How to Make Brussels Sprouts Good

A quick sauté of sprouts with bacon and shallots makes for a quick and flavorful side dish. Learn how to make Brussels sprouts good. Perhaps when you were a child, your mom served these baby cabbage-like guys once in awhile. From a box. From the freezer section. Sometimes with cheese. Maybe you were a fan. But, probably […]

How to Make a Relish Tray Just Like Mom’s

table set with drinks candle and relish tray

A relish tray is a great dish to add to the appetizer or dinner table. My mom’s recipe is super simple with veggies, olives, and pickles. Holiday appetizers can get so complicated. We fool ourselves into thinking that we need to make a big froofroo spread before the bigger froofroo spread we call the holiday […]

Fajita Vegetables, Simple & Delicious

cooked fajita vegetables in glass dish

Fajita vegetables, basic sauteed onions and peppers, add fiber and flavor to many dishes. Make a big batch to enjoy throughout the week in bowls, wraps, salads, and sandwiches. You might be familiar with Fajita Vegetables in terms of their showing up in a steaming, hot pan at your favorite Mexican restaurant or along the chow […]

How to Cut Melon the Quick & Easy Way

How to Cut a Melon | Good Cheap Eats

Knowing how to cut melon is a valuable skill to help you make the most of in-season produce and to facilitate a healthy diet. Here’s how to do it. You see a great deal on cantaloupe and watermelon. You want to take advantage of it, but what in the world do you do with it […]

Crockpot Baked Potatoes

Recipes that let you “set it and forget it” are some of the best. These Crockpot Baked Potatoes are no exception. Come home to a pot full of baked potatoes all set for dinner! It seems that in recent years I’ve become remiss in serving baked potatoes. I’m not sure why that is, but I’m […]

Broccoli Cranberry Salad With Pecans

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This slightly sweet Broccoli Cranberry Salad is full of texture, thanks to pecans, cranberries, and red onions. It makes a delicious side salad. Sharing recipes is a little like playing a game of telephone. The story changes as it moves from person to person, as does the recipe. I first heard about this Broccoli Salad […]

How to Roast Chiles in the Oven

Learn to roast chiles in the oven to add great, spicy flavor to any dish. Roast chiles this way are cheaper than the can and taste so much better!  Years ago diced green chiles were a regular in my pantry. Back when they were $0.25 a can. Today they are regularly over three times that […]

Coconut Berry Salad Recipe

Enjoy in-season berries in this deliciously simple Coconut Berry Salad that can be made in just minutes. It’s the perfect healthy dessert to serve all spring and summer. Berry season has arrived here in California. Last week the kids and I joined some friends for our annual strawberry picking adventure. While the berries aren’t cheap, they’re […]