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Meal Planning: June 10 – 16

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. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here.Birthday season ends this week, […]

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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┬áposted 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

Jalapeno Chili sm

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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Grocery Geek: Survival Week

Trader Joe's

April was a great month for me personally. Life seemed to have a good rhythm and our days went smoothly. May is just a blur. And so, here we are with June, and I feel like we’ve had a weird start (grocery-wise) to the month. This past week was a bridge week between the months. […]

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Chef’s Salad with a Garlicky Anchovy Vinaigrette

chef's salad with garlicky anchovy vinaigrette

A typical chef’s salad boasts hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, and meat on a bed of dressed greens. This garlicky anchovy vinaigrette adds some punch to the melange. Said to have been created sometime in the 1930’s, the Chef’s Salad boasts a number of topppings: hard cooked eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, and meat, such as […]

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How to Make Simple Syrup

Quench Your Thirst - Drink Recipes from GoodCheapEats

Simple syrup is the ideal concoction to keep on hand in your refrigerator this summer┬áto sweeten cold drinks, like tea or coffee. Simple syrup is just that. A simple syrup of sugar and water. It’s basically that supersaturated solution that Mr. Glahn had us make in 11th grade chemistry. Only it’s good. And you can […]

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