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How to Section a Grapefruit

Learn how to section a grapefruit so that you can enjoy the delicious sweet fruit in salads, desserts, and quick tasty snacks.

How to Section a Grapefruit | Good Cheap Eats

Years ago, I shared with you this pictorial on how to section grapefruit. I tell you, it’s a game changer. Not only will you have grapefruit fit for a king, as my husband says, but you will also have folks in your household who now love grapefruit. Even the grapefruit haters, I promise.

Recently, I did a short, impromptu kitchen demo on how to cut grapefruit sections. I decided it was too good not to share here. Because even though my hair is in a messy bun, and I had no plan when I started filming, lots and lots of people have written to tell me that it has changed their life as concerns grapefruit.

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Romantic Dinner Ideas to Cook at Home

A special dinner with your main squeeze doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. Consider these romantic dinner ideas you can cook at home.

Romantic Dinner Ideas | Good Cheap Eats - A special dinner with your main squeeze doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. Consider these romantic dinner ideas you can cook at home.

Whether you are dining out on Valentine’s Day or another special occasion, a romantic dinner can often be a crowded, frustrating, and overpriced experience. Avoid the restaurant scene and enjoy a delicious dinner in the comfort of your own home. Your meal doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious.

Below you’ll find several romantic dinner ideas that you can cook at home. Each has an easy preparation and in some instances can be made ahead of time. Whichever you choose, it will be yummy. The time you save can be spent on more important things.

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Carne Asada Recipe

Carne Asada Taco

Enjoy the smoky, savory goodness of homemade carne asada that you marinate yourself. With this carne asada recipe, you can avoid the unhealthy additives of commercial marinades and focus on real food flavor. I grew up in Southern California, with tacos and tortillas regular staples in our home just as much as peanut butter and jelly. My parents […]

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Cookbook Bonus: A Freezer Meal Plan to Go With My Newest Cookbook

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Did you purchase Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less? Get the freezer cooking plan to go with it! This post contains one or more Amazon 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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Remoulade Tartar Sauce

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Dress up your favorite grilled or fried fish with this homemade Remoulade Tartar Sauce. It’s packed with flavor and a little Cajun kick. This post contains one or more Amazon 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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Grocery Geek: February, Week One

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Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap. The week has gotten away from me, but, I’ve got a grocery geek update for you! We ate well, and there’s still food left. My family has agreed to do food prep tomorrow so I can […]

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Cajun Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad Cups Packed Lunch

This creamy Cajun Chicken Salad gets a kick from a custom blend and crunch from crisp celery. It’s great in lettuce wraps or on rolls. Chicken Salad is one of my favorite lunches. It’s hearty and filling while not being heavy. You know what I mean? It’s perfect for packing, for entertaining, for just snacking […]

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How Much Did You Save During the Pantry Challenge?

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Did you do a Pantry Challenge in January? Tell us how much you saved! So, the pantry challenge has wound down. Did you survive? I know several of you are continuing on which I think is so incredibly awesome! If that’s you, know that folks are still chatting and keeping each other encouraged on this […]

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Cooking & Scoping Through Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

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Would you like to learn how to make your meals in 30 minutes or less? Want to find out if the newest Good Cheap Eats cookbook is worth your investment? Check it out on Periscope this month! So, a couple months ago, I decided to take the Periscope plunge. I’d heard a lot about the […]

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Basic Spice Blend

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Making your own custom spice blends is a great way to add flavor to your meals. This basic spice blend is a great all-purpose mix. You know how much I love making my own spice blends, right? It’s like a hobby of mine. I find that I can make my own seasoning mixes cheaper, tastier, […]

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