Butternut Squash Brownies

Squash Brownie with milk sm

Thanks for checking out Good Cheap Eats. You’ll find all kinds of solutions to your budget cooking woes. As you know I’ve been in possession of a wealth of butternut squash. I started with four: Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Big Brother Bear, and Baby Bear. Today all that is left is Baby Bear. We made […]

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Slow Cooking & Kitchen Efficiency

Yesterday we talked about ways to be more efficient in the kitchen. Efficiency, I clarified, as being tasty and nutritious results without a lot of waste. One of the ways that I save time in the kitchen is by using the slow cooker. Pot Roast in the Slow Cooker One of the things that I […]

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5 Secrets of an Efficient Kitchen

veggie patty and salad

An efficient kitchen is one that brings about tasty, nutritious results without a lot of waste. I love to cook. I love to eat. And I love to spend time with my family. Sometimes these all converge into a happy cacophony of lipsmacks and laughter. And sometimes, not. As a result, I’m on a mission to […]

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Meal Plan, February 5 – 11

Meal planning can be a great way to get a head start on the week. It helps you shop and chop accordingly. Easy Garlic Breadsticks Today’s the day, folks – Super Bowl. Got your game (meal) plan ready? I’m taking the easy route today with my Super Bowl menu and the even easier route this […]

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Grocery Geek: The Freezer Cooking Edition

costco freezer

Shopping for a large freezer cooking day can seem cumbersome. But the payoff comes for the days and weeks following when the shopping is done and the meal is already prepared. This week I embarked on a “feed-the-freezer” frenzy. After completely emptying it with the pantry challenge — and cooking a lot in said challenge […]

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Recipes for a Super Bowl (Recipe: Easy Garlic Breadsticks)

Easy Bread Sticks

A Super Bowl feast should be easy and simple so you can enjoy the game and good eats. My husband and eldest son are big football fans. Not so big that we kept extra cable channels, but big enough that we’ve cleared the schedule for the day so that they can watch the Big Game […]

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Those Snickerdoodle Bars


Snickerdoodle bars are easy to make and taste just as good as the traditional balls rolled in sugar. A few weeks ago I shared a recipe for a Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake that our family loves and has enjoyed on many occasions. Unfortunately, when I first published the post I was unaware of not one, but […]

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What to Make with Beef

Whether you’re in the midst of a pantry challenge, have purchased a side of beef or want to stock up on certain cuts of beef when it’s on sale, having a repertoire of go-to recipes is essential to making the most of great deals and good food. Salsa Verde Beef I could probably do pretty well as […]

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Pantry Challenge Finale

snickerdoodles in bar form

Shopping your kitchen can save you money and be a great way to rotate the ingredients you keep on hand. Stick a fork in me; I’m done! Oh yes, I did my four weeks of pantry challenge. And it was good. I cleaned out the freezer and thawed that baby out. I worked through our […]

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Monthly Meal Plan for February

Cheese Pizza

Cooking ahead, shopping the sales, and meal planning all work together for easier meals and calmer evenings. Going into February the boys and I are doing a big freezer cooking day this week. I figure this is a great way to teach the older ones some kitchen skills, fill the freezer, and do our meal […]

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