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December 2009

More Goodness from Real Simple Magazine

If you are a regular reader of The Cheap Gourmet blog, then you probably already know that the December Giveaway is a One Year subscription to Real Simple magazine. If you aren't familiar with Real Simple, check out their website at www.RealSimple.com. All that is required to gain an entry for the giveaway is to submit a comment on the... Read more →


10 Things I Love About Real Simple Magazine

This month's giveaway is a one-year subscription to Real Simple magazine. Real Simple is one of my favorite publications because it truly does simplify my life. In the spirit of December countdown, I would like to share 10 Things I Love About Real Simple magazine: Read more →


Baked Mahi Mahi is one of my favorite fish. I could eat mahi every day and never get tired of it. There are hundreds of ways to prepare it – baked, broiled, grilled, blackened, pan fried. Mahi mahi is also great for making fish tacos. I always pick up extra so I can have leftovers for mahi mahi tacos. Baked... Read more →


The following Super Easy Chip and Veggie Dip recipe has been a family holiday favorite for as long as I can remember. My sister created this delightful dip about 30 years ago. It was a huge hit the day she served it with a bowl of chips and a veggie tray. It has become the one and only chip and veggie dip served at our family gatherings because nothing else compares to the flavor. Read more →


The following homemade corn chip meatballs with spaghetti recipe occurred as a fluke. It wasn't until after I had all my normal meatball ingredients gathered, that I realized I had no bread crumbs in the cupboard. As I searched for a substitute, I noticed a container of corn chips stashed at the back of the pantry. Read more →


Five Resources for Holiday Gifts Under $20

'Tis the season for holiday shopping! Today, I'd like to present some of my favorite holiday gifts under $20. There is no reason to break the bank or rack up credit card debt. The season should be jolly, not expensive! I think you will enjoy these wonderful holiday gift ideas and wish you a happy shopping adventure! Read more →


I'm excited to announce our December giveaway. This month, Real Simple magazine, a division of Time, Inc. Lifestyle Group is generously offering a one-year subscription to their amazing magazine. I received a complimentary copy of the December issue and let me tell you, this magazine is packed with holiday gift ideas, health and beauty tips, fashion and party accessories, holiday decorating ideas, quick-and-easy recipes, and tons of money-saving coupons from a wide range of popular stores and manufacturers. Read more →