Good. Cheap. Eat: Jalapeno Burn Pizza

The Jalapeno Burn Pizza may be something new to you, but it will soon become an old stand-by. This less than traditional pizza is super delicious. For the last 20 years, I’ve spent most Friday nights making pizza. There have been a few exceptions, but for the most part, it’s a given that we will […]

Basic Homemade Pizza

Basic Homemade Pizza Recipe from Good Cheap Eats - You can make homemade pizza easily and economically. You'll save a ton of money and eat better pizza. Guaranteed.

You can make homemade pizza easily and economically. You’ll save a ton of money and eat better pizza. Guaranteed. Homemade Pizza is a regular feature on the FishFam menu. I try to make it at least once a week, usually on Fridays. This makes a great start to our weekend. Coupled with root beer, a […]

Mom’s Macaroni Salad

This recipe is a classic from my childhood. I made it last week while my mom was here. She said, “I love your macaroni salad.” I said, “What are you talking about? It’s your macaroni salad.” Her response? “It’s better when you make it.” So, if you really want to make this good, have someone […]

Chihuahua Chili Recipe

This easy Chihuahua Chili comes together quickly on the stove or in a slow cooker. Flavorful from enchilada sauce, beer, and spices, it is the perfect bowl of red. When I’m going to feed a crowd, this is one of our favorite recipes. It’s hearty and filling and easy to serve. Just dish up bowls […]

Shrimp with Noodles and Cream Sauce

One of my favorite dishes at a nice restaurant is pasta in cream sauce, usually with shrimp or chicken. I love the richness of the flavors. But, dining out often does not fit our budget. I’ve found that making it myself is a great way for me to enjoy the tastes I love without going […]

Shredded Beef Filling for Tacos, Burritos, Sandwiches, and More

Shredded Beef Filling | Good Cheap Eats

This Shredded Beef Filling is great for tacos, burritos, and taquitos. It makes a mean sandwich, too. Best of all, it cooks up easily in the slow cooker. Shredded Beef is one of our favorite fillings for all sorts for sandwiches as well as Mexican dishes. It’s economical because beef chuck often goes on sale […]

Spice Rub for Chicken or Beef

We’ve used a spice rub for grilling twice this week with great success. I love it because it doesn’t take the advance preparation that a marinade does, it’s lower in calories, and it is packed with flavor. The following mixture is really versatile. I made it with thyme for chicken and with cumin for tri-tip. […]

Mexican Lasagna

Sounds like a mixed metaphor, doesn’t it? I mean, lasagna is Italian, not Mexican. However, I decided to use what I had instead of rushing out to the store for a few ingredients. That’s one of the principles behind frugal cooking: making do. That means, my family were guinea pigs. And I lived to tell […]