Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Spaghetti Squash The Cheapskate Cook (2)

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.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 […]

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What Strange Foods Do YOU Love?

sauerkraut

As a child I liked foods that my classmates would have thought bizarre. I loved mushrooms on my pizza. My mom served us alfalfa sprouts on sandwiches. And my siblings and I practically drooled over Sauerkraut and Pork Strips. Sauerkraut is not the most photogenic. But, we love it around here. Well, actually, 6/8ths of […]

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Giveaway Winners – Finally!

I’m a little remiss in sharing giveaway winners from the Philly Cream Cheese giveaway from a few weeks ago. Congratulations to ast0812@ gilliancarman@ crystalhankey@ Please send me your mailing address within 48 hours to claim your prize. Thanks!

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Salade Composee & What’s On Your Plate

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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Baked Potato Homefries

homefries leftovers 2

One of the best ways to save money on food is not to waste it! When you read the statistics of how much food Americans throw away each year, the number is staggering. And while I am not a proponent of dumpster diving for food, I do think we should be proactive in not letting […]

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Mediterranean Steak Salad

Steak and Chick Pea Salad

You know me, I love a good salad. And this one was a winner with grilled beef, dark leafy greens, whole grain couscous, onions, tomatoes, and garbanzo beans, drizzled with a yogurt-dill dressing? Yum! Taste wise, this was fantastic. But, work wise, it was even better. The beef works well as a freezer meal component. […]

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Use Flax Seed Meal to Bake Without Eggs

flax replacement

A month or so ago, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with allergies to peanuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, and egg whites. Since then, nuts have been completely eliminated for her — and our — diets. It’s just easier that way. Egg whites, on the other hand, is a more complicated food allergy to deal with. Interestingly […]

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Vegetable Bolognese with Eggplant, Peppers, and Zucchini

Eggplant

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 was the eggplant. I’d cooked eggplant before, but it had been years. And most of my kids certainly had never tasted it. I knew it wasn’t […]

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Best Ever Scrambled Eggs

best ever scrambled eggs

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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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