Meal Planning When You’re Writing a Cookbook

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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The Great Tuna Salad Debate

tuna salad

When I was growing up, tuna salad sandwiches were some of my favorites. My mom mixed up a delicious concoction to serve on wheat, rye or pita breads, usually topped with alfalfa sprouts. Yes, I was mocked ridiculously in the lunch room, but I didn’t care. I loved it. However, I’ve found that some do […]

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Fancy Hamburger Buns (What’s On Your Plate?)

kaiser bun

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! 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 ingredient? Find the […]

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Meyer Lemon Tea Muffins

Lemon Tea Muffins 2

My childhood home has a Meyer lemon tree growing in the backyard. It’s over 40 years old, and yet my dad is able to harvest hundreds of lemons from it every year — and share them with me. We love it! I lived a privileged life as a child in as much as I had […]

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Spring Meals & Unpredictable Weather (Meal Planning)

artichoke pizza slices

This past week has been filled with some meal planning fails, like forgetting to thaw the turkey in time for Easter. And some meal planning triumphs, like the rocking dinner we had on Friday night with an Artichoke-Sundried Tomato Pizza. Yes, ma’am, that was good. Some times the plan works, and sometimes I fail to […]

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Looking for an Easy Easter Fix?

Fruit Salad

Are you a little late in the game when it comes to Easter meal planning? No worries, I got ya covered. Pop over to Food Your Way where I’m sharing a make ahead menu. From the post, If you’re just now thinking about Sunday’s meal plan, don’t despair. Breakfast to the rescue! Well, brunch, actually. […]

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Easy Garlic Green Beans

easy garlic green beans

Green beans are such an easy side dish! I keep a bag in the freezer for this quick fix dinner dish. I love meals that are quick and delicious. Who doesn’t, really? But, I seek these out. I search high and low for recipes that can come together in a snap. I lie awake at […]

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3 Easter Dinner Menus to Inspire You

I love menu planning, especially for a special occasion, like Easter. It’s enjoyable to me to think about how to vary textures, flavors, and colors. Sometimes I can get carried away, though. Just ask my husband. He’s been known to claim widowhood for the days leading up to a big event. But, I’m getting better. […]

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Meal Planning for Easter Week

grilled chicken dinner

I must confess I’ve been a meal planning fail of late. We’ve eaten far too much takeout because we’ve been so busy. I realize that there are seasons for this, but it’s time to get my house in order! So, this weekend I spent some time thinking about this week: our schedule, the groceries on […]

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Cilantro Couscous Salad

cilantro couscous

Salad season is upon us! While I love hearty stews and filling potato dishes, the approach of abundant sunshine and warmer weather makes me crave fresh vegetables and lighter fare. But, at the same time, I have five men in the family to feed, so I need to serve something with substance. The new season […]

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