Add Some Zip to Your Hamburger: Caesar Burger Recipe

Summer Grilling Caeasar Burger Recipe

Summer is the season for grilling out, no doubt!  Hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, and watermelon will be served at picnics and family gatherings all summer long. While there is nothing like a good ole hamburger grilled over charcoal, there are a couple things you can do to spice up the original. The most basic trick is to add 1 T. Worcestershire sauce and 1 T. grill seasoning to 1 lb. ground beef before forming 4 patties. Always flavor your beef, then patty them, then refrigerate until ready ...

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Fashion Friday: The cocktail dress

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I love a good deal and I love fashion. I do not love spending a lot of money to look great. I have to admit I am a name brand junkie and with paid off credit cards I intend to stay fashionable on a frugal budget. I often wonder what kind of dress should I wear to a cocktail party. I want to stand out in a good way. I love colors. I decided this was the perfect dress for three reasons. 1) The color. It is in the jewel family and I will not drowned in a sea of black dresses 2) The details are ...

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Chicago Travel: Madame Deals Style

Okay, So it is girl's weekend Happy Birthday Alpha Xi Delta! We decided every year that my sisters and myself would meet up for a weekend of fun. I save all year. I turned in my get out of jail card and flew to Chicago. I hope to share my tips and trips for how to have a five star trip on a 2 star budget. I am writing this watching a plasma TV from my lovely hotel room located downtown. I will tell you how I scored a 5 star hotel for $100.00 a night. Tip 1: Pick a date as far advance as ...

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Working Mom: What’s for Dinner.. coupons?

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I am a working mom who has a husband that often travels for a living. We have a deal that when he is on travel I can order in. Whoa you say. How is that in the budget? Well, it used to not be and that was before coupons. You maybe thinking I am talking about coupons for the grocery store but I'm not. I am talking about coupons for meals out. My husband gets a per diem when he travels. We have a deal that he will buy his food for very reasonable prices and the money leftover can be used  for me ...

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Cooking with Connie: Cabbage & Kielbasa Slow Cooker Recipe

Cabbage & Kielbasa Slow Cooker Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Now that the holiday season is upon us, day-to-day life has become busy and suppertime sneaks up on me.  So, I’ve pulled out the slow cooker to make suppertime quick and easy.  When kielbasa or smoked sausage are on sale, I stock up and freeze.  Cabbage is an inexpensive vegetable year-round, but it is fresh and really cheap this time of year.  Frozen ...

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Grilled Pesto Turkey Panini Recipe

Grilled Pesto Turkey Panini Recipe This sandwich sounds so good! I love pesto and sandwiches are a meal we have often when running to soccer practice. Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! On a recent trip to Nags Head, I had one of the most delicious bagel sandwiches of my life. Now, I have to say, the breakfast bagels in New York City were superb (of course), but this bagel sandwich I had at the beach was unique and easy to duplicate at ...

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Crunchy Cabbage Salad Recipe

This recipe is an upscale Chinese Chicken Salad with toasted pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds along with the traditional ramen noodle. Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Ramen noodles get a bad rap. Many of us enjoyed them while in college since they were cheap, filling food. But, now that we’re all grown up, we are far too sophisticated to eat lowly ramen noodles. I beg to differ. Ramen noodles can be eaten raw or cooked and the ...

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Chicken Parmesan Sub Sandwich Recipe

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Summer is a busy time which results on eating out or on the go. Connie has some wonderful ideas for portable meals that I honestly would have never thought of! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! This time of year lots of folks are looking for portable meals. You know what I mean…quick, healthy meals you can take with you to the ballpark, swimming pool, and in our case, the hay field. Beyond ham & cheese sandwiches, what should you pack? ...

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Curried Pork in a Cream Sauce Slow Cooker Recipe

I love curry and I can't wait to try this easy recipe! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! I ruined a beautiful pork loin roast recently. I cooked it too long in not enough liquid and dried it out. Mistakes happen, I guess. But, I was not about to waste that roast, dry or not. So, I began looking for recipes that would tenderize the already-cooked meat and perk up the flavor. I found a curry cream sauce recipe that would do the trick, but ...

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Chicken Strawberry Wraps Recipe

Chicken Strawberry Wraps

I can't wait to try this recipe with fresh strawberries from my garden! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Once the weather gets a little warmer, it seems like everyone is looking for an outdoor adventure. Taking after-supper walks, tossing the baseball with the kids, even yard work is good for the soul in the spring. A wonderful activity for your family to try this spring is visiting a berry farm. You and your kids can pick your own ...

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