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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 […]

Spicy Chicken Dip

spicy chicken dip

This Spicy Chicken Dip is out of this world. Creamy, cheesy, spicy, and full of tender chicken pieces, this dip will please kids and adults alike.

Mix Up Your Own Dressings and Marinades

GCE Tip - Dressings

Homemade marinades and salad dressings¬†taste so delicious…and they are so much friendlier on the budget. Making homemade marinades and dressings has become second nature to me over the years. When I first started doing it, it was because it was cheaper. In the coupon boom, you could get the bottled varieties pretty cheap or even […]

Salad’s On!

Enjoy all the great produce of summer with these delicious and easy tricks for tasty salads. I have always been a salad girl. August is kinda my month to shine in the salad range. For some reason it’s typically the month out of the year that I really focus on trimming down. It may be […]

12 Easy, Make-Ahead Appetizers

easy, make-ahead apps

Want to entertain easily and effortlessly? Or just wind-down with a fun little app for the fam? Check out these easy, make-ahead appetizers. The weekend approacheth! That means time to tone down the activity — at least a little — and get ready for some relaxation and/or socializing. I’ve been working like a fiend this […]

Sour Cream and Dill Dip

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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 […]

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

Garlic Lime Hummus

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 […]

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

Three kinds of flavored cream cheese

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 […]