Ginger Syrup Recipe

Ginger Syrup Recipe Good Cheap Eats PIN

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here.Do you enjoy homemade sodas, […]

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Double Berry Muffins with Ricotta Cheese

Double Berry Muffins Good Cheap Eats PIN

Wake up to these delightful Double Berry Muffins, made light and fluffy with the rich addition of ricotta cheese. You’ll start the day with a smile on your face. Years ago in a break between college and graduate school, I took a job working in a bakery and restaurant. It was during the Muffin Heyday. […]

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Grocery Geek: June Totals

Traders GG end June

Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap. Whew. The month is over. June feels like it was so busy and full, and yet it was summer vacation. I guess that makes it official: I’m an adult! I had fewer responsibilities this month since there […]

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Greek Orzo Salad

Greek Orzo Salad PIN

Dotted with sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, marinated artichoke hearts, and tangy feta, this delicious Greek Orzo Salad comes together quickly with a handful of ingredients. Grilling season is in full swing around here which means we cook some hearty proteins on the grill and supplement with yummy salads on the side. This past week, I […]

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Picnic Sandwich Recipe

PIcnic Sandwich GCE

Enjoy eating in the great outdoors with this easy, make-ahead picnic sandwich. Meatless and packed with lots of fresh veggies, it’ll do your summer good. This summer has turned me a little nostalgic for old favorite recipes. I dig out old notebooks, marveling at my twenty-something handwriting as well as remembering my naivete at that […]

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Whole 30 Recipes for Summer

Whole 30 Recipes for Summer Good Cheap Eats

Need inspiration for your Whole 30 experience or just healthier eating in general? Try these Whole 30 recipes that are perfect for summer. I like pretty much all kinds of foods. I don’t eat exclusively paleo. I don’t have any food sensitivities. And while I do a Whole 30 every so often, it’s not the only […]

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Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted Red Peppers Good Cheap Eats PIN

Roasted Red Peppers are superb summertime fare. They go great on salads, in sandwiches, and atop baguette with oil and herbs. This month I’ve been spending a lot of time reading. Our homeschool schedule has downshifted to the kids doing some math and reading independently which means my time has freed up dramatically. Since there’s […]

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Red Potato Salad with Whole Grain Mustard

Whole Grain Mustard Potato Salad Good Cheap Eats

Looking for good old fashioned comfort food in the middle of summer? Serve up this Red Potato Salad with Whole Grain Mustard at your next BBQ. It is full of flavor and oh so comforting. Potatoes just may be one of my favorite foods. I can’t think of a time when they aren’t appealing. I […]

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Grocery Shopping with Kids at ALDI

Grocery Shopping with Kids at ALDI (6)

Grocery shopping with kids can be a tricky affair, but after 19 years of parenting, I realize its value: in spending time together, learning about commerce, and teaching them the value of a dollar. I’m pleased to be partnering with ALDI for this post. I’ve been compensated for my time, but all opinions are my […]

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Don’t Miss: A Month of Meals Salad’s On!


Take a load off this summer with simple salad meals. Better yet, let me do your meal planning for you with A Month of Meals: Salad’s On! Summer is the perfect time to enjoy delicious salads piled with protein, flavor, and texture. Salads are easily made-ahead and can travel well — provided you keep the […]

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