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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. 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 […]

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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

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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


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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Cranberry Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

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I love a recipe that you can customize with all sorts of different flavors. And these Farm-style Oatmeal Cookies are that kind of recipe. Today I filled them with anti-oxidants in adding dried blueberries, dried cranberries, and dark chocolate chips. Make them Red, White, and Blue by subbing in white chocolate for the dark. Bake […]

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Well, Whaddya Think?


Well, what do you think? How do you like the new makeover at Good Cheap Eats? Years ago I originally started blogging on Blogger, but over time realized that WordPress was a much better platform for the things that I wanted to do. Joy@fivejsdesign transferred LifeasMOM back in January, and I loved it. So, I’ve […]

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Easy Cheese Pizza with Homemade Pizza Sauce

Pizza Night is a Highlight of Our Week Usually I spend late Friday afternoons assembling the makings of homemade pizza which I bake in the oven. We enjoy it with Ranch dressing and veggies or a ChiChi’s Italian Salad. Then after kitchen clean-up (or not), we watch a movie and enter into the weekend. When […]

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Nectarine – Peach Shortcakes with Butter Pecan Ice Cream

As you know I am a HUGE fan of buying in-season produce. The quality is the highest and the price is the lowest at that time. Talk about good and cheap eats! Some fresh produce is easier for us to enjoy than others. Strawberries don’t last long in our house. Either we eat them fresh […]

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