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Our New Year’s Eve Tradition: A Kid-Made Snacky Dinner

New Years Appetizers that Kids Can Make - Ready to rock it on New Year

Ready to rock it on New Year’s Eve? Try out our family’s tradition with New Year’s Eve appetizers that kids can make. For as long as I can remember, our supper on New Year’s Eve has been a variety of appetizers accompanied by fizzy drinks. As a mom with lots of littles it was an […]

Three Easy Last Minute Holiday Appetizers

3 Easy Last-Minute Holiday Appetizers - Run out of time? Need a last-minute appetizer to serve guests or take to a pot luck? Check out these three winners.

Run out of time? Need a last-minute appetizer to serve guests or take to a pot luck? Check out these three winners. As I mentioned on Monday, appetizers can easily make a meal. They are also an easy thing for you to bring to a holiday potluck without a lot of hassle and expense. If […]

The Ultimate Snacky Dinner

The Ultimate Snacky Dinner | Good Cheap Eats - Serve up a snacky dinner for a quick and easy meal that can still feel special.

Serve up a snacky dinner for a quick and easy meal that can still feel special. The Snacky Dinner has long been a part of our family’s food culture. I remember when our kids were all under nine years old. Yes, really. We had five children and were living in our four bedroom home in […]

Tomato Bruschetta with Herbes de Provence

Tomato Bruschetta with Herbes de Provence - This simple tomato bruschetta comes together quickly and easily. It

This simple tomato bruschetta comes together quickly and easily. It’s economical and delicious, the perfect combination for your next company¬†meal. So, bruschetta is probably one of my favorite appetizers to make. It’s like the Italian cousin of Mexico’s salsa. Only it’s cheaper to make and just as tasty. Plus, it goes nicely with red wine. […]

How to Choose Wine for Your Thanksgiving Meal

How to Choose Wine for Your Thanksgiving Meal - Ever get paralyzed by the thought of choosing a bottle of wine to serve your guests? Don

Ever get paralyzed by the thought of choosing a bottle of wine to serve your guests? Don’t fear the wine aisle anymore. The Wine4.Me App can help. Broiled Bruschetta This past weekend, I prepared a big Italian feast for my parents, sister and brother-in-law, and all the kids. Since we had six adults in the […]

Easy and Elegant Thanksgiving Day Appetizers

Easy and Elegant Thanksgiving Appetizers - Have a selection of appetizers on hand for your family and guests on Thanksgiving so no one gets hangry!

Have a selection of appetizers on hand for your family and guests on Thanksgiving so no one gets hangry! I don’t know about you, but it’s rare that I have a meal ready when I think I will. I might invite guests over for dinner at 6, but it may actually be 7 before we […]

9 Homemade Dips that Are Healthier & Cheaper

9 Homemade Dips that Are Healthier & Cheaper - Make your own dips this football season. They

Make your own dips this football season. They’ll be cheaper and healthier. And taste way better. I am a dipper. Totally. Ever since I was a little girl, chips and dip have made my eyes light up. Doesn’t matter what kind: sour cream and onion, guacamole, 7-layer dip, even Cactus Dip! Yep, I ate weird […]

Give Day-Old Bread New Life

Give Day-Old Bread New Life - Snap up that day-old bread at the store and give it new life in recipes!

Snap up that day-old bread at the store and give it new life in recipes! Bread is expensive, particularly if you want quality bread with few preservatives and additives. Since Trader Joe’s changed their distributor, my favorite Harvest Whole Wheat Bread is now off our radar. The replacement is, in a word, unsatisfactory. It’s been […]

Stovetop Hot Cocoa

Stovetop Hot Cocoa - Morning hot cocoa is only about five minutes away and only contains five ingredients. That

Morning hot cocoa is only about five minutes away and only contains five ingredients. That’s a great way to high five the morning. As much as I’ve complained about the heat this summer, my kids still want hot cocoa in the mornings. I still drink hot tea, so who am I to talk? The mornings […]

Mint + Tea = MinTea

MinTea - Mix up a batch of this minted ice tea for a delicious and refreshing drink that costs just pennies!

I don’t know about where you live, but it’s been hotter than blazes here this summer. Usually I can wear sweats through June and most of July since warmer temps don’t hit until August. I think we’ve been sweating in¬†shorts and tank tops since May. I know: California problems. It’s the drought, I tell ya. […]