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Shredded Beef Filling for Tacos, Burritos, Sandwiches, and More

Shredded Beef Filling | Good Cheap Eats

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.This Shredded Beef Filling is […]

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Iced Mocha

It’s true that a Frappucino or an iced mocha is one of my favorite indulgences, particularly in summertime. But, at 4 bucks a pop, it’s not the best use of our money. Instead, with some good coffee, sugar, cocoa, milk, and ice, I can make my own. This particular recipe is on the milkier side, […]

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The Red Banana Smoothie

FishPapa and I met and married in Santa Barbara, where he grew up and I went to college. We lived there for the first four years of our marriage and then moved on. But, one wonderful treat that we enjoyed then and still do on our visits back is a trip to Blenders. Short for […]

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Greek Eggs Will Brighten Your Breakfast

Brighten up your morning with tangy Greek Eggs chock full of vegetables and Mediterranean flavor. You’ll never be bored at breakfast again! This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Greek Eggs are […]

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Spice Rub for Chicken or Beef

We’ve used a spice rub for grilling twice this week with great success. I love it because it doesn’t take the advance preparation that a marinade does, it’s lower in calories, and it is packed with flavor. The following mixture is really versatile. I made it with thyme for chicken and with cumin for tri-tip. […]

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Mexican Lasagna

Sounds like a mixed metaphor, doesn’t it? I mean, lasagna is Italian, not Mexican. However, I decided to use what I had instead of rushing out to the store for a few ingredients. That’s one of the principles behind frugal cooking: making do. That means, my family were guinea pigs. And I lived to tell […]

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Soy-Ginger Meat Marinade

For birthdays at our house, we let the Birthday Boy or Girl choose the supper menu. Myself included. If it’s not in the budget to go out to eat, then I usually propose my favorite mode of cooking: grilling. That way I do a little prep in the kitchen, but my husband is responsible for […]

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Simple Salade Composee

Salad is one of my favorite dishes. Always has been. I try to make a meal-sized salad at least once a day which makes it my usual lunch. I start with a base of romaine lettuce since I can regularly buy that at Costco for 50 cents a head. Then I layer on whatever veggies, […]

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Recovering the Lost Art of the Carrot Stick

Over the past fifteen years, pre-cut baby carrots have become the main way that consumers buy this highly nutritious root vegetable. But unless there’s a good sale, my experience – both in the Midwest and West Coast – is that a pound of carrots costs at least $1.50/pound. But, there is a better way. A […]

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Caesar Salad Recipe: The Light and Simple Version

Caesar Salad | Good Cheap Eats

Caesar Salad can be simple, quick, delicious, and economical if you know how to make the right tweaks. I’ll show you how in this easy Caesar Salad recipe. When we got married, restaurants were at the height of the Caesar Salad craze. Now, I know that Caesar Salad never truly goes out of style. But, […]

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