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!

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.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 […]

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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?

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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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Meal Planning for the Dog Days of Summer

Meal Planning for the Dog Days of Summer - Hot weather meal planning calls for different strategies than other times in the year. Here are some techniques to help you keep your cool in the kitchen.

Hot weather meal planning calls for different strategies than other times in the year. Here are some techniques to help you keep your cool in the kitchen. My friend Andrea, also a native Southern California girl, worded it perfectly this week: Now’s about the time things really start to heat up in Southern California, and […]

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Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Custom-mixed spices are an economical and tasty way to add flavor and texture to grilled meats. Try this grilled pork tenderloin. Over the last few weeks since hubby and I have been “watching what we eat,” our meals have become simpler. With a hearty protein at the center and lots of fruits and veg all […]

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Grocery Geek Q&A: Reducing Grocery Spending

Reducing Grocery Spending - Grocery budgets are tight. How can you trim the bill?

Grocery budgets are tight. How can you trim the bill? Sarah wrote in with the following dilemma: I currently live in a four person household (five if you count my dog). I am the only female, I live with three males, my husband and two sons (age 8 and 11). I have currently whittled my […]

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Wines to Pair with Good Cheap Eats

Bonus Feature #3 - Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.

Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.  Blogging has been such a wonderful experience for me. I’ve met so many great people over the years, yourself included. One of those sweet people is my friend Amy. We met at a blogging conference almost […]

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5 Quick & Easy Meals to Freeze

Quick & Easy Meals to Freeze - Save money and eat better with these quick and easy freezer meals.

Save money and eat better with these quick and easy freezer meals. You’ve probably heard that making a bulk batch of something is a surefire way to save money and eat better. It’s totally true. Freezer cooking has helped us bridge the gap between a small budget and great food for years. If you’re not already […]

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