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 […]

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Turkey Dinner

If you don’t want the hassle of cooking a whole turkey, opt for a smaller portion by roasting a turkey breast half instead. It used to be that every year I would buy a whole frozen turkey, let it take up valuable refrigerator space for the week before Thanksgiving, and then frustrate myself to no […]

5 Favorite Slow Cooker Meals for Fall

5 Favorite Slow Cooker Meals for Fall

Disclosure: This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Chihuahua Chili As I type, my slow cooker, the one that I bought in 1995 (or was it 1998?) is simmering away at a Black Bean & Vegetable […]

Easy Stovetop Meals

brats and peppers

It’s August. Who wants to heat up the oven when it feels like an oven outside? Not me. So, that means dinner can be no-cook, slowcooked, grilled, paninied or cooked on the stove top. Over the coming weeks I’ll be sharing recipes to help you stand the heat and still be in the kitchen — […]

Chill Out with a Cool Drink

Summer’s hot. You’re bothered. Chill out with a cool drink. Need inspiration? Try one of these: Apple Cider Floats Sorbet Punch Coconut Mango Banana Smoothie Lime Mint Cooler   The Best Lemonade Ever What’s YOUR favorite summer drink?