Favorite Recipes for Christmas

If you haven’t planned your Christmas menu yet, now’s a good time to do so. You can shop the sales in the coming weeks and save money on the feast! Here are our favorite recipes for Christmas.

Favorite Recipes for Christmas | Good Cheap Eats

This days since Thanksgiving have been a blur for me. I’ve been throwing most of my work hours at my new course that I hope to launch at the turn of the year, so there haven’t been many more minutes to post here.

Life at home has been equally busy. The kids have one more week of classes; this weekend we’re pulling together gifts for their science and CBS teachers.

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A Month of Freezer-Friendly Meal Plans

Do your future self a favor and fill the freezer with a few extra meals to please the family and buy you some time. This Month of Freezer-Friendly Meal Plans will set you up right.

A Month of Freezer-Friendly Meal Plans by Jessica Fisher

Over 20 years ago I was listening to a radio program — remember radio? — and I heard about this thing called Once a Month Cooking. I was intrigued. I loved cooking, though I loved eating even more, but I found that as a busy high school teacher, it was getting harder and harder to make dinner each night. I was just too exhausted.

Turns out OAMC, as it came to be called, was a God-send. Not only did I get a homemade dinner on the table, but I had reserves in the freezer as well as a little energy left in the day. I was still behind on grading papers, doing laundry, answering phone calls, and everything else under the sun, but I was AHEAD when it came to making dinner.

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Kale Salad with Red Grapes, Almonds, and Scallions

Kale Salad with Red Grapes | Good Cheap Eats

Celebrate the season with a festive Kale Salad with Red Grapes, Almonds, and Scallions. It’s quick and easy to pull together. This is the season when it’s easy to overindulge. I mean, cookies, cakes, and pie? Oh my! I had no trouble going back for a second plate of turkey dinner. Or a second piece […]

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Thanksgiving Special in my Estore


Get the 2016 Thanksgiving Bundle at a huge discount. Three ebooks for only $18. Want to organize your home, routines, and daily life? Prepare for the busy holiday season in a fun and sane way? Enjoy easy meal plans that are great for every night, but also good enough for company? Prepare for the best […]

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25 Best Kitchen Tools to Make Life Easier


Are you slowed down in the kitchen because you don’t have the right equipment? Here are 25 best kitchen tools that make life easier. 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. […]

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Leftover Turkey Recipes That Will Wow You

Leftover Turkey Recipes to Wow You

Need some leftover turkey recipes that don’t taste like leftover turkey? I’ve got the perfect line up of delicious, flavorful ways to use up what’s left! What happens when you cook too much turkey? Well, you can eat turkey leftovers for breakfast the next day — one of my FAVORITE things. And maybe a turkey […]

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Creamy Chicken Stuffed Shells

Creamy Chicken Stuffed Shells | Good Cheap Eats

A creamy, cheesy, chicken filling accentuates these Creamy Chicken Stuffed Shells. Make a double batch to freeze for another time. Such a great comfort food! Pasta is one of our family’s favorite comfort foods. I don’t make it as often as I once did. You know, that whole carb thing. But, I refuse to reject […]

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Homemade Graham Cracker Crust


You don’t need to rely on commercial pie crusts this season. You can make your own Homemade Graham Cracker Crust as easy as pie. Pie is probably my very favorite baked good. Cheesecake is a close second, but when I think of comforting desserts or a sweet treat that I want to bring to a party, […]

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Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes You Must Try This Year


Are you planning for a Thanksgiving feast? Need some fresh inspiration? Here are our favorite Thanksgiving recipes you must try this year. Thanksgiving is probably one of my favorite holidays. Fall weather is beautiful, and Thanksgiving food is amazing. The day is punctuated by food, family, football, and some more food. We are spending a […]

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Overnight Casserole with Chicken or Turkey


Overnight Casserole is one of the easiest you can assemble. No need to boil the noodles, just stir together all the ingredients and chill overnight. Top with bread crumbs and bake. While I was born and raised in Southern California, I spent my childhood summers in Minnesota and South Dakota, visiting my grandparents, aunts, uncles, […]

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