Basic Vinaigrette

Basic Vinaigrette | Good Cheap Eats

This basic recipe for vinaigrette will unleash a world of flavor combinations that you choose on your own. When I turned 16, I got a job at a grocery store. On my first day, my dad gave me some coaching: arrive early, stay late, do exactly what they tell you to do. So, obedient, overachieving […]

Flavored Cream Cheese

To kick off the DIY Convenience Foods series, we’re chatting about flavored cream cheeses. It’s a fun food you can make yourself. I’ve always liked cheesecake, but I didn’t like cream cheese until I was an adult. I’m not sure why, but I didn’t. But, once I fell in love, I fell hard. Nowadays, one […]

Jalapeno Popper Nachos

I love jalapeno poppers. I particularly love these bacon-wrapped balls of cream cheese, pineapple, and jalapeno that I had at a party once. They were amazingly good. I can’t find them online, so I’ll have to make them for you sometime. I could have eaten an entire pound of bacon cooked that way. Well, I […]

Homemade Mayonnaise

Sauce Recipes You Can Make at Home | Good Cheap Eats

Making your own mayonnaise isn’t that hard. And it’s a great way to control the ingredients you eat. I never in a million years thought that I would make my own mayonnaise. I had heard that it was difficult. And it sounded a little scary. But then I did some food research and decided that […]

Artichoke Chile Dip

Asiago cheese, artichokes, and diced green chiles combine in a hot and bubbly dip that is sure to bring comfort. I’ve been a pregnant lady many times over. I’ve got six kids to prove it. And the stretch marks. During pregnancy I was always very careful to eat well. I read that What to Eat […]

What to Do with Peaches (Recipe: Peach Salsa)

Summertime is peach season. Take advantage of the bounty with these peachy ideas. Along with our regular produce box delivery comes the option of “add-ons”. This year one of the regular add-ons has been cosmetically challenged stone fruit. (My farmer has a sense of humor.) Spring storms pretty much thrashed a lot of the crops, […]

Reusable Salad Dressing Cruet

Reuse a vinegar bottle to create a reusable salad dressing cruet. Prevent wasted dressing by using a bottle with a shaker-type stopper. I have always been a huge fan of salads. I love the fresh, crunchy combination of flavors. For the last dozen years or so, I’ve made it a habit to make my own […]

Tarragon Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe

Mix up a little deliciousness in this Tarragon Balsamic Salad Dressing. It’s packed with flavor and couldn’t be easier to prepare. I’ve always been a salad fiend. I would rather eat salad than dessert sometimes. My college roommate could not understand it. I don’t think I ever saw her eat anything green. Poor thing. There […]