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Fill a Beverage Box for Holiday Entertaining

Are you ready to share a cup of good cheer with friends and family this month? Stock up and fill a beverage box so that you’re more than ready for any festivities that arise. Christmas is coming…. the goose is getting fat…. I love that song, even if it really has nothing to do with […]

Prepare a Snack Tray for Easy Holiday Entertaining

Be prepared for guests and have your larder stocked with quick snacks and appetizers. Pulling together an impromptu snack tray will be quick and easy. Tomato Salad on Toast We like fun food around here. We like snacky food. We like to eat fun, snacky food with friends and neighbors. And sometimes, especially around the […]

8 Fantastic Desserts for Thanksgiving

Finish off your Thanksgiving feast with one — or more — of these delicious desserts! You know the old adage, “So many desserts, so little time.” It’s true, of course. It’s so hard to choose just one dessert to make for Thanksgiving. Even though we often have only eight people which would maybe need a […]

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes You Must Try This Year

Are you planning for a Thanksgiving feast? Need some fresh inspiration? Here are our favorite Thanksgiving recipes you must try this year. Thanksgiving is probably one of my favorite holidays. Fall weather is beautiful, and Thanksgiving food is amazing. The day is punctuated by food, family, football, and some more food. We are spending a […]

Our Must-Make Thanksgiving Side Dishes

The turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving feast, but these must-make recipes are perfect Thanksgiving side dishes. Last week I spent a few hours getting ready for Thanksgiving. I put on some Christmas music and prepped for our big feast. We’ll be hitting the road early on Thursday to visit my in-laws and […]

Thanksgiving Recipes to Make-Ahead and Freeze

Preparing a Thanksgiving feast can be difficult work. Make it a bit easier by choosing some make-ahead dishes that are freezer-friendly or can be stored in the fridge for a day or two. You know what a big fan I am of freezer recipes. If I can make a double or even triple batch of […]

Rebel with a Cause Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potatoes can make a great meal. Prepare these simple, non-fussy potatoes to go with your favorite gravy and roast meats. Mashed potatoes are one of the best parts of a meal. Honestly, I could just eat mashed potatoes and gravy. And maybe some veg on the side. In fact, I do, quite often. Potatoes and […]

How to Choose Wine for Your Thanksgiving Meal

Ever get paralyzed by the thought of choosing a bottle of wine to serve your guests? Don’t fear the wine aisle anymore. The Wine4.Me App can help. Broiled Bruschetta This past weekend, I prepared a big Italian feast for my parents, sister and brother-in-law, and all the kids. Since we had six adults in the […]

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes | Good Cheap Eats

Thanksgiving will be here soon! Get thinking about your menu with some of these delicious side dish recipes. Thanksgiving is our family’s favorite holiday. Oh sure, we like Christmas and Easter. But the food on Thanksgiving rocks it, you know? And really? It’s the side dishes for me. That’s what makes Thanksgiving. I’d rather eat […]

Presentation is Everything

Food doesn’t need to be expensive to look special. In fact, the way you present the simplest, cheapest eats can deliver a powerful punch.  This post was originally posted on June 26, 2009. The lessons still hold true. Years ago I worked in a catering kitchen, assembling deli and cheese trays, preparing cocktail sandwiches, and […]