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5 Ways to Enjoy Apple Season

Slab Apple Pie

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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Have An At-Home Pizza Night

ChiChi's Pizza

Growing up, my family didn’t eat out very often. If we did, we were usually celebrating someone’s birthday at ChiChi’s Pizza. Our order was always the same: large antipasto salad and a pepperoni and mushroom pizza “cut the old fashioned way.” We loved that pizza. Hubs learned early on that he had to like ChiChi’s Pizza if he […]

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Simple Dill Potatoes

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Some of my favorite recipes are virtually non-recipes. Just a little bit of this, a little bit of that, throw it in the oven until it looks right. Eat and enjoy. Yes, I know. Not all of us are comfortable cooking intuitively. But, really I don’t think that you can hurt this recipe. Truly. And […]

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Roasted Vegetable Soup with Fresh Oregano

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Roasting vegetables in the oven caramelizes their flavors. Blend them into soup with fresh herbs and you’ve got a lovely meal. Years ago when my husband and I were visiting friends in France, they had to step out for a few hours, promising to be home for dinner. We encountered a little culture clash when […]

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Creamed Sorrel and Spinach

Fish and Sorrel Plate

I did not grow up eating greens. And if my son hadn’t gone all “wild edible foliage” on me, I might never have considered cooking green leafy vegetables. But, here we are. Last year we tried chard and mustard greens. This week? Sorrel. There was a large bunch of sorrel in our produce box and […]

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Finding Good Cheap Eats: The Beginning

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Food and good eats has always been a big part of my family’s culture. As children, my sisters and I loved to mess in the kitchen, real or pretend. We still do. Preparing great meals was and is a way to fill our tummies as well as a way to come together in community. The same […]

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Potato Nachos

Potato Nachos

We love southwest flavors at our house. In fact, we probably eat more Mexican style food than any other flavor profile. Not everything is “authentic,” but typically it’s delicious. Homemade pico de gallo is a staple in our fridge. Necessity is the mother of invention, particularly when it comes to dinnertime. Recently I found myself […]

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Fresh Basil and Garlic Chive Lasagne

Fresh Chive and Basil Lasagne

This delicious make ahead beef lasagne is flavored with fresh basil and garlic chives. It comes together easily and is freezer-friendly.

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A Review of Abundant Harvest Organics

Abundant Harvest Organics week 1

Last year, I tried out a local CSA, or community supported agriculture, membership. We did it for about a month. At the end we concluded that it wasn’t the right fit for us. We found that there were a lot of vegetables we didn’t normally use and that the price was a little steep for […]

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Potatoes Alfredo — LifeasMOM.com

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Ultimate Recipe Swap is going on over at my other blog, LifeasMOM. This week we’re sharing favorite side dishes. My contribution? Potatoes Alfredo. All the goodness of alfredo sauce married with yukon golds. Delish! Come join the party!

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