Tuna Pita Pockets

Make brown-bagging it tasty and economical with these delicious Tuna Pita Pockets with Cucumber. Canned tuna never tasted so good. When we were in England, one of our go-to “fast food” restaurants was a chain called Pret a Manger. It’s not really fast food, but it’s quick and easy, ready when you walk in the […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Got bananas and chocolate? Then you’ve got the makings for a wonderful snack. Or breakfast. Or dessert. Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread! I never heard of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread until college. It was a “new thing” in 1990. What can I say? We didn’t have the internet back then. One always knew when Chocolate […]

Santa Barbara Cowboy Caviar

bowl of bean and avocado salsa with chips

Santa Barbara Cowboy Caviar is a delicious bean dip that acts like a salsa. It’s perfect with chips, to top tacos or enchiladas, or even to serve simply on rice. I went to college at UC Santa Barbara. It was known as the party school back then. It may still be known as the party […]

Black Bean and Bell Pepper Wraps

black bean and pepper wrap cut open and stacked on a plate

Make-ahead meals are a boon to busy homes. Make up a batch of these Black Bean and Bell Pepper Wraps for a quick and easy dinner. This recipe sounds simple — and it is — but its taste is not commensurate with the amount of work you will put into it. That is to say, […]

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Enjoy this Tuna Macaroni Salad as a cool main dish this summer or as a substantial side dish at your next barbecue. It packs super well for lunch on the go. As I type, I’m craving this salad. I took the pictures yesterday. The salad was scarfed down over the last 24 hours and I […]

Easy Greek Pasta Salad

Cool off tonight with a delicious make-ahead easy Greek pasta salad with feta, tomatoes, and kalamata olives. It’s hearty without feeling heavy. I love a good pasta salad. It’s hearty, it’s filling, and it’s very make-ahead. It’s also a great excuse for me to getaway without adding meat to the meal. While I know that […]

Ditch the Wings – Make Grilled Buffalo Chicken!

Buffalo wings are a tasty treat, but sometimes you want something meatier. This Grilled Buffalo Chicken is just the thing! Full of flavor and easy to prep, you’ll have a great dish to throw on the grill. It’s getting time to fire up the barbie! Yesterday’s temps hit the 80s here in San Diego, which […]

Chef’s Salad with a Garlicky Anchovy Vinaigrette

Chef's Salad Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

A typical chef’s salad boasts hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, and meat on a bed of dressed greens. This garlicky anchovy vinaigrette adds some punch to the mix. Salads are some of my favorite healthier meals. They give you the opportunity to “eat the rainbow”, save money, use up little bits of leftover meat and […]