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Great Leftover Ham Recipes

These leftover ham recipes are perfect for using your Easter ham. Try one, try them all. They’re super duper good.

Leftover Ham Recipes | Good Cheap Eats

When we were in France last fall, we ate a lot of ham. A lot. Ham is ubiquitous throughout France: in sandwiches, on salads, atop pizzas. My ham-loving son was thrilled.

I love ham for the bites of sweet and salty flavor it brings to food.

This week you should be seeing ham on sale in stores. It’s as low as 99 cents/pound in my neck of the woods. It’s been lower in the past, but that’s still a good deal.

When I buy a ham, I serve it as a man dish the first time. Then we chop or slice the leftovers to freeze in small bags in the freezer. That makes it easy to stir a little into scrambled eggs or toss some on the pizza.

Leftover Ham Recipes

If you’ve got ham at home and want some tasty recipes to use it in, try one of these. I suppose it’s no coincidence that they were inspired by our time in France.

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How to Make a White Sauce

This basic white sauce is the building block of great recipes like homemade mac and cheese or lasagna. It comes together quickly and easily on the stove.

How to Make a White Sauce

I first learned to cook out of my mom’s yellow Pillsbury cookbook. It was written in 1971, back in the days when home economics was still taught in schools and when branded cookbooks listed real ingredients like 1 cup flour instead 1 6-ounce package Mary Mary’s baking mix.

Nowadays many cookbooks offer you recipes that are simply open this can, shake in this mix, stir and done. While the convenience is nice, the ingredients not so much.

I am the first to say that I love the Cheesy Potatoes that my Gramma and grandmas everywhere made with canned cream soup. “Church potatoes” were always one of my favorite things at family reunions.

But, I’ve found how to make it myself — from scratch — without all the preservatives and junk. The secret is in the sauce — the white sauce. [Continue reading…]

Spicy Grilled Tri-tip

Spicy Grilled Tri-tip overhead

This spicy rub recipe for tri-tip and other cuts of beef is super easy to prepare. Rub the meat and throw it on the grill for a super supper.

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*Flash Sale* Ultimate DIY Bundle – Limited Time

I’m an affiliate for this bundle. If you buy it, I receive a small portion in advertising fees. Thanks for your support! This Ultimate DIY Bundle was available back in January and it’s back for only a few short days this week. It’s chock full of food-related goodies, like ebooks on canning and cake-decorating as well […]

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Meal Planning: How do YOU do it?

Meal Planning: How do YOU do it? | Good Cheap Eats

There are all kinds of strategies for meal planning. Some are better than others. What’s your method?

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Sausage and Potatoes with Sour Cream Sauce

Sausage and Potatoes with Sour Cream Sauce | Good Cheap Eats

Make a quick fix dinner of sausages and potatoes topped with an herbed sour cream sauce. The recipe is super versatile, allowing you to mix up the herbs with what you have on hand. Our month in France was pretty fabulous. I finally finished posting the story of our European vacation, and I’m dying to […]

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Budget-Friendly Recipes for Easter

Easter recipes

Looking for a new recipe to try this Easter for the holiday meal? Here are a few easy favorites that won’t break the bank.

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Real Food Products We Love: Real Maple Syrup from Costco

Real Food Products We Love - Real Maple Syrup

I didn’t used to be brand loyal, but now that we’re working to improve our diet, I love finding products that are simple good food, like Costco’s Maple Syrup.

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Easy Chicken Fajitas

Easy Chicken Fajitas

Pull dinner together in a jiffy with this recipe for Easy Chicken Fajitas. Slices of chicken, onion, and pepper are simply seasoned with cumin, oregano, and garlic for a quick-fix dinner.

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Weekly Meal Prep Can Save You Time & Money This Week

Weekly Food Prep featured

Take a little time each week to prep food for upcoming meals. It will save you both time and money — and help you eat more healthfully.

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