Creating Beautiful Baked Goods

Beautiful Breads

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter.Home baking can be simple, beautiful, and easy on the budget. It’s a great way to bring an artisan feel to a frugal table. Artisan bakery goods are certainly tempting […]

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Soup is Good Food

Soup Is Good Food - Soup Recipes from Good Cheap Eats

Soup is oftentimes an economical and easy choice for dinner. Try one of these delicious recipes. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on […]

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Today’s the Day!

Get the Book - You can eat well on any budget. Grab a copy of my new book, Good Cheap Eats.

You can eat well on any budget. Grab a copy of my new book, Good Cheap Eats. Today’s the day! My third cookbook is officially published. If you preordered Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less, THANK YOU! I hope you’ve already got it in your hot little hands. I […]

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Avocado Salsa Sandwich

Avocado Salsa Sandwich - Layer buttery avocado with salsa ingredients on toasted bread for a sandwich that

Layer buttery avocado with salsa ingredients on toasted bread for a sandwich that’s light, yet packed with flavor. It’s perfect for Meatless Monday. Years ago in France I had lunch at my friends Julie and Jean-Phillipe’s home. Julie served a halved avocado filled with vinaigrette for the first course. Yum! I thought, but I felt […]

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A 2-Week Meal Plan

Caesar Salad

I’m taking the easy road. I’ve written a two-week meal plan, using only one cookbook. I plan to let my family do the cooking. I am in my crazy season. This happens every September. Everything is hunky-dory through August and then after Labor Day, I feel like I’ve been hit by a Mac truck. There’s […]

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Coconut Crunch Pie

Coconut Crunch Pie - Mix up these quick and easy coconut pie. It only takes about fifteen minutes. You will wow your guests!

Mix up this quick and easy coconut pie. It only takes about fifteen minutes. You will wow your guests! I love to create recipes that surprise people. Typically it happens when they have some preconceived notion about how something’s supposed to taste, probably based on past experience. They don’t like what they had, and they […]

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Saving Cilantro

Don’t let fresh cilantro go to waste due to improper storage. Here’s how to save it. When you’ve got a serious salsa craving, there’s nothing worse than reaching into the fridge for the cilantro and finding a brown, gummy mass of something that once bore the name of that wonderful culinary herb. Cilantro, an ingredient […]

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I Love My Good Cheap Eats. Don’t You?

grocery bags 2

Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.  I have had so much fun dreaming up the bonus features to go along with my new cookbook, Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less. First there was the weeklong meal plan; […]

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Quick & Easy Side Dishes (or Meatless Main Dishes)

Quick and Easy Side Dishes - Want to pair some tasty side dishes with your main? Check out these quick and easy side dishes that fit the budget and please the palate.

Want to pair some tasty side dishes with your main? Check out these quick and easy side dishes that fit the budget and please the palate. One of the most frequent questions I receive revolves around side dishes. Folks are often confused about what to pair with their main dishes or find themselves in a […]

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Shrimp on the Barbie

Shrimp on the Barbie - Ready for something awesome to come off the grill? This easy and quick grilled shrimp would be that dish.

Ready for something awesome to come off the grill? This easy and quick grilled shrimp would be that dish. I’m sorry, but I did grow up in the era of Crocodile Dundee. I really can’t think or talk about shrimp without hearing Paul Hogan’s voice yapping about a barbecue. What can I say? I’m a […]

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