I had never made eggplant Parmesan before and in fact, the last time I ate eggplant I didn’t like it. Well let me tell you, this is recipe so yummy I ate one entire (small) pan of it myself! Seriously.
These brats are super easy to make and perfect for fall weather. Cook them for a Oktoberfest celebration or a tailgating party.
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. […]
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’ve mentioned many times that even though I’m a fairly good cook, I’m not that great of a baker. So when I saw this article in the Huffington Post about making cakes with only two ingredients, I immediately went to the grocery store and bought what I needed to try a couple of them out. Two […]
I like cucumbers. During the summer I eat at least one cucumber a day, sometimes I’ll even eat two. They help me stay hydrated, are low in calories which makes them perfect for my mindless munching during the day, and they are inexpensive this time of year. I prefer buying mine at our local farmers […]
My point of this is that if you want fresh herbs, which are a heck of a lot cheaper if you grow them yourself instead of buying at the grocery store, you should shop for them sooner rather than later.
Some friends of ours gave us a huge zucchini from their garden (thanks Chris and Ruby) and I needed to use it before it went bad. My husband just so happened to be having a fantasy football draft here at the house with a bunch of other fantasy football “fanatics” so I decided to make them a couple of my favorite zucchini recipes. These are super easy and inexpensive….
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
My husband and I were in Morristown, New Jersey visiting family this past year. This was the second time for me to be in Morristown and both times were so much fun. The downtown area is quaint but modern, with so many beautiful buildings and churches, tons of shopping options and some of the best restaurants. […]
On today’s video Ashley and I discuss summer clearance sales. There are tons of great summer clearance sales going on right now, especially on summer apparel, which you can actually wear into the cooler months of fall and even winter. HOW TO WEAR YOUR SUMMER CLOTHES INTO FALL/WINTER – Summery dresses are my favorite items to […]
This is a super fast and easy way to use up summer’s delicious fruits. This jam will stay good in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. If you make this to give away, make sure you label it with the date and that it needs to stay refrigerated since we’re not sealing the jars […]
Last Saturday my husband and I wanted to do something that wasn’t too expensive, too far away and that would be outdoors. Well I remembered reading about the Colorado Farms & Art Market at the Margarita at Pine Creek in the Colorado Springs Independent and had never been there so we went.
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.
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 […]
Corn is so plentiful this time of year, nice and fresh, and very cheap! You can use half-and-half or milk, depending on your tastes. I choose based on price because I think they both taste great. I’ve eaten a lot of different corn chowder in my life but I like this version for the summer […]
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….