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Easy Make-Ahead Garlic Bread

Enjoy fresh garlic bread any night or day when you have a stash of this Easy Make-Ahead Garlic Bread in the freezer. So good and easy! It is a humble dish. It doesn’t get much attention. Sometimes it’s an afterthought at the checkstand, when one passes the baskets of foil wrapped logs waiting to be […]

The Pantry Challenge is On!

Every January on Good Cheap Eats, I host a Pantry Challenge. It’s a focused time to use up what’s in the cupboard and save some money. Last year, I saved over $500 just by shopping the cupboards and freezer before going to the store. One of the best parts of the Pantry Challenge, besides the […]

Minestrone Soup with Sausage and Tortellini

Stir up a bowl of comfort with this easy to prepare Minestrone Soup with Sausage and Tortellini. It’s delicious and chock full of fall harvest vegetables. Even though California doesn’t truly have the seasons in the same way the rest of the country does, we’re really good at faking it. I’ve noticed many trees nearby […]

Quick & Easy Afternoon Snacks to Make Your Life Easier

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schreiber Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own Kids come home hungry. They’ll let you know. Have some of these quick and easy afternoon snacks ready to make your life easier. It seems that everyone in my family is hungry more often than […]

8 Steps for Better Cookie Baking

Bake someone happy this month. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps to better cookie baking. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase […]

Chocolate Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Cookie Recipes are always a hit on the dessert table. Choose one (or five) of these easy cookie recipes to bake. They taste great and freeze well. Have you entered into Chocolate Christmas mode yet? We are on the verge. I’ve been baking this week, letting folks taste test, and then scurrying to the […]

Give a S’mores Kit as a Fun Gift

Put together this easy S’mores Kit complete with instructions on how to make s’mores indoors.

A Month of Freezer-Friendly Meal Plans

Do your future self a favor and fill the freezer with a few extra meals to please the family and buy you some time. This Month of Freezer-Friendly Meal Plans will set you up right. Over 20 years ago I was listening to a radio program — remember radio? — and I heard about this thing […]