Ham and Gruyere Quiche with Leeks

This quiche, rich with ham, Gruyere Cheese, and Leeks will make any breakfast, lunch, or dinner shine.

Ham and Gruyere Quiche with Leeks | Good Cheap Eats

I have always loved quiche. There’s something so delectable about rich creamy egg in a butter pie shell. Add in some ham, cheese, and leeks, and you’ve got a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Yes, you can have quiche anytime of the day, though the French probably wouldn’t have it for breakfast. It’s delicious on its own but even better with a butter lettuce salad on the side.

A few years ago, I broke down and bought a real quiche pan, but you can use a regular pie plate. (That’s an affiliate link*. Thanks for your support!) It really makes no difference, though the quiche pan will allow you to serve it on a platter which is kinda nice for a celebratory brunch. [Continue reading…]

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Freezer Cooking How To

Wondering what all this fuss about freezer cooking is? It can save you time and money, as well as put some great meals on your table.

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Freezer cooking is one of my main ways to save money on groceries. I can do a day or two of bulk cooking and not only benefit from bulk buying, but also save money not going to the store so often or hitting the fast food line when I need a quick supper. Freezer cooking, that practice of making your favorite meals in advance and storing them in the freezer until you need them, is a great way to improve your family’s diet, save time, and, of course, eat good and cheap.

This past month I’ve been writing an almost-daily, freezer cooking column over on The Kitchn. I know from personal experience, that a few meals tucked away in the freezer can bring about much-needed peace to a hungry and harried kitchen.

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5 Basic Rules for Saving Money on Food

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 Looking to cut your food costs? Consider these “rules” for saving money on food. So, you wanna save some money on groceries, do ya? Well, lucky for you, it’s really not that difficult. You don’t need to clip coupons — though they can help the right situation — and you don’t need to worry that you’ll […]

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How to Make a Croque-Monsieur

How to Make a Croque-Monsieur |

A Croque-Monsieur is the French answer to the grilled cheese sandwich. And it’s pretty darn awesome. French food gets a reputation for being complicated. I can see that. There are definitely some complex recipes. Souffle? Croissant? Yeah, I get you. Even a simple mousse au chocolat takes several steps and dirties many bowls. On the other hand, […]

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5 Winter Salads to Brighten Your Day

5 Winter Salads to Brighten Your Day |

Craving something fresh during these last weeks of winter? Try one of these delicious salads! Who says that winter needs to be gray and dreary? When you consider some of the fruits and vegetables that are plentiful and often on sale in winter, there’s no need to be sad. You can still eat the rainbow […]

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Cilantro Chicken Rice Bowls

Cilantro Chicken Bowls |

Take beans and rice to a whole new level with this savory chicken topping touched with the awesome sauce that is sour cream and salsa verde. The fabulous magic of mixing sour cream and green salsa together is not to be underestimated. I use it as the topping for my famous Poblano Chile Enchiladas as […]

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Real Food Products We Love: Organic Applesauce

Real Food Products We Love - Organic Applesauce

I love it when I find real food ingredients that are convenient and cheap! This is part of my Real Food We Love series. It is not a sponsored post. Years ago I started making my own applesauce in the slow cooker. It was so tasty and cheaper than what I could buy in a jar. In those days […]

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Recipe for Escalivada | Good Cheap Eats

Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean with this easy Escalivada, chock full of eggplant, zucchini, onion, tomato, and peppers, drizzled with olive oil.

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Grab a Budget Meal Plan

There’s a new meal plan available on Life as MOM. This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less is focused on easy-to-prepare meals. Grab the meal plan and get shopping. Bonus: it can be shopped at Trader Joe’s and Aldi as well as regular grocery stores.

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Real Food Products We Love: Safe Eggs

Real Food Products We Love - Davidson

One thing that relieves my fears about using raw eggs is to use pasteurized eggs, like Davidson’s Safe Eggs, when I make homemade mayonnaise or chocolate mousse.

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