Smoky Bean Soup

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Reminiscent of canned bean with bacon soup — without the bacon or the can! — this Smoky Bean Soup is an economical and filling, without much fuss. If you grew up eating soup from cans with red labels, you may have been a fan of Bean with Bacon soup. I know I was. I can […]

Pesto Pasta Salad with Cranberries & Feta

hands holiding bowl of Pesto Cranberry Pasta Salad

Enjoy an easy supper or side dish with this make-ahead Pesto Pasta Salad with Cranberries & Feta Cheese. It’s packed with flavor and makes a colorful addition to your buffet. I like to think that pasta salads are God’s gift to the busy home cook. They are hearty, make-ahead, and so very versatile that you […]

Easy Vegetable Soup

Save money and enjoy a hearty meatless meal with this Easy Vegetable Soup. It comes together quickly, tastes amazing, and reheats beautifully. You’ll want to start Meatless Mondays just to make this soup! My friend Kate, who lives in the frozen tundra of Smithers, British Columbia, can’t understand how I can eat soup in San […]

Asian Bowls: My New Favorite Dinner

Asian Bowls are my answer to an easy, delicious, make-ahead dinner. You can mix and match the ingredients however you like — and it’s always amazing. This post may contain affiliate links which provide a means for me to earn fees linking to Amazon and other affiliate sites. A few months ago my friend Jessika […]

Mediterranean Bento Box

Enjoy a delicious, flavor-packed lunch with this Mediterranean Bento Box. Rich hummus, tangy salami, tender veggies, and soft pita bread will make your day! This post may contain affiliate links which provide a means for me to earn fees linking to Amazon and other affiliate sites. Snacky dinners are my jam. I can make all […]

Mediterranean Chicken Bowl

Enjoy an easy lunch with this Mediterranean Chicken Bowl. It’s packed with flavor and late summer produce. And it’s super-packable. As you might know by now, Bowl Meals are some of my favorites. You don’t need to stand on ceremony with a bowl meal; you just dig in. No fancy accoutrements necessary. Bowl Meals are […]

Bagel Box (DIY Adult Lunchable)

Bagel Box | Good Cheap Eats

Enjoy an adult lunchable with this simple Bagel Box. Supplement the humble bagel with homemade flavored cream cheese and plenty of fruits and veggies. I remember when the first Lunchables hit the market. I was a junior in high school and I wanted them. I didn’t really care if they were created for little kids, […]

Protein Box (aka DIY Bistro Box)

Make lunch time super simple and totally delicious with this Protein Box, aka DIY Bistro Box. Packed with good stuff, it won’t break the bank. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and […]