Momiversary Giveaway #2: Rumiano Cheese Basket

rumiano cheese

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here.THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: KristyBartlett@ Today’s my Momiversary! My first baby turns fifteen today. And in honor of him and the […]

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Momiversary Giveaway #1 – Daphne’s California Greek

daphne's california greek

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: kim_capsi@ Today’s my Momiversary! My first baby turns fifteen today. And in honor of him and the last decade and a half of refining fire motherhood, I’m hosting a bunch of giveaways on both Life as MOM and Good Cheap Eats. So, stay tuned and be sure […]

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Eat Real Food: 10 Easy No-Cook Suppers

No cook real food

Try one of these easy, no cook suppers for quick summer fare.   — You don’t have to cook every night. Just eat real food. – Chef Thierry Rautureau, as quoted in The Kitchen Counter Cooking School As I mentioned awhile ago, reading Kathleen Flinn‘s book was a huge boost to my cooking experience. Its […]

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Meal Planning: June 10 – 16

Birthday season ends this week, but we’re going out with a bang — and some good eats, too! We’re in the throes of birthday season this week as we celebrate three out of four spring birthdays. On Monday we’re having a party for two. And on Tuesday we fete a third. I also celebrate my […]

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Grocery Geek: Summer is Here!

produce box june

Apples and oranges are a thing of the past. The produce box tells us what season it is: Summer! Our box has been bursting with cherries, apriums, nectarines, and plums these last few weeks, a sure sign that summer has arrived. Unlike summers of the past when we mostly ate things fresh, I’m trying to […]

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Quiznos Coupons = Good Cheap Eat

Sign up for coupons from Quiznos to get a Free Small Sub with purchase of any sub of equal or greater value and a large Fountain Drink.

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Jalapeno Chili

Fresh jalapenos give heat and flavor to this simple chili that comes together in 30 minutes or less. Remember this? I teased you with the picture a few days ago. We enjoyed it for dinner last week. It was actually one of stellar evenings where I didn’t really know what I was doing and this […]

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Year of the Staycation

Earlier this week on Life as MOM, I shared a round-up of family- and budget-friendly attractions if you live in San Diego or plan to visit sometime this year. Here on Good Cheap Eats I posted a culinary staycation of San Diego. (After all, you gotta eat!) Staycations are a great way to have your vacation […]

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A Culinary Staycation (or Vacation) in San Diego

daphne's gyro

Eat your way to happiness in San Diego. You know me. I love to eat. And eat to live. Not always in that order. But always with relish. (Not of the sweet pickle variety.) Sharing great meals is a big part of our family’s culture. Eating out is an adventure. And so is cooking together. […]

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Our June Meal Plan

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I can’t think of a time when I’ve been happier to welcome a new month. May was a blur. And I don’t feel very settled when time is racing like a chicken with its head cut off, with no place to go and nothing to show for it. So, I’m really excited to walk into […]

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