Tag Archives : frugal

Recipe: Rustic Herbed Flatbread


It’s autumn, my favorite season. It’s time to start transitioning into comfy sweaters and fuzzy socks. Unfortunately, the weather in South Carolina is so strange this time of year that I cannot fully commit a wardrobe. Yesterday, it was 73 degrees and rainy. Today it’s a balmy 42 degrees and dreary. I’m not going to let the overcast sky damper my day though, no way!…

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20 Budget Friendly Gifts for the Home Cook


I think the hardest part of holiday shopping for an adult is trying to decide what to buy a person that already has everything! I mean, you can only buy a home chef so many cookbooks before your gifting starts to get as stale as discounted bread. I’m trying to avoid that “expected gift” routine this year. And I can’t…

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20 Budget Friendly Gifts for the Wine Lover


I absolutely love Christmas shopping. I can spend hours wandering the store with no goal in mind. Unfortunately, without a plan I usually either 1.) spend way too much on a gift, 2.) leave the store empty handed or 3.) buy something I’m not happy with and think, “Well, this is good enough.” This year though, I’m prepared. I’ve gathered…

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10 Tips to a Better Chicken Stock


  Many people swoon over the smell of fresh-baked cookies and apple pie, but my downfall is a pot of homemade chicken stock that’s been simmering on the stove all day. The savory aromas wrap around me like a comforting blanket. Actually, I think it’s true for everyone in the house because there is always someone in the pot trying…

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Dear Kids, Mom Quits!


Sanity? What sanity? Not today my friends! I had all intentions of doing some type of fancy schmancy dinner recipe for you guys today. The type that makes your eyes happy and drool form in your mouth. Something slow roasted and covered in a pan sauce. Yum! But, guess what. Somewhere shortly after waking up life happened. I bet you’ve…

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