Check Out Grocery Outlet for Great Prices

Check Out Grocery Outlet for Great Prices and Win a Gift Card

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congrats to the winners: wibryan@ and gilliandevin@ The following content is sponsored by Grocery Outlet: I was never a “partier” in college. Beer has never been my thing. But, after spending a year in France and learning about the lovely relationship between wine and food, you could call me a wine lover. […]

A Review of the Ninja Ultima Blender

A Review of the Ninja Ultima Blender - The Ninja Ultima Blender mixes up the best of all worlds in my smoothie-making economy: high speed, bulk blending, and individual to go cups.

The Ninja Ultima Blender mixes up the best of all worlds in my smoothie-making economy: high speed, bulk blending, and individual to go cups. Ninja sent me their Ultima Blender. All opinions are my own. I’ve owned a blender of some kind for about twenty years. I remember when FishPapa and I bought our first Oster at Costco. […]

5 Great Ways to Prepare for Quick Summer Meals

5 Great Ways to Prepare Quick, Summer Meals - Enjoy your summer daze a little more by making meal times quick and easy.

Enjoy your summer daze a little more by making meal times quick and easy. The following content is sponsored by Good Food Made Simple: I don’t know about you, but my summer days are just packed. If it’s not the summer school I assigned myself my kids or the weekly outings or this whole writing […]

3 Great Cookbooks & Gifts to Give with Them

great cookbooks

This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. The holiday season is approaching. That means it’s time to put your thinking cap on. Don’t go out and shop willy-nilly. If you decide to be purposeful in your […]

Introducing Supermarket Superstar (Giveaways CLOSED)

The following content is sponsored by Lifetime and A&E Television Networks. This post originally appeared on July 22, 2013. The giveaways are closed. Congrats to the winners: ariana8407@ and amylannon@ In the summer of 2010, I wrote a book proposal for a cookbook idea I’d been simmering for the previous year. I remember walking through Barnes and Noble […]

A Review of Abundant Harvest Organics

Abundant Harvest Organics week 1

Last year, I tried out a local CSA, or community supported agriculture, membership. We did it for about a month. At the end we concluded that it wasn’t the right fit for us. We found that there were a lot of vegetables we didn’t normally use and that the price was a little steep for […]

Tossed Salad with Peperoncinis & Feta & an Easy Way to Dress a Salad

Tossed Salad with Feta anad Pepperoncinis

Salads are a fresh and flavorful way to get your veggies. I love them in any number of ways. But, easy is at the top of the list. Creating a good salad does not take a lot of work or complex ingredients. In fact, provided that you have a few flavor ingredients like olive oil, […]

Real Food on a Real Budget

This weekend as I reevaluated our food goals for the year, I opened up my copy of Real Food on a Real Budget. While I am nowhere near being the Nutrition Ninja that Stephanie is, it was encouraging to read areas where I’m on target and areas where I can grow in knowledge, understanding, and […]

Ten Dollar Dinners: A Review

Until I discovered that Food Network was part of our cable package, I had a hard time justifying 30 bucks a month to watch football and the science channel. But, no problem now! I am hooked. As is the whole family. Bobby Flay and Alton Brown are household names around here, and Chopped, and of […]