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Recipe Roundup: Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Tomorrow begins the Lunar New Year and people in countries across Asia are already celebrating. Tomorrow (Thursday) is the first day of the year of the sheep, and hundreds of millions of people are traveling home to be with their families for the celebration. I love Asian cuisine so we are going to celebrate here with …

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Sweet Potato Latkes {Recipe}

Did you know North Carolina is the number one sweet potato producing state in the U.S.? When sweet potatoes are in season here they are really cheap! I just paid $0.49/lb. for some sweet taters and remembered this great recipe for latkes that I haven’t made in years. I have modified this sweet potato latkes …

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What living a frugal life really means… to me

The new year is a good time to get all philosophical for a minute, right? As I plod my way through my happy though sometimes un-glamorous life, I occasionally challenge myself with this question: Am I really living in line with my values? Is how I spend my time and money actually in sync with what …

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Easy Homemade Food Gifts – Spice Mixes, Granola & More

Even if you have only a few minutes to spare, you can likely whip up some delicious and useful homemade gifts with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Here are a few quick, easy and frugal food gifts that are sure to be enjoyed! Spice Mixes Moroccan Spice Rub from Fine Cooking – Especially …

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Earn 50,000 Bonus Miles with a Southwest Rapid Rewards Visa!

My favorite travel rewards credit card is offering their best sign-on bonus again! You can get 50,000 bonus miles when you open a Southwest Rapid Rewards Visa  from now until February 28th (this offer is no longer active but may return at any point – the current offer is 40K points with a $1,000 minimum spend). …

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Two Ingredient Sugar Scrub – An Easy DIY Gift

If you are looking for a nice hostess gift or stocking stuffer check out this easy homemade sugar scrub. I made some today and it totally exceeded my expectations! I took two minutes and is made from two easily found ingredients (no ordering bulk shea butter and essential oils online!) AND it left my hands …

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