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 […]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie

Mix things up this season with a Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie. It’s rich and creamy and chocolatey — and practically fool proof! I never liked Pumpkin Pie as a kid. And I didn’t like it as an adult. But then my mother-in-law made me the best pumpkin pie in the world. And I was hooked. Hooked. […]

How to Make Homemade Pie Crust Without Freaking Out

Gramma John's Pat in Pan Pie Crust Recipe

Want to make a homemade pie crust for the holidays this year? You can totally do it — without freaking out. Some of my fondest memories are those spent with my Gramma John, my dad’s mom, baking. She had a special second kitchen in her basement where she baked. It was like a dream come […]

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, […]

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake

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This Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake will be a hit with your holiday guests this year just as much as it will please the regulars around your coffee table. With flavors of raspberries, orange, and luscious cream cheese, it’s a delicious way to start the day! This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you […]

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 […]

Homemade Red Sauce with Meats

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Homemade red sauce is one of my freezer staples. Economical and easy to make, it’s a great recipe for adding flavor to pastas, meat dishes, and casseroles. This can of tomato puree costs less than $3 at Costco. It’s the equivalent of almost four of the large cans you can buy at the grocery store for about […]

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 […]

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 […]