Chicken Tikka Masala

tikka masala

Thanks for checking out Good Cheap Eats. You’ll find all kinds of solutions to your budget cooking woes.Ready for a quick and easy supper? This Chicken Tikka Masala is so simple to make, and it’s packed with flavor from the tomato and Indian spices. I don’t have a good story to go with this recipe, […]

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Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less is Here!

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I’m super excited to tell you about my new cookbook, Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less. It’s being released on Tuesday! I’ve been keeping this a little hush-hush for awhile because I find it really annoying to hear about a book that you have to wait six months to read. There is something […]

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Frugal Foodie Efforts This Week

Our Frugal Foodie Efforts This Week

Let’s talk turkey. Or at least how we saved money on food this week. I am paid a small amount in advertising fees when you make a purchase through affiliate links in this post. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Saving money on food costs doesn’t just happen at the grocery store. It happens […]

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Hands-Free Cashew Chicken

handsfree cashew chicken

Cashew Chicken was never easier than this take-out fake-out. It’s hands free in the preparation, making it a great weeknight quick fix. We used to go to Panda Express almost on a weekly basis. It’s not far from home, and if we ordered the “Panda Feast” and a couple small entrees, we really could let […]

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This Month’s Meal Plan is FREE!

More 30 Minute Meal Plans-COVER

Get this month’s meal plan for free. It’s the perfect complement to my new book, Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less. For the last few months, I’ve been putting together monthlong meal plans. They’ve been super helpful to many households who want to good cheap eats but may not have the time […]

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What to Make for Dinner

Broccoli Noodles for book promotion

What to make for dinner? It’s a daily question, isn’t it? Here are some simple strategies to help you answer it in a good cheap way. Broccoli Sesame Noodles What to make for dinner is a question that most of us have to answer on a daily basis, whether you cook for yourself or feed […]

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Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad

Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad | Good Cheap Eats

Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad is super easy and quick to assemble. It’s packed with flavor thanks to pesto, sundried tomatoes, and black olives. Years ago (like 20+) I worked as a waitress and barista at a pricey Santa Barbara restaurant and bakery. One of the perks of the job was to get a free meal […]

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Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash is so delicious! Add some onion and chopped mushroom as aromatics, and you’ll be so pleased you’re eating healthfully! This summer has been pretty wild for me. We started it out with my husband’s surgery and are ending it with my autoimmune diagnosis. I’m still holding out a smidgen of hope that […]

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Favorite Cookbooks: What are Yours?

favorite cookbooks

Cookbooks can play an important part in our relationships as well as the food we put on the table. Favorite cookbooks are worth more than their purchase price. Cookbooks have personality. They become a part of our family. I know that I can get lost for hours, browsing my cookbook collection because it evokes so many memories. […]

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Pasta Salad Bar

pasta bar

Serving a Pasta Salad Bar is a cool and easy way to serve a crowd of varying tastes. Provide cooked pasta and toppings so each can make his own pasta salad. I tend to serve dinner one of two ways: individually plated or buffet style. Our years of having babies and toddlers at the table […]

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