Easy Breakfasts for Holidays

Whole Grain Cinnamon Rolls

Thanks for checking out Good Cheap Eats. You’ll find all kinds of solutions to your budget cooking woes.There’s this odd catch-22 about holidays. Generally speaking, we want to eat good food and enjoy good company. We also want to do some special cooking. But, it seems that means we’re always cooking — or dining out, […]

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This is the Week to Stock Up

Thanksgiving Ads

If you saw anything in your grocery ads last Wednesday that caught your eye, you need to get yourself to the store this week. Experience tells me that if you go to the grocery store on Friday (when everyone else is mobbing the Black Friday Sales), you will not only find a deserted shop, but […]

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Meal Planning: Thanksgiving Week

Slow cooker pot roast

We’re coming off the heels of a week of sickness. I’m guessing that we won’t get a ton accomplished in the next week, other than eating and recuperating. I’m good with that. Last week, the meal plan stayed fairly true to its roots, with a few switcheroos here and there. I really like the Buffet […]

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Grocery Geek: Angst Diagnosed


I discovered the source of my grocery angst this week when the grocery sales flyers came out. The sales are good, to be sure. This week. (I’m not sure why the stores held out so long, but they did.) However, since I’ve adopted some new food philosophies, I still felt a little let-down. Many of […]

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How to Cook a Turkey

roast turkey

This post is for my kid sister. She moved away from our home state a few months ago and now resides in the historic village of Williamsburg, Virginia. This is also her first time making a turkey. Really? How can that be so? Anyway, I was planning to write this post and then abandoned the […]

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A Fall Meal Plan

chocolate chip pumpkin pie

I’m not quite ready to kiss the Fall goodbye. (Even though I love Christmas.) We tend to hurry things along too, fast, don’t we? Head on over to Food Your Way where I’m sharing an autumn themed meal plan to help you enjoy these lingering days.

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Thanksgiving Menu Ideas (What’s On Your Plate?)

Turkey Treats 2

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week? The year is just flashing by. I’m trying to approach the holiday season with a calm heart and a clear mind. Read: I am trying to celebrate a Simpler Season. As such, our menu for Turkey Day is going to be pretty simple as well. I tend […]

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How to Juice a Pomegranate (Operation Pomegranate Jelly 1.2)

pomegranate and knife

So, my adventure with pomegranates continues. Regulars around here will know that I’ve had a little pomegranate obsession, mixing up batches of pomegranate jelly, both from bottled juice and from fresh pomegranates. Little did I know when I bought 10 pounds of “cosmetically challenged” pomegranates, that they would be adding them to our produce box. […]

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This Spud’s for You (Potato Recipes)

Potatoes are one of the most lovely side dishes I can think of. In fact, sometimes they’re so lovely, I could just eat potoatoes and a salad and call it a meal. My mother-in-law and I would often go to a nice restaurant and do just that: order a baked potato and a trip through […]

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Meal Planning for the Week of Nov 13

Turkey Dinner

Cilantro Shrimp Pasta It’s a good thing I made a meal plan for the month. It’s been a rough month and it’s not even half over. That time change has not been kind to me. The meal plan itself has had all kinds of mixing up. Life has happened — and grocery prices have not […]

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