Catalan Meatballs: Boules de Picolat

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Boules de Picolat are Catalan meatballs. These meatballs, dressed in a savory sauce, are easy to make and freezer-friendly. This is the little town of Collioure, nestled in the Catalan region of south-western France. My French family, the Durieux, have roots in this little port village. When they took me, a young American college student, […]

FREE 30-Minute Meal Plans

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Start the month right with a complete month of FREE 30-minute meal plans. Dinner will be planned, shopped for, and prepped in no time flat. The start of the new month is a perfect time to plan your meals — for the next four weeks. I know, sounds crazy, but it works! Years ago when […]

Simple Last-Minute Appetizers

Mom's Relish Tray

If you’re enjoying time with family and friends, you don’t need a big, complicated spread of dips and layered concoctions. Lean on these simple last-minute appetizers. So, you know how a holiday dinner usually goes down at my house? The meal is a good hour later than I plan for it to be. It’s not […]

Our Must-Make Thanksgiving Side Dishes

cream cheese mashed potatoes

The turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving feast, but these must-make recipes are perfect Thanksgiving side dishes. Last week I spent a few hours getting ready for Thanksgiving. I put on some Christmas music and prepped for our big feast. We’ll be hitting the road early on Thursday to visit my in-laws and […]

This Month’s Meal Plan: Good Enough for Company


This Month’s Meal Plan is “Good Enough for Company” but easy enough for any weeknight. Get four weeks of delicious dinners all planned and ready to go. I love having friends and family over for a meal. We’ve got two large tables that seat 8 people each. To have company, we have to use both, […]

Thanksgiving Savings Tips

Thanksgiving Table Setting

Need some Thanksgiving savings tips to keep you in the black this holiday season? A few little tricks can help you eat well and spend less! One of my favorite culinary holidays is approaching: Thanksgiving! I love the meal that is Thanksgiving, and have no trouble eating leftovers morning, noon, and night the following day. […]

Make Breakfast for Dinner

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Breakfast for Dinner is a FishFamily Favorite. It’s quick and easy, super delicious, and everyone does the happy dance when I serve it. Jace’s Breakfast Burritos Can you believe it that we’re at the end of the Quick Dinner Ideas series? October went by fast. Hopefully, I didn’t overwhelm you with so many posts (over […]

Cheese Enchiladas

Cheese Enchiladas | Good Cheap Eats

Enchiladas are one of my favorite foods to prepare. Saucy and cheesy, they are a comfort. They are also a super quick dinner to prepare. Cheese Enchiladas My cousin doesn’t think she can make enchiladas. She can grow a crazy good garden and can 50 bajillion salsas and jams in a day, so I’m pretty […]

5 Quick and Easy Pasta Dishes

5 Quick and Easy Pasta Dishes

Pasta is a quick and simple dish that feeds a crowd and pleases the masses. Check out these 5 quick and easy pasta dishes next time you need a little inspiration. This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in […]

Quick Fix Dinners To Save You Time and Money

Chicken and Asparagus for book promotion

Find yourself pressed for time and money? There are some great quick fix meals you can make that take care of you on both counts! Sometimes we find ourselves hard pressed to save time and money. Often we have to choose between one or the other. A convenient food item costs more money, but it […]