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The Cheap Gourmet
South of Dysfunction, Florida
Freelance Writer by Day, Passionate Foodie by Night
Interests: cooking, baking, nature, parasailing, living life to the fullest., watching the sunset over the ocean, enviro-friendly living, enjoying a glass of wine and chocolate dessert with my friends, laughing until my sides hurt, writing blogging traveling
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Indulge in fresh greens, healthy beets, and splurge with a generous topping of crisp bacon and bleu cheese crumbles for a refreshing side salad or dinner entree. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Rich, smooth, Bloody Mary made with bacon vodka, bacon hot sauce, bacon salt, and a thick slice of peppered bacon and olives for garnish. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at The Cheap Gourmet
Very glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe. That means alot, coming from a "tough critic"! Thanks for taking time to leave a comment and for visiting The Cheap Gourmet when searching for recipes!
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These Cinco de Mayo recipes embrace traditional Mexican fare with a hint of American flavor. These Mexican food recipes are easy to prepare and can be adapted to suit your taste buds and spice tolerance. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at The Cheap Gourmet
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I made this pepper steak and orzo dish the other night using leftover ingredients that were running out of shelf-life. I had about 1/3 pound of sirloin steak, 1/2 of a yellow onion, 1/2 of a green pepper, a handful of cherry tomatoes, some garlic and Gorgonzola cheese. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Currently, a monthly subscription to Craft Beer Club is $42, which breaks down to $3.50 per beer. Now is the perfect time to treat yourself, your family and friends to hard-to-find, outstanding brews from some of the best Brewmasters in the country. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Super Cheesy Cheeseburger Soup offers a bounty of flavor and is ideal for those nights when you want a filling meal, but don't have much time to cook. It pairs well with a fresh garden salad and dinner rolls. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Whenever I visit my daughter, we indulge in lunch at P.F. Chang's. While we have many favorites, their Chicken Lettuce Wraps are at the top of my list. Since there is no P.F. Chang's restaurant near my hometown and since I crave these things more than four times a year, it was crucial for me to find a copycat recipe so I can make these leaves of goodness at home. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at The Cheap Gourmet
Hi Lyndsy, I think a cranberry sauce would be fabulous! Here's one you might enjoy. http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2015/11/sausage-and-stuffing-balls-with.html. Good luck with the contest! Let us know if you win. Happy Holidays!
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If you're looking for a holiday gift that keeps on giving, check out Clubs of America. They offer a variety of Gift of the Month Clubs including: Beer, Wine, Flower, Fruit, Cigar, Coffee, Chocolate, Pizza, and Mix Your Clubs. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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The Cheap Gourmet was recently featured in the "Expert Interview Series" at CilantroCooks.com. We discussed ways to prepare affordably-priced, yet delicious meals, along with kitchen tools and equipment, favorite desserts and evening meals. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Our beach barbeque menu consists of jerk chicken kabobs, pineapple BBQ shrimp kabobs, multi-colored peppers pasta salad, baked beans, fresh veggie platter with Beau Monde dip, and grilled banana boat S'mores. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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I was recently invited to participate in a blog tour to promote Dawn Lerman's new book, My Fat Dad. I was excited because 1) I haven't read a book in longer than I care to admit; 2) I love reading memoirs of food and family; and 3) I love to cook and enjoy trying new recipes. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Posted Jun 21, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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MightyNest has an exciting new service, the MightyFix, that makes it simple to live healthier one month at a time. Discover one amazing product every month that helps your family live healthier plus get free shipping on any other product at MightyNest each month - all for only $10 per month. Each product is guaranteed to be worth more than $10 and is an innovative solution every healthy home needs. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Growing up, my mom made ham and bean soup with cornbread on a weekly basis. She was the Queen of stretching a dollar, as she was a stay-at-home mom with 4 kids trying to feed 6 people on one income. She would prepare a bone-in ham for Sunday dinner and use the leftovers for grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and ham and bean soup. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Buttermilk cornbread has been one of my favorites since I was a kid. My mom used to make homemade ham and bean soup with a side of cornbread dripping in butter. I now add chopped jalapenos to give it an extra kick. And, sometimes I even toss in cooked bacon bits, which makes it even better! Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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My family refers to these red potatoes with bacon and gorgonzola as "crack" potatoes because they are so addicting! Better yet, they are easy to prepare and make the perfect side dish for just about anything. We enjoy them with hamburgers, steaks, pork chops, ribs, and even seafood. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Personally, I love sausage and beef hand pies because they contain an entire meal in flakey dough and can be consumed without utensils. These meat pies have become a favorite in our household. Give them a try and let us know what you think. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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When making the BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Onion Bombs from the previous post, you'll likely have some leftover meat. Here's a way to utilize leftover meatloaf and squeeze an extra meal out of it. Not only are these stuffed jalapenos perfect for a fast dinner, they also make fabulous appetizers. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Everything about these BBQ bacon wrapped meatloaf onion bombs is amazing and certain to please the carnivores in your family. Not only are they easy to prepare, they can be made in advance and frozen for those nights when you don't want to cook. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Need a fast, yet flavorful appetizer or meal? If so, you'll love these pepperoni and mozzarella pizza rolls. With only 4 ingredients and less than 30 minutes, you can enjoy ooey-gooey pizza rolls for a fraction of the cost of delivery pizza. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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After a few tries, I came up with what I refer to as 'Faux Pho'. While there's nothing fake about it, the process takes less than 30 minutes and the taste is pretty close to the restaurant at a fraction of the cost. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at The Cheap Gourmet
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Looking for gifts for the hard-to-buy-for people on your list? Look no more! Clubs of America offers an assortment of monthly clubs that keep on giving long after the holidays have passed. Options include: Beer of the Month, Wine of the Month, Flowers, Fruit, Cigars, Coffee, Chocolate, Pizza and Mix Your Clubs, which allows you to choose a different club each month! Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at The Cheap Gourmet
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The slow roasted garlic chicken is the star of our Sunday dinner. I stuff the cavity with any leftover vegetables in the crisper. Most common selections include: one whole onion, two carrots, two celery stalks, and one lemon. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at The Cheap Gourmet