Entertaining on a Budget

I had the Homecoming Dinner at our house for my daughters group. I was able to serve a very elegant dinner for not a lot of money. It saved all the kids money not having to go out to eat, but it also gave the girls less time in those high heel shoes that they […]

My Review of French Prairie Gardens CSA

I have never done a CSA – Consumer Support Agriculture. The biggest reason is everyone tells you that you will get so many veggies you won’t be able to eat them all. Early on my kids weren’t big veggie eaters, so it didn’t make sense. Now it’s changed and they eat a lot. The other […]

Word Of Mouth Worth the Splurge

You know me, I love a splurge every now and then. If you have followed me long you can pretty much guess that my splurge will be about food. There is nothing I love more than a good meal out, with quality food, good portions and great service. We have found that perfect place for […]

50% Off Whole Foods

This is such a great deal if you like Whole Foods. For just $10 you get $20 worth of food. This offer is through Living Social. Living Social has been great to work with in the past. I have had to get my money back on one occasion and they didn’t even hassle me. So […]

Grilled Peach Salsa

If you can make peach salsa then you most surely can make grilled peach salsa right?? A few weeks ago we picked up 72 lbs of peaches. In my mind it seemed like a much smaller amount than it actually was. Nonetheless, we froze some of them and we are now eating and cooking with […]

10 Uses for Zucchini That Doesn’t Include a Casserole

If you planted even one zucchini plant you are looking for ways to use it. If you planted more than one, you are probably the one dropping them on neighbors doorsteps at night, desperately trying to get rid of it. Don’t worry, there are so many ways to use zucchini, millions of things even, but […]

Grilled Guacamole

Any of you that follow my blog know that if it can be cooked, I am pretty sure it can be grilled. I had also heard of grilling avocados to make guacamole, so I thought I would give it a shot. It was so easy, anyone can do this, and I make lazy man’s guacamole, […]

Beer and Wine at 50% Off

SOLD OUT!!!! Those went quick! If you live in the Pacific NW or even just plan on visiting this is a great Groupon. Portland is known for it’s many breweries. So much so that July is called Oregon Craft Beer month. Us Oregonians like our beer. Not only that, but also at Pearl Specialty Market […]

3 Ways with Country Style Pork Ribs

Country Style Pork Ribs are on sale this week at Fred Meyer. I had some of these last week in the freezer and brought them out and served them 3 time with 3 different meals. And remember I am feeding teenagers. After this success I will be buying these again this week. Check out what […]

Little Big Burger

Finding a great local place in your area is always nice. Great food, great price makes me a happy woman. Looking for a fun place to go eat that won’t break the bank in Portland?  Head on down to Little Big Burger, located in the Pearl. This is such a fun, new place in Portland. […]