Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles as Addicting as Ever

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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.A healthier twist on an […]

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Beans and Rice: A Very Good Cheap Eat

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Beans and rice are a good cheap eat, especially when you top them with chips, salsa, and some other goodies. They make a filling meal to help you save money and eat well. We eat beans and rice at least once a week for dinner. Sometimes they are side dishes, but often they make the […]

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Spring Meal Planning & Unpredictable Weather

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You know that meal planning can save you money, but what do you do when the weather doesn’t cooperate with your plans? It’s true. Mother Nature can make that grilled chicken unappealing or even impossible, depending on the conditions. Consider these tips for spring meal planning and unpredictable weather. This past week has been filled with […]

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How to Store Berries of All Kinds

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Make the most of your berry investment this season. They’re too delicious to let them go to waste! Store berries so that you can enjoy them for days on end with these easy tips. Ever buy a package of beautiful berries? Or spend the afternoon picking them straight from the field. Fresh berries are an […]

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This Spud’s For You: Crockpot Potatoes

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Recipes that let you “set it and forget it” are some of the best. These Crockpot 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 ready […]

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Broccoli Slaw with Pecans and Cranberries

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Broccoli Slaw | Good Cheap Eats

This slightly sweet Broccoli Slaw 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 Slaw from Small […]

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Chocolate Strawberry Scones that Rock

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Scones are one of my favorite things to bake. They can be dressed up in so many ways, with fruit and chocolate or even cheese and formed into all kinds of shapes. Enjoy the bounty of spring in these delicate Chocolate Strawberry Scones. Bits of rich chocolate and sweet-tart strawberries add flavor and texture to […]

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Grocery Geek: What We Spent in March

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Grocery shopping is one of my very favorite pastimes. I love strolling through the aisles, imagining yummy meals and finding great deals. Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap: the Grocery Geek report for March. Whew, March roared in like a lion and left a […]

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How to Bring a Breath of Spring to Your Kitchen

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Are you ready for winter to recede into the past and make room for spring and all the good things it brings? Here are three great strategies for bringing a breath of spring to your kitchen and enjoying the season to the fullest. Welcome to April, my friends! I don’t know about you, but I am […]

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Pesto Turkey Panini – Perfect for Potlucks!

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Pesto Turkey Panini are super fun sandwiches to make. They’re uber-comforting, freezer-friendly, AND even great for potlucks! Grab the recipe and get pressing these gooey, cheesy, delicious, pesto-infused sandwiches. My husband works at a state university. His department often enlists the aid of student workers, and Paulette, a sweet lady in the department often works […]

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