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First We Eat and Then We Do Everything Else

First we eat and then we do everything else. Sometimes we need help with the everything else, and that’s okay.

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Beans and Rice, a Good Cheap Eat

“First we eat, then we do everything else.” I think this quote from MFK Fisher, a prolific food writer of the 19th century, pretty much sums up my motto. In other words, “I’m just here for the food.” Or at the very least, “I’m here for the food first.”

My kids have picked up on this. My 8-year old’s last words at night are, “What’s for breakfast?” When we talk about our trip to London, Zizzi and Pret a Manger get mentioned more than once. We like our good cheap eats that’s for sure.

I’d say the same is true for you and me. Here on Good Cheap Eats we have a few things in common. We like to eat well. We like to cook. We like to save money.  Continue Reading »

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

Forget the bottled dressings. Why would you EVEN bother when you can make tasty Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing in just minutes?

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing | Good Cheap Eats

I’ve been a SUPER FAN of Blue Cheese Dressing for as long as I can remember. And I’ve stayed true blue, despite the teasing and taunts of school kids and wrinkled noses of my own progeny. Blue Cheese Dressing, particularly homemade, is a regular on the menu in my happy place.

I can’t explain it; it just IS.

Like Napoleon Dynamite and President Trump, Blue Cheese Dressing is one of those things that people either love or hate. There isn’t much middle ground.

For the haters I’d like to suggest that perhaps you’ve never had homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Even I, super fan though I may be, have come across Blue Cheese Dressings that were less than stellar. They can be too thick, too mayonnaise-y, too sweet, or have massive chunks of poor quality cheese that just… bleh. Continue Reading »

Ditch the Wings – Make Grilled Buffalo Chicken!

Buffalo wings are a tasty treat, but sometimes you want something meatier. This Grilled Buffalo Chicken is just the thing! Full of flavor and easy to prep, you’ll have a great dish to throw on the grill. It’s getting time to fire up the barbie! Yesterday’s temps hit the 80s here in San Diego, which […]

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Grocery Geek: What We Spent in March

Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap. This post may contain 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. Six weeks ago I had […]

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Chef’s Salad with a Garlicky Anchovy Vinaigrette

Chef's Salad Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

A typical chef’s salad boasts hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, and meat on a bed of dressed greens. This garlicky anchovy vinaigrette adds some punch to the mix. Salads are some of my favorite healthier meals. They give you the opportunity to “eat the rainbow”, save money, use up little bits of leftover meat and […]

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Coconut Berry Salad Recipe

Enjoy in-season berries in this deliciously simple Coconut Berry Salad that can be made in just minutes. It’s the perfect healthy dessert to serve all spring and summer. Berry season has arrived here in California. Last week the kids and I joined some friends for our annual strawberry picking adventure. While the berries aren’t cheap, they’re […]

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Slow Cooker Ham for the Holidays

Slow Cooker Ham | Good Cheap Eats

Make a Slow Cooker Ham for your next holiday feast. It’s easy. It’s delicious. It’s a good cheap eat that will make you the hit of the party. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I […]

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Shrimp Bowls with Mango and Avocado

Shrimp Bowls Recipe from Good Cheap Eats

Enjoy a quick and delicious lunch or dinner with these Shrimp Bowls topped with Mango and Avocado. So easy and so yummy! 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. Imagine me taking […]

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Shredded Beef Tacos: A Good Cheap Eat

Shredded beef tacos are a deliciously simple way to make taco night terrific. The tender beef cooks in the slow cooker while you assemble fresh toppings. If you’ve got a favorite Mexican food restaurant, chances are you’ve experienced great tacos. If your favorite Mexican food restaurant is one of the better ones, you know the […]

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Make These Quick & Easy Meals

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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