Red Potato Salad with Whole Grain Mustard

Whole Grain Mustard Potato Salad 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.Looking for good old fashioned […]

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Grocery Shopping with Kids at ALDI

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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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Icebox Cakes: Easiest Summer Dessert (VIDEO)

Icebox Cakes Easiest Summer Dessert Ever

Icebox cakes are the easiest summer dessert you could make, well, aside from scooping up ice cream. Watch this week’s video to see how truly easy it is. As summer gets under way, consider how you can open your doors, invite friends over, and enjoy delicious meals together. Summer entertaining can be some of the easiest […]

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Grocery Geek: First Half of June

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Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap. Wow! The month is half over. Where did it go?! I already have a sense that back to school supplies are waiting in the recesses of the stores, ready to be stocked. How can that be? […]

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream  Good Cheap Eats PIN

Enjoy the ice cream shop experience with this homemade Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream made with just a few whole ingredients. As a child, one of the highlights of a week would be a stop at Thrifty Drug Store. There was an old fashioned ice cream counter where for 10 cents a scoop I could get […]

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Chicken Strip Salad with Blue Cheese & Pumpkin Seeds

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Want to eat a little more healthy? Enjoy this hearty Chicken Strip Salad full of vegetables and topped with blue cheese and pumpkin seeds.  This post is sponsored by SuperSeedz. I have received sample product as well as compensation for my time. All opinions are my own. Summer is salad season. And with good reason. […]

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Dijon Vinaigrette Recipe

Dijon Vinaigrette Good Cheap Eats

Add a dash of French cuisine to your daily salad when you mix up a batch of this simple Dijon Vinaigrette. It’s quick to make and adds a flavor that can’t be beat. I grew up eating plenty of salads. I was a salad girl, always choosing a salad when dining out or even when […]

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Sweet Almond Toasts (Poorman’s Bostock)

Sweet Almond Toasts Good Cheap Eats

These Sweet Almond Toasts are like the French Bostock, but with less expensive ingredients and a simpler preparation — and with all the great almond flavor and texture.  A few months ago we were visiting family in Santa Barbara when FishPapa and I slipped away for a coffee date at Peets. I was feeling reckless and ordered […]

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Tools to Help You Eat Healthy This Summer

Tools to Help You Eat Healthy This Summer

Summer is a great time to shift our gaze toward eating healthier foods and creating some better habits. Here are some of my favorite tools to help you eat healthy this summer. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks […]

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