Make Your Own Baking Mixes

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email. I love to bake and I know that baking from scratch is usually the most frugal option. But, I confess, I am often lazy and just don’t want to haul out flour and leavening and measuring […]

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Grilled Shrimp or Fish Tacos

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I was never in love with fish tacos until we moved to San Diego. One random Saturday afternoon we wandered into a little taco stand in La Jolla. A lot of La Jolla is upscale and ritzy. To be honest I often feel quite out of place. It’s very reminiscent of Beverly Hills. This taco […]

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Cranberry Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

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I love a recipe that you can customize with all sorts of different flavors. And these Farm-style Oatmeal Cookies are that kind of recipe. Today I filled them with anti-oxidants in adding dried blueberries, dried cranberries, and dark chocolate chips. Make them Red, White, and Blue by subbing in white chocolate for the dark. Bake […]

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Well, Whaddya Think?

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Well, what do you think? How do you like the new makeover at Good Cheap Eats? Years ago I originally started blogging on Blogger, but over time realized that WordPress was a much better platform for the things that I wanted to do. Joy@fivejsdesign transferred LifeasMOM back in January, and I loved it. So, I’ve […]

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Easy Cheese Pizza with Homemade Pizza Sauce

Pizza Night is a Highlight of Our Week Usually I spend late Friday afternoons assembling the makings of homemade pizza which I bake in the oven. We enjoy it with Ranch dressing and veggies or a ChiChi’s Italian Salad. Then after kitchen clean-up (or not), we watch a movie and enter into the weekend. When […]

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Nectarine – Peach Shortcakes with Butter Pecan Ice Cream

As you know I am a HUGE fan of buying in-season produce. The quality is the highest and the price is the lowest at that time. Talk about good and cheap eats! Some fresh produce is easier for us to enjoy than others. Strawberries don’t last long in our house. Either we eat them fresh […]

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The Basics to Making a Great Salad

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved salads. I don’t mean like. I mean love, as in looooooooove. Yeah, my husband thinks its kinda weird. As did my college roommate. But, most days I would rather have a salad than anything else. It feels healthy even when I glob on tons of ranch dressing […]

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Foodie Fave Five

Ready to expand your culinary blogosphere? Kate from Cooking During Stolen Moments is featuring a number of food bloggers in her new series, Foodie Fave Five. Today, I’m the featured blogger. {blush} Pop over and check out five of our favorite, freezer-friendly foods. Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to […]

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How to Cut a Pineapple

Summertime just calls for you to enjoy fresh fruit. With the exception of apples, pears, and citrus, summer is the peak season for many, if not most, fruits. And fresh is so much better than canned – particularly if you know how to prepare it. One of our favorite fresh fruits is pineapple. Lately, I’ve […]

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Celebrate Summer with A Day Full of Giveaways

Today is the first day of summer — the longest day of the year. Pop over to LifeasMOM and check out all the fun you could win. Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email.

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