Carne Asada Recipe

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.

Carne Asada Tacos Good Cheap Eats

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 loved to eat at Olvera Street and indulge in authentic Cal-Mex cuisine. But, it wasn’t until I went to college that I ever even heard about carne asada.

My first college roommate, Laura, knew what was up. Her mom, born in Mexico, made tortillas for her every morning. Laura taught me the “right way” to make a quesadilla. And as we made do with cafeteria fare, she told me about her favorite dish, carne asada.

I was pretty satisfied with my Carnitas, so I never really felt compelled to find a good carne asada recipe. Until this last year. I started to get bored with carnitas when FishPapa and I went to dinner at our favorite cantina, instead ordering carne asada tacos instead.  Continue Reading »

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

Did you purchase Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less? Get the freezer cooking plan to go with it!

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I’ve been scoping through my new cookbook, Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less, this month and it’s been really interesting to talk with people to see what they like, what they’ve cooked, and how they best want to use the book. It’s been such an honor to hear that it has quickly become a favorite cookbook on many of your shelves. How awesome!

If you didn’t know, each cookbook takes about one year to develop recipes, test, test, test, write, edit, test, edit. So I’m thrilled beyond belief to hear that all the hard work was worth it! Your liking the book makes it so!

In my scopes, I’ve discovered that some people didn’t know about the bonus features. You didn’t know about the bonus features?!

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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

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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?


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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Pantry Challenge Day 28

This month we have been eating down the pantry to save money and reduce food waste. Today’s the last day of my Pantry Challenge. Feeling accomplished: homemade sandwich rolls, deli meats, and leftover pizza sauce turned into tomato soup. Boom! #PantryChallenge last day! A photo posted by Jessica Fisher (@jessicagfisher) on Jan 31, 2016 at 5:39pm […]

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Back by Popular Demand, A Month of 30-Minute Meals


Back for a limited time, a Month of 30-Minute Meals to help you eat real quick, real good, and real cheap. It’s been almost a year since I started developing “The Month of” meal plans. It always makes me hungry to work on a meal plan. They’re full of some of my favorite family recipes. There have been quite […]

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