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Thanksgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving on a Budget
Grocery prices seem to just keep going up and up these days, so I teamed up with Mariano’s to create Thanksgiving on a Budget. Tips on Saving Money at the Grocery Store No matter what grocery store you shop at, sign up for their rewards card.  I have already saved $607.74 cents so far this year using my Mariano’s card Clip coupons before you go...
November 15, 2023

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Pumpkin Pie Bites
Baking is a science so that’s typically why I stay away from it.  So when I made these pumpkin pie bites and they turned out amazing, I get so excited! The base of these pumpkin pie bites is Remy’s Graham crackers from Safe + Fair.  Side note:  Safe + Fair was the very first company I worked for when I first started to do influencer...
November 8, 2023

Mini Cinnamon Bread

Mini Cinnamon Bread
My late husband used to hate tiny food, but I absolutely love it!  Mini cinnamon bread?  Yes please! Growing up in the Chicagoland area, Entenmann’s was the GOAT for coffee cake and donuts.  When we had coffee hour after church and there was anything Entenmann’s, I was all over it. Sadly, 4 mini cinnamon donuts are 13 points, and let’s just say I never stopped...
November 8, 2023

Canned Chicken Nuggets

Canned Chicken Nuggets
My friend Mayra from Low Carb Love made these canned chicken nuggets, and these turned out delicious! Don’t let the canned chicken freak you out.  The best part about this recipe is that it has so few ingredients.  Full recipe is on Mayra’s site and can be found here.  I just air fried my nuggets at 400 for 12 minutes. What are the ingredients in...
November 7, 2023

Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup
This asparagus soup is one sure fire way that I will eat my veggies! Is asparagus available all year round? Fortunately, asparagus is available year round in most grocery stores, but it’s usually at its peak in spring and early summer.   What ingredients are needed for asparagus soup? asparagus baby spinach chicken broth (or veggie broth) crushed red pepper flakes (optional) garlic (I like a...
November 6, 2023

Easy Miso Soup with Tofu

Easy Miso Soup with Tofu
This easy miso soup with tofu will be your go to soup recipe when you are short on time.  Ready in just 10 minutes! What is miso paste? At Mariano’s where I usually shop, the white miso paste is on the top shelf in the Asian section.  I’ve also found a refrigerated version at Fresh Market.  No matter which one you buy, it needs to...
October 30, 2023

Apple Crunch Muffins

Apple Crunch Muffins
If you are not on the pumpkin spice bandwagon, then these apple crunch muffins will be your go to muffin recipe this fall. What kind of apples are best for muffins? There are so many varieties of apples these days that it’s sometimes hard to figure out which ones are best for baking.  In my experience, fuji apples, honeycrisp apples and zestar apples are my...
October 29, 2023

Pasta Fagioli Soup

Pasta Fagioli Soup
This pasta fagioli soup is a hug in a bowl! For whatever reason I’ve never made this soup at home, probably because I may have mentioned it to my late husband once upon a time, and the thought of having beans in a soup probably turned him off.  He didn’t even like beans in chili! Is pasta fagioli recipe easy? Absolutely!  All you need is...
October 25, 2023

Roasted Beet Hummus

Roasted Beet Hummus
If you think you don’t like beets, try my roasted beet hummus – it’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory! Ingredients Needed for Beet Hummus fresh beets canned chickpeas garlic cloves tahini crushed red pepper vinegar (any will do!) I used rice wine vinegar for this recipe salt aquafaba – which is the liquid from the canned chickpeas – so don’t throw this out...
September 10, 2023

Thai Basil Chicken

Thai Basil Chicken
Is this Thai Basil Chicken recipe authentic?  Probably not!  But I did use Thai basil and chicken so there’s that! Pre Cooking white rice or noodles will make this dish ready in less than 10 minutes. What is Thai Basil? Thai basil is spicy with an anise, or licorice-like flavor, while sweet basil has a more mild peppery and sweet taste.  You will know the...
September 6, 2023