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Spicy Turkey and Sausage Bolognese

Give tonight’s supper a kick with this quick and simple Spicy Turkey and Sausage Bolognese. It’s a perfect topping for pasta, polenta, or spaghetti squash.

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Are you still buying pasta sauce from the grocery store? Stop it already. It’s so easy to make your own pasta sauces — that taste better, are healthier for you, and cost less per ounce than what comes in the jar or can.

While I might keep the occasional jarred sauce on hand for emergencies, I typically lean on my Slow Cooker Red Sauce, making big vats of the stuff and freezing it to use over a month’s time. It’s perfect for lasagna, dressing meatballs, or topping pizza.

When I don’t have any red sauce in the freezer, it’s pretty easy to whip up a fresh sauce on the fly. This Spicy Turkey and Sausage Bolognese only takes a handful of ingredients, and it comes together in about half an hour. It’s also a favorite with my family, thanks to the spicy sausage kick. Continue Reading »

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Dinner Salad Recipes that are Super for Summer

The dog days of summer make it too, too hot to cook, let alone eat hot food. Get in and out of the kitchen with these super dinner salad recipes.

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Our summer weather hasn’t been too cool and breezy of late. We don’t have AC, and afternoon temps in the house have hovered far above the 82 at which I would have set my imaginary air conditioning to kick on. This means that I am quite the wilted flower by the time dinner rolls around.

And not in the mood to cook.

One of my favorite hot weather meals is the fabulous dinner salad. It’s the perfect one-dish dinner to help you feel cool and breezy even when the temperature dial would say otherwise.

The main dish dinner salad has a lot of things going for it: Continue Reading »

Make These Quick & Easy Meals

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Easy meals allow you to do so many great things: eat well, save money, and enjoy time pursuing other things that standing in a hot kitchen. Check out these easy meals for good cheap eats this month. Once upon a time there was a girl who spent two hours preparing every meal she served her […]

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Cheesy Chicken and Peppers

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When you want something flavorful, quick, and easy, lean on this simple Cheesy Chicken and Peppers dish. Prepared in individual dishes, this humble casserole becomes an elegant supper. As my husband and I work on eating more vegetables and fewer carbs, we’ve been enjoying quite a few bell peppers. It’s one of those vegetables that […]

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Just How Much Should You Spend on Groceries?

How Much Should You Spend on Groceries? | Good Cheap Eats

What you spend on groceries can be one of the most flexible line items in your budget. How do you decide just how much you should spend? A few weeks ago when I was cleaning out our family library, I came across my accounting book from my junior year in France. I kept track of […]

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8 Great Ways to Fill a Taco

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Tacos are a good cheap eat that offer a tremendous amount of variety. Here are 8 favorite taco fillings that won’t break the bank. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Carne […]

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Asian Cabbage Salad with Chicken and Mandarin Oranges

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Keep your cool with this easy Asian Cabbage Salad with Chicken and Mandarin Oranges. It’s delicious as well as very make-ahead! This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. I confess, I’ve been a […]

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Sausage Kabobs with Peppers & Onions

Sausage Kabobs with Peppers and Onions | Good Cheap Eats

Sausage Kabobs with Peppers and Onions are easy to make and super delicious. Such a meal comes together effortlessly for a simple grilled, weeknight dinner. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. […]

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Meal Planning Tips to Save You Money

Meal Planning Tips that Can Save You Money Good Cheap Eats

Food costs are one of your most flexible expenses. These meal planning tips can help you save money, eat healthfully, and enjoy great meals. Peanut Butter Chicken What we spend on food is one of the most flexible line items in the average budget. There generally isn’t much month-to-month negotiation when it comes to mortgages and rents, but what […]

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Moo Shu Chicken Recipe

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Moo Shu Chicken is an easy and delicious meal that you can make ahead to freeze. A riff on traditional Moo Shu Pork, chicken lightens the dish, while flour tortillas make things easy. My friend Jessika has been the source of many a great meal, not just when we eat at her house, but also […]

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