Egg Plus Salad Sandwiches

Egg Plus Salad Sandwiches - Go beyond the egg salad sandwich with this egg + salad sandwich. Hard cooked eggs, vinaigrette, and abundant veggies make a delicious and economical meal for Sandwich Night.

Go beyond the egg salad sandwich with this egg + salad sandwich. Hard cooked eggs, vinaigrette, and abundant veggies make a delicious and economical meal for Sandwich Night. In this season of my life, that is this hockey season of my life, we’ve condensed some big activity into just a few days. I’m so thankful […]

Sour Cream and Dill Dip

Sour Cream and Dill Dip - Homemade dips take just minutes to make and use up all that herbal goodness just waiting in your spice cupboard.

Homemade dips take just minutes to make and use up all that herbal goodness just waiting in your spice cupboard. We are big dippers around here. Whether it’s hummus, salsa, or homemade sour cream dip, we like to stick small bits of food into sauces and eat them. The carrot, tortilla chip, or potato chip […]

5 Favorite Winter Salads

5 Favorite Winter Salads

I am a salad girl. That makes winter hard for me — even living in mild Southern California. No, tomatoes don’t grow here year round, either. Since I’ve learned more about eating seasonally, I’ve tried to make the most of in-season produce, eating the foods that God intended to grow in the place where I […]

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Onion Dip from Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Make your own homemade onion soup mix to keep on hand to flavor dips and main dish recipes. Sour Cream and Onion Dip is one of my weaknesses. And even though not all my people love sour cream as a topping, they go wild for the dip. I’ve developed a couple different recipes for sour […]

6 Great Dips You Can Make Yourself

6 Great Dips to Make Yourself

Forget packaged dips. Make your own to control the ingredients and eat good and cheap. I’m always surprised when I see the vast array of packaged dips there are available commercially. Whether it’s a package of dry seasoning or a refrigerated tub of something, there is no end to what you can buy at the […]

Cheese and Garlic Croutons

Homemade Cheese and Garlic Croutons | Good Cheap Eats

Forget the box! Make your own croutons for great flavor and good cheap eats! Croutons are like candy at our house. Back in the day when I bought the boxed versions, I had to hide the box because my people would be tempted to eat them all — with or without a salad to go […]

Basic Vinaigrette

Basic Vinaigrette | Good Cheap Eats

This basic recipe for vinaigrette will unleash a world of flavor combinations that you choose on your own. When I turned 16, I got a job at a grocery store. On my first day, my dad gave me some coaching: arrive early, stay late, do exactly what they tell you to do. So, obedient, overachieving […]

Flavored Cream Cheese

Flavored Cream Cheese Recipes | Good Cheap Eats

To kick off the DIY Convenience Foods series, we’re chatting about flavored cream cheeses. It’s a fun food you can make yourself. I’ve always liked cheesecake, but I didn’t like cream cheese until I was an adult. I’m not sure why, but I didn’t. But, once I fell in love, I fell hard. Nowadays, one […]

Jalapeno Popper Nachos

Jalapeno Poppers Nachos

I love jalapeno poppers. I particularly love these bacon-wrapped balls of cream cheese, pineapple, and jalapeno that I had at a party once. They were amazingly good. I can’t find them online, so I’ll have to make them for you sometime. I could have eaten an entire pound of bacon cooked that way. Well, I […]

Green Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Almonds

green salad with sundried tomatoes and pepper jack

A salad made on the spot can be tasty, using whatever you’ve got in the fridge. This unlikely combination of sun-dried tomatoes, shredded carrot, sliced cucumbers, sliced almonds, and black olives surely proved itself. Despite my bigger grocery budget this week (in comparison to the next two weeks’ Pantry Challenge budget), it has felt like […]