Easy Cassoulet: A NaBloPoMo How-to

I had it written all down in my little blog planner. Do a how-to post on visiting Maine like a real Mainer. But then I played video games with the husband. Next thing I know it's 5pm on Sunday night and while I have Veteran's Day off, I feel like I'm falling behind on blogging. After more video games and grocery shopping today, I decided to make a cassoulet from one of my Publix recipes....more

My Adventures in Couponing Week 13

A fun shopping week @ Publix this week….My good friend Vanessa sent me pork coupons so I had two packs of pork chops for FREE… love that…We never see Kettle Chips on sale so I made sure I had bought some extra coupons for the BOGO sale.!!!Here’s what I got..Publix Trip...more
Nice job! I've only hit one store this week and it was not my best trip ever. I'm going to have ...more

English Muffin Pizzas

Here's a simple, quick, easy, and inexpensive dinner recipe for those nights you just don't feel like making something or spending the time making something to eat---English muffin pizzas.  English muffins are a staple in our house.  My husband loves to make a breakfast sandwich with them. ...more

Chispa Cares – Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade

Thanksgiving is almost here again. Exactly a year ago, we created a video to remind others about the power of sharing gratitude. This year, we want to take gratitude a step further. We’ve chosen to do so by donating canned food items to the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade....more

Aspects of a Weekend

Sunday night's dinner was loaf-based: Homemade bread from the bread machine, and the Twenty-Dollar Meatloaf. It's actually my sister Amy's recipe, but at our house it is the Twenty-Dollar Meatloaf, because I once called Amy to get the recipe, and instead of dialing her Skype-In number (a free call), I accidentally dialed her landline in Australia, using my cell phone. Our two-minute conversation cost twenty dollars. ...more

I Totally Get It, Michael Corleone

CVS, man. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. I hadn't set foot in a CVS in three weeks. Then tonight I noticed that this week--the week ending 9/06--was the week to spend $15 on Neutrogena skincare and get $5 "extra care bucks" back. ...more

Waiting For Something to Happen

I am making my own cleaning products (hello vinegar and water. And baking soda), or buying some of the Method products. I love the Seventh Generation lavender and mint dishsoap, and IT WORKS too. I especially like the eucalyptus/mint shower cleaner. I also recycling everything I possible can, reducing waste, and going grocery shopping with reusable bags. I ...more