Spring Meals & Unpredictable Weather (Meal Planning)

artichoke pizza slices

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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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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Rainbow Breakfast Rolls

rainbow rolls 5

My family loves sweet breads for breakfast. They also love cereal, but seeing as they go through two boxes in a sitting, making my own sweet rolls and breads is a more economical option. They also love donuts. But, donuts make me feel guilty. Surely, homemade is better than the donut shop, right? I will […]

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Simplified Salsa


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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Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Lemon Roasted potatoes 2

Red potatoes are a delicious side dish to accompany your spring meals, particularly Easter Dinner. They are small, easy to find, and somehow seem easier to prepare since you don’t need to peel them completely, nor even cut them, depending on how small you find them. I recently bought a ten-pound bag for about five […]

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Hot Cross Buns with a California Flair

Hot Cross Buns

I’ve never been to England. France, yes. But, during my year in Europe, I never hopped the channel to visit Great Britain. I love British Literature, though. I’ve devoured books by JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis, PG Wodehouse, JK Rowling, and a host of other Brits with initials for first names. Maybe I should start going […]

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