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 […]

Artichoke Chile Dip

artichoke dip with drinks

Asiago cheese, artichokes, and diced green chiles combine in a hot and bubbly dip that is sure to bring comfort. I’ve been a pregnant lady many times over. I’ve got six kids to prove it. And the stretch marks. During pregnancy I was always very careful to eat well. I read that What to Eat […]

What to Do with Peaches (Recipe: Peach Salsa)


Summertime is peach season. Take advantage of the bounty with these peachy ideas. Along with our regular produce box delivery comes the option of “add-ons”. This year one of the regular add-ons has been cosmetically challenged stone fruit. (My farmer has a sense of humor.) Spring storms pretty much thrashed a lot of the crops, […]

Reusable Salad Dressing Cruet

salad cruet and salad

Reuse a vinegar bottle to create a reusable salad dressing cruet. Prevent wasted dressing by using a bottle with a shaker-type stopper. I have always been a huge fan of salads. I love the fresh, crunchy combination of flavors. For the last dozen years or so, I’ve made it a habit to make my own […]