Easy Appetizers for Hassle Free Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are an amazing time for catching up, which in my family means EATING NON-STOP! I’ve picked up hosting duties over the past few years, and found that you can really break the bank going crazy over feeding your guests. Luckily, fellow bloggers and recipe sites have been my savior in finding quick, cheap…

Fate Brought Me to Extreme Couponing

I’m going to chalk it up to destiny.  Three weeks ago, I was looking at the receipt on my way out of the grocery store and noticed that the Kraft sliced cheese I bought was charged to me at full price (4.29) instead of the 2 for $6.00 deal advertised. Already backing out of the parking lot,…

A Green Thumb Can Lead to More Green (Food)

Raised bed gardening. Heck. Just the word gardening scares me. I have never gardened in my life, besides remembering 3rd grade science class, watching a seed germinate in a clear cross-section container. Then we met a friend of a friend who convinced us that a beginner can learn and reap the rewards of vegetables and…

Fish for Thought on Fridays

I told myself (and everyone else) that I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions, because well, they’re “meant to be broken” right? Where’s the accountability? Yes, I’m aware. So instead of resolutions, I broke in 2014 with a set of new goals for myself.  One of them is to get back in shape. (Future posts pending)…

15 Ways To Save on Groceries

Try Wal-Mart’s Ad Match Guarantee.  If you have a Wal-Mart by you and your neighborhood mails the local circulars, it’s really easy to take advantage of Wal-Mart’s Ad Match.  Every Thursday, I go through the mailed circulars and circle the items that are a good deal.  I then shop for all those items at Wal-Mart and…

A Little Fresh and a Lot Frozen Goes a Long Way

It wasn’t milk and bread, and it was delicious. And that’s not coming from me. Bernadette is usually unimpressed with me generally, but I usually make up for it when I cook food that most people would scoff at when they see how it starts out. See for yourself: Just last week, we were snowed…