Ginger Syrup Recipe

Do you enjoy homemade sodas, cocktails, or coffee drinks? Then you’ll want to give this easy Ginger Syrup Recipe a whirl. Make it with your choice of sweetener for a delicious, refreshing syrup for ades, ales, coffees, teas, and other tasty beverages. Flavored syrups are what give some of your favorite beverages their zip and […]

Tips for Making Iced Coffee Drinks

Enjoy your favorite iced coffee drinks all summer long with these tips and recipes to make it cheap and easy. The best iced coffee is the one you make yourself — for less.

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade | Good Cheap Eats

Get ready for summer by stirring up a batch of Strawberry Lemonade. It’s a delicious way to cool off!

Mint + Tea = MinTea

I don’t know about where you live, but it’s been hotter than blazes here this summer. Usually I can wear sweats through June and most of July since warmer temps don’t hit until August. I think we’ve been sweating in shorts and tank tops since May. I know: California problems. It’s the drought, I tell ya. […]

Naturally Sweet Treats You’re Gonna Love

Enjoy a treat without all the added sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. These goodies are sweetened naturally. I’ll admit it, my kids aren’t super thrilled that I haven’t gone back to all our pre-sugar fast ways. But, they also aren’t complaining too much. They know that we ate really well during the six weeks we […]

Homemade Cranberry Soda

I used to be a soda pop junkie. A few years ago, I decided to give it up. I don’t really remember why. But, I think a handful of cavities had something to do with it. And maybe empty calories, too. Regardless, I kicked my cola habit. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes like […]

Honey Syrup

Years and years ago I bought Sweet ‘n’ Low. In fact, those pink little packets of artificial sweetener were staples in our tea and coffee cupboard, not because we liked the taste, but because we liked sweet tea. Here in California, tea is not usually served already sweetened. You have to sweeten it yourself. But […]

Strawberry Mango Smoothie with Banana

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 […]