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Warm & Spicy Fish Rub Recipe

Enjoy the ease and out-of-this-world taste of home cooked fish when you use this simple warm and spicy fish rub for seasoning.

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Warm & Spicy Fish Rub Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

Fish is one of the easiest meals I make. Brush fish fillets or steaks with avocado oil; season heavily with a custom spice blend, and let my husband do the cooking on the outdoor grill.

I love it for its ease and simplicity as well as practically non-existent clean up. If I cook up a mess of vegetables or some rice, we’ve got a quick and easy meal that takes little time.

Of course, it often requires three different kinds of fish to feed my family of eight. My elder sons and I prefer salmon; my husband tuna or mahi mahi; the youngest kids lean toward something very mild and tender, like tilapia. Thank goodness I can buy fish by the piece or even individually frozen so that everyone can have what he prefers! Continue Reading »

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Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Homemade Pizza Sauce is super simple to make and can transform an okay homemade pizza into a great one. Make a batch of this sauce for your pizza night this week!

Homemade Pizza Sauce | Good Cheap Eats

Pizza night has been a regular part of my week for almost 20 years. My early attempts at homemade pizza were doughy and sad, but with practice I’ve now achieved Pizza Nirvana. Or at least pizza pies that my family prefers over all others.

Bonus: homemade pizza is better tasting and healthier than most commercially-made pizzas.

In the early years I thought jarred pizza sauce was a prerequisite. I guess that what my “almost homemade” 1980’s childhood did to me. Continue Reading »

No more cereal for dinner.

Don’t eat another bowl of cold cereal for dinner. Get with the plan. A meal plan, that is. Do you find yourself staring at the open refrigerator at 5 o’clock, wondering what in the world you’re going to have for dinner? Do you ever fill the grocery cart with good healthy ingredients only to throw […]

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Bowl Meals: Discover the Beauty!

Want quick and healthy meals that you can easily pack for work, school, or road trips? Discover the beauty of bowl meals! Bowl meals are some of my favorites. “Bowl meals?” my husband said. Yeah, you know, rice bowls, burrito bowls, teriyaki bowls. They’re a thing, don’t ya know? At least they are to me. […]

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Whole Wheat Beer Bread, Easy Enough for Dinner Tonight

Whole Wheat Beer Bread | Good Cheap Eats

Bake up this hearty Whole Wheat Beer Bread to fill your bread basket. It’s delicious alongside soup, stew, or chili, and tastes great warm with butter. 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 […]

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Favorite Suppers from Good Cheap Eats

Favorite suppers are the best kind. They please everyone and typically fit the budget. Here are some oldies, but goodies, some of our family’s favorite Good Cheap Eats. It’s been 8 years since I first typed out that first recipe on Good Cheap Eats. Back then, blogging was still in its early days when folks […]

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Roasted Potatoes and Peppers

Put a little spice in your life by adding poblano peppers to oven roasted potatoes, onions, and sweet bell peppers. The result is a hearty side dish you’ll love. 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. […]

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Buy Groceries on a Budget: How To Make it Happen

We all have to buy groceries. Buying them on a budget can be a challenge. Here are my strategies for staying in the black this year. Years ago when we were young newlyweds, I would buy groceries almost daily. If something sounded good to me for dinner, I ran to the store to get the […]

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The Mashed Potato Casserole My Kids Go Nuts For

Need a comfy side dish? Make the Mashed Potato Casserole my kids go nuts for. It’s very make-ahead and as easy as can be. 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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Cranberry-Orange Scones to Bake Someone Happy

Bake someone happy with these easy Cranberry-Orange Scones. Sweet cranberries, orange zest, and whole wheat pastry flour, not to mention ample butter, make for a divine weekend treat! 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 […]

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