Thanksgiving on a Budget: Presentation Counts!

Last year I was both pleasantly surprised and a little dismayed when a popular foodie magazine featured an $80 Thanksgiving Menu. Having read this particularly publication for years and years, I knew that for most of its readership, this was, indeed, a “bargain meal.” But having tracked prices for so long, I knew that they […]

Bob the Builder Birthday Cake

We love Bob the Builder around here. We really do. You would think that now that the toddlers in the vicinity are girls that we’d have moved on to My Little Pony or something. But, no. FishChick loves Bob. It may be that we just have more Bob the Builder movies than any other character or […]

Thanksgiving on a Budget: Very Make-Ahead Turkey

You know that to make the most of your cooked turkey and stretch your budget further, it’s best to make stock from the leftovers. However, who wants to mess with that after a full day of cooking? I think you will be pleasantly surprised when you see this next installment of Thanksgiving on a Budget. […]

Lego Bionicle Thornax Birthday Cake

Remember this? It’s the Lego Bionicle “thing” my son wanted his birthday cake to look like. You know I’m always up for a birthday cake challenge, right? (Just for the record, it’s called a Thornax.) Well, I’m pleased to report that I came, I saw, I baked that cake! The frosting job wasn’t the best, […]

Thanksgiving on a Budget: Celebrating and Saving

Thanksgiving on a Budget

I’ve known people, in fact, I’ve been one of them, who spent upward of $200 on one meal – Thanksgiving Dinner. Unbelievable when I think about it, really. To spend one third of our current monthly food budget on one dinner. Yikes! Usually this happens due to poor planning or too many “we gotta haves” […]

Saluting Those Who’ve Fought For Our Freedoms

Today’s not just a paid holiday for government employees. Veteran’s Day is an important moment to remember those who’ve paid for more than just a day off work. Thank you to all the men and women who fight in our military as well as their families who also sacrifice great things in the cause of […]

Thinking of Thanksgiving: Hosting a Big Dinner

Many of today’s women don’t know the ins and outs of home making. Most schools no longer teach home economics. And if your own mother worked outside the home, chances are you may not have grown up with much teaching in the way of housekeeping and meal preparation. These are not obsolete skills. It’s good […]

Holiday Food Fest: A Celebration of Good Food & Friends

In the coming weeks, I’ll be joining a great group of bloggers in hosting a Bloggy Holiday Food Fest. We want to see your favorite dishes of the holiday season. I hope you will linkup or stop by and check out what all these wonderful cooks in the blogosphere (that means YOU!) are feasting on […]