5 Great Food Gifts for Him

wedding supper

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. This past weekend hubs and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. Seventeen years?! It’s been a good ride, and I’ve learned a ton along the way about how to […]

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Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo wings are a wonderful party snack, but there isn’t a whole lot of substance to them. As good as they are, they do not make a meal. Really. They don’t. I’ve taken it upon myself to take good flavors and put them to meal type uses. My favorite canvas? Pizza or salad. In light […]

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Win 6 Months of FREE Black Silk Coffee – CLOSED

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We’re coffee snobs around here. I fully admit it. Hubs regularly drinks a large cup of joe every morning before heading off to work. And having a great cup of coffee is a helpful way for him to start his day. Since we became debt free and got a little more breathing room in our […]

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Pizza Nova – San Diego (What’s On Your Plate?)

pizza nova

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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My Dream Dinner

table setting

photo source The FishFam Trifecta approaches. Mother’s Day, our anniversary, and my birthday all fall within a 19 day period. My poor husband. Over the years, I’ve tried to have realistic expectations. Three ginormous celebrations are more than he, our budget, or even I could bear. But, I know that we will have at least […]

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Carnitas Tostadas

cinco de mayo giveaway

Earlier this week I shared with you some of our favorite Mexican food recipes. And even though I created a meal plan on Sunday, I decided to veer from it a little tonight, in part thanks to this collection of samples from ConAgra. The fact that the avocados at the store were beautiful and plentiful […]

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Pan Bagnat

Pan Bagnat

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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Nakano Splash Madness Sweepstakes

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Summer Rolls Nakano Vinegar is a staple at my house. It’s been my favorite brand since I got married. Since Asian Chicken Salad and Summer Rolls are some of our favorite warm weather treats, I try to make them as often as I can during nice weather days. That means that we go through a […]

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Good & Cheap Eats for Cinco de Mayo

salsa verde beef

Carnitas Soft Tacos May is one of my very favorite months of the year. My birthday + My anniversary + Mother’s Day = the trifecta that plagues my husband, poor man. But, besides the presents and celebrations galore, May signals the end of the school year approaching, the arrival of warmer weather, and of course, […]

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Meal Planning When You’re Writing a Cookbook

There’s a distinct irony in the fact that I’m currently in the throes of writing a cookbook, preparing mountains of food, and feeding my family more take-out than usual. I chalk it up to the need for focus. On days when I’m testing and retesting recipes, we eat like kings. On days when I’m writing, we […]

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