Good Cheap Eats Giveaway Week #4

Win one of three copies of Good Cheap Eats each week in November. Winners from previous weeks are posted here, here, and here.

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This month, we’re sharing a dozen copies of Good Cheap Eats with readers. As the holiday season approaches, so does the temptation to go overboard in grocery spending. You know how that is, right?

With Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less at your fingertips, you can help keep a steady ship. Here’s your chance to win a copy!

Win a Copy of Good Cheap Eats

This month here on Ye Olde Blog, I will be posting weekly cookbook giveaways. Each week of November we’ll be giving out THREE copies of the book. If you already own a copy, consider entering so that you can give away the copy you win as a gift.

One prize per household for the month. I’ll announce the winners each week so you’ll have a chance to enter again if you didn’t win. Please enter only once per week. And if you’ve already won, tell your friends so they can enter and win. [Continue reading…]

Homemade Mocha Chocolate Syrup Recipe

This decadent mocha chocolate syrup adds a touch of elegance to simple desserts like sundaes, affogatos, pound cakes, and more.

Homemade Mocha Chocolate Syrup Recipe

We are big fans of mocha flavor in these here parts. Chocolate mixed with coffee?! Yum-O. We’ve spent a small fortune on cafe mochas over the years which is pretty silly when you consider how easy it is to make these things ourselves. I think laziness is the culprit and maybe lack of convenience. It’s so much easier to buy one ready-made or even buy the commercial syrups at the store. The bummer of those two options is that they are expensive and full of weird additives and sweeteners.

This last week I decided to stop with the lazy and get with the tasty. I made chocolate syrup with a twist. Instead of using water with my sugar and cocoa powder, I used decaf coffee. Yes, really. I boiled it down and voila! [Continue reading…]

Must-Have Kitchen Tools for the Home Cook

12 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for the Home Cook - What are your must-have kitchen tools? What helps you the most in getting food on the table quickly and deliciously?

What are your must-have kitchen tools? What helps you the most in getting food on the table quickly and deliciously? When we went on our big European vacation this fall, I got to do some cooking. In both Collioure and Paris, we had vacation apartments with small kitchens. While they weren’t “fully equipped”, they did […]

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12 Great Recipes to Use Leftover Turkey

12 Recipes Turkey Leftovers | Good Cheap Eats

Don’t want to just reheat your leftover turkey? Try one of these recipes! Even though I’m not in charge of cooking a turkey on Thursday, I fully intend to buy a few turkey breasts to stash in the freezer. I love having an abundance of meat to use in recipes after the holidays are over. […]

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Homemade Herbes de Provence Recipe

Homemade Herbes de Provence Recipe - Save money and season your dishes well with this homemade Herbes de Provence recipe.

Save money and season your dishes well with this homemade Herbes de Provence recipe. While we were in France last month, I did a fair amount of meal prep. Certainly not as much as I do at home, but I did cook and prepare meals during our vacation in order to save money and also […]

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This is Real Life in My Kitchen

This is Real Life in My Kitchen - Here

Here’s a peek into my kitchen and all its problems. I hope you’ve got some good solutions to my kitchen dilemmas. Growing up I thought that the only spotless kitchens were those you saw on television. Ours was a small kitchen with little storage space. Stuff crept out on the counters because there was no […]

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Grocery Geek Report

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Here’s my weekly report of what I spend on groceries for a family of 8. We focus on mostly whole foods, few processed items, and organics when it fits the budget. We go through eggs and yogurt like it’s going out of style. I know, we could raise chickens and make our own yogurt, but […]

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French Fridays: Eat Like the French

collioure fish lunch trim

One of the things that we did to prepare our kids for a month in France was a practice I call, “French Fridays”. Instead of serving regular Friday night pizza, I switch up the menu to serve our dinner more in the French style. To do so, the girls enjoy setting a nicer table. I […]

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Pork Medallions with Sherried Shallot Sauce

Pork Medallions with Sherried Shallot Sauce - You

You’ll feel like a rockstar chef when you serve up this amazing meal: slices of pork tenderloin bathed in a sherry and shallot sauce atop mashed potatoes. It tastes like a million bucks, but it won’t cost you more than ten. This meal has been on our dinner table a lot over the past year. As […]

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Good Cheap Eats Giveaway Week #3 – CLOSED

Good Cheap Eats Cookbook Giveaway - Win one of three copies of Good Cheap Eats each week in November.

Win one of three copies of Good Cheap Eats each week in November. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: hannah77@, jessica.gambacurta@, and mtharrison3@ This month, we’re sharing a dozen copies of Good Cheap Eats with readers. As the holiday season approaches, so does the temptation to go overboard in grocery spending. You know how that is, right? […]

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