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….
Up until this recipe, I had never eaten much less cooked a chicken burger. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever cooked ground chicken before. This is a nice change from the regular old burger and absolutely delicious!
I’m a fan of not peeling certain fruits and vegetables because I actually like the taste and texture of the peel and I know that a lot of times, it’s actually the skin of the produce that contains most of the vitamins and nutrients. But there are certain fruits and vegetables that you do want to […]
I’m a pretty decent cook if I do say so but desserts have never been something I was good at. And since I’m not a big dessert eater, I guess I just never really tried to master sweets. And I know that if I was baking up yummy dessert recipes on a regular basis, I’d […]
I have a dear friend who has been trying to eat healthier and exercise more often, and hopefully lose a few pounds in the process. She called me the other day in a frustrated mood because after eating salads for two weeks, she had actually gained weight (and she said it sure wasn’t muscle weight […]
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 […]
Eating organic fruits and vegetables is good for you and much safer but most times more expensive, often costing as much as twice (or even more) than non-organic fruits and vegetables. So what’s a family on a budget to do?
Homemade Pasta with Basic Pecan Pesto or Fresh Tomato Sauce (Who Knew It Was So Easy?)
Here’s a great article spotlighting the health benefits mangoes have, including ways they can help with cancer, vision, heart, brain, digestion and the immune system.