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Grilled Dijon Basil Chicken

Dijon Basil Chicken GCE PIN

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 Grilled Dijon Basil Chicken […]

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Try Strawberry Salsa for a Fun Summer Twist

Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa is a fun way to incorporate this summer fruit into your savory dishes. It’s got the same sweet-tart flavor and vivid red hue as traditional tomato, but gives your dishes a fun twist. Dip into it with chips or serve it atop grilled meats. Last week we went strawberry picking. It wasn’t a cheap […]

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Parmesan Potato Coins

Parmesan Potato Coins Good Cheap Eats

When they bake up golden crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Try these Parmesan Potato Coins for an ultimate appetizer or side dish. A few weeks ago my husband and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary by heading to our favorite beach town for an overnighter. We […]

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How to Make Homemade Croutons

How to Make Homemade Croutons

Homemade croutons come from humble beginnings, but they can make your salad or soup shine with crunch and texture. Find out the easy way to make them yourself. Have you ever made homemade croutons? They are so worth the ten minutes that it takes to prep them. They add crunch and texture to soups and […]

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Spiced Blueberry Coffeecake

Spiced Blueberry Coffeecake GCE

This Spiced Blueberry Coffeecake is a quick and easy way to enjoy some of the best fruits of the season: blueberries! This breakfast or snacking cake comes together in minutes. Last weekend I found blueberries at my local market for 98 cents a package. I bought three packs without a second thought. I knew I’d […]

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Peanut Butter Chicken

Peanut Butter Chicken Good Cheap Eats

Peanut Butter Chicken is one of my favorite take-out fake-outs. It’s got all the flavor of a pad thai without the expense or hard to find ingredients. You can also make it with sunflower seed butter to accommodate for nut allergies. This was historically one of my family’s very favorite meals. I originally shared it […]

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Grocery Geek: May, Week 2

GG May 2 girl and shopping cart

Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people (mostly) on the cheap.  The FishMama Trifecta is in full swing! On Sunday, we celebrated Mother’s Day with a day at the beach. This weekend, my husband and I are celebrating our 22nd anniversary with a day at the […]

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Romantic Dinner Recipes – Anniversary Edition

wedding supper

Romantic dinner recipes really depend on the memories and experiences associated with them. Good, wholesome food can be special without being complicated or expensive. Check out this line up of romantic dinner recipes. This weekend is my 22nd wedding anniversary, so allow me to go all sappy on you. It was the best day of […]

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Super Easy Salsa (VIDEO)

Easy Salsa PIN

Chips and salsa are always a crowd pleaser. But, what if you made your own salsa? This Super Easy Salsa will make you the hit of the party! My father-in-law’s favorite appetizer is chips and salsa. I’ve known him for almost 25 years, and I know that like clockwork he will pull out a bag […]

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A Taste of ALDI Foods

Taste of ALDI (7)

I recently had a chance to taste ALDI foods. I’m super impressed and chomping at the bit for my local store to open here in California. Here’s why. This post is sponsored by ALDI. I have been compensated for my time spent writing. All opinions are mine. I’ll admit. I’ve been a little skeptical about […]

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