Smoky Pork Pappardelle for Company

I made this dish a year ago and loved it so much. I was excited to try it again as a company dinner because there is nothing I love more than having the whole meal done and ready when company arrives. For the most part this meal delivers. I got the recipe from Food and […]

Menu Planning for a Crazy Week/Weeks

This is my menu plan for this week and on into next week, because it’s one of those months. Not only that but we are fully into track season which means long late days of track meets. So here is my attempt to feed those left at home and those of us on our way […]

My One Splurge: Local Food

Enjoy this guest post from Alexis Bonari Since adopting minimalism and frugal habits, I’ve cut out most of the luxuries I used to count as part of daily life: eating out at nice French or Italian restaurants, gourmet coffee from the café down the street, buying new and cute clothes every month—you get the picture. […]

Bumblekiss in the Beaumont Village

Yesterday you saw the LivingSocial deal for Bumblekiss and today we used it. I know we don’t normally go through our coupons that quickely, but it just worked out that way. This place was amazing and worth every penny, even though we didn’t have to use all that many pennies because of our great coupon. […]

Bumblekiss at Over 50% Off

Living Social has a great deal today. Then before you buy, they sweeten the deal even more, check it out. You get $20 worth of food at Bumblekiss in Portland, for just $10. Take 30 seconds and watch a video and they will give you an additional $2 off. If you have never used LivingSocial […]

Redbox Deals and Good Eats

There are 2 great deals out there that I want to make sure everyone sees. First off Redbox is offering 3 movies for $1. This offer is through Groupon. It still has 2 more days on it, so take advantage of this one. I might just buy more than one, since you can buy them […]

How to Choose the Best CSA For You

I have spent the afternoon looking through all the CSA’s in our area. Whew! It’s been a lot of work. You might be wondering why someone as frugal as myself and who loves to garden is “giving up” and choosing a CSA? For those of you that don’t know, CSA is Community Supported Agriculture. You […]

Baja Fresh 50% Off

I don’t eat at chain restaurants, because I just can’t tolerate them and I don’t eat fast food because it’s just gross.  BUT what I do eat is Mexican fast food chains.  I know, weird, but it’s one thing I will tolerate and do like. Sometimes you need that quick, easy, cheap meal. Plus I […]

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

I make this often, but since I don’t have a “recipe” it’s always a little different. But I think I mastered it in a way worth writing down and sharing. The best part about Chicken Tortilla Soup is, if you choose, you can hide quite a few veggies in it, and I can show you […]

Tuesday’s Tip – Take Inventory

When I go to the grocery store I walk by the markdown sections.  Mark down meats, breads, cheeses and whatever else.  What I do is load up on stuff and just throw it in my freezer.  It’s all good stuff, but sometimes I forget what is buried deep inside my freezer. Occasionally I take every.single.thing […]