Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Custom-mixed spices are an economical and tasty way to add flavor and texture to grilled meats. Try this grilled pork tenderloin. Over the last few weeks since hubby and I have been “watching what we eat,” our meals have become simpler. With a hearty protein at the center and lots of fruits and veg all […]

5-Ingredient Pizza

5 Ingredient Pizza - Make pizza night easier and quicker than a run for takeout with this five-ingredient recipe.

Make pizza night easier and quicker than a run for takeout with this five-ingredient recipe. We have pizza about once a week. It’s one of our family’s favorite “fun foods” and a great way for us to enter the weekend. While I usually make the pizza dough from scratch, there are some days when I […]

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice -  Got leftover cooked chicken and rice? Then you

Got leftover cooked chicken and rice? Then you’ve got the makings of a great meal. Since my youngest daughter was officially diagnosed (through extensive testing) with a peanut and walnut allergy, our Chinese takeout experiences have dwindled. To nothing. It’s probably a good thing. I never read the ingredients list for a Panda Feast, but […]

Homemade Spicy Turkey Sausage with Garlic and Basil

Homemade Spicy Turkey Sausage with Garlic and Basil - Avoid the high cost and dubious ingredients in commercial breakfast sausage. Make your own!

Avoid the high cost and dubious ingredients in commercial breakfast sausage. Make your own! One of the things that my kids really enjoy with breakfast is sausage. To buy it at the store, though, causes me a few heart palpitations. If it’s not the high cost, it’s the dubious ingredients that give me pause. Over […]

Oven Pancake with Cinnamon Apples

Oven Pancake with Cinnamon Apples

Meet the world’s largest popover! Remember that recipe book I told you I made for my family many Christmases ago? One of the mystery recipes in there was a recipe for Oven Pancake. I never remembered my mom having made it, but it sounded interesting 15 years ago when I was rifling through her recipe […]

Growing Basil that Doesn’t Die & a Recipe for Cranberry-Basil Baked Brie

Growing Basil that Doesn’t Die & a Recipe for Cranberry-Basil Baked Brie

The following content is sponsored by AeroGarden in partnership with Kitchen PLAY: I am the daughter of a farmer. Well, a farmer who decided to go to college and become a teacher. Instead of growing hundreds of acres of corn and soy beans in South Eastern Minnesota, my dad planted a quarter acre of sweet […]

Ginger-Sesame Turkey Salad

Ginger-Sesame Turkey Salad | Good Cheap Eats

One of my favorite sandwich fillings is Chicken Salad. I have a few different favorites, like this one with cubed cheddar or this chicken salad with with apples and almonds or this chicken salad with apples, grapes and dried cranberries. When I was thinking about the flavors of a new salad to make, I decided to […]

Creamy Turkey Enchiladas

Creamy Turkey Enchiladas | Good Cheap Eats - a great way to use up leftover turkey. Other meats work, too.

We love enchiladas around here. For years I’ve been making four main kinds: Poblano Chile Enchiladas, Crockpot Enchiladas, Cheese Enchiladas, and Beef Enchiladas. I’m a little particular about my tortillas. In my book, enchiladas are meant to be made from corn tortillas. I’m not a fan of flour tortillas getting all gummy in the sauce. […]

Strawberry Mango Smoothie with Banana

Strawberry Mango Smoothies

Make your own smoothies to save money, eat more healthfully, and bring convenience to your own home. Ever since I was in college, the siren song of the smoothie bar has been strong for me. Even after we bought a pretty heavy-duty blender, I found myself tempted to go get a smoothie rather than make […]

Soup is Good Food (or How to Make Stone Soup)

How to Make Stone Soup

Forget the can. Homemade soup is super simple to make, better for you, and most decidedly cheaper. I started making homemade soup about twenty years ago. Before that I opened a can. I had no idea that you could make it yourself and have it taste good. For our wedding friends gave me the book, […]