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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.

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Once upon a time there was a girl who spent two hours preparing every meal she served her husband and friends. Apparently, she had all the time in the world — and spent half the day in the kitchen. But, one day, she realized the beauty of easy meals.

And you can, too.

If you haven’t guessed already, that girl was me. I seriously used to spend A LOT OF TIME IN THE KITCHEN. I enjoyed it, but after so many long hauls, that kitchen work lost its luster. Continue Reading »

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Cheesy Chicken and Peppers

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.

Cheesy Chicken and Peppers Good Cheap Eats Recipe

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 everyone in the family enjoys, so we’ve been going through them quickly. Thankfully, my local grocery stores have had great prices on bell peppers, as low as 50 cents a piece!

This dish was inspired by a chicken sandwich we used to enjoy many years ago when we lived in Paso Robles. Seasoned chicken breast topped with chiles and melted cheese and served on sourdough bread, that sandwich from Cahoots Catering was awesome.

I’ve served this Cheesy Chicken and Peppers on sourdough toast and with rice, but it’s just as good on its own if you want to have lower carbs or go gluten-free. Continue Reading »

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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Don’t Miss: A Month of Quick & Easy Meals Plan

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Make your life more flavorful with this latest curation of recipes, meal plans, and grocery lists, A Month of Quick & Easy Meals plan. Summer is heating up! I am all about lazy days and trips to the beach, reading great books and watching fun movies. However, summer vacation as a mom isn’t quite the […]

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Sandwiches Good Enough to Write Home About

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Sandwiches can make a quick dinner as well as a fun picnic meal. Check out these cold, easily packable sandwiches that are good enough to write home about. Sandwiches are some of my favorite, easy meals. But, I’m not talking bologna on white bread. I’m talking about mini masterpieces that boast plenty of flavor and […]

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