Quick Pizza Nights

Ready for a relaxing night of pizza and a movie? Need a quick pizza night? Follow these tips for tasty pizza without a lot of work.

This post is sponsored by Bertolli in conjunction with Kroger’s Taste of Italy celebration. All text and opinions are mine.

Tasty Shortcuts to a Quick Pizza Night | Good Cheap Eats

One of our family’s favorite traditions or weekly rituals is Friday Pizza Night. I’ve been making homemade pizza for almost twenty years. That means we’ve had a lot of pizza and we know what works for our family of 8 and our busy schedule.

Some weeks Pizza Night is a leisurely affair when I have no qualms about taking a few hours to make hand-stretched dough and a slow simmered sauce. And there are other weeks when I really want, need, desire, mandate a short cut, a quick pizza night.

While some might say, “Just go get a pizza for that place around the corner,” that’s just not our style. The taste of homebaked is so much better! Plus, I get to control the ingredients that go on our pizza pies. Continue Reading »

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Quick BBQ Ideas

Love the taste of a grilled supper? You can have it in just minutes if you plan right and follow these quick BBQ ideas.

Quick BBQ Ideas | Good Cheap Eats

Even though summer has come and gone, there’s no need to pack away the BBQ. At least not yet. The early fall months are generally an ideal time to do a little backyard grilling and enjoy the smoky goodness of food cooked over a hot grill.

Another bonus is that grilling is usually a quick and easy method of dinner preparation. You can heat a gas grill in a matter of minutes and have a fully cooked dinner ready in just a few more.

Quick BBQ Ideas

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Make Dinnertimes Easier


Wondering how to do all you need to do and still get dinner on the table? Time to make dinnertimes easier! As a mom who teachers her kids at home, I’ve really benefitted from reading the Simple Homeschool blog over the years. It is so nice to hear how other folks tweak systems to make […]

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Creamy Mushroom Pilaf

Creamy Mushroom Rice Pilaf

This Creamy Mushroom Pilaf is a quick and easy side dish to serve with your favorite meats and vegetable main dishes. It will put all those boxed mixes to shame. This post includes some affiliate links. When you buy something through those links, your purchase helps support this site. Thanks for your support! Rice is one […]

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Sandwich Recipes for Quick Dinners

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Sandwich recipes can be so versatile, why not make Sandwich Night a weekly thing? They make for a delicious, quick dinner.  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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A Meal Plan Can Speed Up Dinner


Having a meal plan can help you make dinner more quickly and easily than if you were just trying to figure it out as you go along. It can also help you be less stressed at dinnertime. So, you want to make dinner a little more quickly, right? Then, having a meal plan is a […]

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A Mexican Buffet is a Quick Dinner

Slow Cooker Chicken Street Tacos | Good Cheap Eats

No need to wait in line at the local taco joint! Serve a Mexican Buffet, for supper for a quick and easy dinner idea that everyone will love.  I’m a (southern) California girl, born and bred. This means that I have no qualms about serving or eating Mexican food morning, noon, and night — multiple […]

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Easy Chicken and Green Beans

Easy Chicken and Green Beans (1)

Make this Easy Chicken and Green Beans skillet tonight for a quick, delicious meal that everyone will love. Want a quick dinner? Well, this recipe is one that my kids gobble down almost as fast as I can make it. I rely on  those fancy Trader Joe’s chicken tenders from the freezer section. No need […]

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Quick Dinner Ideas: A Series


Quick dinner ideas are life-savers! Not only do they help us make dinner quickly, but they also help us save money and help us eat more healthfully. Let’s say no to take-out this month. Don’t you just love tradition? I mean, Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas morning, and eating whatever you want on your birthday, and making […]

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Slab Apple Pie

Slab Apple Pie Recipe labeled

You may not know this, but for years I’ve posted some of our family’s favorite recipes over on Life as Mom. Since I also post recipes here, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of them. This one? This one you need to know about. This pie is what I call the Lazy Woman’s Pie. You […]

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