Mix Up Your Own Dressings and Marinades

Mix Up Your Own Dressings and Marinades - Homemade marinades and salad dressings taste so delicious...and they are so much friendlier on the budget.

Homemade marinades and salad dressingsĀ 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

12 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.

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise

Making your own mayonnaise isn’t that hard. And it’s a great way to control the ingredients you eat. I never in a million years thought that I would make my own mayonnaise. I had heard that it was difficult. And it sounded a little scary. But then I did some food research and decided that […]