Holiday Baking Tools

It’s time to get baking! Consider these great holiday baking tools to make your holiday baking fun and easy!

Holiday Baking Tools | Good Cheap Eats

I look at Thanksgiving as a feat of great, savory proportions. While the pies are certainly important — we had Pretzel Berry, Slab Apple, and Streusel-Topped Pumpkin — the savory foods, like mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy, are kinda the big stars.

But, now that Thanksgiving’s over, cookies are on my mind. I have no idea why, but that’s how things play out in the culinary order of my world. A feast with pie for Thanksgiving and simpler food food plus cookies for Christmas.

Maybe for you it’s cake or quick breads or more pie. I can appreciate that. I think we can all agree that baking is the name of the game these days. And where there’s baking to be done, you need the right tools!

I’ve rounded up my top recommendations for holiday baking tools that will make your baking days fun and easy! Continue Reading »

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Happy Thanksgiving!

turkey cinnamon roll

Turkey Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Here’s wishing that your cinnamon rolls are light and fluffy, that the turkey gets done on time, that the gravy is full of flavor, and that dessert rocks your world.

Thank you so much for keeping me company on this journey toward good cheap eats. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your visiting this space, testing my recipes, and sharing Good Cheap Eats with your friends. None of this would be half as fun if I didn’t have cool people to share it with. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you!

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Have a great Thanksgiving Day!

Simple Last-Minute Appetizers

Mom's Relish Tray

If you’re enjoying time with family and friends, you don’t need a big, complicated spread of dips and layered concoctions. Lean on these simple last-minute appetizers. So, you know how a holiday dinner usually goes down at my house? The meal is a good hour later than I plan for it to be. It’s not […]

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup (2)

I grew up eating chicken noodle soup from a can, and I loved it. Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is tastier and cheaper, too! As I type, I’m feeling a little under the weather. A mild sore throat, a few aches and pains, and a regret […]

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie

Mix things up this season with a Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie. It’s rich and creamy and chocolatey — and practically fool proof! I never liked Pumpkin Pie as a kid. And I didn’t like it as an adult. But then my mother-in-law made me the best pumpkin pie in the world. And I was hooked. Hooked. […]

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How to Make Homemade Pie Crust Without Freaking Out

Gramma John's Pat in Pan Pie Crust Recipe

Want to make a homemade pie crust for the holidays this year? You can totally do it — without freaking out. Some of my fondest memories are those spent with my Gramma John, my dad’s mom, baking. She had a special second kitchen in her basement where she baked. It was like a dream come […]

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Our Must-Make Thanksgiving Side Dishes

cream cheese mashed potatoes

The turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving feast, but these must-make recipes are perfect Thanksgiving side dishes. Last week I spent a few hours getting ready for Thanksgiving. I put on some Christmas music and prepped for our big feast. We’ll be hitting the road early on Thursday to visit my in-laws and […]

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Favorite Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Favorite Pot Roast (1)

A slow cooker pot roast is a welcome sight on a cold and busy evening. The slow braise allows the flavors to develop, making this one of my favorite recipes. This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising […]

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is the perfect cold-weather dish. Enrobe your favorite gravy-laden chicken and vegetables with flaky pie crust and settle in for the winter. When I was a kid, one of the highlights of my small life was when mom would buy me a frozen chicken pot pie at the grocery store. You know, […]

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake (1)

This Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake will be a hit with your holiday guests this year just as much as it will please the regulars around your coffee table. With flavors of raspberries, orange, and luscious cream cheese, it’s a delicious way to start the day! This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you […]

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