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Alphabet Soup with Vegetables

Alphabet Soup GCE

Have a hankering for that Vegetable Alphabet Soup from your childhood? You can make it yourself, without the help of a can. Just good food. 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. […]

Ragu with Sausage and Onions (a Non-Recipe Recipe)

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Check out this easy method for cooking up a pot of Ragu with Sausage and Onions to top pasta, polenta, squash or potatoes. It’s super versatile and comes together very easily. On Periscope the other day we were talking about cooking without recipes. Several people mentioned that doing so would be intimidating to them since […]

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Bacon

Creamy Chicken Pasta (1)

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

It’s so easy to cook spaghetti squash, you’ll wonder why you don’t do it more often. Spaghetti squash is a great, low-carb alternative to pasta or polenta.

Antipasto Pasta Salad

Antipasta Pasta Salad

Blend all your favorite antipasto flavors into a convenient pasta salad. This recipe blends spicy salami, tangy parmesan, hearty garbanzo beans, and the crunch of fresh vegetables.

How to Make Homemade Lasagna for the Freezer

lasagna cheese topping

Homemade lasagna is a delicious one-dish dinner that can be made ahead and frozen. This recipe for making lasagna allows you to customize it to suit your tastes.

Pantry Challenge Minestrone

Pantry Minestrone soup pot

Mix up a pot of this quick and easy minestrone from simple kitchen staples. It’s the perfect answer to a cold and blustery day.