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Greek Wedge Salad

Greek Wedge Salad | Good Cheap Eats

A Greek Wedge Salad is a festive addition to your holiday table, with its red and green color scheme. It’s an easy way to add some veggies to a special meal. I’ve always been a big fan of salads. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve preferred salads to be a part of my meal, […]

Nanna’s Fantasy Fudge

Nanna's Fantasy Fudge | Good Cheap Eats

Nanna’s Fantasy Fudge is foolproof. You don’t need any special equipment. It’s creamy, chocolatey, delicious homemade candy. The first time I tried making fudge, I was in 2nd grade. I had a crush on a boy named Brian in my class. I read in a book, probably one of the Ginny books, about giving food […]

Spicy Pork Chili with Pumpkin

Spicy Pork Chili with Pumpkin

This Spicy Pork Chili with Pumpkin will wow everyone at your table. Tender chunks of pork simmer in a pumpkin-tomato sauce redolent with chile. Such a great way to warm up! This post is sponsored by the National Pork Board Porksgiving program in conjunction with One2One Network. I have received compensation for ingredients and time […]

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, […]

Buttermilk Dressing with Dill

Buttermilk Dressing

My new favorite dressing is this buttermilk dressing with dill, garlic, and peppercorns. It mixes up quickly and is perfect for topping salads or dipping veggies or pizza. After a week of baking and excess, I find that I’m craving vegetables. Like crazy craving vegetables. Each night at dinner I’ve gone back for extra veggies. Now […]

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Homemade chocolate pudding comes together in just a few minutes. Rich in chocolatey flavor, it makes a deliciously elegant dessert to serve to friends and family. When I was a kid, pudding came in a box. Or a plastic cup. But usually a box that I added milk to and whipped with the mixer. In […]

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 […]