Why a Burrito Really Isn’t that Hard to Make

Green Chile Burritos for book promotion

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.The burrito is one of the tastiest, easiest, quickest meals you can make. It’s a great, economical quick dinner idea. This post contains one or more Amazon […]

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Stir the Pot: The Soup Pot

Chicken Noodle Soup (2)

The Soup Pot can come to your rescue any night you need a quick meal. Simple and nourishing, soup is good food, perfect for feeding a crowd or sneaking in some veggies. This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising […]

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Pumpkin Biscuits

Pumpkin Biscuits (2)

Fill the bread basket with a batch (or two) of these Pumpkin Biscuits. They’re a simple but delicious addition to your next soup or chili night. And you can make them gluten-free! This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount […]

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Why You Should Plan for Taco Tuesdays

fish tacos for book promotion

Taco Tuesdays are more than a savvy marketing strategy for Mexican food restaurants. It’s a great meal planning trick that can totally work for you! My friend Kristy, at Mommy Hates Cooking, never loved to cook, but she’s making it work, and learning to love it. You can check out my recent guest post over on […]

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Lawnmower Taco Recipe

Lawnmower Taco recipe from Life as Mom

One of my family’s favorite recipes also happens to be a quick dinner idea. It seems so simple, yet it’s so good! I haven’t met a soul who doesn’t love this Lawnmower Taco. Years ago FishPapa and I lived in a 200-square foot studio apartment. The studio was actually the guest house of a larger […]

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Win a Copy of Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

Win a Copy of Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less!

Talk about your quick dinner ideas! Enter to win a copy of my latest cookbook, Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less! In case you didn’t know, writing a cookbook involves a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. Each of my books — there are four to date — has taken the majority […]

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Dinner Party Ideas that Won’t Take All Day to Cook

Dinner Party

Want to invite company over but not sure what to serve? Consider these dinner party ideas that won’t take all day to cook. I’m coming off the heels of a very big weekend of celebrations. My brother got married! To celebrate, some of my favorite cousins and my favorite aunt came into town as well as […]

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Grocery Shortcuts to Help You Make Dinner Quickly

greens and broth

Grocery shortcuts can help you bridge the gap between a busy schedule and the desire to eat well. They can also help you make dinner quickly. In case you didn’t know, I’m a regular writer for one of my favorite sites, The Kitchn. I love what they do there and their mission to help people live […]

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Salade Composee: What the Heck is That and Why Should I Make It for Dinner?

Cobb Salad for book promotion

Salade composee, or composed salad, is a great way to serve a healthier, quick dinner, with interest and texture. Trust me, it works. Salade Nicoise If you grew up in the states in the 70s and 80s, your first idea of salad might have been pretty simplistic. I know mine was: iceberg lettuce, a tomato […]

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Recipe Sharing Sites to Help You Find a Quick Dinner Idea

stumble upon food

Need a quick fix? Your recipe sharing sites can help you find a quick dinner idea easily. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, there can be a five o’clock scramble. Everyone’s hungry. The kids are fussing. Tummies are rumbling. Not sure what to make, but your intention is to eat at home to save money and eat […]

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