Convenience Foods You Can Make Better & Cheaper Yourself

Want to make your own trail mix? Oatmeal cups? Flavored cream cheese? Frozen taquitos? There are loads of convenience foods you can make better and cheaper yourself. Pictured: Instant Oatmeal Packets: How to Make Your Own There are a lot of things out there that are convenient to grab when you’re out and about. The grocery shelves […]

Easy Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup for Cooking

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup is a wonderful, flavorful, healthy alternative to commercial canned cream soups. It’s easy to make and freezes beautifully. Ditch the can, man! What’s a staple canned good that most of our grandmothers and mothers regularly kept on hand? What’s the base of many a casserole, soup, and sauce recipe? What’s […]

How to Make Homemade Breadcrumbs in the Food Processor

breadcrumbs in food processor

Learn how to make homemade breadcrumbs in this easy tutorial! Never buy breadcrumbs again at the grocery store. Use your food processor to make them yourself. Ever find yourself in the kitchen making a meal and you realize that you’re out of a key ingredient? Yikes! Do you really have to go to the store? […]

Instant Oatmeal Packets: How to Make Your Own

Instant oatmeal packets are a convenient breakfast on the go. They’re full of whole grains and dried fruit, making for a great breakfast. The best thing is that you can make them yourself! Oatmeal is a great breakfast. It’s full of whole grains which are good for digestion, heart health, and any number of other […]

Make Junk Food Yourself

Want to improve your family’s diet?  Instead of buying the mediocre commercial products, make junk food yourself — at home, for cheaper. I’ve always been a DIY kind of girl. At some points in life it was to have a sense of accomplishment, but more often than not, it’s been a matter of dollars and […]

Easy Chicken Strips for the Freezer

Make a big batch of chicken strips and freeze them for later use in salads and sandwiches. On my last trip to visit my sister, she met us at the airport with these wonderful dinner salads, cookies, and homemade dressings. It was a feast! Particularly so since my friend Heidi and I had been cooped […]

3 Great Take-Out Foods You Can Make Yourself

Homemade Corn Tortillas | Good Cheap Eats

Growing up in Southern California, I’ve had the advantage of easy access to a wide-variety of foods, beside the typical “American cuisine”. Mexican and Asian foods are probably my favorites. The Golden State features so many different cultures, it is really fun to eat here. (Just saying.) Over time, I’ve learned to make at home […]

Make Cookies More Convenient

Homebaked cookies are so much better than the packaged varieties. Make them more often, make them more convenient. When I think of convenience foods, one of the most common that comes to mind is that of refrigerated cookie dough. What a boon to home cooks! Buy the dough already mixed, bake it up, feel like […]