Green Bean Casserole [with a kick!]

Green Bean Casserole [with a kick!]

Ah, Thanksgiving. The holiday that will ALWAYS come before Christmas. I’m no Scrooge, but Christmas lights, trees and music do not belong in existence until November 29.

Anyway, green bean casserole is, and will always be, my favorite Thanksgiving side dish that I will inevitably eat three helpings of. It is super easy to make and exceptionally dummy proof, and *bonus* it’s really cheap to make. I’ve spent my college years perfecting the recipe that I take to all of my “Friendsgiving” holiday parties. As always, it was a hit this year! Continue reading

Thrifty Tip: Sale Cycles

Thrifty Tip: Sale Cycles

Even though this post is just a little late coming, Oct. 1 was the first day of fall, so I would say I’m right on time! Here’s the next Thrifty Tip installment from the Fall edition of From The Nest, a southwest Missouri magazine for parents. It’s rockin’ and rollin’ on it’s third issue! Check out all the great stories in the Fall issue, of course, after you have read this season’s thrifty tip. Continue reading

Save The Date!

One of the things I have always been proud of is the fact that I have an arsenal of skills; some that are completely useless and some that can come in handy. I love using my skills to help my friends out (particularly when bartered for other things, like booze). A few months ago, my friends, Chelsea and Ariel, asked me to take some photos for them for their “save the dates” for their wedding. I was more than happy to oblige (although, I have to add, I’m no professional photographer). Following their photoshoot, I also designed the “save the date” post cards. Continue reading

Balsamic Basil Berry Reduction

Balsamic Basil Berry Reduction

As you can likely tell from the picture, this recipe leads to anything and everything that is not healthy or paleo. But, never fear, the occasional treat is just good for the soul – especially when it is this delicious. (Granted, I may need to work just a little bit harder at CrossFit tomorrow to work off the sinfully delicious calories.) Continue reading