California Girl’s Iced Sweet Tea

sweet tea

Ready to save some money and eat great meals? You will find everything you need to know here at Good Cheap Eats, from meal planning to savvy shopping to eating down the pantry. Join thousands of people who’ve decided to eat well, spend less, and enjoy time at the table a whole lot more. Become […]

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Deli Potato Salad

Deli Potato salad

Potato Salad is one of those summer dishes that is filling without heating you up. It goes great with grilled meats, sandwiches, and salad buffet meals. And, it’s a great after-anything kind of snack. Once upon a time, our local grocery store deli served the best potato salad. Tangy, but not too sweet. And hubs […]

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How’s Your Serve?

Brats Hot dogs

This week over at Food Your Way, I’m talking about the different ways to serve a meal. Family style, buffet, or plated? Which do you prefer? Hop on over to the post to review the pros and cons of each method as well as to tell us which you think is the “right” way.

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Blueberry Nutmeg Muffins

Blueberry Muffins 3

  Got blueberries? Then you’ll got a great breakfast treat in store. Since I’m building menus based on what I’ve already got in the freezer or cupboard, I decided that a little berrymaking was in order. I have a huge bag of frozen berries from Costco ready to be put to good work. We’ve made […]

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Pantry Challenge Check-in, Week 2

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This week I found myself getting into the groove of the pantry challenge. I baked more. I created a few new recipes, such as Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas as well as Pumpkin Scones (coming soon). I had some flops as well as some successes. And other than going without milk for a couple days, […]

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Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas

Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas 2

Doing a Pantry Challenge often gets my creative juices flowing. Since I have told myself to make due with what I have, I have to think creatively — or eat bland, boring meals. These enchiladas are the happy result of thinking creatively in the kitchen. Normally, I make enchiladas with cheese or shredded chicken or […]

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What’s On Your Plate in the Pantry Challenge?

pumpkin scones

This month I’ve challenged myself to make the most of what we already have. The challenge has only been in full force for about a week. That holiday weekend and the accompanying trip out of town kinda threw a wrench in my plans. And I do confess to stocking up on a few really good […]

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Win the Grill of Your Dreams

grilled pizza

We love to grill around here. Let me count the ways. Grilled Vegetable Kabobs Orange-Ginger Chicken Grilled Tri-tip Grilled Pizza Grilled Meatloaf Tandoori Chicken Fish Tacos Ok, you get the point, right? Summertime is the ideal time to cook out. But, alas, if you don’t have a good grill — or a bad grill for […]

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Pantry Challenge Check-in Week 1

canned goods pantry

It’s been about a week since I “officially” declared my pantry challenge. And of course, we went out of town for three days rather spontaneously, as soon as I said that. We woke up on Sunday morning and decided to head to the grandparents’ for the 4th. I was lucky to remember toothbrushes and clean […]

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Baking Your Own Bread (A Guest Post)

bread loaf

One of the beauties of a pantry challenge is that it compels you to try things that you might not normally try as well as make the most of what you have. I love this tutorial from Amanda which will help you produce a beautiful home baked loaf in no time. I’m really into baking bread and bread products. […]

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