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Drunken Pork Tenderloin

Drunken Pork Tenderloin

I was going to post a Christmas craft for y’all today, but I decided to hang on to that until next week and give you this awesome pork recipe instead. It’s basically 15 minutes of hands on time, and the rest of the time you can spend drinking with your pork (or your dinner guests,Continue Reading

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Spicy Sausage Pasta

Spicy Sausage Pasta

I used to really love grocery shopping, but it’s become more and more of a chore. I think meal planning, compounded with cooking, compounded with cleaning, compounded with shopping, compounded with blogging, has just pushed me over the edge. Luckily, Harris Teeter offers an “Express Lane” service. You go online, select the products you wantContinue Reading

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Five for Friday: Finding Free Money (Part 2)

Five for Friday: Finding Free Money (Part 2)

M and I are off to Cape Cod to visit with my MOH and BFF since Kindergarten. Don’t worry, I have a few posts scheduled to tide you over until my return. Since we’re off spending money, I thought a follow up post to my previous “Finding Free Money” post would be a good wayContinue Reading

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Five for Friday: Five Tricks to Stop Wasting Food!

Five for Friday: Five Tricks to Stop Wasting Food!

I know I said that Five for Friday would talk about five of my favorite things, but I’m going to push the boundaries and talk about my favorite tips too. And really, following the tips in this post will save you money, and saving money is definitely a favorite thing of mine. Five Tips toContinue Reading

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What’s Cooking – February 9-15

What’s Cooking – February 9-15

I can’t believe the first week of February has already come and gone! Today, M and I are heading to Fredrick for the day and having brunch at VOLT (finally!). This is actually the third time I’ve had a reservation there, but the first time I’ll get to go. The first time, without me knowing,Continue Reading

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Working It Out and What’s Cooking – February 1-8

Working It Out and What’s Cooking – February 1-8

That’s a wrap folks. January is officially one for the books. My goal for this month was to eat more out of the pantry and to spend less then $80/week at the grocery store. Success! I went $1 over this past week, but since I had to buy olive oil and vegetable oil ($13 total),Continue Reading

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STRIKE! and Grocery Spending, Week 3

First, THIS happened over the weekend. We (along with a bunch of our friends) got to go bowling at the White House! We had champagne and mimosas, because it’s the BOWLING AT THE WHITE HOUSE! The bowling alley itself is actually under the Old Executive Buildings, off in a basement and definitely feeling very ’60s…Continue Reading

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What’s Cooking – January 19-25

What’s Cooking – January 19-25

This week is going to be a little different than our previous weeks. For one, my grandmother passed away Wednesday evening and we will be out of town for her services Monday and Tuesday. Two, I scored an AWESOME deal on a produce box from Relay Foods thanks to Capitally Frugal. Seriously, $1.02 for aContinue Reading

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Grocery Spending, Week 2

Grocery Spending, Week 2

It was another fantastic week at the grocery store. Last week, I spent a total of $64 for groceries. This week, I will spend $73 total. I spent $68.23 at Harris Teeter and I’m going to spend another $5 later in the week at Trader Joe’s. Pork tenderloin is much less expensive there, and sinceContinue Reading

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Meal Planning – January 12-18

Meal Planning – January 12-18

It’s the second full week of the Pantry Challenge. Our grocery spending is definitely down: we’ve only spent $64 this month, which includes $9 I spent randomly at Whole Foods last Saturday when I realized I didn’t have a single fresh vegetable to make as a side to my Turkey Cutlets with Lemon. We haveContinue Reading

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