French Fridays: Eat Like the French

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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 […]

Good Cheap Eats Giveaway Week #3

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 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 […]

Thanksgiving Recipes to Make-Ahead and Freeze

Thanksgiving Recipes to Make Ahead and Freeze - Freezer cooking can help your holiday. Choose from many Thanksgiving recipes that you can make-ahead and freeze to save time on turkey day.

Preparing a Thanksgiving feast can be difficult work. Make it a bit easier by choosing some make-ahead dishes that are freezer-friendly or can be stored in the fridge for a day or two. You know what a big fan I am of freezer recipes. If I can make a double or even triple batch of […]

Rebel with a Cause Smashed Potatoes

Rebel with a Cause Mashed Potatoes - Mashed Potatoes can make a great meal. Prepare these simple, non-fussy potatoes to go with your favorite gravy and roast meats.

Smashed Potatoes can make a great meal. Prepare these simple, non-fussy potatoes to go with your favorite gravy and roast meats. Mashed potatoes are one of the best parts of a meal. Honestly, I could just eat mashed potatoes and gravy. And maybe some veg on the side. In fact, I do, quite often. Potatoes and […]

Easy and Elegant Thanksgiving Day Appetizers

Easy and Elegant Thanksgiving Appetizers - Have a selection of appetizers on hand for your family and guests on Thanksgiving so no one gets hangry!

Have a selection of appetizers on hand for your family and guests on Thanksgiving so no one gets hangry! I don’t know about you, but it’s rare that I have a meal ready when I think I will. I might invite guests over for dinner at 6, but it may actually be 7 before we […]

Good Cheap Eats Giveaway Week #2 (CLOSED)

Good Cheap Eats Giveaway Week #2

Win one of three copies of Good Cheap Eats each week in November. This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congrats to the winners: kidney626@, Sheilanardelli@, carmenkraft18@ This month, we’re sharing a dozen copies of Good Cheap Eats with readers. Last week’s winners are posted here. As the holiday season approaches, so does the temptation to go overboard in grocery spending. You […]

How I Lost 6 Pounds on Vacation

How I Lost 6 Pounds on Vacation - I went to France for a month and lost six pounds. Here

I went to France for a month and lost six pounds. Here’s how I think it happened. We spent 30 days in Europe this fall. I ate a chausson aux pommes or a croissant almost every morning. I indulged in my favorite chocolate-hazlenut cookies from college, Hello Kango, every afternoon. I enjoyed rich cheese and […]

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes | Good Cheap Eats

Thanksgiving will be here soon! Get thinking about your menu with some of these delicious side dish recipes. Thanksgiving is our family’s favorite holiday. Oh sure, we like Christmas and Easter. But the food on Thanksgiving rocks it, you know? And really? It’s the side dishes for me. That’s what makes Thanksgiving. I’d rather eat […]

Check Out Grocery Outlet for Great Prices

Check Out Grocery Outlet for Great Prices and Win a Gift Card

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congrats to the winners: wibryan@ and gilliandevin@ The following content is sponsored by Grocery Outlet: I was never a “partier” in college. Beer has never been my thing. But, after spending a year in France and learning about the lovely relationship between wine and food, you could call me a wine lover. […]

Win a Copy of Good Cheap Eats

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Win one of three copies of Good Cheap Eats each week in November. This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congrats to the winners: mjwoodfill@, mlmklm@, and anrohlfi@ A couple months ago, my third cookbook was released in stores. Thank you to all of you who have supported me and Good Cheap Eats through your purchases and your shares with friends! […]