A Mexican Buffet is a Quick Dinner

Slow Cooker Chicken Street Tacos | Good Cheap Eats

Thanks for checking out Good Cheap Eats. You’ll find all kinds of solutions to your budget cooking woes.No need to wait in line at the local taco joint! Serve a Mexican Buffet, for supper for a quick and easy dinner idea that everyone will love.  I’m a (southern) California girl, born and bred. This means […]

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Easy Chicken and Green Beans

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Make this Easy Chicken and Green Beans skillet tonight for a quick, delicious meal that everyone will love. Want a quick dinner? Well, this recipe is one that my kids gobble down almost as fast as I can make it. I rely on  those fancy Trader Joe’s chicken tenders from the freezer section. No need […]

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Quick Dinner Ideas: A Series


Quick dinner ideas are life-savers! Not only do they help us make dinner quickly, but they also help us save money and help us eat more healthfully. Let’s say no to take-out this month. Don’t you just love tradition? I mean, Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas morning, and eating whatever you want on your birthday, and making […]

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Slab Apple Pie

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You may not know this, but for years I’ve posted some of our family’s favorite recipes over on Life as Mom. Since I also post recipes here, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of them. This one? This one you need to know about. This pie is what I call the Lazy Woman’s Pie. You […]

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Sausage Vegetable Frittata

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Enjoy an easy, make-ahead egg dish full of flavor. This Sausage Vegetable Frittata is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Next month my brother is getting married. Though he and his fiancee live in Santa Clarita, they’re holding their wedding in Carlsbad, not too far from where we live. He went to college here, and […]

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Frugal Foodie Wins and Losses

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Did you save money on groceries this week? Tell us your Frugal Foodie Wins and Losses. Well, I’m sad to say, I didn’t do much in the way of Frugal Foodie-ism this week. It was a busy, but homebound week for the most part. It’s Friday, and I’m hot and tired. Summer, please go away! […]

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Jace’s Breakfast Burritos

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Wake your people up with the aroma of carne asada grilling. Jace’s Breakfast Burritos will make everyone’s weekend! My youngest brother is named Jace. I was almost 14 when he was born, so we lived very different childhoods. He’s closer in age to my kids than I am to him. Both my brothers went to college […]

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Sausage Potato Soup

Sausage and Potato Soup | Good Cheap Eats

Cozy up with a bowl of this Sausage Potato Soup. Chock full of potatoes and other vegetables and a spicy Italian Sausage, this soup is delicious comfort food. Last week we had a rainy day — and it was so exciting. That’s what years of drought will do for you. You go outside in your pajamas […]

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Crockpot Chili Mac Recipe

Crockpot Chili Mac Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

This simple Chili Mac Recipe is very make-ahead and super good. It’s good old fashioned comfort food that gives you the night off cooking with delicious results. I love the ease that comes with cooking in the Crockpot (aka Crock-pot, aka slow cooker). It cooks and keeps food warm for you while you do other […]

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Frugal Foodie Adventures

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Ready to talk turkey? How are YOU saving money on food costs? Here are my Frugal Foodie Adventures: I feel like the week just passed before my eyes. The weather was cooler; we even had rain. I wasn’t melting in a puddle all week long, which was a welcome change. I also was a major […]

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