Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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I grew up eating chicken noodle soup from a can, and I loved it. Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is tastier and cheaper, too! As I type, I’m feeling a little under the weather. A mild sore throat, a few aches and pains, and a regret […]

Salade Composee: What the Heck is That and Why Should I Make It for Dinner?

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Salade composee, or composed salad, is a great way to serve a healthier, quick dinner, with interest and texture. Trust me, it works. Salade Nicoise If you grew up in the states in the 70s and 80s, your first idea of salad might have been pretty simplistic. I know mine was: iceberg lettuce, a tomato […]

Sandwich Recipes for Quick Dinners

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Sandwich recipes can be so versatile, why not make Sandwich Night a weekly thing? They make for a delicious, quick dinner.  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 appreciate it. […]

Jace’s Breakfast Burritos

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Wake your people up with the aroma of carne asada grilling. Jace’s Breakfast Burritos will make everyone’s weekend! My youngest brother is named Jace. I was almost 14 when he was born, so we lived very different childhoods. He’s closer in age to my kids than I am to him. Both my brothers went to college […]

Crockpot Chili Mac Recipe

Crockpot Chili Mac Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

This simple Chili Mac Recipe is very make-ahead and super good. It’s good old fashioned comfort food that gives you the night off cooking with delicious results. I love the ease that comes with cooking in the Crockpot (aka Crock-pot, aka slow cooker). It cooks and keeps food warm for you while you do other […]

Chicken Street Tacos

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Enjoy an easy dinner with this recipe for Chicken Street Tacos. So simple, but so delicious, these tacos can easily feed a crowd or be adapted to a grain-free lettuce wrap. I grew up in Southern California where Mexican food reigns — and for good reason. Made from inexpensive ingredients and packed with flavor, Mexican […]

Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad

Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad | Good Cheap Eats

Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad is super easy and quick to assemble. It’s packed with flavor thanks to pesto, sundried tomatoes, and black olives. Years ago (like 20+) I worked as a waitress and barista at a pricey Santa Barbara restaurant and bakery. One of the perks of the job was to get a free meal […]

Pasta Salad Bar

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Serving a Pasta Salad Bar is a cool and easy way to serve a crowd of varying tastes. Provide cooked pasta and toppings so each can make his own pasta salad. I tend to serve dinner one of two ways: individually plated or buffet style. Our years of having babies and toddlers at the table […]

Salade Nicoise Recipe

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Salade Nicoise is one of the traditional French salads, composed rather than tossed, and featuring fresh vegetables, tiny salty black olives, and tuna. If you travel to France, chances are you will have the opportunity to eat in a restaurant or cafe. I hope so! Some of the best meals I ever ate were in […]

Rice Bowls Make a Quick and Easy Dinner

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Rice bowls are the perfect answer to what’s for dinner if you don’t know what to make or don’t have a lot of time. They are quick, easy, and delicious.