Making Homemade Pickles

Making homemade pickles - Ever wonder if you could make pickles yourself? If I can, you can. Or in other words, if I can can, you can can, too.

Ever wonder if you could make pickles yourself? If I can, you can. Or in other words, if I can can, you can can, too. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, […]

Easy Side Dishes to Go with Your Weekend BBQ

BBQ Side Dishes

Need side dish inspiration for your weekend BBQ? Check out this compilation of EASY side dishes that your friends and family will love. As the weekend approaches, you might consult the grocery ads to see what’s on sale in terms of meats suitable for grilling. At my Ralphs, there’s lots of beef and hot dogs […]

5 Great Ways to Prepare for Quick Summer Meals

5 Great Ways to Prepare Quick, Summer Meals - Enjoy your summer daze a little more by making meal times quick and easy.

Enjoy your summer daze a little more by making meal times quick and easy. The following content is sponsored by Good Food Made Simple: I don’t know about you, but my summer days are just packed. If it’s not the summer school I assigned myself my kids or the weekly outings or this whole writing […]

Fish for Fridays?

Fish for Fridays? Whether you observe a meatless Friday fast or just want to add more seafood to your diet, fish can be a high-quality, low budget protein to enjoy.

Whether you observe a meatless Friday fast or just want to add more seafood to your diet, fish can be a high-quality, low budget protein to enjoy. My mom grew up in an era where fish served on Fridays was common place, particularly so in her Roman Catholic family. That was the meal of the […]

Why Eat Healthy?

Why Eat Healthy? - Reasons and resources to help you eat healthier food and enjoy good eats.

Build a Salad Bar When I first started writing here at Good Cheap Eats, we had been out of debt for just a few months. We’d paid off $18,000 in about 18 months time. We sold what we could sell, took on extra jobs, and reduced our expenses as much as possible. You can read […]

Stocking Your Pantry for Flu & Cold Season

Stocking Your Pantry for Flu and Cold Season - Be prepared for flu and cold season by stocking your pantry with comfort and healing. Grab the printable list of supplies.

Be prepared for flu and cold season by stocking your pantry with comfort and healing. The irony is not lost on me: during the Pantry Challenge, we ate up our supply of saltine crackers, frozen orange juice, and chicken broth. And then five kids and I came down with the Head Cold of the Century. […]

25 Great Appetizers for the Big Game

25 Great Apps

Looking for a new recipe for your Super Bowl party? Check out some of these crowd-pleasing favorites. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. […]

Growing Basil that Doesn’t Die & a Recipe for Cranberry-Basil Baked Brie

Growing Basil that Doesn’t Die & a Recipe for Cranberry-Basil Baked Brie

The following content is sponsored by AeroGarden in partnership with Kitchen PLAY: I am the daughter of a farmer. Well, a farmer who decided to go to college and become a teacher. Instead of growing hundreds of acres of corn and soy beans in South Eastern Minnesota, my dad planted a quarter acre of sweet […]

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Olive Oil and Garlic

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  When I was growing up, Thanksgiving suppers were pretty much the same every year. The meal included the following: Roast Turkey Canned Gravy Smashed Potatoes (I never knew whipped potatoes; ours always had lumps; I thought that was normal) Mrs. Cubbison’s Stuffing Escalloped Corn Cold Dilled Green Beans Baked Beans Dinner Rolls Pretzel Berry […]

Tips for Cooking a Turkey

Tips for Cooking a Turkey Good Cheap Eats

Cooking a turkey is something that has become what of a sacred act for Americans every November. One might never cook a turkey any other time of the year, but come what may, turkey must be served on Thanksgiving Day. Cooking Methods How to Cook a Turkey – Is it your first time cooking a […]