ever seen that John Cusack movie, Better Off Dead? It’s totally weird, but there’s an element of the film that comes back to me, over and over again — especially when I’m grocery shopping. You see in the flick, Lane (Cusack) is pestered continually by the paper boy coming to claim his two-dollar pay. Lane’s mom is never home when the paper boy comes, but the boy is insistent that he be paid, shouting through several scenes, “I want my two dollars!
Apr 4, 2019
The Best Section in the Grocery Store That Most of Us Are Overlooking
I’m not sure what it is, but I love going to the grocery store. Even on vacation, it’s one of my favorite pastimes. I think it’s because the grocery store holds a world of possibilities. For me, it’s not a dispensary for processed foods, but rather a doorway to untold delicious opportunities. Ooh! What could I make with this beautiful Camembert? Ah! How should I serve this gorgeous asparagus? Huh, I wonder what you do with summer savory?
Mar 15, 2019
I’m Lowering My Grocery Budget by Another $100 a Month — Here’s How I’m Going to Pull It Off
I’ve been closely tracking my family’s grocery spending for well over 10 years now (nerd alert!) — and it’s been, um, paying off. Staying on top of things and keeping a low grocery budget has enabled us to get out of debt, stay that way, help our kids pay for college, and even save up for extended European vacations.
Mar 13, 2019
10 Ways Your Freezer Can Be Your BFF
Your freezer wants to be your best friend. Let it. Who else will make your food taste better than before? Check out this list of items better when consumed frozen as well as those that are better for having been frozen. You’ll find new life for many of your favorites just by giving them a chance to chill out. Some things are pretty tasty with a chill still on them. They tend to lean toward the sweeter side, which means a cool dessert is always close at hand.
Aug 30, 2017
10 Pantry Staples You Should Buy Generic
Big brand names aren't the end all be all.
Aug 28, 2017
10 Delicious Ways to Turn an Avocado into Lunch
If you've got an avocado, then you've got lunch.
Aug 23, 2017
10 Foods to Stash in the Freezer for a Quick Weeknight Soup
Soup night is one of my favorites. About once a week in cooler months, I rummage through my freezer for little nuggets of gold that I can quickly turn into soup. Soup is so forgiving and can be made with the smallest bits of different things. Paired with a loaded bread basket, soup night is a winner. Here are 10 foods to stash in your freezer for quick and easy soup suppers. A good stock or broth is key to a great soup.
Aug 22, 2017
10 Easy Ways to Turn Frozen Potstickers into Weeknight Dinners
Basically 10 reasons to keep a bag in your freezer.
Aug 22, 2017
10 Amazing Ways to Turn a Can of Tuna into a Meal
Long-time a pantry staple, the can of tuna is reliable. It’s there when you need it. It’s inexpensive. It’s packed with flavor and protein. And it’s definitely not boring. While the traditional tuna salad sandwich is one of my favorite comfort foods, I love that the humble can of tuna can be transformed into a range of amazing meals. Into a salad, that is. There are so many ways you can assemble a tuna salad.
Aug 17, 2017
10 Ways to Turn Frozen Meatballs into an Easy Weeknight Dinner
Keeping meatballs stashed in the freezer makes last-minute dinners a breeze.
Aug 16, 2017
10 Ways to Save Money on Groceries Without Clipping a Single Coupon
Forget the fistful of paper coupons — today we can zip through the grocery store and save without busting out the scissors.
Aug 10, 2017
10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy in the Freezer Aisle (but Should)
I’ve always looked at my freezer as one of the best kitchen tools at my disposal. Not only does it hold my hoard of butter pecan ice cream, but it also serves as a staging area for any number of meals that I can pull together in minutes — without resorting to flimsy TV dinners.
Aug 9, 2017
10 Ways to Turn Hard-Boiled Eggs into Lunch
It’s incredible. It’s edible. And it’s an amazing powerhouse of protein that fits almost any budget. It is, of course, the egg. And since I learned how to hard-cook eggs in my pressure cooker, well, they are an ever-present constant in my fridge as well as on my menu. Hard-cooked eggs make a great snack, are incredibly portable, and can make lunch into something special without much effort at all.
Aug 2, 2017
The 10 Things I Always Have in My Freezer
I like to think that one’s freezer is a lot like one’s medicine cabinet. A peek inside reveals so much about the character and lifestyle of its owner! I suppose a refrigerator can offer you a similar insider perspective, but the freezer? Well, the freezer really gives you a look at the person’s future hopes and dreams — what is she stashing away in cold storage? — as well as one’s everyday habits and preferences.
Jul 12, 2017
Eat Well on Vacation with Kids Without Breaking the Bank. Here’s How.
From getting lunch past the TSA (legally) to picnicking on the Champs Elysees, here's how to eat well with kids on vacation.
May 31, 2017
5 Times When I Let My Food Budget Slide
Every once in a while you've gotta loosen up.
Mar 27, 2017
5 Money-Saving Tips from a Coupon Clipper
Here's how to coupon without letting it take over your life.
Mar 24, 2017