Vegetable Bolognese with Eggplant, Peppers, and Zucchini

Eggplant

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter. Our CSA adventure continues. Most of the items in our weekly produce box have been old standards: lettuce, avocados, tomatoes, apples, oranges, etc. One recent newcomer to our box […]

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Best Ever Scrambled Eggs

best ever scrambled eggs

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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Tooling Up My Kitchen with SwagBucks & Amazon Prime

kitchen tools

Years ago I spent a small fortune to outfit my kitchen. And then kids came. And debt happened. And kitchen accessories fell a lot lower on my list of priorities. In fact, I even hawked quite a few of my kitchen ware at garage sales over the years, in the hopes of paying off debt […]

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Zucchini Muffins with Streusel Top

Zucchini muffins

Prepping my own baking mixes to keep on hand is standard operating procedure around here. I’ve found that it helps me to bake more if half the work is done for me. I love the versatility of mixes because I can stir in all kinds of goodies, like zucchini. Your kids might not think they […]

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Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for Busy Nights

Grilled Cheese sandwich

On busy nights or crazy days, one of my go-to meals is the grilled cheese sandwich. Most of the family enjoys it. It’s filling on cold days or nights. And it’s by far a good cheap eat. I buy bread for about $1-2 a loaf and cheese for $2 a pound, making it a very […]

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Cottage Pie

cottagepie

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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Harvest Salad with Chicken, Apples & Cheddar

Harvest Salad

I love to eat salads. Salad is my go-to lunch. And as the season changes, so does my mood. It might be a traditional chicken salad. Or a fish taco salad. Or it might be like this one, a bed of greens with all sorts of good stuff on top. This salad holds all kinds […]

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Win a Little Joy from Philly

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With the holidays coming up, many of us are probably looking for some new recipes. A great resource is a new cookbook from Kraft, called, Spread a Little Joy. I recently had a chance to review the cookbook and I was really impressed with the gorgeous photography and delicious sounding recipes. This Roasted Sweet Potato […]

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Favorite Fall Cookbooks

feast soups

Cheese Soup with Zucchini, Broccoli, and Carrots This past week we have been inundated with rain — at least by San Diego standards. It’s really been a switch after the 107 degree heat wave we had previously. Ouch! Figures that I would make soup on the hottest day of the year! Needless to say, we […]

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What’s Your Favorite Breakfast?

petit dej word ridden

Photo Source: Word Ridden This past weekend I ventured down to the local French bakery and bought 4 baguettes. Yes, four. They are truly authentic French baguettes, similar to what we would have bought when I lived in France. And they only cost $1.50 — about what I paid 18 years ago in France! The […]

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