Fish Taco Salad

Fish Taco Salad

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. Fish Tacos are a delicious dinner. Wanna know what to do with the leftovers? Make a Fish Taco Salad! This is a great lunch or a lighter dinner meal. […]

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Grill Recipes to Write Home About

Grilled Chicken and Potatoes

We love to serve grilled foods. All year round we can be found “firing up the barby” at our house. Even when we lived where weather truly happened, we would “cook out” whenever we could. We even tried in the middle of a snow storm. That doesn’t quite work. Some of our favorite grilling recipes […]

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Summer Vegetable Salad – What’s On Your Plate?

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Welcome to the latest feature on Good Cheap Eats! 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 […]

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Homemade Buttercream Frosting

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In my efforts to healthify our family’s diet, I have switched from buying canned frosting to making my own. I know, frosting is frosting. It’s still butter and sugar. But, at least butter + sugar is better than partially-hydrogenated-I-don’t-know-what’s-its. I’m amazed at how much better my cakes taste with homemade buttercream. My husband and teenage […]

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Vote For Us!

How many cows does it take to stage a photo shoot? Yes, me and my herd headed to the beach on Friday to capture our cowstumes on film. It was comical. Me, six children, and a camera on a tri-pod. And no one but the baby cried, I promise. We’re currently fourth in Chick-Fil-A’s cowstume […]

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Introducing… What’s On Your Plate?

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One of the struggles many a home cook faces is what kind of side dishes to match with the rest of the meal. Or how about wondering if anyone else’s enchilada casserole didn’t turn out quite like they expected? Did anybody else make “a run for the border” tonight when the propane tank ran out? […]

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Coconut Lime Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Coco-Choco Lime

Having mixes premade is such a happy thing for me. No measuring too early in the morning, no flour flying. And I especially love it that I can customize mixes. Since it’s so easy to prepare baked goods with a homemade mix, I feel a little added inspiration to get creative. These muffins are a […]

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Goat Cheese – Pesto Pizza with Fresh Vegetables

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I love experimenting with recipes. I have several “basic recipes” that can be tweaked to suit the mood or the ingredients I have on hand. Mix and Match Muffins is one example. There’s no end to the different combinations you can create in a muffin, particularly if you have a bag of the dry mix […]

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Make Your Own Baking Mixes

I love to bake and I know that baking from scratch is usually the most frugal option. But, I confess, I am often lazy and just don’t want to haul out flour and leavening and measuring cups. Duncan Hines could come to my rescue, but there is a better, healthier, less expensive way. Mixes save […]

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Grilled Shrimp or Fish Tacos

Shrimp-Tacos

I was never in love with fish tacos until we moved to San Diego. One random Saturday afternoon we wandered into a little taco stand in La Jolla. A lot of La Jolla is upscale and ritzy. To be honest I often feel quite out of place. It’s very reminiscent of Beverly Hills. This taco […]

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