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 […]

Favorite Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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A slow cooker pot roast is a welcome sight on a cold and busy evening. The slow braise allows the flavors to develop, making this one of my favorite recipes. 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 […]

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is the perfect cold-weather dish. Enrobe your favorite gravy-laden chicken and vegetables with flaky pie crust and settle in for the winter. When I was a kid, one of the highlights of my small life was when mom would buy me a frozen chicken pot pie at the grocery store. You know, […]

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Bacon

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This Creamy Chicken Pasta dish is sauced with sherry with cream and dotted with bacon, tomatoes, and peas. It’s absolutely delicious! Like I mentioned last week, pasta is one of my go-to good cheap eats. We’re now a 2-pound pasta family, so thankfully, I can easily buy it for $1/pound or less. By making my […]

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadilla

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Quesadillas are a quick, easy, and delicious dinner. Try this Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadilla recipe for a meatless version with plenty of flavor. Quesadillas are one of my go-to quick dinner ideas. Not only do they taste great, but you can mix and match the fillings in so many ways that you just […]

Why a Burrito Really Isn’t that Hard to Make

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The burrito is one of the tastiest, easiest, quickest meals you can make. It’s a great, economical quick dinner idea. 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. Green Chile […]

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 […]

Quick Pizza Nights

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Ready for a relaxing night of pizza and a movie? Need a quick pizza night? Follow these tips for tasty pizza without a lot of work. This post is sponsored by Bertolli in conjunction with Kroger’s Taste of Italy celebration. All text and opinions are mine. One of our family’s favorite traditions or weekly rituals […]

A Mexican Buffet is a Quick Dinner

Slow Cooker Chicken Street Tacos | Good Cheap Eats

No need to wait in line at the local taco joint! Serve a Mexican Buffet, for supper for a quick and easy dinner idea that everyone will love.  I’m a (southern) California girl, born and bred. This means that I have no qualms about serving or eating Mexican food morning, noon, and night — multiple […]

Easy Chicken and Green Beans

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Make this Easy Chicken and Green Beans skillet tonight for a quick, delicious meal that everyone will love. Want a quick dinner? Well, this recipe is one that my kids gobble down almost as fast as I can make it. I rely on  those fancy Trader Joe’s chicken tenders from the freezer section. No need […]