Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe for an Easy Meal

Tortellini Pasta Salad | Good Cheap Eats

Enjoy a quick and delicious Tortellini Pasta Salad full of fresh veggies and a vibrant dressing. It’s perfect as a packable lunch, a fast main dish, or an easy side. Believe it or not, Leap Day, February 29th, has also been known as Bachelor’s Day. Somewhere along the line, this date that appears only once […]

Garlic Brie Toasts

French baguettes are brushed with a garlic-infused olive oil and topped with a slice of Brie cheese. A few minutes under the broiler creates a quick and delicious appetizer. I’m a little sad now that football season is over. It’s not that I care who wins or loses. Except that a Chargers loss definitely changes […]

Salted Caramel Affogatos: A Recipe for Coffee Floats

5 Easy Last-Minute Desserts | Good Cheap Eats

With the approach of Winter, longer nights, and cooler temps, my mind turns to warm and elegant desserts. What sounds more elegant than serving Salted Caramel Affogatos? Affogato is just a fancy word for coffee float. A traditionally Italian version would, of course, feature gelato, but regular ice cream can work just as well. The […]

Sauteed Corn with Fresh Thyme

When I started this produce box gig, I quickly realized that Wednesday (delivery day) is the day that I have to process everything. Whatever can be frozen gets cooked and/or packaged for freezing that day. We don’t want no blackened basil around here. I also realized what my grandmothers before me had realized: stockpiling nature’s […]

Sauteed Yu Choy with Mushrooms, Onions and Squash

As you know, most of my produce is coming from an organic produce co-op. For about $38 each week, I get a huge delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables. While I don’t have a ton of “choice,” the amounts are generous and have made for some fun meals in the month or so that we’ve […]

Creamed Sorrel and Spinach

I did not grow up eating greens. And if my son hadn’t gone all “wild edible foliage” on me, I might never have considered cooking green leafy vegetables. But, here we are. Last year we tried chard and mustard greens. This week? Sorrel. There was a large bunch of sorrel in our produce box and […]

Potato Nachos

We love southwest flavors at our house. In fact, we probably eat more Mexican style food than any other flavor profile. Not everything is “authentic,” but typically it’s delicious. Homemade pico de gallo is a staple in our fridge. Necessity is the mother of invention, particularly when it comes to dinnertime. Recently I found myself […]

Turkey Avocado Baguette Sandwich with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Currently, we live about 20 to 30 minutes from my husband’s work. It’s not the worst of commutes, but with gas prices what they are, we often consider moving closer. However, we live less than five minutes from an authentic French bakery. It’s a regular stop on our weekend jaunts. He commented recently that it […]