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Maple Banana Oat Muffins with Streusel Topping

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here. I often take a […]

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Win a Copy of The Summer Book

Want to win a copy of one of my favorite cookbooks especially for summer? Go here to enter.

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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 […]

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Homemade Salsa – It’s Easier than You Think!

If you’ve been buying salsa in a jar, it may be time to think about making Homemade Salsa. It’s cheaper and tastier than the commercial varieties. And so easy! Since we eat so much Mexican food at our house, we eat a lot of salsa. When we first married, I paid $4 for a 16-ounce […]

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Homemade Whipped Cream Takes Your Desserts Over the Top

Whipped cream is a necessary topping to many a dessert. Yet, homemade? Well, homemade whipped cream will take any dessert over the top! Unless it’s Thanksgiving and I’m making Pretzel Berry, I rarely buy Cool Whip. I buy whipped cream in a can even more infrequently. And even then, I don’t fully enjoy it because […]

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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 like tacos, burritos, and taquitos. It is delicious folded […]

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Iced Mocha

It’s true that a Frappucino or an iced mocha is one of my favorite indulgences, particularly in summertime. But, at 4 bucks a pop, it’s not the best use of our money. Instead, with some good coffee, sugar, cocoa, milk, and ice, I can make my own. This particular recipe is on the milkier side, […]

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The Red Banana Smoothie

FishPapa and I met and married in Santa Barbara, where he grew up and I went to college. We lived there for the first four years of our marriage and then moved on. But, one wonderful treat that we enjoyed then and still do on our visits back is a trip to Blenders. Short for […]

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Greek Eggs Will Brighten Your Breakfast

Brighten up your morning with tangy Greek Eggs chock full of vegetables and Mediterranean flavor. You’ll never be bored at breakfast again! This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Greek Eggs are […]

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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. […]

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