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 […]

Cinnamon Toast Croutons

Cinnamon Toast Croutons - Cinnamon Toast is a comfort, isn

Cinnamon Toast is a comfort, isn’t it? Make snacking croutons with dry bread for a good cheap eat. At the beginning of the Pantry Challenge, I cleaned out the freezers and inventoried what we had. That amounted to quite a few heels from sandwich bread. Those are generally the last pieces to be eaten around […]

11 Ways to Use Up Leftovers

Ways to Use Up Leftovers - Easy recipe ideas to use the leftovers in your fridge, reducing waste, and enjoying more great meals.

One of the things that we get really practiced at during a down financial month or during a pantry challenge is eating up leftovers. It’s one way to fill the tummy without having to cook or spend money. I consider leftovers “free” in a sense, since the ingredients were originally destined for another meal and […]

Turkey Pot Pie with Easy Biscuit Topping

Turkey Pot Pie with Easy Biscuit Topping | Good Cheap Eats

We’re creatures of habit around here. When I find a recipe that all my people enjoy, I don’t typically veer from it. But over the last year or so, I’ve been experimenting with different methods and recipes looking for new and different ways to prepare our favorites. We are pot pie kind of people around […]

Minute Minestrone

What do you do when you’ve got the leftovers of a spaghetti dinner? Well, besides having spaghetti again?  I know some folks would mix up a Baked Spaghetti dish, but my people aren’t fans of that. So, I needed a different option to make the most of our leftovers. If you’re doing the Pantry Challenge […]

Quick Sunflower Seed Butter Noodle Stirfry

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Sunbutter acts as a great replacement for peanut in this quick noodle stirfry. Quick, easy, and oh-so good! This recipe is by far one of the quickest to pull together. Not only does it use up little bits of leftovers in your fridge, but it’s quick to prepare and it tastes great. As part of […]

What to Do with Turkey?

If you have turkey leftover from the big shindig, you may be wondering what to do with it. Personally, I love it for breakfast the next day. Yes, yes, I do. But, I’m guessing that most folk aren’t as weird as I am. So, here are a few other ideas: 1. Freeze it. If you’ve […]

Chicken Gumbo Soup & What’s On Your Plate

Chicken Gumbo

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

Ham in the Crockpot & What to Do with the Leftovers

Christmas Ham

A ham is one of my favorite things to serve at Christmas. I usually only serve it if I can buy one for less than a dollar a pound. This year I found one at Fresh & Easy for $0.77 a pound, making it a very economical Holiday dish. I like to cook a ham, […]

Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Soup

I’ll never forget the first Thanksgiving dinner I ever hosted for my family. I cooked and cleaned for days. And, it turned out to be the best Turkey dinner ever or since. Even though I’ve recreated some of the same recipes, for some reason, they don’t taste as good as they did that triumphal day. […]