Thanks to Wild Garden for teaming up on this post! All opinions are my own. It's the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it? Well... except for maybe the cold weather and unpredictable temperatures. I hate when I leave in the morning in my big puffy winter jacket and by the time I get on the train, I'm so hot and miserable from being squished between two strangers and from sitting in a subway car that hasn't figured out how to actually be set to a comfortable degree. … [Read more...]
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This is a guest post from Mara of the food blog Put on Your Cake Pants. She's all about eating well while spending less. Check out this delicious recipe - perfect for fall weather! I spent a fair amount of time watching my parents cook when I was growing up, and one of the things I learned from them was the importance of resourcefulness. Nearly anyone can look at a recipe and put together a shopping list, but making do with what you already have on hand takes … [Read more...]
Anyone out there like warehouse clubs? The other day I took myself on a date to Sam's Club (because I found out non-members can get day passes!). I mean let's be real, between the free samples and standing in awe of the 48 ounce jars of peanut butter and scoping out the latest deals on electronics, you've got a whole day's worth of activities under one roof! Plus, I love price checking at every store I go to, so that alone could keep my entertained for hours. While at … [Read more...]
Ty has a new mantra when it comes to meal time: "Make it a salad." So the other night when I suggested burgers for dinner, he suggested we... you guessed it... make them salads. The idea at first took me a bit aback. Burgers as a salad? But I quickly realized Ty was onto something. After all, we typically eat our burgers wrapped in lettuce instead of using buns. Basically, we'd just be eating a lot more greens this way which sounded like a … [Read more...]
Cooking Tip 101: Taste your food! Last Sunday I made this Simple Slow Cooker Chili to have for lunches throughout the week. I wasn't feeling particularly hungry while making it so I didn't bother to taste it. BIG MISTAKE. Ty ended up eating the chili before I did so I asked him how it tasted. "Well.... It doesn't really taste like chili." DOH! I instantly remembered that I didn't add ANY spices, not even chili powder! Basically it was like meat sauce with beans added to … [Read more...]