The Pantry Challenge is On!

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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. Last January, I kicked off my grocery budget with a pantry challenge. I challenged myself to reduce our grocery expenses by $200 during that first month of the year. […]

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Mushrooms Stuffed with Mustard Greens & Bacon

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Let’s get a few things straight. I did not grow up eating “greens.” My parents are from the Mid-West. Iceberg lettuce was as green as it got. Due to the aforementioned heritage, I never ate “greens” on New Year’s. Luck or no luck, that particular dish never crossed my path. I never planned on writing […]

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3 Quick Dips for New Year’s Eve

Onion Dip

Today I’m going to be bustling in my kitchen, creating a mocktail party for hubs and our six kids. I imagine that finger foods and appetizers are on a lot of people’s menus today. Looking for something quick, delicious, and budget friendly? Try these on for size. No msg, completely from scratch, and so yummy! […]

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Top Good Cheap Eats of 2010

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Thanks for checking in here at Good Cheap Eats! It’s been a fun ride this past year — a pantry challenge, building a frugal pantry together, seeing what’s on our plates, and now writing a cookbook. Whoo hoo! Thanks for coming along with me! I look forward to more great times next year as we […]

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Chicken Gumbo Soup & What’s On Your Plate

Chicken Gumbo

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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Ham in the Crockpot & What to Do with the Leftovers

Christmas Ham

A ham is one of my favorite things to serve at Christmas. I usually only serve it if I can buy one for less than a dollar a pound. This year I found one at Fresh & Easy for $0.77 a pound, making it a very economical Holiday dish. I like to cook a ham, […]

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Freezer Meals on Vacation (What’s On Your Plate?)

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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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Simply Sprinkled Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Sugar Cookies

When I was first creating my 12 Days of Cookies list, I put gingerbread on the list. Not because I particularly like gingerbread, but because my kids do. If you read my other blog, you know about the beautiful Gingerbread Buffalo that resulted from that endeavor. So, I decided to just make a different kind […]

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Peppermint Brownie Bites

Peppermint Brownie Bites

One of the attractions of a variety of Christmas Cookies is that you don’t have to lock yourself into one particular flavor. You can vary the tastes and textures, so that you never get bored. As if one could get bored of cookies, but still…. Last in our Cookie Lineup are the Peppermint Brownie Bites. […]

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Create a Party Pantry

Water and Lime

One of my favorite festive beverages is a Pellegrino and lime. Granted the mineral water has a distinct taste that some people don’t like, but when served over crushed ice with fresh lime wedges, it’s a very festive and frugal drink to offer your guests at the holiday time. And one of the beauties of […]

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