This pepperoni and pepper stromboli is so easy to make and delicious. You can easily substitute different cheeses if you prefer or if red bell peppers are pricey, just use a green bell pepper. I made this for a fantasy football draft my husband had at the house and the guys loved it. You can serve this […]
I love having floral arrangements scattered throughout our house, especially when we entertain, but I don’t like the expense of them. Today Ashley and I show you how to make some quick, easy, and affordable arrangements using flowers from the grocery store mixed with items from my yard. All of the vases we use, including […]
Looking for a new cheese dip to serve during football season? Or something a little different for all the holiday gatherings coming up? Then this cheesy provolone dip just might be the ticket. This dish takes about 10 minutes from start to finish and is so ooey gooey delicious. Because of how provolone cheese melts, with […]
I saw Roma tomatoes on sale at Safeway this week for 79 cents lb, which is an excellent price, so I wanted to stock up on them but knew they’d go bad before we could eat all of them so I decided to freeze them. I’ll use them for sauces, stews, soups and casseroles. Of course […]
This awesome taco recipe utilizes the inexpensive Talapia Tammy found in her Wednesday Coupons and Deals. These tacos can feed a family of 4 for less than $10, TOTAL!
My husband and I were at a recent event where grilled peaches were served as the salad course. They were delicious. I’ve been grilling peaches for years as a dessert but never thought to turn them into a salad so the next time we grilled some, we put our own spin on a grilled peach salad. […]
Just as with olive oil and castor oil, coconut oil is a product that has multiple health and beauty uses that doesn’t cost a lot of money. Virgin coconut oil can be used on your hair, skin, and even as a weight-loss supplement. As long as the oil has been cold pressed and has no […]
I love today’s episode in which I show Ashley all the fabulous but cheap kitchen foods you can actually use as beauty products. Most of these items are probably in your kitchen already and when compared to what you’d pay for beauty products at the store, well, you can save a bundle. The products are […]
When I tasted this meal, I felt like I should have a grass skirt and lei on…it’s tropical and perfect for a quick and inexpensive summer meal. The shrimp have a coconut pretzel crust that I serve with an orange marmalade dipping sauce. We jazzed up jasmine rice with pineapple and green onion, even though the jasmine rice […]
I love this recipe because it’s quick, easy, cheap, and oh so versatile. Prior to being diagnosed with celiac disease I made this with regular dried spaghetti or linguine and soy sauce. If you’re gluten sensitive you can easily substitute gluten-free pasta and soy sauce, which will raise the price a bit. The first time […]
Anytime I can save money on food, I’m all for it. I saw this really fabulous, easy-to-follow article from Wake Up World on how you can easily re-grow foods like onions, leeks, and even pineapple.
I love a good farmers market. There are a lot of great ones in the Springs but if you’re looking for a fun little “adventure” you should check out the one in Denver at the historic Union Station. This particular market is open on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm and runs till October […]
I’ve seen some good deals on watermelon lately and while I enjoy eating it simply sliced up, we have a hard time eating an entire watermelon with just two of us in the house. I recently saw a recipe for watermelon gazpacho on my friend JL’s Facebook page that she shared from veganmos.com that you can make […]
A couple of summers ago I tried my hand at canning pickled vegetables (and other things.) I had great success but it was a lot of work and ended up having to get a cortisone injection in my elbow from all the repetitive lifting (jars in and out of water bath, etc.) Then I tried […]
This recipe was in the April 2014 edition of EveryDay with Rachael Ray and it looked so different from my typical meals, I decided I had to try it. (If I could get it in at $10 or less, which happily I did.) This spicy tomato poached eggs, “shakshuka,” is a Middle Eastern dish which can be served for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner.
I’ve written several posts on different ways to save at the grocery store…which can be one of the places families spend the most money. Here’s a few more ideas….
When the weather is nice, there’s nothing I like better than just being outdoors. And I especially like entertaining when the temperature is warm and the flowers are blooming which means we can dine outdoors, (and I don’t have to clean the house as much!) I recently hosted a ladies brunch where I used my […]
Today’s topic? Ice cube trays and nontraditional ways to use them. You can get a pair of ice-cube trays from any store, the Dollar tree sells them for $1.00, or even find them at thrift stores.
I have been making this veggie cream cheese for years and it’s always a fight to see who gets the last drop! The fresh vegetables add crunch and flavor to cream cheese, without a lot of extra calories. We do eat this in the mornings on bagels but I usually serve it as an appetizer […]
Joining me today for a discussion of how to wear animal print is my good friend Ashley, who gives some excellent tips on basic do’s and don’ts. We began the discussion before filming when I had told her about a woman I had seen at the grocery store who had on some really cute pieces […]