Tag: Budget-Friendly in the Kitchen

Bring on St. Patrick’s Day With Some Pesto!

Bring on St. Patrick’s Day With Some Pesto!

I love Valentine’s Day just as much as the next girl, but I am itching to pull out all my green shamrocks and Irish themed decor. Bring on St. Patty’s Day!!! So what better way to embrace the pending holiday than share a lovely little green recipe for homemade pesto! One would think pesto is simply boring with its very minimal list of ingredients: olive oil, basil, garlic and Parmesan cheese. However…

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SDBM to Share Big Grocery Store Savings Tips on Ch 6′s Wake Up San Diego

SDBM to Share Big Grocery Store Savings Tips on Ch 6′s Wake Up San Diego

Have you ever abandoned your coupon/grocery budgeting regime? Confession: I have been known to fall off the Bargain Mama wagon ever now and then. Sometimes my system of putting a little extra effort towards saving the BIG bucks off our grocery store bills just falls by the wayside…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Galore!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Galore!

SO normally I struggle with turning leftovers into something new for my picky husband who won’t touch 99% of food if he’s already seen it once before….forget even trying to heat it up in the microwave!

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Great Deal for the Holidays from Daphne’s California Greek

Great Deal for the Holidays from Daphne’s California Greek

Carlsbad-based Daphne’s California Greek has partnered with Costco in eight San Diego and Riverside cities to offer discounted gift cards….

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Veteran’s Day Freebies and Discounts 2013

Veteran’s Day Freebies and Discounts 2013

I hope this list of Veteran’s Day freebies and discounts offers some ideas to help some of you. Don’t forget to take along your military or veteran’s ID, or whatever proves that you’ve served to qualify for some great Veteran’s Day discounts. Thank you for your service!

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I Kinda Sorta But Don’t Really Agree with Martha Stewart – But I am No Expert!

I Kinda Sorta But Don’t Really Agree with Martha Stewart – But I am No Expert!

Media Mogul Martha Stewart recently caught my attention with her invalidating opinions of bloggers. All it took was seeing her interview via a fellow blogger’s FB post and I was all fired up! Apparently, Martha’s message has become a sore topic for many, as candidly shared in her infamous, “Who are these bloggers?” diatribe.

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Kids Eat Free on Halloween

Kids Eat Free on Halloween

Let’s face it, Halloween night is the last night I want to prepare dinner, and I think you can guess why! This is why I think that it’s one of the best nights to grab a bite out for an early dinner – even a good idea to go after school, so you can return and not have to deal with food preparation.,,,

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Gift Giving on a Budget With See’s Candies

Gift Giving on a Budget With See’s Candies

…This year I have many more people I wish to give a small gift to (and a tighter budget, too), so I will be making less baskets, but still finding creative ways to present them! To accommodate these changes, I opted to order a variety of candy bars (and will get my annual fix of Peppermint Twists and lollipops, as well), which I will add to coffee mugs and nestle in the arms of some cute teddy bears…

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Cheap Fun: The Halloween Guess It Game

Cheap Fun: The Halloween Guess It Game

How about a last minute Halloween activity to prepare with the kids? In this game, you challenge the participants to reach into mystery boxes filled with creepy things and try to guess what each item is.

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So Cal Moms Share Some of Their Super Savvy Saving Tips and Tricks – Part II

So Cal Moms Share Some of Their Super Savvy Saving Tips and Tricks – Part II

First, I asked my fellow savvy bloggers to share their best money-savings tips and we got some great ones – even an hilarious video! I then put it out there to other savvy consumers, (some linked, others not) and am already back with part two! We encourage you to share your valuable savings sleuth secrets, too.

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