Happy 6th Birthday, PGEW.com!

Pin ItSix years old. PGEW is SIX!!!...more

Recipe Resurrection: My Favorite Sandwich – The H.S.A.T.

Pin ItWhen PGEW went through a major redesign a couple years ago, the most daunting task was moving everything from such a huge blog over to its new digs. At the time, I had close to 300 recipes under my belt, not to mention a ton of tip posts and articles on other topics, so [...] ...more

Recipe: My Dad’s Summer Harvest Salad

Pin ItRemember lettuce? Traipsing through the aisles of Safeway for a kitty food run the other day, I made a quick round through the produce department to check out selection and prices. I’ve become such a produce snob over the years that it can be difficult for me to shop for produce at certain stores [...] ...more

Recipe: Pesto Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados

Pin ItSo, I had to go MIA again, despite all my best efforts to make May a month of many posts. As I mentioned in my last $25 Shopping Cart post, part of the goods I purchased that day were for the boys (my cats, for those of you new to the blog), including some [...] ...more

Turning Point

Pin ItConfession: A year ago, I hit my personal rock bottom....more

The $25 Shopping Cart, v. 18.0 – Extreme Edition

Pin ItIt’s been a LOOOOONG time since I’ve done one of these, and yet we’re still all the way up to #18! Pretty cool, and what an adventure it was. My health being what it’s been lately, it’s become harder for me to find the best place to work (I still have hope that I [...] ...more

Recipe: Quinoa, Egg & Veggie Breakfast Bites (and a Breakfast Challenge!)

Pin It Confession: I’ve become a bad, bad, bad breakfast eater. I didn’t used to be like this. Naturally, there was no escaping breakfast in my younger years, when parents would monitor the heck out of stuff like that ....more

Recipe: Veggie & Pesto Quinoa-Stuffed Zucchini

Pin It You knew I wouldn’t be able to stay away from posting new quinoa recipes for very long… ; ) One of the hardest things to do when you’re down for a couple of weeks due to illness (can we say double-sided shingles?), especially when you live alone, is keeping up with the nutrition. Let’s face it: when you’re in severe pain, uncomfortable in anything you wear, and so darn exhausted by the pain and malaise, the last thing you feel like doing is cooking. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I don’t eat when I’m sick ....more

Recipe: Paella Flatbread Pizza

Pin It Before I get started, just wanted to share that...more

Recipe: Cashew & Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Pin It *peeks out from under the covers* Is it 2014 yet? Because it feels like mean ol’ 2013 is still clinging like crazy, and I’d rather not deal with its crap any longer. That was so last year ....more