Cooking & Eating

Mango Salsa

This is the best salsa ever, seriously! It may seem a bit unconventional, but it is soooo good with chips, on tacos, or my favorite with grilled fish. Mango Salsa Recipe 6 mangoes peeled and chopped, if you can’t find ripe mangoes most grocery stores sell jarred mangoes in the grocery department. 1 medium red… Continue reading Mango Salsa

Cooking & Eating · Parenting & Kids

Baseball Birthday Party

A few weeks ago we celebrated our son’s second birthday. My husband and I decided on a baseball theme for his birthday party and agreed we wouldn’t make it as over the top as his first birthday bash with sixty-plus guests. We decided on having an all-American-baseball-barbecue theme for the party, thinking it would be… Continue reading Baseball Birthday Party

Life & Adulting

The True Cost of Your Vice$

Have you ever wondered how much money you could save by quitting one of your vices or guilty pleasures? The Cost of Your Vices is a microsite from the eBay Deals Blog that shows people how much they could save annually if they quit their daily vices (cigarettes, coffee, alcohol, fast food, lotto tickets, sodas). This… Continue reading The True Cost of Your Vice$

Cooking & Eating · Life & Adulting

Raley’s Something Extra Try-It

This fall, Raley’s grocery stores started their Something Extra program, which is in my opinion, the best grocery rewards program I have tried!  The program is personalized, so you are rewarded with coupons and products that you actually buy and use, instead of the generic coupons that are spit out the register for things you… Continue reading Raley’s Something Extra Try-It

Cooking & Eating

Best BBQ Dinner

My husband and I love food and we have been craving barbecue.  I made my fantastic slow cooker rib recipe, all the fabulous details are here.  I also made savory mashed sweet potatoes and bean salad.  This is a fabulous and frugal meal.  The entire meal was just under $14 and we have lots of… Continue reading Best BBQ Dinner

Cooking & Eating

Wine Wednesday: The Other

Cheers and happy Wine Wednesday! The Other Appelation by Peirano Estate Vineyards Lodi, CA $8.99 at Costco This local blend is one of my absolute favorite red wines! The Other is smooth and delicious. I have been wine tasting at Peirano and all of their wines are excellent. Don’t you love the artwork on the… Continue reading Wine Wednesday: The Other

Style & Fashion

Wine Tourism Day

 If you are a wine enthusiast, you must sign up for the email newsletters at LocalWineEvents.com.  You select the area you live in and then get updates and details about local wine happenings.  The newsletter has the adorable name “The Juice”…yes it is a wine pun! When I got my weekly newsletter today, I had… Continue reading Wine Tourism Day