The Great Tuna Salad Debate

tuna salad

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. When I was growing up, tuna salad sandwiches were some of my favorites. My mom mixed up a delicious concoction to serve on wheat, rye or pita breads, usually […]

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Fancy Hamburger Buns (What’s On Your Plate?)

kaiser bun

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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Meyer Lemon Tea Muffins

Lemon Tea Muffins 2

My childhood home has a Meyer lemon tree growing in the backyard. It’s over 40 years old, and yet my dad is able to harvest hundreds of lemons from it every year — and share them with me. We love it! I lived a privileged life as a child in as much as I had […]

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Spring Meals & Unpredictable Weather (Meal Planning)

artichoke pizza slices

This past week has been filled with some meal planning fails, like forgetting to thaw the turkey in time for Easter. And some meal planning triumphs, like the rocking dinner we had on Friday night with an Artichoke-Sundried Tomato Pizza. Yes, ma’am, that was good. Some times the plan works, and sometimes I fail to […]

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Looking for an Easy Easter Fix?

Fruit Salad

Are you a little late in the game when it comes to Easter meal planning? No worries, I got ya covered. Pop over to Food Your Way where I’m sharing a make ahead menu. From the post, If you’re just now thinking about Sunday’s meal plan, don’t despair. Breakfast to the rescue! Well, brunch, actually. […]

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Easy Garlic Green Beans

easy garlic green beans

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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3 Easter Dinner Menus to Inspire You

I love menu planning, especially for a special occasion, like Easter. It’s enjoyable to me to think about how to vary textures, flavors, and colors. Sometimes I can get carried away, though. Just ask my husband. He’s been known to claim widowhood for the days leading up to a big event. But, I’m getting better. […]

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Meal Planning for Easter Week

grilled chicken dinner

I must confess I’ve been a meal planning fail of late. We’ve eaten far too much takeout because we’ve been so busy. I realize that there are seasons for this, but it’s time to get my house in order! So, this weekend I spent some time thinking about this week: our schedule, the groceries on […]

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Cilantro Couscous Salad

cilantro couscous

Salad season is upon us! While I love hearty stews and filling potato dishes, the approach of abundant sunshine and warmer weather makes me crave fresh vegetables and lighter fare. But, at the same time, I have five men in the family to feed, so I need to serve something with substance. The new season […]

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Rainbow Breakfast Rolls

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My family loves sweet breads for breakfast. They also love cereal, but seeing as they go through two boxes in a sitting, making my own sweet rolls and breads is a more economical option. They also love donuts. But, donuts make me feel guilty. Surely, homemade is better than the donut shop, right? I will […]

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